22nd annual Pedigree Stage Stop Race set for Jan. 27 – Feb. 4, 2017
by Pinedale Online!
January 20, 2017
The 22nd Annual Pedigree Stage Stop Race takes place from Friday, January 27th through Saturday, February 4th, 2017. The 8-day staged race starts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and travels through eight communities in four states. The winners will claim a portion of a $195,000 prize purse. Each of the host communities hold events when the race comes to their town. Throughout the eight-day event, Pedigree will host a variety of activities along the race to help find home for adoptable dogs.
In addition to the PEDIGREE® Stage Stop Race, 14 additional competitors will be participating in the EUKANUBA™ 8-Dog Classic Race, which is a two day race (January 27 – January 29) that will visit Driggs, Idaho and Alpine, Wyoming.
The Pinedale Stage Stop Musher Banquet will be on Tuesday, Jan. 31st and the Pinedale race will be on Wednesday, February 1st.
Pinedale Stage Stop:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Meet the Mushers Dinner 6:00PM Sublette County Library in Pinedale. No charge, donations welcomed. Come meet the mushers and the handlers and get an autograph or two! Sponsored by the Pinedale FFA.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Pinedale Race 9:00AM. Loop Race, the Start/Finish are at the Upper Green River Trailhead snowmobile parking lot at the Forest boundary at the end of Cora Hwy 352. The Start/Finish are in the same spot with most teams in by about 2PM. Spectators welcome and encouraged, plenty of parking. Bring your camera, dress warm.
The Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop will be on Thursday, February 2, 2017. This 6th leg of the race is a 50-mile loop trail into the scenic Wyoming Range mountains. After the Pinedale race on Wednesday, teams will travel south to get ready for the Big Piney/Marbleton stage.
Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Meet the Mushers Dinner Starting at 5:30PM at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. No charge, donations welcomed. Come meet the mushers and the handlers and get an autograph or two!
Thursday, February 2, 2017: Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop Starts at 9:00AM from the Middle Piney snowmobile parking lot off Road 350 (20 miles from Big Piney). The Start/Finish are the same spot with teams mostly all in by around 2PM. Spectators encouraged and very welcome, bring your camera, dress warm!
See www.wyomingstagestop.org for more details, schedule of events, and daily race results once the race begins.