2016 Dryland Events
Chugiak Dog Mushers Association has been hosting dryland events since 2014. These events allow early training for sled dog owners but also provide a safe and fun race environment for folks with just a few dogs in their home! We encourage new participant to try out this up and coming sport!
What makes dryland events so special? These are non-snow events, thus mushers and non-mushers alike will have the chance to participate! Dryland racing (or training) is a sport that combines athletic prowess from both a human and their canine companion. You can run with a dog (canicross) or be pulled by your dog(s) on a bike, scooter or cart. Some classes require only one dog but in others you may have 2, 4, 8 or even more! Here at CDMA, however, we only have events that use up to 4 dogs! Be sure to sign up for our Dryland Clinic to learn more about this exciting sport!
All CDMA dryland events are held at the Chugiak Dog Musher’s Dedicated Sled Dog Trails at Beach Lake Park. Our events are held in the fall, after the temperatures drop, to allow for the safety and well-being of the dogs.
This year we will be offering the following dryland events:
CDMA Dryland Clinic: Aug. 20:
CDMA Dryland Race Series
Preliminary Race #1: Sept. 10
Preliminary Race #2: Sept. 17
Preliminary Race #3: Sept. 24
Speedy Glass Dog Derby: Oct. 8-9
Participants can choose to compete in one or more classes:
1-dog bikejor, 2-dog bikejor, 2-dog scooter, 4-dog rig, and 1-dog canicross (male/female).
You must be a current CDMA member in order to participate in these events.
Details and registration for each event can be found under the Dryland Events menu!
Please join us this fall!