Thats because its the Sixth Annual National Human Dogsled Championship, and more than 60 teams will be competing in the 60-yard race, many in costumes.
One of the substitute Schnauzers barking at the event is Sheriff Rick Maloney, who says no dogs are allowed in the dogsled dash because, he points out, Its a human race.
It can be a real dog fight. Maloney says competitors wear Hazmat suits, dress up as Oompa-Loompas or even cavemen.
All teams consist of a rider, a musher who rides in back, and four pullers.
Maloney howls about some fierce competition, but doesnt bone up too hard for the event. As he puts it, If anybody trains, youre putting a lot more into it than is needed.
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