The 2016 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race is set for Jan. 30-31 at the 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site.

The 2016 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race is set for Jan. 30-31 at the 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site.

Sled dog race set to make return

A popular sled dog race event seems likely to return this month to the South Cariboo after last year’s cancellation for lack of snow.

A popular sled dog race event seems likely to return this month to the South Cariboo after last year’s cancellation for lack of snow.

The 2016 Cariboo Challenge Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race is set for Jan. 30-31 at the 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site.

A musher’s meeting (Jan. 29) and banquet (Jan. 30) have been moved to the 108 Resort.

The organizing committee is looking for volunteers.

The event will see races in a number of categories: 10-dog, six-dog, four-dog, junior and skijoring.

Kicking off the race festivities is the return of Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night to Birch Avenue with community games and celebrations on Jan. 29.

Visit www.cariboochallengesleddograce.com or Cariboo Challenge Family Fun Night on Facebook for more information.