Kevin Murphy has enjoyed Skijoring for over 20 years and has helped train hundreds of people and their dogs to skijor.
Kevin is the current President of Skijor USA (skijorusa.org) and the race director of Minneapolis' own City of Lakes Skijoring Loppet; the world's largest Skijoring event.
Kevin event got legendary hockey player Jeremy Roenick skijoring on NBC’s NHL Live with 25 million viewers and NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. skijoring on Super Bowl Sunday in front of millions!
Kevin is working with the International Federation of Sleddog Sports to host the 2021 World Championship in Minneapolis.
In addition to inspiring others enjoy the sport, Kevin has become an advocate for animal welfare in dog-powered sports to be sure these events are safe and fun for everyone.
Skijoring is a winter sport that partners a cross country skier with a dog in harness as a pastime to embrace and enjoy winter!
Learn about this history of this wonderful sport, how to get started, what equipment is most suitable for you and your dog, and what dog doesn't love skijoring? (hint, almost all!)
Skijoring can be as easy as going for a walk with your dog or as exhilarating as flying down the trail at 20mph! A well trained dog is essential to getting started. Additional training gives you the control needed when you get on snow.
You and your dog can do this!