Each year in the heart of a New England winter, Laconia hosts the World Championship Sled Dog Derby.  Held in early or mid February, this world class ISDRA sanctioned event competes race teams for three days on a rigorous sixteen mile course over the lakes and into the woods. Dubbed as the greatest show on snow, the sled dog derby makes for a different, entertaining and exciting way to spend an afternoon with the family.

Come join in on the fun!  The event is assembled by the Lakes Region Sled Dog Club and couldn't take place without the support of the city of Laconia and local businesses.

This Years Dates of the Annual Sled Dog Derby

  • February 16-18 2018

There are four races

  • The Unlimited Race is about 16 miles long.
  • The Six Dog Race is about 6 miles long.
  • The Three Dog Junior Race is about 6 miles long.
  • The One Dog Race is about 6 miles long.


In this intense race for best time, the dedicated dogs can pull at speeds of over fifteen miles per hour.  The teams are competing for trophies and of course some nice cash prizes. The lucky race team that comes in with the best time for all of the three days of racing is awarded the coveted Championship Sled Dog Derby Trophy and a hefty cash purse.  Get the full breakdown on prizes.

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