A special note about COVID-19: “The 2021 Race to the Sky is scheduled for February 12-16, 2021.  Entries are being accepted on September 1st for 2021 race and are available on the Mushers Forms Page. There will be provisions made to keep people safe and comply with Covid-19 restrictions.  We will keep you apprised of those changes.    If you have questions, please email info@racetothesky.org.”

Race to the Sky is Montana’s premier winter sporting event. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Triple Crown and an Iditarod qualifier.  We are recognized as one of the most challenging and beautiful sled dog races in the world. Our Races are 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. 2020’s 35th year was truly a  fantastic year. We thank each and everyone of our dedicated staff and most importantly our generous sponsors and volunteers for their extraordinary hard work. Join us again next February 12-16th for another exciting Race tot the Sky!



Jack Beckstrom

A Legend


Jack Beckstrom was one of the original founders of Race to the Sky. It was his vision in the very beginning and for the next 34 years, he worked tirelessly to make sure this race thrived, attracting dog mushers from all over the lower 48, Canada and Alaska. For more on Jack, visit here 





Our educational 


For teachers and students alike, this 40 Page book is loaded with information, stories, games and  artwork  that is sure to bring the history of Montana Sled Dog Racing to the classroom. For more on what we offer, visit our Educational page or download a copy of  our Book today!