Sleddog races in Lowell

Lowell Winterfest event featured on Discovery Channel.

Lowell, MA. On Tuesday March 24 at 10pm, the Discovery Channel will air a segment on Wreckreation Nation with Dave Mordal featuring Lowell’s National Human Dog Sled Competition, in which Mordal participated. The show will re-air on March 25 at 2am.

Each year at Lowell’s annual Winterfest event, a crowd favorite is the National Human Dog Sled Championship, a single-elimination race featuring six person teams of sled pullers, a sled rider, and a sled pusher. The teams race down a 50 meter course on a snow-covered Lowell street, and after several heats, a winner is determined. One of the draws of the Competition is the humorous costumes and decorations some of the competitors choose to wear.

The Discovery Channel’s Dave Mordal participated in the 2009 Championship, and his experience is chronicled in the show. Mordal is a former Marine, stand-up comedian, movie actor and television host. His show has been a fan favorite on the Discovery Channel this season.