2023 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge

Official Iditarod & Yukon Quest Qualifier

Spirit Unleashed!

Schedule of Events


The Volunteer Sign Up form is now online.  Please review race schedules (shown below) and volunteer descriptions (see volunteer tab in menu for more info) prior to signing up!


Donate to this incredible event!  Monetary as well as equipment, resources and other donations are appreciated.  Contact us for more details


Experience the finish of the LAST GREAT RACE. Fly out on the IDITAROD trail. Visit checkpoints, see the excitement of these amazing dogs in their element, take in Alaska’s vast beauty, and experience Alaskan culture.


2023 galleries are now available for viewing or purchasing!

Photography courtesy of Melissa Shelby and Siri Raitto.

Idaho Sled Dog Challenge

The Running of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge (ISDC) includes three 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 Rocky Mountain Triple Crown.  Participating races include ISDC, Oregon’s Eagle Cap Extreme and Montana’s Race To The Sky.

New for 2023 is the two day 26 mile Warm Lake Stage Race.


Experience the Adventure!
See the race from all of our road-accessible checkpoints.

Lake Cascade, Platt Warming Hut, Little Ski Hill, WYE Campground, Smiths Ferry

View the 2022 Race Gallery

photos credit Melissa Shelby Photography