2023 Idaho Sled Dog Challenge

Official Iditarod & Yukon Quest Qualifier

Spirit Unleashed!

Race

Registration is now open!

2023 ISDC Races start January 30, 2023

Warm Lake Stage Race starts January 25, 2023

VOLUNTEER

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!

SPONSOR

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

Thank You to our Checkpoint Sponsors!

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 2023 is the inaugural running of the Yellow Pine Stage Race.  YPSR is a 2 day (36 miles/day) stage race from Warm Springs to Yellow Pine and back again.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for 2023

NOTE:  All activities and events will be subject to any Covid restrictions in place at the time, and appropriate adjustments to the following schedule will be made accordingly.

JAN 25 – 26, 2023 Warm Lake Stage Race

Jan 25
9 AM • Pre-Race Musher Meeting

11am • Leg 1 Start
Finish early afternoon

Jan 26
10am • Leg 2 Start
Finish Early Afternoon

3pm • WLSR Awards Ceremony
North Shore Lodge & Resort

Start & Finish
North Shore Lodge & Resort
175 N Shoreline Dr. Cascade, ID
(From Cascade take Warm Lake Rd. 26 miles east to Warm Lake)

JAN 29, 2023

The McCall Activity Barn,
141 Moonridge Dr. McCall, Idaho

First half of Musher Field arrive no later than 9:30am

Second half of Musher Field arrive no later than 1:30pm

10am • First half of Musher Field

  • Vet Checks
  • Meet the Mushers
  • First Ceremonial Start
  • Dog Sled Rides (approx. 35 – 40 min)
    • Only one ride per team, max two persons per sled, max 200 pounds total
    • Rides to be auctioned. Details to follow.
    • Pay now via Pay Pal portal at idahosleddogchallenge.com
    • Limited number so First Come First Served. Liability waiver required

2pm • Second half of the Musher Field

  • Vet Checks
  • Meet the Mushers
  • Second Ceremonial Start
  • Dog Sled Rides (approx. 35 – 40 min)
    • Only one ride per team, max two persons per sled, max 200 pounds total
    • $125 Per Ride
    • Pay in advance via Pay Pal portal at idahosleddogchallenge.com
    • Limited number so First Come First Served. Liability waiver required

6pm • Pre Race Musher Meeting (closed to the public)
Idaho First Bank
475 Deinhard Ln, McCall, Idaho

JAN 30, 2023

Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
117 Lakeshore Dr, Cascade Idaho

300 Mile Mushers arrive no later than 8am
100 Mile Mushers arrive no later than 12pm

10am • 300 Mile Race Start

2pm • 100 Mile Race Start

JAN 31, 2023

100 Mile Race Finish
WYE Campground Checkpoint
HWY 95 six miles west of New Meadows, then east on Tamarack View Dr.
New Meadows, Idaho

Early morning to early afternoon

100 Mile Musher Meeting and Awards Dinner
American Legion
105 E Mill St, Cascade, Idaho

6pm • 100 mile Post Race Musher Meeting (closed to the public)
Attendance is required by all 100 mile mushers. Musher Handlers Welcome.

7pm • 100 mile Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Public invited – $30 each
Purchase Tickets via Pay Pal portal at idahosleddogchallenge.com Capacity – 250
Mushers, handlers, and volunteers – free

FEB 01, 2023

300 Mile Race Finish

Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
117 Lakeshore Dr, Cascade Idaho

Throughout the day

FEB 02, 2023

300 Mile Musher Meeting and Awards Dinner
American Legion
105 E Mill St, Cascade, Idaho

12pm • Post Race Musher Meeting (closed to the public)
Attendance is required by all 300 mile mushers.
Musher Handlers Welcome.

1pm • 300 Mile Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Public invited – $30 each
Purchase Tickets via Pay Pal portal at idahosleddogchallenge.com Capacity – 250
Mushers, handlers, and volunteers – free

CHECKPOINTS

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