As the sun rises over the rugged Alaskan wilderness, you can hear the howls of the dogs in the distance.
It is the sound of a Dryland Dog Race. It’s a sport that’s been around for decades. And is now thriving more than ever.
Dryland Dog Racing is a way for dog owners to continue to bond with their furry companions, even when there’s no snow on the ground.
It’s a sport that’s open to all ages alike, and joining the ranks of the racers in Alaska, this sport is being embraced like never before. With well-maintained trail systems like this, they offer both challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery.
It’s no wonder that more and more people are flocking to dry land racing. They have bikes, scooters, carts, and even runners. It’s an adventure like no other, with mud and dirt flying as dogs in the racers push themselves to the limits.
It’s clear that dry land dog racing is here to stay beyond the thrill of the race, it’s about so much more. It’s about the bond between humans and their dogs that spring themed by the shared experience of this race. It’s about the sense of community and support among the racers and the joy of being out in nature with your four-legged friends.
So come and join along the fun. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a newcomer to the sport, there’s always room for more people to join the dryland dog racing community.
All you need is a heart for adventure and a bond with your dog, and you’ll be ready to experience the thrill of the race yourself.
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Originally published on June 4, 2023 https://alaskadogworks.com/dryland-mushing-in-alaska/