About Race to the Sky: February 10-14, 2017 – 20 Mushers will be starting!
Race to the Sky is Montana’s premier winter sporting event. We will be celebrating our 32nd 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. Race to the Sky is 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 continuous race, the 100 mile junior continuous race and the 100 mile adult continuous race.
The 300 mile commemorative start begins early on Friday night at 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call our race manager at 406-439-2654 or call 406-881-DOGS. We would love for you to join the team.