The 23rd Annual Mackinaw Mush
Sled Dog Race
The 2012 Mackinaw Mush is officially cancelled for
due to lack of snow and a very bleak forecast for the
Attention Dog Drivers
Snub lines will be
Snub lines should extend at
least 1 foot but no longer then 2 feet beyond handle bar.
Loop should be
approximately 3"-4" in diameter. No metal rings.
You can run the snub line
on the side, or under the basket.
Thank you in advance for
you cooperation in this matter.
This years "MUSH" should prove to be as exciting for the fans
as it will be for the Mushers & their teams!
We invite you to join us for a grand weekend of unique entertainment and fun
for the entire family!
As the sport of dog sledding becomes increasingly popular as a spectator and
it creates public awareness of the bond between human and
Fast, exciting well trained sled dog teams are the result of careful behind
the scenes planning and hard work.
Successful mushers are knowledgeable in such
diverse areas as, kennel management, canine behavior, nutrition,
care, psychology, physical conditioning, housing and transportation.
Wise mushers soon learn that success or failure in any of these areas affect
Considering this fact it is obvious that the welfare
of the dogs is of paramount importance.
Team and driver develop a close, trusting relationship because of the time
they spend together.
To betray that trust by not meeting all of their dog's
needs run counter
to the goal of having a happy, healthy, highly motivated team.
What you see at a race is the result of long hours of work and planning to
that their team is prepared to test itself against the trail and
Sled dogs run because they love to run, they are born and raised to it.
they run is the product of how they are trained.
If they are well trained they
run in perfect harmony.
If they don't, it is the failure of the musher, not the
One of the greatest mushers of all time summed it all up when he said
"the dogs never make a mistake, we do".
Sled dogs, like all athletes, spend more
time training than competing.
By the time you see a dog team running a race,
they will have logged hundreds of miles in training.
This year's purse TBD
This years event is sanctioned by
and operating under ISDRA (International Sled Dog Racing Association) rules!
ALL CLASSES ARE SANCTIONED BY ISDRA!
Single starts on Saturday and Sunday with 1 minute intervals.