Monday, March 10, 2008

Open North American Sled Dog Race

Musher on the final day of the 2007 ONAC, Fairbanks, Alaska
Canon 1ds Mark II, 16-35mm (16mm), 1/800 @ f8.0, ISO 320

The dog mushing season is in full swing as Iditarod 36 moves to a close in the next day or so. In the interior, the Open North American begins on Friday, March 14th. It is said of the ONAC:
"Open North American Championship (ONAC) is the premiere sled dog sprint race in the world, attracting the best sprint mushers from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. The three-day race is run every year in March from downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, with heats of 20 miles the first two days, and a grueling 30-mile heat on the final day. The ONAC is the oldest continuously run sled dog race of any kind in the world. First run in 1946, the 2008 race will be the 63rd running."

I plan to do some photography and will post images after the race.

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