Sled Dog Challange – Update

| January 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

RE: Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge

As you may know, The Sled Dogger is a Proud Sponsor of The Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge and we are hereby passing along the latest update:


RE: Great North Wood Sled Dog Challenge

“We were hoping that last night’s storm would dump the predicted foot of snow on the trails, but the report we received from Pittsburg today was that they only received ~4” in the north country.  Both Colebrook and Pittsburg trails previously were closed, and when we checked out Milan before Christmas there was not enough snow at that time to hold the race – and conditions only deteriorated from there.  Even if Milan somehow miraculously received tons of snow last night, the other 2 locations are still lacking enough snow to hold this race. The race is in 2 weeks.  We would need well over a foot MORE of snow to hold the race, and there are no significant storms in the long range forecast.

With this, we have made the decision to postpone the race to our “lack of snow” date:  March 13-14-15.  This actually is good news in a way;  we now have more time to promote and raise a larger purse.  We also know of a few racers who couldn’t make the January date but would be able to make the March date.  In addition it gives us time to do something that has been requested:   add a second class to the race with shorter distances, a “sprint” stage class.  This should draw in even more racers!

We are disappointed that we need to do this but were aware from the start that this was a risk in planning a race for mid-January.  Either Steve or myself will be contacting the snowmobile clubs and locations in person during the next few days to make sure that these March dates are not a problem, and once we’ve notified everyone and confirmed the new dates we will make a more public announcement to this effect.

Please let me know if you have any questions and we’ll be in touch with further information and confirmation of the revised plans later this week!

Jaye Foucher
Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge”

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