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Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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This year's running of the annual Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge is a milestone for the event, the 21st anniversary of Australia's original sled dog race.

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The Dinner Plain Challenge provides a rare opportunity to see these dogs compete in Australia


Over the two day event more than 350 dogs and their handlers, known as 'Mushers' will pit strength and endurance against both the elements and challenging terrain as well as test the relationship between man and beast.

Mostly Siberian Husky's and Alaskan Malamutes renowned for their speed and endurance teams of two, three, four, six and eight dogs will race along Dinner Plain's spectacular tree-lined trails looking to set the fastest time in their class over both days.

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Get up close & personal as the dog teams race along Dinner Plains spectacular tree-lined trails


Demonstrations of freight-sled pulling will feature along with snow-ball throwing and snow-man building for the kids.

Visitors are able to enter the Sled Dog Park and get up close & personal with the dogs and Mushers.

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Dinner Plain offers great accommodation, restaurant and bar facilities


Dinner Plain and nearby Mount Hotham offer great accommodation, restaurant and bar facilities for visitors to this spectacular Alpine region.

Victoria Dinner Plain Snow Snowfields Alpine Park Sled Dogs Dog Huskie malamute

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Why? Get caught up in the action of a unique Alpine event.
When: 9th - 10th August
Phone: 0412 161 801
Where: Dinner Plain
Cost: Free
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