Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race Ends

Nearly 65 sled dog teams hailing from Michigan to Oregon participated in this year’s Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race, held Saturday, Feb. 2nd and Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2013 in Bayfield, Wisconsin.”The best thing about a sled dog race is that you can feel the excitement in the air!” says John Thiel of Wolfsong Adventures in Mushing. “The dogs love it, the mushers love it, the volunteers love it and all that energy ignites the crowd.” Thiel has been involved in the race for 17 years.The Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race featured an 8-dog 80 mile race, 6-dog 60 mile race and 40 mile Sportsmen’s race, in addition to a Family run on Saturday and a Youth race on Sunday.Races began at 10:00 a.m. on both days, with half of the total race distance completed each day.The start/finish line was located 15 miles north of downtown Bayfield at the Echo Valley Gravel Pit on Highway 13 with the course following the Sand River Trail System of Bayfield County.Read more here: http://www.fox21online.com/content/apostle-islands-sled-dog-race-ends

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