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Dog Races

The World Championship Dog Race marks over 75 years of dog races in The Pas. The races organized by The Pas Kinsmen Club consists of 3 laps of 35 miles per day with about $40,000 in prize money.

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The Dog Races Project is one of the many highlights for our club. It takes a huge commitment of man hours to make this race a success, but we love doing it and we look forward to seeing the mushers return every February.

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Dog Races 2015

2015 Dog Race Final Times: Click here for final times and event winners:

The Kinsmen Club of The Pas was chartered in 1960 and it was in this year that the Kinsmen Club began organizing and running the World Championship Dog Race. In 1976, Pitt Lambert joined the Kinsmen Club of The Pas and he has served as Registrar of the races since that time. Pitt is well known throughout North America as the promoter of the Dog Races in The Pas.


History of the Dog Races

Races began in The Pas in 1912 and continued until 1931. These races were discontinued during the Depression and war years. Then, in 1948, the Northern Manitoba Trapper's Festival was incorporated and the dog races began again under the title World Championship Dog Race. The Trapper's festival takes place in The Pas in the third week of February every year. In 1949, the winner of this race was Edwin Lambert, the father of Kinsmen Club of The Pas Life Member Armand "Pitt" Lambert. Pitt began his involvement with the Dog Races that year and he continues to play a huge role in the Kinsmen Club's involvement in this race.


Commitment and Dedication

This project is one of the highlights of every Kin year for our club. It takes a huge commitment of man hours to make this race a success but we love doing it and we look forward to seeing the mushers return every February. In 2001, we joined the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) which made our race part of the World Cup series. We hope this will bring more mushers from outside the country to our race. To view the results of the 2006 race, go to the results page of . To Visit Trappers Festival click on the link Trappers Festival .



Rick Mercer Rides a Dog Sled at The Pas, Manitoba! from MB Lewis on Vimeo.

Dog Race Pictures (see Photo for more pictures)






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