The 25th Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins January 31, 2020
January 27, 2020
Pedigree® Stage Stop Sled Dog Race organizers are pleased to announce the 2020 race schedule and total possible payout of $165,000 in prize money. The "Wyoming Stage Stop" is in its 25th year and begins on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Jackson, Wyoming.
To kick-off the event, teams race down the snow-packed downtown streets of Jackson as they have every year since the inaugural running in 1996. This year’s festivities include prize giveaways, food truck, and laser light show creating the largest and one of the most festive gatherings of the year on Jackson’s historic Town Square.
Up to 25 competitors compete in "stage" format racing for day money, overall payout, and the title of Stage Stop Champion. Hosted by eight western Wyoming communities with race courses spanning seven US Forest Service Ranger Districts, the race routes traverse remote terrain encompassing nearly 250 miles of trails within six major mountain ranges.
To highlight the 25-year milestone, the event has contracted with Angelos Media out of Park City, Utah to produce a documentary film showcasing this unique event, the dedication of the competitors, and the inspirational relationship they share with their dogs. Dan Carter, Race Director, notes that "This film project gives us the opportunity to present the story of the Stage Stop Race like never before. The sublime backdrop of the western Wyoming wilderness will, no doubt, be visually stunning and provide the viewer with an up-close, in-depth look into what it takes to put on and run in the Stage Stop Race".
2020 Race Dates and Schedule (All stages are 30 to 35 miles)
Friday, January 31 – Ceremonial Start – Jackson, Wyoming
Saturday, February 1 – Stage One – Alpine, Wyoming
Sunday, February 2 – Stage Two – Pinedale, Wyoming
Monday, February 3 – Stage Three – Kemmerer, Wyoming
Tuesday, February 4 – Stage Four – Big Piney / Marbleton, Wyoming
Wednesday, February 5 – Stage Five – Lander, Wyoming
Thursday, February 6 – (travel day)
Friday, February 7 – Stage Six – Driggs, Idaho
Saturday, February 8 – Stage Seven – Teton County, Wyoming
Saturday, February 1st —Meet the Mushers Banquet in Pinedale
6:00 PM: Meet the Mushers Dinner in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Library, South Tyler.
Sunday February 2nd — Pinedale Race Day – Stage 2
9:00 AM: Race starts at the Upper Green River Trailhead, Cora at the end of Hwy 352. Kendall Valley Lodge will serve Breakfast & Lunch specials; they are located west of Upper Green Parking Lot. Spectators welcome.
Big Piney/Marbleton Stage:
Monday, February 3rd – Big Piney/Marbleton Mushers Dinner
Monday evening at 6:00PM at the Marbleton Senior Center.
Tuesday, February 4- Big Piney/Marbleton Race Day – Stage 4
Race starts at 9AM at the Middle Piney Parking lot. Spectators welcome.
For more information go to the race website www.pedigree.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/Pedigree