31st Race to the Sky
February 12-16, 2016

Welcome Mushers to 31 years of racing. There are both a 300 and 100 mile routes, Helena to Condon and then back to Lincoln. Events will begin Friday night with the commemorative run at Camp Rimini near Helena. Possible modifications due to logging near the trail this year.

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Race to the Sky Schedule of Events – February 12-16, 2016

Friday, Feb. 12, Helena
 8:30-11:00 a.m.          School Visits for 300 Mile Mushers
11:00-1:00 p.m.           Vet Check, YMCA, 1200 N. Last Chance Gulch, 300 teams only
5:30-7:00 p.m.             Camp Rimini Commemorative run, near Helena, Bonfire, 300 Teams only

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, Hi-Country Snack Foods, Lincoln
11:30-1:00 p.m.           100 Mile Vet Check (Jr. and Adult)
2:00 p.m.                        Start of 300 Mile/100 Mile Junior/100 Mile Adult Sled Dog Races

 

Saturday, Feb. 13, White Tail Ranch Checkpoint, Ovando,Sunday
Monday, Feb. 14-15, Seeley Lake Comm. Center, Seeley Lake
5:30 a.m.-noon         100 Mile teams cross the finish line at Morrell Creek Trailhead
6:00 a.m.                     300 Mile teams into Seeley Lake Community Center, afternoon, 100 Mile Awards,
                                          after all mushers finish, Seeley Lake Com. Center
Monday, Feb. 15, Owl Creek Wilderness, Seeley Lake Checkpoint
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 15-16, Finish at Hi-Country Snack Foodsfinal cut-off 3:00 p.m. Tuesday
5:00 p.m.                    300 Mile finish, from Monday on

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16, Helena
6:00-8:00 p.m.            300 Mile Awards Dinner, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 512  Logan Street

 

Visit our website at www.racetothesky.org for the latest times and press releases.  E-mail us at info@racetothesky.org or call 406-881-DOGS
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We welcome your help with our 31st year ~ be a volunteer, enter the race, be a spectator … be a sponsor.  We always need armies of volunteers to put on each race.  We invite you to become part of our race team by giving your time, talents or dollars to help Race to the Sky. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

For more information call 406-881-DOGS or e-mail: info@racetothesky.org 

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Special items for 300 Mile Awards Ceremony – Auction items

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     Our beautiful 2016 Framed Race Print courtesy of Genesis Frame Shop

 

 

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Traditional handmade Lakota Sunburst Quilt made by Lisa Iron Cloud, Lakota Sewing Circle, Rapid City, South Dakota, donated by Jody Deveraux

 

Scrimshaw etching of dogsled team on walrus bone from Iditarod

 

Official movie poster from “Always Faithful”