Welcome Mushers!

The Great North Woods Sleddog Challenge is open to all mushers 10 years and older. The stage race is held in 3 locations in northern NH. Mushers must complete the entire race (all 3 stages) to qualify for awards and purse.

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10 Dog Stage Race

Dogs:
Mushers will be allowed to designate a pool of 14 dogs to choose their teams from during the race. The maximum team size each stage is 10 dogs, minimum team size each day is 6 dogs.

Mileage:
Leg 1: 20 miles
Leg 2: TBA (under 30 miles)
Leg 3: 17 miles

6 Dog Stage Race

Dogs:
Mushers will be allowed to designate a pool of 8 dogs to choose their teams from during the race. The maximum team size each stage is 6 dogs, minimum team size each day is 4 dogs.

Mileage:
Leg 1: 20 miles
Leg 2: TBA (under 30 miles)
Leg 3: 17 miles

Skijor Stage Race

Dogs:
Skijorers will be allowed to designate a pool of 3 dogs to choose their teams from during the race. The maximum team size each stage is 2 dogs, minimum team size each day is 1 dog.

Mileage:
Leg 1: 20 miles
Leg 2: TBA (under 30 miles)
Leg 3: 17 miles

1-Day Race

6 Dog Purebred & 6 Dog Open Breed:

The one day race will take place on Sunday March 11 in Colebrook NH. The race course is 11 miles. This class is limited to 6 dogs and will leave approximately 30 minutes after the last stage racer has left the starting chute.


Stage Race Purse:

Minimum $5000 purse (breakdown TBA)

1 Day Race Purse:

TBA