Annual dog sled race expands to four states

Jan 24, 2013

One of the world’s top sled dog races kicks off on January 25th in Jackson. The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is in its 18th year, and for the first time, contestants will travel through four states: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah. It will take them more than a week to cover the 425-mile course.

Race Director Frank Teasley says it’s one of the most competitive races in the world.

“I never wanted to put on a sled dog race,” Teasley said. “If I was going to do this, I wanted to put on THE sled dog race. And that’s what we currently have here. … This is the Super Bowl of dog mushing.”

Teams will spend each night in a different town along the race course, ending in Evanston on Feb. 2.