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Dear Wilderness Sled Dog Race Mushers & Volunteers,


It may be approaching summer outside, but our committee is thinking about snow, winter and the Sled Dog Races. Due to a conflict in races with Canada, and possibly more snow a week later, we have decided to try and change the race date this year to February 10, 2024. We are planning on running the 35 mile, 60 mile, 4 Dog, and Skijoring races. We only can have this race with all of our wonderful volunteers.


So please do save the date: Saturday, February 10, 2024 to again volunteer for the Wilderness Sled Dog Race.


Thank-you for your dedication.

Sled Dog Race Committee



2023 :
Due to a low number for the 70 mile race, we combined both races to a 35 mile, starting at 9:30 at Leisure Life in Greenville


On February 5th of 2023, the International Wilderness Sled Dog Race will take place in the beautiful Moosehead Lake Region of Maine. As one of only two long distance races in New England, our 70- and 35-mile races have become very popular in the racing community. Noting from the mushers how friendly the area is along with being a well-organized race on awesome trails that traverse over mountains and lakes with spectacular views. It is a race that mushers, volunteers and spectators mark on their calendars. This year we will also be hosting the addition of a 4-mile sprint race with teams of three to four dogs as well as a Skijor race with one to two dogs, making for lots of action throughout the day with teams finishing Saturday afternoon.


The Wilderness Race is one of the few that offers a great opportunity to view the progress of a sled dog race! The trail gives spectators several viewing locations as they have the opportunity to watch the teams travel across three road crossings, trail passage within skiing distance from Little Lyford Pond Lodge and trail passage directly through West Branch Pond Camps. Its great natural setting is accessible by car, snowmobile, snowshoes or cross-country skis and continues to bring new visitors and business opportunities to the Moosehead Lake area.

The Wilderness race starts and finishes at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville Maine and traverses through the heart of Maine’s 100-mile wilderness area. The 70-mile race travels on both snowmobile and non-motorized trails on Weyerhaeuser and the Appalachian Mountain Club property passing through West Branch Pond Camps at the halfway point. The 35-mile travels on snowmobile trail with a large loop affording little to no head on passing. The 4-mile is on non-motorized trail with a large loop as well.


This year’s primary goal is to continue to attract world class mushers and offer a fun day for everyone. In order to make this happen we need your help with raising funds for this great race. Since the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association is a non-profit 501c3 organization your contribution is totally tax deductible. Attached is a list of sponsorship levels for your consideration. 


For more information on this event please visit our Facebook page Wilderness Sled Dog Race or our website

Wilderness Sled Dog Racing

PO Box 311 ~ Greenville, ME 04441 ~


 Thank you in advance,

Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association


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