Canyon Sled Dog Challenge

What is the Canyon Sled Dog Challenge (CSDC)?

The CSDC is an 18-mile mid-distance sled dog event to test the abilities of teams of 6 or 8 dogs and their musher, running from Ansonia to Tiadaghton in the middle of the canyon and back. Teams will start at set intervals, so the action will be nearly continuous for spectators! Spectators should use Darling Run access parking for great views of the teams both going out and returning! Hot beverages and some tasty treats will be available at the spectator area in cooperation with Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries.

Schedule of Events 2018:

Friday February 23

6:00-7:15 PM
Meet the Mushers, Burnin’ Barrel, Ansonia.
Meet the mushers and dogs (remember to leave your own dogs at home please)
Dinner specials

7:30 PM
Mushers Meeting, course description & introduction of race officials




Saturday, February 24, 2018

8:00 AM
Mushers Meeting (Required)

9:00 AM         
Start (8 dog class first with a short break and then followed by 6 dog class)

10:15 AM       
Dog teams begin to finish

1:00 PM
Awards Ceremony, Burnin’ Barrel, Ansonia.
Results posted and awards presented
Lunch specials


Please leave your own dogs at home and watch teams rush past the primary spectator point at Darling Run parking area. Directions at the following link.

Interested in competing? Find out more at the PA Sled Dog Club page

2017 interview with event organizer on how she got started with sled dogs.

Please note: Snow will not cancel this event! However, if snow is limited, the club will make the call by Wednesday, the week of the event, to hold it or not.

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