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

Official Iditarod & Yukon Quest Qualifier

2021 IDAHO SLED DOG CHALLENGE

UPDATE:  This year’s race has been cancelled! 

In order to ensure a healthy safe and fun event for all involved, the 2021 race for late January and early February has been cancelled.

We look forward to being back with racers and volunteers in 2022 for a great race and community experience!

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Registration will be opening in late 2021 for the 2022 racing season!  Please check back.

We would love your help! 

AWARDS BANQUET 2021

New details will be posted for 2022 festivities.

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.

New for the 2021 race will be all races started at Lake Cascade.  In addition to our 300 mile featured race are a 100 mile race and a Junior race for participants aged 14-17 years old.  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  JAN 31- FEB 04, 2021

JAN 31

CANCELLED

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Vet Checks

Ridley’s Parking Lot east of Idaho First Bank
495 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID

 Arrive no later than noon.

4:00 PM Musher Meeting & 5:30 PM Potluck
(Closed to the Public)
  Idaho First Bank building, lower level,
475 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID

Musher attendance required.
  
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 required.

FEB 01

CANCELLED

11 AM 300 Mile Start


11:30 AM Junior Start

12:00 PM 100 Mile Start

Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyck State Park
117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID

Mushers must arrive by 8:00 am

Junior Race Finish
Platt Checkpoint
Donnelly, ID

FEB 02

CANCELLED

100 Mile Race Finish

The Little Ski Hill
3635 Hwy 55, McCall, ID

FEB 03

CANCELLED

6 PM 100 Mile & Junior Mushers “Meet the Mushers Program & Pot Luck”
Location in Cascade, ID TBA

300 Mile Race Finish (continued on Feb 04)

Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyck State Park
117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID

FEB 04

CANCELLED

300 Mile Race Finish (continued from Feb 03)
Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyck State Park
117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID

4:30 PM – Musher Meeting 

(closed to the public)
Idaho First Bank, Lower Level
475 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID

6:00 PM – Awards Banquet 
North Fork Lodge
200 Scott St., McCall, ID

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CHECKPOINTS

There are four road accessible checkpoints plus one new remote checkpoint in the 2022 race.  

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2022 Trail Maps  available late 2021

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. 

New routes for 2022 Coming Soon!

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2020 RACE PHOTOS

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS COURTESY OF

MELISSA SHELBY PHOTOGRAPHY

300 MILE RACE START

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300 MILE RACE: On the trail

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300 MILE RACE FINISH

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100 MILE RACE: On the trail

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100 MILE RACE START

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100 MILE RACE FINISH

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CHECKPOINTS

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BANQUET

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JUNIOR RACE

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2019 Race Photos

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Latest News

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Jessie Royer at the start of the 300 mile ISDC

OFFICIAL TIME SHEETS 2020

Thanks to all the mushers and dog teams participating in the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge for 2020. Attached are the official time sheets for each race. 300 MILE RACE 100[…]

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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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