Great Lakes Sled Dog Association
Sled dog races are held on weekends in January and February. GLSDA races are sprint races, where adult drivers with 4, 6, and 8 dog teams race on four to eight mile loop trails. Teams are started at one minute intervals and race for a recorded time. Teams run the same trail twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. The times from each day are added together to determine the final placement within a class.
Adult race classes include; All-Breed and Registered Breed purse classes, and Sportsman trophy classes. The weekend also features 1, 2, and 3 dog junior class races.
GLSDA races are sanctioned by ISDRA, the International Sled Dog Racing Association. Both adult and junior drivers can earn points to compete in ISDRA Medal Programs.