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2009 IPSSSDR. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Wendy Davis team at the 2009 Pinedale start. Pinedale Online file photo.
Pinedale Stage of IPSSSDR set for Feb. 1
15th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
by Pinedale Online!
January 5, 2010

The Pinedale Stage Stop of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race will be held on Monday, February 1st in Pinedale. The 2010 IPSSSDR race will take place from Friday, January 29 to Saturday, February 6, 2010. Pinedale is Stage 3 in the multi-stage race.

The Pinedale Start will be next to the Sublette County Visitor Center and race on North Tyler Avenue to Valley Road/Naomi Pape Bike Path continuing the 35-mile course along Ehman Lane and Highway 352 to Finish north of Cora at the Upper Green snowmobile parking lot. Mushers begin to arrive at the Finish between 11:30AM to 2:00PM.

Drivers can expect partial closures and delays on North Tyler Ave, Clark Street, Ehman Lane and Highway 352 while the race is in progress between 8:15AM through Noon. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible on race day.

The Pinedale Stage is one of the most viewer-friendly and scenic legs of the IPSSSDR. Spectators are asked to keep their dogs at home if they will be viewing along the race course.

For more information about the Pinedale Stage, contact Contact: Serese Kudar, Chairperson, 307-231-2716.

Saturday, January 30
Pinedale Stage Stop Calcutta
Wind River Brewing Company

A benefit for the Gayle McMurry Kinnison Memorial Labyrinth
402 Pine Street, 7:30 pm
Dog gon’ good beer (and food) – Live Music
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Lander Race to Irish Canyon 9 AM, 76 miles

"Welcome Mushers" Banquet, 6:00 PM

Sublette County Library at the
The Gayle McMurry Kinnison Memorial Labyrinth
155 South Tyler Avenue, 6:00 pm
$7 Meatloaf Dinner – Live Music with Global Review

Monday, February 1, 2010
Pinedale to Cora 10 AM, 35 miles

IPSSSDR’s Pinedale/Cora Stage Stop

Sublette County Visitor Center
North Tyler Avenue, 10:00 am
Dog, dogs, and more dogs!

The START will be in Pinedale at the Visitor Center area and race on North Tyler Avenue to Valley Road/Naomi Pape Bike Path continuing the 35 mile course along Ehman Lane and Highway 352 to FINISH in Cora at the Upper Green parking lot. Mushers should begin to arrive at the FINISH between 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.

After the Pinedale Stage, mushers and teams will head to Big Piney/Marbleton for the next stage of the race. Big Piney will host a Dutch Oven reception 6:00 PM. The 64-mile Big Piney loop stage starts and ends at the Middle Piney snowmobile parking lot. From Big Piney, teams head to Alpine.

The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), January 29 – February 6, 2010, will leave Jackson with a full roster of 20 teams, announced Race Director Frank Teasley. The race, celebrating its 15th anniversary, has become a top race in the professional mushing circuit, and registration for this year’s race was filled in June 2009.

"The race purse, the Pedigree musher support program, and the Wyoming people are all reasons mushers choose to participate in this race," Teasley says. "With the economy the way it is, mushers have become choosy about which events they race in. We are happy that the IPSSSDR continues to be such a popular race."

The IPSSSDR attracts many return racers like Sam Perrino and Grant Beck from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, as well as such newcomers as Chris Adkins from Montana, who is a rookie in the 2010 race. Buddy Streeper, the only musher in sport history to have won the five majors: Laconia, The Pas, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Yellowknife, returns to Wyoming to race to another victory; he won first place in his first IPSSSDR in 2004.

The 2010 Jackson IPSSSDR send-off takes place January 29, 2010, at the Jackson Hole Winter Carnival complete with a bonfire, fireworks show, music and food booths, before heading on to stages in Lander, Pinedale, Cora, Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Kemmerer/Diamondville, and Uinta County, and the big finish in Park City.

With its unique "stage stop" format, the race stops in a different town each night, giving the Wyoming communities turn on the hospitality for mushers and spectators alike with events from dog parades, kids’ dog sled races and ice sculpture contests to banquets, carnivals and pie socials. 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.

Mushers registered for the 2010 IPSSSDR:
1. Stacey Teasley, Jackson, Wyoming
2. Dennis Laboda, Minnesota
3. Debbie Moderow, Alaska
4. Bruce Magnusson, Michigan
5. Sam Perrino, Northwest Territories, Canada
6. Jarle Halsnes, Colorado
7. Krista Halsnes, Colorado
8. Jerry Bath, Lander, Wyoming
9. Lloyd Gilbertson, Michigan
10. Mary Gilbertson, Michigan
11. Blayne Streeper, British Columbia, Canada
12. Lina Gladh, British Columbia, Canada
13. Aaron Peck, Alberta, Canada
14. James Wellert, Ohio
15. John Stewart, Scotland
16. Chris Adkins, Montana
17. Grant Beck, Northwest Territories, Canada
18. Barrie Raper, Pinedale, Wyoming
19. Kate St.Onge, Utah
20. J.R. Anderson, Minnesota

For more information, visit the race website at, contact the race via e-mail at or telephone at (307) 734-1163.

Related Links:
Pinedale Stage Stop (Pinedale Online!)
2009 Pinedale Stage Stop (Pinedale Online!) 38 photos
2009 Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop (Pinedale Online!) 31 photos

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