SLED DOG RACE POSTPONED TO FEB 9

 

Dog Sled Team headed for Finish Line

The Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 2nd, has been postponed one week to Feb. 9th, due to the effects of warm rainy weather on trail conditions. Race organizers’ primary concern is the health and well being of sled dog teams, and the midweek thaw has made trail conditions unsuitable for a safe race. Snow predicted for next week should bring trails back to prime shape for a February 9th event.

The 100-mile race will start at 9 a.m. at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville, Maine. Spectators should come early to mingle with the dogs and get a great spot along on the race chute to watch the start of one of only 3 long-distance sled dog races in New England. A 30-mile race sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank will begin at 10 a.m., with smaller dog teams and just
as much enthusiasm.

Sled dog teams will race into the famed 100 Mile Wilderness across Plum Creek Timberland and Appalachian Mountain Club lands, passing by several remote sporting camps and viewing spots along the way. Both races will end back at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville.

This event is free to spectators. Family events like snowshoe races for all ages will be held during the day with a bonfire in the evening to welcome the racers back to Greenville. Trailside Restaurant at Leisure Life Resort will be open that day to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information and updates visit the race website at
www.100milewildernessrace.org , email wildernessrace@yahoo.com or call
Bethany at Greenville Town Office 207-695-2421.

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