The Alaska Dog Mushers Association is proud to celebrate 75 years of hosting the Open North American Championship, the world’s premier sprint sled dog race. The events surrounding the Open North American Championship begin with the Jeff Studdert Memorial Race, a 3 dog - 1 mile race run by the supporters of the Alaska Dog Mushers Association. This race will take place Wednesday March 18th at 1pm at the Mushers Hall, Jeff Studdert Racegrounds. Dozens of teams and thousands of fans from around the world will convene in Fairbanks for the three-day race, which will commence on March 20 at 1pm. The Open North American Championship is the longest continuously-run sled dog race in the world, and has built its reputation as a grueling test of both speed and distance for participating teams.