Tok Race of Champions Dog Sled Race

Tok Race of Champions Dog Sled Race

Late March
The last race of the Alaska dog-mushing season, held since 1954 in Tok, which claims to be the Dog Capital of Alaska. Mushers from Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 states participate in six-dog, eight-dog and open-class events for cash prizes.
Tok, a trade center for nearby Athabascan Indian villages, is also a center for dog breeding, training, and mushing. It's not quite certain where the name of the town came from; some say it derives from a native word meaning "peace crossing," and others believe the village was originally called Tokyo and shortened to Tok during World War II.
CONTACTS:
Tok Dog Mushers Association
P.O. Box 45
Tok, AK 99780
907-883-5313
www.tokdogmushers.org