Mac Johnson Conservation Area Fun Race
January 30 – Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, Brockville ON
4-dog sled only (nominally 5 km, but more like 3.5 km)
Race Meeting 10:45
Race start 11:00
The Mac Johnson Wildlife Centre’s winter fun day is a fund raiser for the Centre featuring a fun dog sled race. It’s their event that the training group provides volunteers for, and advertised through Mush Larose and the Wildlife Centre. Race is free with no prizes. We are part of the attraction for the attendees, so there are lots of spectators milling about the dog parking area.
The trail is intended for cross-country skiing and very pretty, but tight in a several spots. It is well groomed and about 6 feet wide for the race. No hills to speak of, but definitely more challenging, tighter trail than Larose. Helmets are definitely a good idea.
Skijorers who are interested are welcome to run the course before or after the race, but we recommend skiing it by yourselves first, before deciding if you feel you can do it with your dog. Lots of mushers take out a second team afterward to take advantage of this fun trail.
Cindy and Kent