PO Box 1022, McCall, ID 83638
info@idahosleddogchallenge.com

Official Iditarod & Yukon Quest Qualifier

2020 IDAHO SLED DOG CHALLENGE

January 28 – February 01, 2020

EXPERIENCE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE

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VOLUNTEER

**Volunteer sign up is now CLOSED.  Please check back in the 2021 race season.

We would love your help! 

More details on available jobs including dog handling, working at checkpoints, and other positions are available here through our online volunteer sign up.

VOLUNTEER
AWARDS BANQUET 2020

GUEST SPEAKER: Bob Long
Winner of world’s longest horse race, the Mongol Derby
Dinner
Silent Auction

Ceremony and Events will be held at The North Fork Lodge on Feb 01, 2020.

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BREAKING NEWS

Shuttle Service at Little Ski Hill

There will be additional overflow parking with shuttle service at the West Face Trailhead also know as Winter Sports Parking by Bear Creek Lodge 1.3 miles west of the Little Ski Hill.  Shuttles will run from 9:30am to 1:00pm both Wednesday and Thursday.

Firewood Needed

All checkpoints are in desperate need of additional firewood to keep volunteers cozy and warm.  Do you have any extra?  Feel free to drop at any checkpoint or email info@idahosleddogchallenge.com.

No Pets

Please leave Fido and Fluffy at home. Athletes at work.  

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  JAN 28- FEB 01, 2020

JAN 28

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Vet Checks
Parking Lot – Northeast corner of strip mall (Ridley’s) and North of the McCall Post Office
495 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID

 Arrive no later than noon.

4:00 PM Musher Meeting & Potluck (Closed to the Public) Idaho First Bank building, lower level, 475 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID Musher attendance mandatory.

  
6:00 PM Meet the Mushers:  Open to the Public Idaho First Bank building, lower level, 475 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID
Bib numbers will be drawn at that time.
Musher attendance mandatory.

JAN 29

11 AM 300 Mile Start
The Little Ski Hill, 3635 Hwy 55, McCall, ID
Mushers must arrive at the lodge parking lot by 8:00 am

JAN 30

11 AM Junior Race Start
The Little Ski Hill, 3635 Hwy 55, McCall, ID
Mushers must arrive at the lodge parking lot by 8:00 am

11:15 AM 100 Mile Start

The Little Ski Hill, 3635 Hwy 55, McCall, ID
Mushers must arrive at the lodge parking lot by 8:00 am

Junior Race Finish
Wye Checkpoint

JAN 31

100 Mile Race Finish
Van Wyck State Park, Cascade, ID

300 Mile Race Finish
The Little Ski Hill, 3635 Hwy 55, McCall, ID

FEB 01

5PM Musher Meeting (Closed to the Public) Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID

6PM Awards Banquet
Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID
GUEST SPEAKER: Bob Long
Winner of world’s longest horse race, the Mongol Derby
Dinner
Silent Auction

WELCOME

McCall – New Meadows – Donnelly – Cascade – Smith’s Ferry


Idaho Sled Dog Challenge

The Running of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge (ISDC) includes three concurrent races.  The premier event is the 300 mile race,  an Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifier.  Many participants in this race are also competing in the Triple Crown event launched in 2019 known as the Rocky Mountain Triple Crown.  Participating races include ISDC, Oregon’s Eagle Cap Extreme and Montana’s Race To The Sky.

We also have two new race lengths appearing in  2020; the 100 mile race and the Junior race for participants aged 14-17 years old.  

CHECKPOINTS & DIRECTIONS

There are four official checkpoints plus one contingency checkpoint for the 2020 race.  

LEARN MORE

DOWNLOAD YOUR LOCAL RESOURCE GUIDE HERE!

New to the area?  Need to know where to stay or find the basics?  Be sure to download your local Resource guide here.  Detailed information for McCall, Cascade, Donnelly, New Meadows and Smith’s Ferry Checkpoints

LOCAL RESOURCES

2019 Photo Galleries

150 MILE RACE START

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CEREMONIAL START

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300 MILE RACE START

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ON THE TRAIL

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300 MILE FINISH

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CHECKPOINTS

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Latest News

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Rocky Mountain Triple Crown

The Eagle Cap Extreme, Idaho Sled Dog Challenge, and Montana’s Race to the Sky sled dog races are excited to partner together for the Rocky Mountain Triple Crown!

Those mushers and their four-legged athletes who run in the same category in all three races are eligible to compete for the Rocky Mountain Triple Crown title. The classes of race include the following:

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CHECKPOINT DIRECTIONS & LOCAL RESOURCE GUIDE

Be sure to check out our new local resource guide created by the Cascade Checkpoint’s fearless leader, Kellee Hadley! Download it and carry with you as you drive from one[…]

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School Students watching the start of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge

Iditarod Regional Teacher Events to be held in McCall, Idaho and Colorado Springs, Colorado

Get Ready, McCall, Idaho (January 11) and Colorado Springs! (February 8, 2020) Here we come!  Register today!

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2020 Trail Maps available HERE

To follow along with the race download this printable PDF with 8 pages of maps showing different legs for both the 100 and 300 mile races.   

* Maps may be updated prior to race starts.  Mushers use maps provided in your official race packets at check in. 

**UPDATED 01/15/2020

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PO BOX 1022, McCall, Idaho 83638

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