Dogs outside the vet check in Prince Albert. Photo by Rod A. Young, originally posted here.

For the second straight year, the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race is experiencing issues due to a lack of snow.

The start location for the race is now taking place at Elk Ridge Resort later today.

With the changes to the start location, the 12-dog race is now 270 miles, while the 8-dog race is now 135 miles.

The race is slated to begin at 5:00 pm today.