• Folks on the roof tops to watch the derby
  • Kent Enroute To Ashton
  • Philip McEwen and his howling dogs
  • Lila Wheatley almost losing her team in the 25miler finish
  • Who Needs Snow?
  • Enthusiastic Musher
  • Mutt race sled puller
  • 3rd place finisher 100mile Rick St Onge
  • Beautiful Eyes
  • Excited dogs at the start line
  • Centennial Race
  • This dogs got it in the bag

The Oldest All-American Dog Sled Race

February 14, 2020 to February 15, 2020

The American Dog Derby returns to Ashton, Idaho for the 103rd anniversary of the oldest dog sled race in the lower 48.

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.

 

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Schedule of Events

FRIDAY

FREE PARKING ON MAIN BETWEEN 6TH & 7TH STREET

9:00 a.m.  Main Races start on Main Street leaving at 2 minute intervals 

Noon - 2 p.m. approximately teams return to town

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Soup Challenge at the Community Center $2.00 per pers

SATURDAY

FREE PARKING ON MAIN BETWEEN 6TH & 7TH STREET

9:00 a.m. Main Races again start on Main Street