Dog sled races cancelled

Unsafe trail conditions are forcing the cancellation of the Boundary Dog Sled Classics.

Boundary Dog Sled Association

Citing unsafe trail conditions, the Boundary Dog Sled Classic has been cancelled for this year.

The dog sled race was set for Jewel Lake, 20 minutes outside of Grand Forks, this weekend before being cancelled.

“The ice surface is not safe for us to run the race on so rather than run the risk of losing a dog team through the ice or getting stuck in the slush we’re choosing to cancel,” said  Ruth Sims, president of the Boundary Dog Sled Association.

Sims said the race will not be re-scheduled for later but will be back next year.

“There’s so many of these races every weekend — this is peak season — that to re-schedule it you would inevitably be overlapping with some other race.”

Sims said the classic had a good number of mushers and dogs signed up for this year and it’s disappointing to cancel.

“That’s what happens,” she said. “You can’t control the weather. What can you do?”



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