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International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race 2012



Sled Dog Race Festivities Return to Town Square

On Friday, January 27th, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race kicks off on Town Square in Jackson. In its 17th running, the demanding race is a celebration of the sport that travels through small communities in Wyoming, stopping in a different town each night, before finishing in Park City Utah.

Sponsors and organizers in Jackson are pulling out all the stops for the 2012 event. Festivities include:

  • Pig Roast & Movies 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM Race Start on Town Square sprinting to Snow King
  • Pedigree Musher Reception Party at Snow King 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Torchlight Parade/Fireworks Snow King 8:00 PM

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The race gets underway on Town Square. Photographer: Chris Havener

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Sled dogs prepare to start on Town Square for the sprint to Snow King Resort. Photographer: Chris Havener


The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is the largest of its kind in the continental United States and a popular draw attracting top competitors for its unique stage stop format. Similar to the Tour de France, the stage stop format allows the race to visit towns each night on their way to Park City. Mushers and dogs are able to rest at each stop, earning the race the nickname “the dog friendly race.”

Over twenty teams have registered for the competition. Stage stop #1 in Jackson Wyoming is a short sprint to Snow King Resort followed by a reception, torch light parade and fireworks. This symbolic opening stage is the precursor to a demanding 42 mile stretch on the Continental Divide from Lander to Pinedale Wyoming. The complete race schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, January 27: Jackson Hole
  • Saturday, January 28: Travel Day
  • Sunday, January 29: Lander
  • Monday, January 30: Pinedale/Cora

  • Tuesday, January 31: Big Piney/Marbleton
  • Wednesday, February 1: Alpine
  • Thursday, February 2: Evanston 1st day of racing
  • Friday, February 3: Evanston 2nd day of racing
  • Saturday, February 4: Park City


The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Culminates in Park City


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2012 Sled Dog Race Title Sponsor

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. Pedigree provides one year’s worth for food for one dog to each animal shelter on the race route.

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, check out the following resources:


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