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

IDAHO SLED DOG CHALLENGE

OFFICIAL IDITAROD & YUKON QUEST QUALIFIER

WIN A ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE

Help us raise funds to support this amazing race in the heart of Valley County, Idaho. Bidding goes live on January 9th!
Click through to this live event and you could win the Ultimate Alaska experience at this year’s Iditarod in Alaska or careen through Ponderosa Park as a Sled Rider in this year’s Ceremonial Start! Have you ever wanted to fly-in to a back country ranch for breakfast? Don’t miss your chance to bid!

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We would love your help! 

For more details on types of jobs including dog handling and working at checkpoints, click the link below. 

Be sure to secure your spot today through our online sign up system and don’t forget to fill out your waiver form:)

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AWARDS BANQUET

Join us on February 2nd at 6PM for this year’s Awards Banquet. 

Special guest speaker includes Ariel Tweto, Star of Flying Wild Alaska and Musical Guests, Dusty Leigh & the Claim Jumpers.  

Ceremony and Events will be held at The North Fork Lodge.

PURCHASE TICKETS $35

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WELCOME

McCall – New Meadows – Donnelly – Cascade – Council


Idaho Sled Dog Challenge

The Running of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge (IDSC) includes two concurrent 150 mile and 300 mile Iditarod qualifier races throughout Idaho’s West Central Mountains. The 300 mile race also qualifies for The Yukon Quest.
This year also launches an inaugural triple crown event known as The Rocky Mountain Cup. Participating races include IDSC, Oregon’s Eagle Cap Extreme and Montana’s Race To The Sky.

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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  JAN 29- FEB 02

JAN 29

2PM Ceremonial Start
Ponderosa State Park, McCall, ID
Please car pool. Limited parking. Mountain Community Transit stops hourly at the intersection of Lick Creek Rd and Davis Avenue, a short walk to the park.

5:30PM Meet the Mushers
Idaho First Bank, Lower Level, 475 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID

JAN 30

11AM 300 Mile Start
Bear Creek Lodge, 3492 HWY 55, McCall, ID
Park in large winter recreation lot on other side of HWY 55

JAN 31

11AM 150 Mile Start
Bear Creek Lodge, 3492 HWY 55, McCall, ID
Park in large winter recreation lot on other side of HWY 55

FEB 01

150 Mile Finish Estimated finish line crossing: 11AM-3PM
Van Wyck State Park, Cascade, ID

300 Mile Finish Estimated finish line crossing: 4PM-11PM
Bear Creek Lodge, McCall, ID

FEB 02

6PM Awards Banquet
Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID
Tickets $35
Featured Speaker:
Ariel Tweto, Star of Flying Wild Alaska

8PM-10PM: Musical Guest: Dusty Leigh & the Claim Jumpers

PURCHASE BANQUET TICKETS $35
DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PARKING DETAILS FOR DIFFERENT VENUES AND CHECKPOINTS

Download this detailed two page list of parking information as well as driving directions to the various venues and road accessible check points.

PARKING & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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Trail Maps available HERE

To follow along with the race download this printable PDF with 11 pages of maps showing different legs for both the 150 and 300 mile races. 

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Latest News

Check back here for updates and stories as we get closer to the start of the 2019 race season.

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