Pagosa Paw Sled Dog Races
Pagosa Springs got their mush on this weekend at the 7th annual Pagosa Paw Sled Dog Race. The nordic event and sled dog race took place at the Toner Ranch. Hundred’s of happy dogs amongst many volunteers and spectators gathered for the two day event. The race drew in participants from all over the state as well as spectators from Texas and California.
The Pagosa Nordic Club along with Third Generation Outfitters and Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club sponsored the event and races included sanctioned 6-dog and 4-dog sled race divisions, 6-mile and 4-mile Skijor race (dog pulls you on skiis), and sportsman’s events as well. Local mushers participating in the event were: Forest Bramwell Jaclyn Bramwell, Kevin Weiser, JD Kurz, and Nancy Camp.
“We are very lucky to have an internationally sanctioned event in our area and it is pretty special to have a dogsled race continue after the Yukon Jack over 30 years ago” says race founder Jennifer Martin. “It is exciting to watch some very talented mushers race as well as provide a venue for novices to get out there and enjoy the sport. I was excited to see some young mushers, carrying on the tradition.
A Very Special Thanks to: Forest and Jaclyn Bramwell and Third Generation Outfitters, Dave Schanzenbaker, Wolf Creek Trailblazers, The Toner and Case Ranches, Chow Down, The Overlook Hotsprings and The Pagosa Nordic Club and the numerous volunteers who made the race possible.
The Pagosa Nordic Club is a non-profit whose mission is to enhance the winter recreational opportunities in Pagosa Springs by maintaining accessible groomed winter trails for skate skiing, classic cross country skiing and snowshoeing for all ability levels and to encourage and promote the use of these winter trails through education, marketing and events.
Watch here for race results when available and put the sled dog race on your calendar for next year.