The Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association was formed in 1949 with three specific purposes
Preserving the cultural heritage of Alaskan dog mushing by planning and running sled dog events including the Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race, a cornerstone of the winter festival.
Maintaining recreational trails for the purpose of dog mushing within the Municipality of Anchorage
Mentoring a junior sled dog club with educational programs geared toward leadership, winter sports safety, dog care, dog conditioning and training, and racing sled dogs.
ASDRA’s committed volunteers have developed and maintained the dedicated sled dog trails in Far North Bicentennial Park and the Campbell Tract for 66 years.
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
The Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association is an IRS Sec. 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Corporation. Donations to ASDRA are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
ASDRA BOARD MEMBERS
Christine Tozier – President
Scott Maruskie – Vice President
Fran Pekar – Recording Secretary
Susan Selzer – Treasurer
John Rasmussen–Trail Manager
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