ASDRA has been notified of sad news. Judy Bergemann founder of Sled Dog Central has passed away. Judy brought sled dogs into the digital world. Her site combined education, information, classifieds, and discussion. Each year for Fur Rondy she posted a live spreadsheet of checkpoint times that she entered from listening to the radio broadcast. She will be missed. obituary
The Fur Rondy Open World Championship will be formally inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame on April 27.
In 1949 the Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association (ASDRA) was formed to promote and preserve the great Alaskan tradition of dog mushing.
The non-profit club puts on internationally recognized races from January 1 through the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous in February of each year. Race fees and trail fees are used to maintain the club trailhead facilities and groom the trails in Far North Bicentennial Park. The 20 miles of trail known as Tozier Track begins and ends at a 10-acre trailhead site owned by ASDRA.
A strong junior mushing program provides education and winter recreation for mushers from 4 to 17 years. Members sponsor events sharing their sport with the community and tourists.