Starting at Jackson, Wyoming the dog-friendly, popular-with-mushers International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race speeds through ten communities in Wyoming and Utah.
Organization: International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Date: 01/25/2013 update info
Time: 6:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Jackson Town Square in Jackson,WY
Contact: Frank Teasley
Phone: (307) 734-1163
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public.
With an exciting Town Square start, fireworks and a free-to-the-public musher party in Jackson, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race kicks off its 2013 season on Jan 25th.
The grand kick off is to be followed by free and fun activities in all the communities along the race route as this biggest sled dog race in the lower 48 winds its way through snowy Wyoming toward its Park City, Utah, finish on Feb. 2.
Twenty-two teams will depart from the starting line in Jackson's Town Square on January 25 at the start of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR). The race, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, will continue from Jackson to separate stages in the small Wyoming communities of Lander, Pinedale, Cora, Big Piney, Marbleton, Alpine, Kemmerer, Diamondville, Evanston, Mountain View and Lyman before finishing in Park City, Utah on February 5.
Communities on the race route host various festivities to welcome mushers and dogs as they speed through town, offering Dutch oven dinners, flapjack frenzies and musher mania events that include a human sled dog race and snowshoe softball.
Friday, January 25 Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Saturday, January 26 Travel to West Yellowstone, Mont.
Sunday, January 27 West Yellowstone to Idaho
Monday, January 28 Alpine, Wyo.
Tuesday, January 29 Pinedale, Wyo.
Wednesday, January 30 Lander , Wyo.
Thursday, January 31 Big Piney/Marbleton, Wyo.
Friday, February1 Kemmerer, Wyo.
Saturday, February 2 Uinta County, Wyo. **course goes into Utah
- Beginning in Jackson, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race speeds through ten communities in Wyoming and Utah.
- The race usually takes place the last weekend of January through the first week of February.
- Spectators need only bundle up for the cold, as the event is free.
About the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race:
As a part of the winter carnival, which also includes a bonfire, fireworks show, music and food booths, the dog race will go through Lander, Pinedale, Cora, Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Kemmerer/Diamondville, and Uinta County, with a big finish in Park City.
With its unique "stage stop" format, the race stops in a different town each night, giving the Wyoming communities an opportunity to turn on the hospitality for mushers and spectators alike with events from dog parades, kids’ dog sled races and ice sculpture contests to banquets, carnivals and pie socials.
When is the Sled Dog Race?
The race usually takes place the last weekend of January through the first week of February.
Where does it take place?
The Jackson, Wyoming leg of the race, which is the start, takes place on one of the streets adjacent to the Jackson Town Square.
How much does it cost?
There is no fee. The event is free to spectators.
What else should I know about the race?
The year 2010 will mark the fifteenth year of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
The intent of the race is to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public.
Everyone will be putting on the dog for both spectator and participants in the ten Wyoming towns with a huge finish scheduled for Park City.
Known as the dog-friendly race because of its stage stop format that allows teams to rest overnight in the towns along the route, the IPSSSDR was founded by Iditarod musher Frank Teasley in 1996 and regularly attracts such sled dog-racing greats as Doug Swingley, Jeff King and Libby Riddles.
Spectators need only bundle up for the formidably frosty fun and prepare to quaff cocoa as they catch the paw-pounding action amid breathtaking mountain vistas.