2020 Race will be held on February 1st
I It is with deep regret that we announce that this years Wilderness Sled Dog Race will be canceled. Someone did not put enough ice cubes in the toilet last night so instead of snow we received rain and freezing rain. The Wilderness board met this evening and discussed other alternative trail routes but the bottom line was we’ve always prided ourselves in a safe race and there is just not enough snow on some areas of the trail, please know this this decision was not taken lightly.
Greenville is still open for business, snowmobile trails are in good shape our Squaw Mountain Ski is making snow and Ice racers are racing on the lake ... but sadly some of our trails run through the woods and this rain did not help those trail conditions.
We want to thank our many volunteers that take time from their lives from near and far and corporate sponsors like West Branch Pond camps, Indian Hill trading Post, Weyerhaeuser, Mountain Ridge Kennels and Appalachian Mountain Club and many others for their continued support especially on these years of lite snow and ice.
Look for us to come back bigger and better next year .
Mark your calendars now, February 6,2021
Check that out : our handler training on December 28th, 2018
Our race starts and finishes in Greenville, Maine and traverses through the heart of Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness, with checkpoints at AMC's Medawisla, Little Lyford along with West Branch Pond Camps.
Our support teams from Greenville Fire, Greenville PD, Greenville Public Works, Pine Tree Search and Rescue, Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Service, Moosehead Riders and Shirley Bog Riders Snowmobile Clubs, Moosehead ATV Club and the Moosehead Chamber of Commerce.
Our many volunteers who tirelessly brave the cold temperatures to help keep the mushers safe and the whole event running smoothly.
WE are so fortunate to have the whole communities support for this annual event.
Mark your calendars for February 1st, 2020!
Come see these awesome “Athletes Run Naked, Eat Raw Meat and Sleep in the Snow.”
Many Thanks to all our volunteers and the use of Private Lands held by Weyerhauser, Appalachian Mountain Club, West Branch Pond Camps, Leisure Life Resort and many small land owners as well!
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Cheri Goodspeed at 207-695-0789
The race is organized by the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, a Greenville non-profit.
We would like to thank our SPONSORS for your continued support of the Wilderness Sled Dog Races.
Thank you again for your cooperation and we hope to see you next year, February 1st, 2020.
Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association