2013 IPSSSDR filling up
Sled dog race will have new four-state course
by IPSSSDR media release
October 26, 2012
The roster for the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), January 25-February 2, 2013, has been filling up briskly, announced Race Director Frank Teasley. Registration deadline for the 18th annual competition is November 15, 2012, with late registration fees applied after that date. Up to 25 international sled dog teams compete for significant purses in the dog-friendly event, which starts out of the Jackson, Wyoming, town center each year.
"When news of the new race course spread through the mushing community, my phone started ringing." said Teasley. "I fully expect to have a full roster."
Currently 13 teams from Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon and Alberta, Canada, are registered for the 2013 race, which begins in Jackson Hole, then will continue through parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and dip down into Utah before finishing in Wyoming. A complete route is available on the IPSSSDR website at www.wyomingstagestop.org.
Small towns in the states along the race route will host the various stages, celebrating with community activities from meet-the-musher dinners to ice carving and pet parades. Community outreach by the sled dog race as it passes through the participating towns includes food donations to local animal shelters, contributions to health facilities for childhood immunization, and a Jr. Stage Stop for area students with selected kid mushers performing community service to become eligible to race
The IPSSSDR, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, is the only sled dog race with a course traveling through four states. With its unique stage stop format, the IPSSSDR has become a popular mushing event attracting the world’s top competitors. Pedigree® Food for Dogs is the title sponsor of the IPSSSDR. The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.
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 or contact the race at 307-734-1163.
2013 IPSSSDR Race Roster as of October 22, 2012
1. Jerry Bath, Wyoming
2. Ryan Redington, Alaska
3. Erin Redington, Alaska
4. Jeff Conn, Alaska
5. Dennis Laboda, Minnesota
6. James Wheeler, Alaska
7. Dave Turner, Colorado, Oregon
8. Tom Thurston, Colorado
9. Ariane Jasmin, Alaska
10. Charlotte Mooney, Montana
11. Aaron Peck, Alberta, Canada
12. Stacey Teasley, Wyoming
13. Alix Pearson, Wyoming