NEWBERRY, Mich. (WZQM) — It was announced Wednesday morning that the Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race that was set to happen in the upcoming weekend has been cancelled. The Board of Directors for the race made the decision due poor course conditions.
The course did not have enough snow to have safe conditions for the teams. According to the events Facebook page, the snow storm Tuesday night only produced three inches of wet snow, which was not enough to make the course safer for teams.
The Board of Directors released a statement on the cancellation:
“The Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race Board of Directors unfortunately has made the decision to cancel the 2023 race set for this upcoming weekend January 7th and 8th. As always, the safety of the dogs and mushers comes first, and with weather and snow conditions as they currently stand we can not guarantee a safe course. We would like to thank our Sponsors, Volunteers, and Mushers for their understanding and support. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2024!”
WZMQ will be following this story as more information develops.