Feb 13, 2015 5:07 PM

Weather conditions great for annual Sled Dog Derby in Laconia


LACONIA - The 86th annual World Championship Sled Dog Derby is underway in Laconia. The event kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday.

An icy Lake Opechee will be used as the primary leg of the race. More than a dozen teams will compete in the international event.

The tradition has a deep history in New Hampshire, with many racers following in the footsteps of their family members.

Officials want the public to know that while it may be bitterly cold, the races can be watched from the warmth of your car along Parade Road or at the Laconia Country Club.

For information on race times click here.


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