Eukanuba™ Stage Stop Race begins January 29th in Jackson
8-day stage stop format international sled dog race now in its 21st year
January 25, 2016
Organizers of the EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race are staging an unforgettable, day-long celebration in Jackson on Friday, January 29, 2016, to kick-off the 323-mile race. There will be a series of events throughout the day including the opportunity to see the mushers, dogs and vet staff, cheer on the teams as they start their eight-day journey, as well as a post-race torch light parade and fireworks.
Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race makes sled dog racing more accessible to the general public, as well as showcases the beautiful state of Wyoming. The event features 13 mushers and their dog teams, who’ll race more than 323 miles over the course of eight days while visiting several different cities. The racers compete for a prize purse of $195,000, but communities along the route also win because of donations to area shelters and other charities.
In addition to the EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race, 14 additional competitors will participate in the PEDIGREE® 8-Dog Classic Race, which is a two day race that will visit Driggs, Idaho and Alpine, Wyoming.
WHEN: Friday, January 29, 2016
9:00AM – 1:00PM: Vet Check (Deloney Parking Lot) – see the mushers, dogs and vet staff.
5:00PM: Town Square Kick-Off
6:30PM: First mushers leave the shoot
Post-Race: Torch light parade and fireworks at the Snow King Event Center
Ride the free START Shuttle from the Town Square to the EUKANUBA™ Party at Snow King following the start of the race. Shuttle stops will be available on Cache across from the Cadillac Grille every 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The following streets will be closed during the kick-off event in Jackson:
• E. Broadway between S. Cache Street and Redmond Street
• Redmond between E. Broadway and Cache Creek Drive
• Cache Creek Drive between Redmond and the Snow King Property
The Pinedale Stage Stop race will be held on Day 5, Wednesday, February 3rd. Their Meet the Mushers Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening, February 2nd at 6PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The race starts at the Upper Green snowmobile trailhead past Cora at 9AM Wednesday morning. Spectators welcome. This is a loop race, so this will also be the finish line. Nearby Kendall Valley Lodge will have breakfast and lunch specials on race day. More info: http://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/pinedale-wy/
The Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop will be held on Day 6, Thursday, February 4th. Their Mushers Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at 5:30PM at the Senior Center in Marbleton. Race starts at 9AM from the Middle Piney parking lot. It is a loop race, so this will also be the finish line. More info: http://www.wyomingstagestop.org/stages/pinedale-wy/
See the complete race schedule, musher biographies, and more details online at www.wyomingstagestop.org.
For more information contact Roger Carpenter, (970) 310-7746, firstname.lastname@example.org.