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  • 12 Aug 2017   
  • 13 Aug 2017   

Join for the 24th annual Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge, Australia’s oldest sled dog race.

This fun-filled event, which is free for spectators, sees more than 70 mushers (dog team drivers), and over 350 sled dogs compete across five race classes, including singles, pairs and eight dog teams.

Races start and finish in the centre of the village and run around the outskirts, providing plenty of vantage points within walking distance from your accommodation. The races provide a unique experience for competitors and spectators alike to experience this unique sport in a pristine alpine environment.

The most common breeds of dogs raced are Siberian Huskies, which are quick on their feet and Alaskan Malamutes, which are renowned for their endurance. These two breeds make up the lions share of the teams, however other breeds can also be spotted on the trails.

A heads up – this is a popular event, so lock your accommodation in early to secure a place.

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