3-Day Sled Dog Race Postponed Until March

January 12, 2015

MILAN — The Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge, originally scheduled for January 17-19th, 2015, has been postponed due to the lack of snow. The event has been rescheduled for March 13-15th, 2015. As originally planned, Pittsburg, Milan and Colebrook will each host a stage of the 2nd annual race.  

"While there was probably enough snow for the teams to negotiate the trails, mushers require at least a foot of snow on the ground so that they can set their snow hooks to keep their teams from running away with their sled" said Steve Jaillet, one of the race organizers.  "We don't like postponing the race, but it is the right thing to do for the safety of the mushers and their dog teams".

The North Country Mushers are using the additional time before the event to promote the race, raise a larger purse, and expand participation in the event. Rescheduling will allow organizers to add a second class of race participants who will compete in shorter, “sprint” stages all 3 days using the same venues.

There will be a "Meet The Mushers" dinner on Friday March 13th at the Mahoosuc Inn. This dinner is open to the public and tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.mahoosucoutdoors.com/event-tickets.html

The Milan stage will be held on Saturday March 14 beginning at 9 am from the Mahoosuc Inn. In addition to the race, spectators can partake of some of the family-friendly events planned for the day at Mahoosuc including bonfires, vendors, games and dog sled rides.

The Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge is made possible through additional help from the Colebrook Ski-Bees, Pittsburg Ridge Runners and White Mountain Ridge Runners. The full schedule of rescheduled events may be found online at www.NHStageRace.com


Our Club is a proud sponsor of this event.


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