Open North American Championships

The Alaska Dog Mushers Association is proud to celebrate 78 years of hosting the Open North American Championships, the world’s premier sprint sled dog race.

The ONAC is conducted under ADMA Rules

Dozens of teams from around the world will convene in Fairbanks for the three-day race, which will start on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm and run through Sunday, March 17. The Open North American Championships is the longest continuously-run sled dog race in the world.

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Race Information

Mushers Schedule for 2024 ONAC

Racers should schedule a radio interview with Wendy Garwood as soon as possible (wendy@fbxradio.com or 907-347-3454)

Tuesday March 12th, 2024
– 5:00 pm: Online registration and payment close

Wednesday March 13th, 2024
Mushers Hall 925 Farmers Loop Road, Fairbanks
– 6:00 pm: Doors open for in-person sign-ups (6:00 -7:00 pm)
– 7:00 pm: Draw followed by Calcutta
*Drug declaration forms must be turned in by time of sign-up*

Thursday March 14th, 2024
– 9:30 am: Mushers Breakfast
– 10:00 am: Mandatory Mushers Meeting followed by Trail Viewing. Please bring your own sled and a tow line. Mushers can also bring a snowmachine if they have one available.

Friday-Sunday March 15-17, 2024
Teams should check in daily before dropping dogs to see if they are selected for drug testing that day. Daily race start time is 1:00 pm.

Please be at the tracks ahead of time for parking and dog marking purposes.

Saturday March 16th, 2024
Kids Pop Scramble after last team leaves the start line.

Sunday March 17th, 2024
WEIO mens and women’s snowshoe races after the last team leaves the race grounds.

Awards Ceremony: podium presentations of top 3 awards and Governors Cup will be done asap after the race (for press purposes). Full awards and banquet to follow inside the Mushers Hall (estimated 4:00 – 4:30 pm start).

** Any mushers camping at the race grounds should pay their membership dues and seasons trail pass fee. We may also ask you to close and open the gates at night and in the morning. Please contact a board member if you need access to the hall during your stay and please clean up after yourself! **

March 15 – 17, 2024
Race starts at 1:00 p.m

  • Day 1: 20.3 miles
  • Day 2: 20.3 miles
  • Day 3: 27.6 miles

Sponsors

The Alaska Dog Mushers Association would like to thank our sponsors for the 76th Annual Open North American Championships.

Race Registration

Online race registration is now closed

Race Results