Guelph Lake Sled Dog Race cancelled

GUELPH – The Guelph Lake Sled Dog Race, scheduled for this weekend at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area, has fallen victim to the warm temperatures and melting snow.

The two-day event that was set for Saturday and Sunday, but a trail inspection on the holiday weekend and a weather forecast that didn’t include snow forced organizers to call off the event.

The race committee announced the cancellation on their Facebook page.

“It is with great disappointment that after a trail inspection today and with the temps still high this coming week (and rain forecast on Tuesday) the GLSDR Committee have no option but to cancel the race on 25th & 26th February 2017. There will be no other sled race dates rescheduled this season.”

No snow, no races.

“The Guelph Lake Sled Dog Race was scheduled for the end of February as we have to work around other provincial events and to maximize musher attendance. Unfortunately, it seems that Guelph Lake is just on the fringes of the snow belt. We will not attempt to hold another winter race at Guelph Lake, but we are exploring options for a dry land event. As a side note, there has not been enough snow accumulation in January over the last two years as well, so the window of time for snow events is limited to February.”

The two-day meet was to include a single-dog four-mile ski-joring race, four-dog, four-mile sled race, two-dog, six-mile ski-joring race and a six-dog, six-mile sled race each day.

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