Jerry Bath took a quick corner during the 2013 Lander stage. Joshua Scheer photo.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The 18th International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race starts tomorrow in Jackson Hole, and race related events will come to Lander on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
This year 17 mushers are hitting the eight different stops along the lengthy race schedule. Three Wyoming racers are participating this year: Lander’s Jerry Bath, Jackson’s Stacey Teasley and Alix Crittenden of Willow, Alaska, and Bonderant, Wyo. Last year Bath finished the race in eighth place.
On Monday, the mushers will hold a meet and meet and greet with the Lander community on the 200 block of Main Street from 5 to 6 p.m. A video of the 2013 festivities will be shown at the Gannett Grill at 6:30 p.m., followed by live music from Screen Door Porch.
The Lander stage of the race starts at 9 a.m. at the Louis Lake parking area on South Pass.
Below is the complete schedule for the race, and additional information can be found at the race’s website.
Friday, January 31, Jackson Hole, WY >
9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Vet check—open to the public to meet the teams
3:00- 5:00 p.m. – Pre-race headquarters The Wort Hotel
5:00 p.m. – festivities on the Town Square booths, giveaways, hot cocoa
6:00 p.m. – Storm Show Productions Video on Big Screen
6:30 p.m. – Mushers leave the Starting Gate
8:00 p.m. – Pedigree Party at Snow King, Fireworks and Torchlight Parade
Saturday Feb 1st, Race Alpine, WY >
9:00 am Race start - Parking Lot behind Bank of Alpine
Sunday, Feb 2nd, West Yellowstone, MT >
9:00 am Corner of Yellowtone & Canyon St
Monday, Feb 3rd, Off Day
Lander Meet & Greet 5-6 p.m., followed by festivities at Gannett Grill.
Tuesday Feb 4th, Lander, WY >
9:00 am Race Start Louis Lake Trail Head
Wednesday Feb 5th, Pinedale, WY >
9:00 am Race Upper Green River, Cora
Thursday, Feb 6th, Big Piney / Marbleton WY >
9:00 am Middle Piney Parking Lot
Friday, Feb 7th, Kemmerer, WY >
9:00 am Viva Naughton
Friday, Feb 7, Mountain View, WY >
5:00-7 p.m. – Musher Mania! Mountain View Town Hall, dinner will be provided at no cost. Toboggan race. Relay for Life registration.
Saturday, February 8, Lyman, WY >
7 – 9 a.m. – Flapjack Frenzy at Heritage Barn Pancake breakfast at no charge.
Saturday, February 8, Bridger Valley to Evanston, WY >
10 a.m. – Race Start at Deadhorse Trailhead, south of Mountain View (follow signs) finishing at North Slope Road; 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Hwy 150. Uinta County, Wyo. **course goes into Utah
Race course is approx 45 miles
Saturday, February 8, North Slope Road Trailhead, 30 miles south of Evanston, WY >
2 p.m. – Junior Musher Race at North Slope Road Trailhead (finish line)
ending at approximately 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, Evanston, WY >
6 p.m, – Closing Banquet Hosted by IPSSSDR, doors open 6 p.m. dinner @ 7:00 pm, The Machine Shop, Evanston, Open to the Public tickets are 17.00 adult and 10.00 child