Fort Kent would normally be bustling with activity as mushers would be arriving in town for the start of the Can Am sled dog races. This year the event was cancelled because of COVID 19 and border restrictions. Instead of the actual race the Board of Directors are now holding a virtual fun run for the mushers.
Mira Saucier):”We decided on a fun run because we can’t really do a race as it traditionally is. This is for mushers to go out and have some fun. Arm chair mushers to get their fill of racing and for volunteers to stay connected with the races.”
Saturday March 6th would have been the start of this years race and Main street would have been filled with people there to see the start of the three races. Normally the 250 mile race ends by Monday morning with the last mushers crossing the line Tuesday, Because of the warm temperatures and less snow some mushers have not done as much training as normal so for this fun run the mushers have more time to run virtually.
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