PO Box 1022, McCall, ID 83638
isdc.race@gmail.com

Official Iditarod & Yukon Quest Qualifier

2023 IDAHO SLED DOG CHALLENGE

SPIRIT UNLEASHED!

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Visit McCall
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REGISTRaTION NOw opEN!

2023 ISDC RACES START JANUARY 30, 2023

NEW YELLOW PINE STAGE RACE STARTS JANUARY 26, 2023

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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!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Scroll down toward the bottom of this page for more details on start times, locations and other events throughout the race.  Check back here for an official printable download just prior to race start

2022 RACE PHOTOS

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESTY OF:
Melissa Shelby www.melissashelby.com 
Siri Raitto:  www.siriraitto.com
Brandan Griffis:  www.crossfoxphoto.mypixiset.com

300: START/CASCADE

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300: LITTLE SKI HILL

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100: START/CASCADE

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100/300: PLATT

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100/300: WYE

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300: FINISH/CASCADE

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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 26 – 27, 2023

YELLOW PINE STAGE RACE

Jan 26
10 AM Race Start – Leg 1 to Yellow Pine

North Shore Lodge (Warm Lake)
Cascade, ID

Jan 27
10 AM Race Start – Leg 2 to North Shore Lodge
Yellow Pine, ID

Race Finish – Early afternoon at North Shore Lodge

North Shore Lodge (Warm Lake)
Cascade, ID

JAN 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ISDC Vet Checks
Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyke State Park
117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID

*All mushers must arrive no later than their appointed time.




JAN 30, 2023

10 AM  300 Mile ISDC Race Start
Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyck State Park
117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID

2 PM 100 Mile ISDC Race Start
Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyck State Park
117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID






JAN 31, 2023

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


100 Mile Post Race Musher Meeting
(Closed to the public)
Location TBA
Attendance required by all 100 Mile Mushers –
Handlers welcome

Awards Ceremony & Dinner following
Volunteers welcome.
Closed to the Public

FEB 01 – FEB 02. 2023

300 Mile ISDC Race Finish
Lake Cascade State Park Boat Ramp
Van Wyck State Park

117 Lakeshore Dr., Cascade, ID
 





FEB 02, 2023

300 Mile Post Race Musher Meeting 
(Closed to the public)

Location TBA
Attendance required by all 300 Mile Mushers –
Handlers welcome

Awards Ceremony & Dinner following
Volunteers welcome.
Closed to the Public.


CHECKPOINTS

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

CHECKPOINTS & DIRECTIONS

1) Lake Cascade

2.) Platt Warming Hut

3.) Little Ski Hill

4.) WYE Campground

5.) Smiths Ferry

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 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.

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2023 Trail Maps  coming soon!

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. 

COMING SOON

2020 RACE PHOTOS

RACE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS COURTESY OF

MELISSA SHELBY PHOTOGRAPHY

300 MILE RACE START

COMING SOON

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

COMING SOON

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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