Slideshow : Canine athletes start their journey

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Kevin Donald, who handled for Porcupine Plain musher Anna Bolvin, prepares their eight-dog team for Tuesday's kickoff to the 2014 Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race in downtown Prince Albert. 

The 2014 Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race kicked off at noon on Tuesday.

 

Finally starting in downtown Prince Albert after a few years north of the river due to questionable ice stability, this year’s event benefited from an ample audience of onlookers who gathered on Central Avenue to send off the teams.

Click HERE for a slideshow of the dog teams' start in downtown Prince Albert by Tyler Clarke. 

Click HERE for a slideshow of the dog teams' start in downtown Prince Albert by Perry Bergson.

Click HERE for a story about the dog teams' big downtown start.  

The race featured participants in the 520-kilometre 12-dog race, the 320-kilometre eight dog race and the 120-kilometre open race.

Check the Daily Herald website and print edition throughout the week for more on the race.

Click HERE for an article about the dogs' veterinarian check on Monday.

Click HERE for the official 2014 Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race website. 

Organizations: Daily Herald, Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race

Geographic location: Prince Albert, Central Avenue

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