Eagle River musher hits the trail at Fur Rondy

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 14:01
  • Eagle River’s Matt Paveglio and his team of dogs mush down Cordova Street during the 2019 Fur Rondy Sled Dog Race in Anchorage on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Matt Paveglio races down Cordova Street during the 2019 Fur Rondy Sled Dog Race on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 in Anchorage. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Eagle River musher Matt Paveglio was the final musher out of the starting chute Friday on the opening day of the 2019 Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.

Paveglio is the lone local musher in this year’s field.

The annual races are the kick-off to Anchorage’s Fur Rendezvous celebration, which runs through March 3.

Racers in the sled dog race run a 25-mile course through the streets and trails of Anchorage, starting on 4th Avenue downtown. Racing continues at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

For more on the event, including a map and schedule, visit furrondy.net.

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