Pedigree Stage Stop Race comes to Big Piney/Marbleton Feb. 1 & 2
January 31, 2017
The 334-mile PEDIGREE® Stage Stop Race will come to Big Piney and Marbleton on Wednesday and Thursday, February 1 & 2, 2017. The teams travel from Pinedale on Wednesday afternoon and will attend a Meet the Mushers Dinner being held at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton starting at 5:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet the mushers and handlers and get autographs.
The Big Piney/Marbleton Stage will take place Thursday morning, February 2nd, from the Middle Piney parking lot (20 miles from town). This leg of the race is 50 miles and is the sixth of eight stops in the PEDIGREE® Stage Stop Race. Spectators welcome and encouraged (dress warm). The teams will take off starting around 9AM from the Start and go on a loop trail that will bring them all back in by around 2ish.
Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the PEDIGREE® Stage Stop Race makes sled dog racing more accessible to the general public, as well as showcases the beautiful state of Wyoming. The event features 14 mushers and their dog teams, who’ll race more than 334 miles over the course of eight days while visiting several different cities. The racers compete for a prize purse of $195,000, but communities along the route also win because of donations to area shelters and other charities.
To follow the race and see current standings and photos, go to www.wyomingstagestop.org.