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
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
Sunday-Monday, Feb. 12-13, Seeley Lake Community Center, Seeley Lake
5:30 a.m.-noon 100 Mile teams cross the finish line at Morrell Creek Trailhead or SL Community Center
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
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 13-14, Finish at Hi-Country Snack Food, final 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, $5 per person, kids free
Directions to Checkpoints/Events
VET CHECK for 300 MILE RACE, YMCA SOCCER FIELDS, 1200 N.Last Chance Gulch, Helena
COMMEMORATIVE START, HELENA TO HISTORIC CAMP RIMINI, Follow Highway 12 (Helena side of McDonald Pass). At the bottom of McDonald Pass, turn left on Rimini Road and follow Rimini Road past Moose Creek Campground on the right. Watch for the snowmobile parking area (right side of the road), park on right side of the road.
OFFICIAL START, HI-COUNTRY SNACK FOODS, LINCOLN, Follow Highway 12 past Elliston and Avon. Turn right (north) at Highway 141 just beyond Avon, cross the railroad tracks, and follow Hwy. 141 for 34 miles to the end of the Helmville Road. At the stop sign intersecting Highway 141 and Highway 200, turn right (east) toward Lincoln and travel another 16 miles farther. Hi-Country Snack Foods is on the left side of the road when going toward Lincoln from the Helmville Road. Watch for signs–race starts and finishes are right under the beautiful archway.
CHECKPOINTS,HI-COUNTRY SNACK FOODS TO WHITETAIL RANCH, OVANDO, From Lincoln, follow Hwy. 200 west toward Ovando. Turn right off Highway 200 at mile marker 53 (Dry Creek Road). Follow Dry Creek to White Tail Ranch which is about 7 1/2 miles on a plowed dirt road.
CHECKPOINTS & FINISH OF 100, WHITETAIL RANCH TO SEELEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER, Follow Dry Creek to Hwy. 200, turn right and head toward Clearwater Junction/Seeley Lake. Turn right onto Hwy. 83 at the big steer (literally) which is Clearwater Junction or mile marker 32. Follow Hwy. 83 North through Seeley Lake. The Community Center is on the right side of the road just north of town (big brown building).
FINISH of 300, HI-COUNTRY SNACK FOODS FINISH, LINCOLN, same as above
300 MILE AWARDS CEREMONY, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 512 Logan Street, Helena.
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