Postponed sled dog race underway in northern New Hampshire
COLEBROOK (AP) - Another New Hampshire sled dog race that had been postponed due to lack of snow is getting underway in northern New Hampshire.
The Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge, which started Friday and ends Sunday, was originally scheduled for January 17-19. Rescheduling allowed organizers to add a second class of race participants, who are competing in shorter, "sprint" stages on two of the three days using the same venues in Pittsburg, Milan and Colebrook.
Saturday's activities include a bonfire, dogsled rides and a "Meet the Mushers" banquet in Colebrook. Sunday's events include racing, a bonfire and an awards ceremony.
Earlier this winter, the Tamworth Sled Dog Race was held the weekend of Feb. 28 after being delayed because a lack of snow earlier that month.