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Paws & Poles event leads to fun on skis, snowshoes

Moki, a Siberian Husky, is yankering to get on down the trail half-way through the Paws & Poles skiing event at 49 Degrees North, but skier Bob Yanecek has to get his skis organized first.  (FILE The Spokesman-Review)
Moki, a Siberian Husky, is yankering to get on down the trail half-way through the Paws & Poles skiing event at 49 Degrees North, but skier Bob Yanecek has to get his skis organized first. (FILE The Spokesman-Review)

WINTER SPORTS — It's time for skiers and snowshoers to hitch a ride behind their dogs and sign up for the sixth annual Paws & Poles Race. The event that benefits SpokAnimal CARE is set for March 3 at 49 Degrees North.

Enter a 5-kilometer cross-country skijoring race or leash up to your dog for a 3K snowshoe race.  Both races will begin at 11 a.m. at the resort's Nordic Center. 

Registration opens at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $20.

Pre-register at Mountain Gear in Spokane. Info: 325-9000.

See photos of last year's event here.




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