The goal of the Haliburton Highlands
is to host a world class event offering a $5000 purse and competitors the challenging
landscape of the Highlands while combining the event with the
friendliness of our small town community. Haliburton
village welcomes competitors from across Canada and the United States.
Races take place at the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre,
located five minutes south of the village of Haliburton, on County Road
21 (formerly 121). Food is available on-site. Choose from two
restaurants inside the resort as well as a Lions BBQ set up outside
the races, closer to the action.
Each race is a grouped category with both open and purebred
teams competing. Competitors go out at two minute intervals. On day
one, open competitors draw bib numbers on Friday night (attendance is
mandatory to draw a bib number) and will start off in that order.
Siberians also draw bib numbers and go out two minutes after
the last open team has left. On day two, competitors go out based on
day one times.
A bit about our course and classes:
Our purse this year is $5000!
(Click map for a larger view)
The Haliburton Highlands is a beautiful and rugged part of
Canadian Shield, located on the southwest corner of Algonquin Park, a
land of lakes and wilderness. The race is designed to showcase
land we live on. The layout allows for a complete looped trail so no
head-on passing is necessary. The race starts in front of the resort on
a straight and level section of the trail. It winds its way through the
Pinestone property with a combination of open and straight stretches,
well as some hills and wooded areas. The majority of this trail is laid
out, packed and groomed solely for the dogsled race. Each race offers,
almost to the decimal, a four and six mile course.
For the kid and mutt class, each child must have a dogsled
one dog. The race is approximately 100m in length and
registration, for this class only, starts approximately 30 minutes
For the youth and novice classes, the course is
approximately 2 miles in length with a 2 or 3 dog team needed.
Race rules and vet
We follow ISDRA race rules, with a no whip policy. For
complete ISDRA rules click here. Haliburton Veterinary
Services is the closest veterinary clinic
to the race site at approximately 6km away. Vet staff is on call as
needed. Clinic number: (705) 457 - 2087.
Race entry details:
Forms will be accepted January 17, 2020 (Friday night) outside of
the Stone 21 lounge at the Pinestone, and also on Saturday morning. See
schedule for registration times.The bib draw is at 8pm on February 17 and
you must be in attendance to draw.
Download the 2020 entry form by clicking here, print and fill it out, then bring it with you to registration.
|January 17, 2020
||January 18, 2020
||January 19, 2020
- 8pm: registration (outside Stone 21)
||8:00am: late registration
|8:00am: drivers meeting
|8:30am: drivers meeting
||9:00am: 1 and 2 dog skijoring
||9:30am: 1 and 2 dog skijoring
||10:00 am: 4 dog race
||10:30am: 4 dog race
||11:30am: 6 dog race
||12:00pm: 6 dog race
||1:00pm: 8 dog race
||1:15pm: kid & mutt race
||2:00pm: youth race
||1: 45pm: 8 dog race
||2:10pm: novice race
||2:45pm: youth race
||2:15pm: kick sled race
||2:55pm: novice race
||3:00pm: kick sled race
||8:00pm: Rock and Roll Never Forgets - concert at Pinestone (Bob Seger tribute band)
Looking for accommodations to stay at while you enjoy the race? See below.
Where to stay:
Connect with the
= fireplace = (bedroom #)
deluxe cottages = motel rooms = lake setting = pet friendly
= cable TV =
hot tub = pool = sauna
= skating rink
= restaurant or food
full kitchens =
lounge or pub
Resort (race location)
Special rate for mushers: $109 per room per night and up.
be registered to race to receive this discount.
Phone: (705) 457 - 1800
|WRD Cottage Rental Agency
Phone: (705) 457 - 9434
An all season cottage rental agency, we specialize in rental cottages in the Haliburton, Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes regions.
Lodge (5 mins from race)
Phone: (888) 330 - 3746
Resort (20 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 286 - 5141
Maple Motel (5 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 457 - 2607
Amenities: in Haliburton village, wifi
Falls Resort (25 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 489 - 1904
Motel (5 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 457 - 1027
Amenities: close to Haliburton village, (breakfast only),
|Sandy Lane Resort (25
mins from race)
Phone: (800) 461 - 1422
Phone: (705) 457 - 5281
Mail: PO Box 631, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0