DINNER PLAIN SLED DOG SPRINT
ABOUT THE DP SPRINT
The Dinner Plain Sled Dog Sprint is back in 2023 bigger and better!!!
This sled dog race has been running for over 25 years. Mushers from every State and Territory (except the NT) travel each winter with their teams to compete on the X country ski trails around the Dinner Plain Village.
The dog teams number from one to six and they are separated into 'classes' and run two heats over two days. The open class 'competitive' races have 2 dog, 3 dog, 4 dog and 6 dog teams. There is usually between 10-20 teams in each class. The teams line up and run out in 1 minute intervals. The faster teams will pass the slower teams, with the faster teams 'seeded' to run out first in the second heat. The winners receive prizes, trophies and some awesome premium Black Hawk Dog Food for their teams.
The DP Sprint isn't just about the prizes for the fastest teams though. We also have a Touring/Social class which is good for beginners or mushers who want to take their older dogs out for a run. In 2022, we introduced the Mini Musher Sprint for kids and families which was a great success. An adult can take a child under 12 out on a sled with up to two dogs.
And finally we are also supporting Junior Mushers to participate and build their mushing skills and confidence with our 2 dog Junior Class.
The event is held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2023. Racing starts at 9am and finishes at 1pm on both days. We look forward to seeing you there!