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Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 The Sled Dogger is proud to offer a page where our readers can post Upcoming Events such as Races and related events.  This is a Free Service of The Sled Dogger!  To have your event listed, send a flyer image, event information, location and contact information to: Events@TheSledDogger.com

 

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Dryland Mushing Race

The Siberian Husky Club of Northern Ireland
Is Putting On The Race At: 
CastleCaldwell
Forest Beleek
County Fermanagh,
Northern Ireland

Sunday 15th of February 2015.

Mushers Meet at 8 a.m. Sharp

For More Information:

Facebook Page

Official Website

 

 

2015 Midwest American Championships

Hosting: Three Bear Sled Dog Race Managed by: Wisconsin Trailblazer Sled Dog Club

Where: Conserve School, Land O’ Lakes, WI

When: February 6,7 & 8, 2015

 

Contact info: 

Wisconsin Trailblazer Sled Dog Club

Race Coordinator: Jan Bootz-Dittmar

atwdsledog@aol.com
715-536-6133
WI Trailblazer website: www.witrailblazers.org
 Midwest American Championship Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/2015-Midwest-American-Championships/1507813739460330

 

!cid_ii_14adf99325157b5eThe 20th Annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

February 6 thru February 8, 2015

The 20th Annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, 2015. Races begin at 10:00 am on both days, with half of the total race distance completed each day. There are two main races: a 10-dog, 80-mile race and a 6 dog, 60-mile race. There’s also a 40-mile Sportsmen’s Race, a 6 to 8-mile Family Race and a 6 to 8-mile Youth Race (16 and under). There are two spectator locations, one at the start/finish of the race and one at a midpoint. Amenities include a warming tent, concessions and bonfires.The start/finish line is located 12 miles north of downtown Bayfield at the Echo Valley Gravel Pit on Highway 13 with the course following The Sand River Trail System of Bayfield County. Programs with a map of the course will be available at the Visitor Center of the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau and on the race grounds.

Additional race activities include a “Meet the Mushers” Dinner open to the public at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 6 in the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion, a Mushers’ Mixer at the Bayfield Inn on Saturday evening, and the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon immediately following the races.

Musher Information – choose from the following links: 2015 Musher Registration Form, printable (PDF) 2015 Rules and Regulations (PDF) 2015 Required Equipment (PDF)

2015 Event Schedule (PDF)

Interested in Voluntourism? Combine a relaxing vacation in Bayfield with the excitement of volunteering at the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race to make your getaway even more memorable. Let us take care of the details for you! You can choose from a range of volunteer positions. 2015 Voluntourism Packages Voluntourism FAQ Just want to volunteer?   2105 Volunteer Sign Up Form

We couldn’t make this happen without the support of our sponsors! There are various levels of sponsorship so take a look and see if one might be a good fit for you. 2015 Sponsorship Info

Call 715-779-3335 with questions

And don’t forget to visit our lodging page to book your stay in Bayfield now. You can choose from some of the best bed and breakfasts in Wisconsin, cozy Bayfield hotels, cottages and cabins and more.

 

Great North WoodsThe Second Annual Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge

Frescoln Road, Wentworth NH 03282
Jaye Foucher, Race Director, 603-786-2526

3 Day Sled Dog Race to be held in Northern NH

www.NHStageRace.com.

The second annual Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge (GNWSDC) is scheduled to be held from January 17th through January 19th 2015 in the North Country of New Hampshire.  This three day dog sled race will take place in the communities of Milan, Pittsburg and Colebrook respectively, where a different leg (also called a “stage”) of the race will run each day.  The 2015 event will kick off with a Meet The Mushers Banquet at the Mahoosic Inn in Milan NH on Friday January 16th at 6 pm. The official race start is Saturday morning, January 17th at 9 am, also at the Mahoosic Inn. On Sunday the mushers will compete in Pittsburg NH, and on Monday, January 18th the race will finish with a 45-mile trail that begins and ends at the Colebrook Country Club in Colebrook, NH. There will also be a separate one-day 20-mile race in Colebrook on Monday for 6 and 8 dog teams.

The cumulative times of each stage are added together to determine the final winner of the entire 115-mile stage race. An awards ceremony will be held at 3 pm at the Colebrook Country Club on January 18th.

A “Meet the Mushers” dinner will be held on the night before each stage of the race in the towns involved. These dinners are open to the public.

The positive feedback from last year’s race has sparked considerable interest in the mushing community. “This was even harder than the Can-Am 30!” announced Peter Franke of New Durham NH, winner of the 2014 6-Dog GNWSDC Race. Dog mushers ranging from Quebec to Pennsylvania are already registered to compete for this year’s $3000+ purse.

The Great North Woods Sleddog Challenge is generously sponsored by Diamond Pet Foods, The News and Sentinel, Northern Exposure Outfitters, Mahoosuc Outdoors and WPKQ-FM and is being presented by North Country Mushers with additional help from the Colebrook Ski-Bees, Pittsburg Ridge Runners and White Mountain Ridge Runners. For more information and the complete schedule of events please visit www.NHStageRace.com.

 

Volga Quest 2Volga Quest International Sled Dog Race

Volga Quest aims to become one of the most significant mass sports events in the Volga region with high attention to the regions-participants from the media and from the communities of international sports and tourism. Riding sports is one of the most popular sports in the world. Because of this the high interest doesn’t change for many years.

Participants from Russia and from abroad: from the Volga region, Chukotka, Karelia, USA, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, where riding sport is very popular, showing great interest in the race.

The significance of the Volga Quest International Sled Dog Race There are three vectors of the race: sports, historical, cultural.  The authors and founders of the race: residents of Togliatti and Samara The Race Marshal — Nicholay Etynne. Hereditary musher, the world-famous dog sled racer and the main judge of the competition . He participated in the : «Hope-Nadezhda» (Russia , Chukotka) , «Iditarod» (USA, Alaska) , «Yukon Quest» (USA, Alaska ) Arctic Barents Rасe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, 2800 km) and etc.

For more information on the Volga Quest International Sled Dog Race, please see the website: http://www.volgaquest.com/en

 

image1JR IDITAROD

The Jr. Iditarod is accepting entrants for the 2015 Race.
Entries will be accepted through February 14, 2015.
The entry fee is $150 through December 15 and will go up to $250 after that.

The race will start at Knik Lake on Saturday, February 28.
The mushers will travel to Yentna where they will overnight and will finish the next day at the Willow Community Center.

The paperwork for 2015 is now on the website. The paperwork can be completed and mailed in along with the entry fee or can be paid in person at the picnic or at other times at the ITC HQ.

The 2015 Race Rules and Policy have been finalized and are now posted on the site.

Lynden will again fund scholarships to the top five finishers of the Jr. Iditarod as well as to the winners of the Humanitarian and Sportsmanship awards.

Any questions, feel free to contact the Iditarod office at 907.352.2203 or e-mail jpotts@iditarod.com.

 

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