Fur Rondy 2011 Day 1

Some serious sled dog racing going on starting today in the streets of Anchorage. The World Open Sled Dog Championship and Fur Rondy 2011 kicked off today.

These photos were taken near 15th & Cordova Street, not too far from my home.

22 dog teams started downtown on 4th Avenue and made their way trough town, into the back country and then back downtown to the finish where they started.

It's a 3 day race and 25 miles a day. Lots of excitement, fast dogs and plenty of action. Teams had any wheres from 12 to 18 dogs.

Tomorrow I plan on being at the 43rd Annual World Championship Dog Weight Pull. You can count on plenty of photos.

For more photos of today's race, click here.