• Busy Starting Line
  • Centennial Race
  • Weight Pull Struggle
  • 1948 Race On Oval Track
  • Jr. Racer Prepares Herself
  • Mild collision during the kids snowshoe race
  • Enthusiastic Musher
  • 1st place finisher 25miler Kayla Corcoran beating Marcy Burrell
  • Who Needs Snow?
  • Celebrity Race Stars A Home Town Playground Safety Icon
  • One snowshoe finish
  • Vet Check

The Oldest All-American Dog Sled Race

February 16, 2023 to February 18, 2023

From 1917 when Tud Kent won the first American Dog Derby during a blinding blizzard to this year’s races, the running of the dogs in Ashton is an exciting event rich in history. There are 5 different races offered and a start/finish line full of activities including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull in which spectators and their dogs can compete. Read more about the historical American Dog Derby's past

There are different races offered and a start/finish line full of activities including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull in which spectators and their dogs can compete.

American Dog Derby 2017 from Vertex Aerial on Vimeo.