WHAT IT IS: A contest where the canines ride and the humans pant
If you don't have a dog, try racing with a pile of stuffed animals on your sleds.
We decided to turn the tables on dogsledding in this contest, letting the dogs ride and the humans pull in a short race for the finish line. It needed to be short, since most of the dogs jumped off their sleds almost immediately. This was a rule violation that meant the other riders had to gather up their canine passengers and return to the starting gate. But as it happened, the fun--at least for the humans--was in the dog hugging, so nobody minded having to start over a few times.