Photo courtesy of Canadian Challenge news release

The Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race is slated to begin on February 21st in Prince Albert.

It’s the 20th anniversary of the event, and so far, 20 teams have signed up. Thirty teams took part in the action back in 2002, which was the most in the history of the race. Five teams will be using the Canadian Challenge as a qualifier for the famous Yukon Quest or Iditarod Race.

With some recent snow in the north, the trail is looking good, according to organizers.

“We’ve got the trail pretty much laid down most of the way, the crews are out every weekend to extend it all,” said race president, Gill Gracie. “A little bit left to do between Sucker River and Grandmother’s Bay, but apart from that, it’s looking pretty good.”

Organizers are still looking for more volunteers to help out, specifically in La Ronge. If you are interested in helping, you can contact Gill Gracie at 306-425-7280.