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Wyoming’s Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Begins Friday in Jackson

Siberian Husky Sled Dog Team (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

Have you ever raced a dog sled?

23 teams of sled dogs will race 350 miles through 4 states starting Friday, January 25, in Jackson, Wyoming.

It’s the 18th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race that will stop in 8 Wyoming locations on the way to the finish line in Evanston on February 2.

Fashioned after the Tour de France bicycle race, the teams compete during the day and rest overnight in different cities along the route. Stops this year include Jackson Hole, West Yellowstone, Pinedale, Lander, Big Piney and Kemmerer.Past champion Buddy Streeper, from British Columbia, Canada, will compete for the $10,000 first prize after winning the last three years.

Seven sled dog teams from Canada will participate in the race, 6 teams from Alaska, 2 teams from both Minnesota and Montana, and Michigan, Oregon and Sweden each have a team that will compete.

Wyoming will have 3 mushers in the sled dog race; Jerry Bath, Stacey Teasley and Alix Pearson.

You can follow the daily results at the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race website.

 

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