Despite a below-average snowfall and frigid temperatures in much of Alaska, the sled dog racing season is getting set to kick into high gear. Here are some upcoming races in 2012 and 2013; to find more information, just click the links to be taken to the individual race sites. Race dates and locations may be subject to change. At least one race -- the Sheep Mountain 150 -- that was supposed to take place on Dec. 15 and 16 was already canceled due to lack of snow.
This list was compiled by Helen Hegener, who is an author and a documentary filmmaker specializing in distance sled dog races and the men, women and dogs who run them. This post originally appeared on her website, Northern Light Media. It has been republished with permission. Race date changes or additions can be emailed to helenhegener(at)gmail.com