IPSSSDR Sled Dog Race returns to Wyoming
December 16, 2004
Towns on the 2005 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race route have announced celebrations during the race’s ten year anniversary, January 28 through February 2005, including a torchlight parade, pig roasts, bands, fireworks, snowman contests, snow shoe softball and pancake feeds. "We are anticipating a very exciting race as we celebrate ten years," announced Race Director Frank Teasley. "This race is all about the host communities and this year they’ve outdone themselves."
With its unique "Stage Stop" racing format, the race stops in a different community each night. The race kicks off in Jackson Hole on January 28th at the Jackson Hole Winter Carnival. For the first time, the race will depart Jackson at night, amidst food booths, bands, and other Winter Carnival activities through a new course near the Town Square. A bonfire and fireworks will welcome mushers to the finish line at Snow King resort. Towns host festivities continue through the week in Lander, Pinedale, Kemmerer/Diamondville, Evanston, Lyman/Mountain View, and Alpine, then finishes in Park City for the final stage and award ceremony.
Pedigree® Food for Dogs is the title sponsor of the IPSSSDR. The dog-friendly nature of the IPSSSDR is one of the prime reasons the brand has chosen to support this national competition. To support local pet adoption efforts, Pedigree will make a donation of pet food to animal shelters on the race route.
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. For more information, visit the race website at www.wyomingstagestop.org.
Friday, January 28: Jackson, Race Start Town Square 7 PM, 5 miles
Saturday, January 29: Travel to Lander
Sunday, January 30: Lander Race, 9AM, 53 miles, Travel to Pinedale, Pinedale Banquet 6:00 pm
Monday, January 31: Upper Green River Race, 12:00 PM, 45 miles
Tuesday, Feb 1: Pinedale Race, 9AM, 33 miles, Travel to Alpine
Wednesday, Feb 2: Alpine/Greys River to Box Y & Return. 9 AM, 60 miles, Travel to Kemmerer
Thursday, Feb 3: Kemmerer/Lake Viva Naughton Race, 9AM, 53 miles, Travel to Evanston
Friday, Feb 4: Bridger Valley Stage. 10 AM, 45 miles
Saturday, Feb 5: Travel to Park City, Utah, with State Trooper Escort, Race Start 5:30 PM, Olympic Plaza, 12 miles, Awards Ceremony 8:00 PM outside/Olympic Plaza