Race Information

Race to the Sky – Schedule of Events – February 7-11

Friday, Feb. 7, Lincoln
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.          School visits – Helena
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.            Vet Check 300 mile race – Hi-Country Snack        Foods, Lincoln
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.            Driver’s meeting – 100 & 300 mile races (all mushers & handlers only), Lincoln Community Center, Lincoln
6:00-8:00 p.m.               Free Pre-race dinner – prepared by Chef Barb, at Lincoln Community Center
Saturday, Feb. 8, Hi-Country Snack Foods, Lincoln (to WT – 50 miles)
11:00-1:00 p.m.             Vet Check – 100 Adult and Junior teams
2:00 p.m.                        Start of 300 Mile followed by 100 Mile Junior &        Adult Races
Saturday, Feb. 8, White Tail Ranch Checkpoint I, Ovando (to SL – 50 miles)
6:00 p.m. on                        View 100 and 300 mile teams
Sunday, Feb. 9-10, Seeley Lake Community Center I, SL (to OC – 50 miles)
4:00 a.m.-noon                        100 Mile teams finish at Morrell Creek Trailhead
2:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.               300 Mile teams in & out of Seeley Lake Community Center
1:00 p.m.                                   100 Mile Awards, Seeley Lake Community Center
Sunday-Monday, Feb. 10-11, Owl Creek Primitive Camp (to SL – 50 miles)
Sunday-Monday, Feb 10-11, Seeley Lake Community Center II, (to WT – 50 miles)
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, White Tail Ranch Checkpoint II, (to finish – 50 miles)
300 Mile teams in & out of White Tail to Lincoln finish
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 10-11, Hi-Country Snack Food, Lincoln, Finish
 8:00 p.m. on (Mon.)      Finish of 300 mile race (Final cut-off is noon Tuesday)
2:00 p.m. (Tues.)                    300 Mile Awards Ceremony, at Trading Post (Hi-Country)

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Checkpoint Directions

300 MILE VET CHECK, HI-COUNTRY SNACK FOODS, LINCOLN, (from Helena) 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–all races start and 300 finishes under the beautiful archway.

PRERACE DINNER, LINCOLN, main street Lincoln on Friday night, 6 p.m., everyone is invited.

OFFICIAL START, HI-COUNTRY SNACK FOODS, LINCOLN, (from Helena) 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, Hi-Country Snack Foods