Thursday, January 22, 2009

Largest Sled Dog Race in the Lower 48 Mushes from Wyoming to Utah

WOOHOO I just got my yearly update email on the dogsled races and I will be there for them this year assuming I am not in Rexburg with a sister in labor that is:0) I am soooo excited it has been a couple years:0( If you are in an area where you can go see this it is soooo well worth it. We looked forward to it every year when we were in Jackson. See I do miss the area in some

Sled Dog Race Mushes through Wyoming
IPSSSDR passes through 11 Wyoming towns en route to Park City, Utah

*Photos courtesy IPSSSDR

Jackson, Wyoming – January 21, 2009 – Twenty teams from around the world will mush from Jackson’s starting line for the 2009 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race on January 30, announced race director Frank Teasley. The race will continue through 11 Wyoming towns before ending in Park City, Utah, on February 7.

"We're proud in our fourteenth year to be not only the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, but also to be recognized as the 'dog friendly' race," said Teasley. "We invite spectators to come see how these dogs love to run."

The IPSSSDR stops in a different town each night, allowing teams to rest. Each day presents a new stage in a format similar to that of bicycling's Tour de France. Wyoming towns along the race route host celebrations that include doggie fashion shows, Dutch oven dinners, spaghetti feeds, and a human-pulled sled race, to name a few of the events on the 2009 schedule.

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 at; contact the race via e-mail at or telephone at 307.734.1163.

2009 IPSSSDR Stage Stops

Friday, January 30 Jackson
Saturday, January 31 Drive to Lander
Sunday, February 1 Lander
Monday, February 2 Pinedale/Cora
Tuesday, February 3 Big Piney/Marbleton
Wednesday, February 4 Alpine
Thursday, February 5 Kemmerer/Diamondville
Friday, February 6 Bridger Valley
Mountain View/Lyman
Saturday, February 7 Park City, Utah

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