Montana's Race to the Sky
February 10-14, 2017

Welcome to our thirty-second year of Race to the Sky. We have one 300 mile race and two 100 mile races for juniors and adults. Our races travel from Camp Rimini (Helena), Lincoln, Ovando, Seeley Lake for the 100 mile finish and 300 milers continue to Condon and then back to Seeley Lake for a layover before heading to the finish at Hi-Country Snack Foods near Lincoln. Events will begin Friday in Helena for 300 mile racers and Saturday in Lincoln for 100 mile racers. Join us for another exciting Race to the Sky!

Race Day

Volunteers:  If you would like to volunteer to help Race to the Sky, please e-mail and we will find a special spot for you.  We rely on volunteer assistance for every Race to the Sky and appreciate your help very much.

Montana’s Race to the Sky Schedule of Events – February 10-14, 2017

Friday, Feb. 10, Helena

 8:30-11:00 a.m.         School Visits for 300 Mile Mushers (prearranged)

11:00-1:00 p.m.          Vet Check, YMCA, 1200 N. Last Chance Gulch, for 300 mile teams only

5:30 p.m.                      Camp Rimini Commemorative Run, near Helena

Saturday, Feb. 11, 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. 11, White Tail Ranch Checkpoint, Ovando

View 100 and 300 mile teams

Sunday-Monday, Feb. 12-13, Seeley Lake Community Center, Seeley Lake

5:30 a.m.-noon           100 Mile teams finish 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 Community Center

Monday, Feb. 12-13, Owl Creek Wilderness, Seeley Lake Checkpoint

View mushers in the checkpoints

Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, Finish at Hi-Country Snack Foodfinal cut-off 3:00 p.m. Tuesday

5:00 p.m.                      300 Mile finish (from Monday on)

Tuesday, Feb. 14, Helena

6:00-8:00 p.m.           300 Mile Awards Dinner, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 512 Logan Street, Helena, $5 per person, kids free

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E-mail us at or call 406-881-DOGS.  The public is invited to all events.



300 MILE MUSHERS:  300 mile mushers and handlers have a mandatory driver’s meeting after the vet check in Helena on Friday, February 10th and a post-driver’s meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 in Helena.

100 MILE MUSHERS:  100 mile mushers have a mandatory driver’s meeting before their vet check on February 11.  An updated schedule for mushers will be posted here.