Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby

Competitor info:

  The goal of the Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby is to host a world class event offering competitors the challenging landscape of the Highlands while combining the event with the friendliness of our small town community. Haliburton village welcomes competitors from across Canada and the United States. Races take place at the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre, located five minutes south of the village of Haliburton, on County Road 21 (formerly 121). Food is available on-site. Choose from two restaurants inside the resort as well as a Lions BBQ set up outside just for the races, closer to the action. 

  Each race is a grouped category with both open and purebred teams competing. Competitors go out at two minute intervals. On day one, open competitors draw bib numbers on Friday night (attendance is mandatory to draw a bib number) and will start off in that order. Siberians also draw bib numbers and go out two minutes after the last open team has left. On day two, competitors go out based on day one times.

A bit about our course and classes:

Haliburton Highlands Dogsled Derby - Course Map
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  The Haliburton Highlands is a beautiful and rugged part of the Canadian Shield, located on the southwest corner of Algonquin Park, a land of lakes and wilderness. The race is designed to showcase the land we live on. The layout allows for a complete looped trail so no head-on passing is necessary. The race starts in front of the resort on a straight and level section of the trail. It winds its way through the Pinestone property with a combination of open and straight stretches, as well as some hills and wooded areas. The majority of this trail is laid out, packed and groomed solely for the dogsled race. Each race offers, almost to the decimal, a four and six mile course.

  For the kid and mutt class, each child must have a dogsled and one dog. The race is approximately 100m in length and registration, for this class only, starts approximately 30 minutes before.

  For the youth and novice classes, the course is approximately 2 miles in length with a 2 or 3 dog team needed.

Race rules and vet care:

  We follow ISDRA race rules, with a no whip policy. For complete ISDRA rules click here. Haliburton Veterinary Services is the closest veterinary clinic to the race site at approximately 6km away. Vet staff is on call as needed. Clinic number: (705) 457 - 2087.

Race entry details:
 Updates will be posted when available.


 Updates will be posted when available.

Looking for accommodations to stay at while you enjoy the race? See below.

Where to stay:
Amenities Legend:
Amenities: Fireplace= fireplace   Amenities: Housekeeping Cottages= (bedroom #) housekeeping cottages
Amenities: Deluxe Cottages= deluxe cottages   Amenities: Motel Rooms = motel rooms   Amenities: Lake Setting= lake setting   Amenities: Pet Friendly= pet friendly
Amenities: Cable TV= cable TV   Amenities: Hot Tub= hot tub   Amenities: Pool = pool   Amenities: Sauna= sauna   Amenities: Skating Rink= skating rink
Amenities: Restaurant or Food Available = restaurant or food available   Amenities: Full Kitchens= full kitchens   Amenities: Lounge or Pub= lounge or pub
Pinestone Resort (race location)
Mushers welcome.
Special rate for mushers: $109 per room per night and up.
Mushers must be registered to race to receive this discount.
Phone: (705) 457 - 1800
Amenities: Amenities: Pet FriendlyAmenities: PoolAmenities: Restaurant or Food AvailableAmenities: Lounge or PubAmenities: Fireplace
WRD Cottage Rental Agency
Phone: (705) 457 - 9434
An all season cottage rental agency, we specialize in rental cottages in the Haliburton, Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes regions.
Amenities: Lake Setting Amenities: Hot TubAmenities: Housekeeping CottagesAmenities: Pet FriendlyAmenities: FireplaceAmenities: Full Kitchens
Kashaga Lodge (5 mins from race)
Mushers welcome.
Phone: (888) 330 - 3746
Amenities: (1-3) Amenities: Housekeeping CottagesAmenities: Motel RoomsAmenities: Lake Setting
Ogopogo Resort (20 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 286 - 5141
Amenities: Amenities: Deluxe CottagesAmenities: Lake SettingAmenities: Hot TubAmenities: Fireplace
Silver Maple Motel (5 mins from race)
Mushers welcome.
Phone: (705) 457 - 2607
Amenities: in Haliburton village, Amenities: Restaurant or Food AvailableAmenities: Pet FriendlyAmenities: Cable TV wifi
Buttermilk Falls Resort (25 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 489 - 1904
Amenities: (1-3) Amenities: Housekeeping CottagesAmenities: Lake Setting
Lakeview Motel (5 mins from race)
Phone: (705) 457 - 1027
Amenities: close to Haliburton village, Amenities: Restaurant or Food Available (breakfast only), Amenities: Hot Tub
Sandy Lane Resort (25 mins from race)
Mushers welcome.
Phone: (800) 461 - 1422
Amenities: Amenities: Housekeeping CottagesAmenities: Lake SettingAmenities: FireplaceAmenities: Skating RinkAmenities: Hot Tub

Connect with the derby

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HaliburtonHighlandsDogsledDerby
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/halhidogderby
Email: info@haliburtondogsledderby.com
Phone: (705) 457 - 5281
Mail: PO Box 631, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0

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