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5th Annual CopperDog "Doghouse Races"

5th Annual Doghouse Race

11:00am Saturday, March 3, 2018 on 5th Street in downtown Calumet!

Registration is open now - please contact us!

Here's an easy way to make some money, just build a doghouse, put together a team, get a few friends to do the same and you are in the money... if you are fast enough!

Registration due by March 1st. Click to view or download the registration form.

Cash prize for the top three finishers in each category!


Category Name

Category Qualifications

Registration Fee


5th – 8th Grade



9th – 12th Grade



All other entries

$10 Entry Fee



First Place

Second Place

Third Place



9:30am – 11:00am
Check in/pre-Race
Dog House Races start
5th Street, Calumet @ CopperDog start gate
10:00am – 3:00pm
Family Fun on the Snow Road
Snowshoe & Fat Bike demo from Cross Country Sport
Dinner in Calumet
Have dinner at any of our fine restaurants in Calumet
Wolverines Hockey Game
Calumet Colosseum, Red Jacket Rd
Late Night
Live Music Events - more details to follow

Saturday Calumet and the DogHouse Races brought to us by these wonderful sponsors


  • Registration due by March 1st. Click to view or download the registration form.

  • Team size 1-10 people, at least one (1) rider in sled

  • Sleds must be dog house themed

  • No wheels allowed

  • Sled must complete the course

  • Winner decided by time, overall design and team spirit

  • Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult

Rules - Construction

  • The doghouse must be constructed out of sturdy materials that will not shatter (glass) or leave any sharp debris on the snow road. The doghouse may be constructor out of materials such as cardboard and duct tape.

  • This is a race competition; the doghouse should slide on the snow road riding on skies, sled or other slipper contraption

  • The dog house should be able to support the weight of a rider inside or on top of the structure.

  • The dog house must be rigged to be pulled with a rope or cable of some fashion. There is no limit on the length of the rope. The rope may have knots, loops, or any sort of harness attached to help pullers hold onto the rope when running.

  • The doghouse must have a name (preferably in good taste) easily readable on the structure.

Rules - Locomotion

  • The doghouse may be pulled by up to 9 humans (adults or kids).

  • People may be spaced by any interval along a rope of any length.

  • Ropes may be rigged with harness, bars, loops or anything pull the rope.

  • Riders must stay in or on the doghouse and cannot help with locomotion.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions on the race or entry, please contact the DogHouse organizing committee at Thank your for your time, and we hope to see your team on the snow road!

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