Published DateLACONIA — The Lakes Region Sled Dog Club announced Thursday it has postponed the 84th World Championship Sled Dog Derby until February 22, 23, 24.
"The basic elements needed to hold the world class event do not currently exist to be able to hold the race as previously scheduled for February 8th," said club President Jim Lyman. "There currently is no snow base, minimal ice with snow cover on the lakes, nor a good long range forecast to provide the necessary conditions within two weeks time."
Lyman said the club believes a postponement will give it them a better opportunity to hold "The Greatest Show on Snow!" this winter.
The 2012 Derby was canceled for lack of adequate snow cover. The 2010 event suffered a similar fate.
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