SALISBURY — Teams are welcome to sign up for JumpFest’s Human Dogsled Race, an unusual winter event that is part of the 94th annual Ski Jumping Championships in Salisbury on Feb. 7-9.
The human dogsled team consists of six people, five pulling, and one rider. The teams compete in timed, two teamed races, and the two fastest times in the men’s, women’s, and mixed categories run a second race. Trophies are awarded to the three fastest teams in each category. There is also a people’s choice trophy for the most unusual sled and costumes, organizers said.
The Human Dogsled Competition is set for Feb. 7 at about 9 p.m., after the ski jumps for the evening are over, organizers said. The registration fee is $25, payable at the event, and all human dogsled participants receive free Jumpfest admission. For detailed information www.jumpfest.org.
The registration fee helps SWSA, a non-profit volunteer organization to continue to foster the sport of ski jumping and the Eastern National Ski Jumping Championship.