- Beginning in Jackson, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race speeds through 8 communities in Wyoming.
- 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:
Starting in downtown Jackson Hole, right along the Town Square, the Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race features 8 scheduled races in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho. There are typically just over a dozen teams of mushers and their 8 dogs. Over the course of 10 days, mushers will compete in 8 races in the communities of Jackson, Alpine, Kemmerer, Big Piney, Pinedale, Lander, Driggs (Idaho), and finishing in Jackson.
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. This year the race will take place from January 26th through February 3rd, 2018.
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 to spectate.
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.
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.
See more details on the Wyoming Stage Stop website.