Pedigree Stage Stop Race kicks off Jan. 28th
2022 Pedigree Stage Stop Race
Kendall Valley resident Rob Tolley took this picture of a sled dog team racing in the Lander Stage leg of the Pedigree Sled Dog Race on Sunday morning, January 30th. The Lander leg got moved to the Upper Green due to lack of snow at South Pass. The teams will race in the Upper Green again on Monday morning for the Pinedale leg of the race.
Original post January 29, 2022 | Updated January 30, 2022
The Pedigree® Stage Stop Race, now in its 27th year, kicked off from historic Town Square in downtown Jackson, Wyoming on Friday, January 28th.
This year’s competitors are Bruce Magnusson, Tim Thiessen, Austin Forney, Thad McCracken, Gwenn Bogart, Ryan Beaber, Chris Adkins, Alix Crittenden, Éric Laforce, Anny Malo, Diane Marquis, Jake Robinson, JR Anderson, Lina Streeper, Laura Bontrager, Christina Gibson, Cathy Rivest, Dave Torgerson, Geneva Lyon, Rachel Courtney, Hans Gatt, Jerry Scdoris, Fernando Ramirez, and Grant Beck.
With a total combined payout of $165,000, the Pedigree Stage Race offers the largest purse in the lower 48 and draws top teams from across the United States and Canada.
2022 Race schedule:
STAGE 1 Saturday — January 29th — Teton County, Wyoming
9:00 am RACE START at Blackrock Ranger Station.
For more information about the Teton County WY Stage visit https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/201/
STAGE 2 Sunday — January 30th — Pinedale, Wyoming
(Stage Two relocated from the South Pass area of Lander, Wyoming)
9:00 AM RACE STARTS at the Upper Green River Trailhead, Cora at the end of Hwy 352. Kendall Valley Lodge serves breakfast & lunch specials. Located west of the Upper Green Parking Lot.
4:00 PM PUBLIC MEET & GREET at the Dudley Key Sports Complex. Food and drinks will be available for purchase for purchase. Dress warm, this is an outside event. (Please do not bring your pet dogs to this event.)
STAGE 3 Monday, January 31st - Pinedale, Wyoming
9:00 AM RACE STARTS at the Upper Green River Trailhead, Cora at the end of Hwy 352. Kendall Valley Lodge serves breakfast & lunch specials. Located west of the Upper Green Parking Lot. Spectators welcome, dress warm. (Please do not bring your pet dogs to this event.)
For more information about the Pinedale WY Stage visit https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/pinedale-wy/
Monday, January 31st - Big Piney, Wyoming
6:00 PM MEET THE MUSHERS DINNER at the Marbleton Community Center, 429 2nd Street, Big Piney.
STAGE 4 Tuesday, February 1st - Big Piney/Marbleton, Wyoming
9:00 AM RACE STARTS at Middle Piney parking lot off road 350, 20 miles from Big Piney. Spectators welcome, dress warm. (Please do not bring your pet dogs to this event.)
For more information about the Big Piney/Marbleton WY Stage visit https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/big-piney-marbleton-wy/
STAGE 5 Wednesday, February 2nd - Kemmerer, Wyoming
9:00 AM RACE STARTS at the end of the Hams Fork Road, Hams Fork Trail Head.
For more information about the Kemmerer WY Stage visit https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/kemmerer-wy/
Thursday, February 3rd - TRAVEL DAY
STAGE 6 Friday, February 4th - Alpine, Wyoming
9:00 AM RACE STARTS at Greys River Trail Head Parking Lot.
For more information about the Alpine WY Stage visit https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/alpine-wy/
STAGE 7 Friday, February 5th - Driggs, Idaho
9:00 AM RACE STARTS at new location past Kay Dairy Trail Head. Parking at the Start/Finish is limited. Please Plan to Carpool.
1:00 - 3:00 PM COMMUNITY MEET & GREET behind Driggs Community Center in the Transit Center Park & Ride Lot.
For more information about the Driggs ID Stage visit https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/driggs-id/
Friday, February 5th - Final Banquet at the Teton County Idaho Fairgrounds
5:00 PM Doors open. Dinner catered by Captain Ron's BBQ starts at 6:00 PM