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Farmington Frolic: State sled dog championship is Feb. 18 & 19

Brian Harper of Norway, brings his dogs across the finish line at a previous Farmington dog sled race.

FARMINGTON - The Maine state sled dog championship will be held the weekend of Feb. 18 and 19 on Farmington Falls Road/Routes 2&27 in Farmignton.  Dog, sled or dog sled enthusiasts will get quite the show in the abundent snow with ideal conditions for these cardio loving canines.

9:00 1 & 2 dog skijor
10:00 4 dog speed
11:00 3 dog junior
12:00 lunch break
1:00 6 dog speed
2:00 Open and 8 dog speed
3:oo 2  dog junior
3:30 Recreational Skijor and Sled
Open class will be held conditions permitting.

The race entry deadline is Thursday Feb. 16, so contact or call (207)629-9260 to waive your late entry fee. Those missing the Thursday cutoff can signup at the race itself with an additional fee. For more information about the event, call Joy and Mark Turner 207-645-2864.

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