About the 2018 Young Living Race to the Sky

| Montana Sled Dog, Inc.

About the 2018 Young Living Race to the Sky:  February 9-13, 2018

For the 33rd year, Montana’s premier 300 and 100-mile dog sled races will take place in the late winter of 2018. This year, however, the race has gone global! Partnering with the world’s premiere essential oils leader, Young Living. The 2018 Young Living Race to the Sky will give participants and onlookers the opportunity to add a wellness component to their mushing experience.

“The Iditarod qualifying race has a rich history in partnering with organizations who have a passion and commitment to empowering individuals which made Young Living jump at the opportunity to be the 2018 title sponsor” notes Andrea Neipp, Sr. Director of Global Brand Awareness for Young Living. Young Living supports wellness in individuals, families and even pets through its line of pure essential oils, oil infused personal and home care products and essential oil based nutritional supplements.

Young Living uses the world’s purest essential oils and highest quality ingredients in their products. It is their mission to inspire individuals to wellness, purpose and abundance by fostering a global community through essential oils.

Young Living also contributes to relief efforts all around the world through its philanthropic arm, The D. Gary Young Foundation. Most recently, the organization donated $25,000 in matching funds to assist relief efforts in Mexico after the devastating earthquake.

The race is always looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, be a sponsor or just get involved, please email info@racetothesky.org or call 406-881-DOGS. Remember, everyone is invited to all the race activities.

2018 YOUNG LIVING RACE TO THE SKY – Montana’s premiere 300 and 100 mile sled dog races

2018 Young Living Race to the Sky is Montana’s premier winter sporting event.  We will be celebrating our 33rd year and are recognized as one of the most challenging and beautiful sled dog races in the world.  The race is a test of physical strength, mental toughness, teamwork, and a special bond between “man” and his canine friends.  Working together, teams negotiate the trail through Montana’s scenic Rocky Mountains.  The races are managed by Montana Sled Dog, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation under the I.R.S. Code and we welcome your partnership.  We organize three races “within” a race.  We have the 300 mile distance race, the 100 mile junior continuous race and the 100 mile adult continuous race.

Each year, we commemorate historic Camp Rimini where about 850 sled dogs, 100 pack dogs and 125 soldiers trained for the invasion of Norway.  They needed sled dogs to navigate the snowy parts of Norway with equipment and aid to soldiers. The camp was in operation for almost a year and a half when the invasion of Norway was cancelled and the dogs were used to retrieve equipment and supplies from downed airplanes in remote areas of Greenland, Newfoundland, Baffinland, Labrador, and Alaska.  They retrieved thousands of dollars of equipment for the U.S. Government and became a legend in dog mushing.  They also brought back soldiers, some alive and others for a proper burial.  The dogs were real heroes.

Sponsorships are always available in all categories from $250-$50,000!   See Sponsorships on this website.

If you would like to get involved with Race to the Sky, please e-mail us at info@racetothesky.org, call our race manager at 406-439-2654 or call 406-881-DOGS.  We would love for you to join our team.