The Rideau Lakes Cup Dog Sled Races take place in the Village of Newboro, in the Township of Rideau Lakes. The main race is a mid-distance, 25 mile race, run with 6 dogs. There are also skijoring races (a skier pulled by one or two dogs)
The Village of Newboro, nestled on the shores of Newboro Lake was founded during the construction of the historic Rideau Canal (1827-1831). Over time the village thrived as a central transportation hub with the canal, train and stagecoach routes crossing at its doorstep.
The first Rideau Cup Race was held in February 2008. It helped celebrate both Newboro and the designation of the Rideau Canal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We invite competitors and spectators back in 2013 to join us in taking part in this exciting and fun filled event.
Purse for the main mid-distance race is $6000 (see race page)
Cash and other prizes for the other races
The Rideau Cup Sled Dog Races and the Skijoring Races are accredited through the Federation of Sled Dog Sports
Directions to Newboro: Located just off Highway 15, between Kingston and Smiths Falls. At the junction of Highway 15 and County Road 42, follow the signs for Newboro. See the road map
Thanks to All
THANKS - The race committee would like to thank the great response our second year received from the teams that participated in this event and the terrific support of our 97+ volunteers that allowed the event to run without a hitch. Thanks to both participants and our great group of volunteers.