Ceremonial start

Official 2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

JAN 21, 2023

Jan 21
2pm–4pm • The Ponderosa Center Ludwig Terrace and the ISDC present Meet the Musher!
Ponderosa Center
1117 E Lake St, McCall, Idaho

  • Meet Sled Dog Racing Champion Musher Laurie Warren
  • Laurie will describe what it's like to race her sled dogs
  • Dr. Dawn Sessions will talk about how the veterinarians care for the dogs before and during the race.
  • Project Filter will giveaway a sled dog ride at the Ceremonial Start
  • Free refreshments
  • Raffle Prizes

JAN 24 – 26, 2023 Warm Lake Stage Race

Jan 24
5pm • Pre-Race Musher Meeting

Jan 25

9am • Vet Checks

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)

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THE CEREMONIAL START IS BACK

The Ceremonial Start is an opportunity for more race fans to experience the excitement of the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge – and a dog sled ride for lucky auction winners

  • Replicates the Official Start 
  • Meet the Mushers
  • Race Judges will speak and answer questions
  • Ceremonial Start  - with auction winner riders

JAN 29, 2023

*Limited shuttle service available from the Idaho First Bank Parking Lot!

8am Musher Meeting at Idaho First Bank (closed to the public)

9:30am–2:00pm • Vet Checks
Idaho First Bank Parking Lot
475 Deinhard Ln., McCall, Idaho

10:30am • Ceremonial Start Festivities Begin
The McCall Activity Barn
141 Moonridge Dr
McCall, Idaho

11am • High Bidder Dog Sled Rides
The McCall Activity Barn

3:00pm • High Bidder Dog Sled Rides
The McCall Activity Barn

JAN 30, 2023

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

**No Parking at the Start

For Parking and Free Shuttle (Take Warm Lake Rd off HWY 55 and go east approximately two miles).

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

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

Meadow Creek Golf Resort Clubhouse
2975 Kimberland Dr., New Meadows, ID

Closed to the public. Free to Mushers, Handlers, Volunteers, Veterinarians,Sponsors and Race Officials

FEB 01, 2023

300 Mile Race Finish

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

Throughout the day

FEB 02, 2023

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

Meadow Creek Golf Resort Clubhouse
2975 Kimberland Dr., New Meadows, ID

Closed to the public. Free to Mushers, Handlers, Volunteers, Veterinarians,Sponsors and Race Officials

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photos credit Melissa Shelby Photography