A field of
41 teams is expected to compete in the
A field of 41 teams is expected to compete in the 2010 Sheep Mountain 150 Sled Dog Race.
The Sheep Mountain 150 is a 150-mile sled dog race to be held December 18-19, 2010. The race starts and finishes at Sheep Mountain Lodge at mile 113 of the Glenn Highway. The race starts Saturday at noon. The winner usually finishes Sunday around noon. Mushers will take (2) five-hour layovers at Eureka Lodge during the race Saturday night. Some of the race can be viewed directly from the highway and fans can watch and meet the mushers at the Eureka lodge checkpoint Saturday night.
This yearís race features top distance mushers such as reigning Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey, defending Sheep Mountain 150 Champion Jessica Hendricks, and top distance mushing competitors DeeDee Jonrowe, Aliy Zirkle and Sebastian Schnuelle. The race kicks off the Alaska distance sled dog racing season and is an official Iditarod qualifying race for rookies.
This yearís trail condition is in excellent shape with good snow all around the course. The trail winds through the Western Talkeetna Mountains, following some of the original mining and trapping trails from the early 1900ís. Weekend temperatures are expected to dip to negative 30 F, giving mushers their first taste of winter cold during the race.
Race updates will be posted to:
For more detailed information about the race please go to http://www.sheepmountain.com/ or contact Zack Steer, race director, at 907-745-5121.
Sheep Mountain 150
Start list as follows:
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