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Dog Derby takes place this month

Day 3 start photo from the 2015 Race. © Fran hurcomb

The annual Canadian Championship dog derby will take place this year from March 25-27, alongside the long John Jamboree in yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

A yellowknife tradition dating back over 60 years, the Canadian Championship dog derby reflects the evolution of dog sledding from the heritage of the trap line to a modern-day world-class sporting event. It celebrates athleticism and endurance while challenging dog racers to take on the harsh conditions of northern Canada in a 240-km race, held over three days.

Dominion Diamond is the title sponsor for this year’s race.