IPSSSDR – January 27 – February 4th
2011 Pinedale Stage Stop, start in the Upper Green. Photo by Photo by Chris Havener.
In Sublette County January 29, 30, 31
January 22, 2012
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, is set to mush through 10 Wyoming communities from January 27 –February 4, 2012, before ending in Park City, Utah.
Jackson, Lander, Pinedale/Cora, Alpine, Big Piney/Marbleton, Evanston, Mountain View, Lyman and Park City, Utah are in final preparations to host the dogs as they race through town, and Wyoming’s Uinta County has expanded its race participation, offering two stages on Thursday and Friday.
"Uinta County, including Evanston, Lyman and Mountain View, has been a fantastic supporter of the IPSSSDR," says Race Director Frank Teasley. "We are thrilled about the second day we will have in Uinta County."
Following the Alpine stage on Wednesday, February 1, mushers will drive to Evanston for a Meet and Greet BBQ at the Roadhouse. The next morning, on Thursday, February 2, they will race from Deadhorse Trailhead, south of Mountain View, with a finish at North Slope Road. Then on Friday they will reverse the course, traveling from North Slope Road to Deadhorse Trailhead. After the race on Friday, Mountain View will host its popular Musher Mania from 4 – 7 p.m.
With its unique stage stop format, the IPSSSDR has become a popular mushing event attracting the world’s top competitors.
Pedigree® Food for Dogs is the title sponsor of the IPSSSDR. The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.
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 www.wyomingstagestop.org; contact the race at (307) 734-1163.
IPSSSDR Schedule January 27 – February 4, 2012
Friday January 27:
Pre-Race Headquarters – Wort Hotel, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Race Festivities – Town Square
Pig Roast, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Race Start – Town Square to Snow King, 6:30 p.m.
Pedigree Musher Reception Party – Snow King, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
Torchlight Parade/Fireworks, Snow King, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday January 28:
Lander Brewing Company – Race band will perform and race video will be shown (Lander Bar, 2nd and Main), 6:00 p.m.
Sunday January 29:
Lander Lollypop Loop, South Pass,
9:00 a.m., 42 miles - Louis Lake parking lot 28 miles from Lander. Head south
on HWY 28 toward South Pass approx. 28 mile. Parking lot is on right side of
Welcome Mushers Dinner – Sublette County Library Lovatt Room (155 South Tyler Avenue),
Dinner and live Music, 6:00 p.m.
Monday January 30:
Cora/Upper Green Trail, 10:00 a.m., 35 miles – Start at Upper Green parking lot at end of Highway 352, north of Cora.
Finish: Upper Green parking lot in Cora
RACE DAY RESULTS – Elk Ridge Lodge, lodging, lunch, drink specials,
North of Cora, Wyoming (end of Highway 352), 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Big Piney/Marbleton, Wyoming
Big Piney Dutch Oven Reception – 6:00 p.m.
Spaghetti dinner with Dutch Oven cooking
Tuesday January 31:
Big Piney/Marbleton, Wyoming
Big Piney/Marbleton, 9:00 AM, 64 miles – from Middle Piney parking lot
Meet the Mushers Dinner – Alpine Firehall, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 1:
Alpine/Greys River to Box Y, 9:00 a.m., 54 miles
Mushers/Handlers/Officials Dinner Buffet – at the Dunmar Inn Legal Tender Restaurant, cost $10, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday February 2:
Bridger Valley to Evanston, Wyoming
11 a.m. 45 miles – Deadhorse Trailhead, south of Mountain View finishing at North Slope Road; 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Hwy 150.
Meet & Greet/Dinner – the Machine Shop in Evanston, 6:00 p.m.
Friday February 3:
Evanston to Bridger Valley Stage, Wyoming
10 a.m, 45 miles – North Slope Road; 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Hwy 150, finishing at Deadhorse Trailhead
Mountain View, Wyoming
Musher Mania – Mountain View Town Hall, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 4:
Flapjack Frenzy at Heritage Barn, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Park City, Utah
Meet the Mushers – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Race Start, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Finish, 8 miles – Quinn's Junction Sports Complex to Round Valley Trail
Jr. Race, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Awards Banquet – The Prospector, 6:00 p.m
Race Headquarters – The Prospector