"Cover Story" piece on the eighth annual Can-Am Crown sled dog race, also known
"Cover Story" piece on the eighth annual Can-Am Crown sled dog race, also known as the Iditarod of the East, which draws and estimated 5,000 spectators and is held the first weekend in March at Fort Kent. The Can-Am trail winds from Fort Kent south to Portage, then northwest to follow the St. John River, where it turns northeast through Allagash and St. Francis before finishing back in Fort Kent. Fifty-five teams from all over the U.S. and Canada participated this year in three races from 30 to 250 miles long. The race relies on over 400 volunteers to keep the cost manageable. There's a $71,000 budget for 2000, which includes the $31,000 purse for all three races. Participants pay an entry fee of $250 for the 250-mile race, $100 for the 60-mile race, and $60 for the 30-mile race.
Can-Am Crown 250, Sled dog racing
Curl, Aimee L., ""Cover Story" piece on the eighth annual Can-Am Crown sled dog race, also known" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4212.