Mountain 150 Sled Dog
Race field full at 50 teams
Sheep Mountain 150 sled dog race field full at 50 teams
A full-field of 50 teams has signed up for the 2011 Sheep Mountain 150 sled dog race. A waitlist has been started for additional teams beyond the 50-team limit. The Sheep Mountain 150 is a 150-mile sled dog race to be held December 17-18, 2011. The race starts and finishes at Sheep Mountain Lodge at mile 113 of the Glenn Highway and has two, five-hour layovers at Eureka Lodge. Some of the race can be viewed directly from the highway and fans can watch and meet the mushers at the Eureka lodge checkpoint that Saturday night.
This year’s race features top distance mushers such as Aliy Zirkle, Jeff King, Mitch Seavey and Ray Redington, Jr.. The race kicks off the beginning of the distance sled dog racing season in Alaska. Recent snowfall in the Sheep Mountain area should lead to a challenging course for all. Race director Zack Steer said, “There is more snow on the ground now than at any time in recent memory.”
Mushers competing in the Sheep Mountain 150 hail from Alaska, Canada and around the world. Bush Alaska will be well represented with teams from Aniak, St. Michael and Big Lake planning to race. 2010 Sheep Mountain race champion Lance Mackey has not signed up to compete. 2010 runner-up Jake Berkowitz hopes to take his place at the top of the race field.
Race updates will be posted to:
http://www.sheepmountain.com and the
Sheep Mountain 150 Facebook event page:
For more detailed information about the race please go to www.sheepmountain.com or contact Zack Steer, Race Director, at 907-745-5121.
Start List for 2012 Sheep Mountain 150 as of 11/4/11
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