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30th Annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races are running in Fort Kent this weekend

Jessica Potila / St. John Valley Times
Musher David Boyer of Sint-liguori, Quebec and his team start the 100 mile race in the Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races in Fort Kent Saturday.

The 2023 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races are underway in Fort Kent this weekend.

More than 60 mushers hit the trails of northern Maine for the Irving Woodlands Can-Am Crown 250, Willard Jalbert Jr. Can-Am Crown 100 and Pepsi/Native Dog Food Can-Am Crown 30. The competitors range in age from 13 to 68 and come from as far away as Minnesota and three Canadian provinces.

Spectators can expect the mushers in the 30-mile race to begin crossing the finish line at Lonesome Pine Trails ski resort anytime after noon Saturday. The 100-mile teams could begin coming in sometime this evening. Mushers in the 250-mile race usually arrive at the finish line sometime late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.

For more information about the Can Am Crown International Dog Sled Races, including a live link to follow the mushers’ progress and race results, visit the organization’s website.

This story appears through a media partnership with the Bangor Daily News.