Wilderness

               Sled Dog Race February 3, 2018

 
 





 

The mission of the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association is to foster international sports competition and to preserve the heritage of the sled dog by providing the opportunity for sled dog racing enthusiasts to engage in annual competition emphasizing the safety, animal welfare and good sportsmanship of all participants.

The Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association is a non profit, 501(c)3 Corporation.

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Smokey Bear and Ranger Jon Blackstone enjoy the Wilderness Race!

Photo: Roger Blanchette

Click here to view a

slide show of the

2011 Wilderness Race

by AMC Volunteer

Roger David

Photo: Janet Courtois

100 Mile Musher Caroline Blair-Smith and Tundra

30 Mile Musher Corinna Alexander out on the trail. Photos:  Julie Butler

Above Top: Musher Ashley Simpson and team

Above: Musher Kasey McCarty and team

Photos: Julie Butler

Watch the NEW Wilderness Race Video
by Mike O’Connell of Haw River Films!
Mike and Cara filmed the 2011 Wilderness Race
and have donated this amazing film for us all 
to appreciate the Wilderness Race Experience.
 
Thanks Mike & Cara!
 
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Wilderness Race Video

Special Thanks to Bryan Courtois of Castle Knifes who crafted these beautiful knives for the Wilderness Race.

Wilderness Sled Dog Race

Greenville, Maine

Join Us February 3, 2018
Leisure Life Resort


Youngest Wilderness Sled Dog Race Winner in 30 Mile!


The Wilderness Sled Dog Race was held February 4 2017 with hundreds of people visiting and over 70 volunteers from all over Maine and New England. But, our greatest accomplishment other than having a safe and successful day was the accomplishment of our youngest competitor Lara Renner of New Hampshire who placed first in the 30 mile race with a team of 6 sled dogs. Lara said in her winner speech that she was very happy with her dog team’s performance and her Dad Steve’s support. Lara’s time was 3:02:13 and did we say that she also was only 14 years old? Steve Renner also ran in the same race and came in 5th overall.

Other finishers for the 30 mile were second place Rico Portalatin of Milo Maine at 3:04:59 and in third place was Amelie Aubut from Quebec with a time of 3:17:51.


Our 70 mile race had 12 competitors from Quebec and New England. Our winner was Andre Longchamps of Quebec who won the race in a record time of 5:13:24. Andre won our first race 10 years ago and was happy to have been here for our 10th anniversary of the race. Andre also won a handmade signature knife from Castle Knives which is an annual award to the winner. He was pleased to have won the first and the 10th year knives.


Other finishers for the 70 were father and son team from Quebec as well, Martin Massicotte with a time of 5:27:24 and his 15 year old son Etienne with a time of 5:33:50, coming in 2nd and 4th. David Boyer also of Quebec came in 3rd with a time of 5:28:50.

Amy Dugan president of the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association in her speech said that she is pleased to see the younger generations taking an interest in the sport of sled dog racing, this insures a very bright future for the sport in our region with the younger participants we had this weekend.


Our Local Musher Ashley Patterson of Shirley Maine placed 5th with a time of 5:52:42

We are already in the planning stages for next year’s race. Our many thanks go to our community sponsors and corporate sponsors, Weyerhaeuser, Appalachian Mountain Club, West Branch Pond Camps, Leisure Life Resort, Indian Hill Trading Post, CA Dean Memorial Hospital, Glacier Wear, Iannetta Medical Services, Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union, Stress Free Moose Pub, Mountain Ridge, Kamp Kamp and Sleddogger Magazine.


Our support teams from Greenville Fire, Greenville PD, Greenville Public Works, Pine Tree Search and Rescue, Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Service, Moosehead Riders and Shirley Bog Riders Snowmobile Clubs, Moosehead ATV Club and the Moosehead Chamber of Commerce.


Our many volunteers who tirelessly brave the cold temperatures to help keep the mushers safe and the whole event running smoothly.


WE are so fortunate to have the whole communities support for this annual event.

Mark your calendars for February 3, 2018!

Come see these awesome “Athletes Run Naked, Eat Raw Meat and Sleep in the Snow.”

 



Many Thanks to all our volunteers and the use of Private Lands held by Weyerhauser, Appalachian Mountain Club, West Branch Pond Camps, Leisure Life Resort and many small land owners as well! 

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Cheri Goodspeed at 207-695-0789


The race is organized by the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, a Greenville non-profit.
For more information, visit the race website

www.100milewildernessrace.org, email wildernessrace@gmail.com, or call Bethany at Greenville Town Office at 207-695-2421.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for your continued support of the Wilderness Sled Dog Races.


Thank you again for your cooperation and we hope to see you next year, February 4, 2017.


Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association




 



Point Dog Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital


Team Dog Glacier Wear Iannetta Medical Services, Inc. Maine Highland Federal Credit Union Stress Free Moose Pub


Wheel Dog American Legion Post #94 * Bangor Savings Bank * Boy Scout Troop #120 Breton’s Store * Camden National Bank * Castle Knives * Debi Baker DKB Catering * Flatlander’s Pub * Forest Society of Maine Greenville Fire Dept. * Greenville School Dept. * Greenville Veterinary Clinic Hammond Lumber * Hanson Land Works * Higgins Realty * Kamp Kamp Kineo View Motor Lodge * Lone Wolf Guide Service Maine Mountain Soap & Candle * Maine Warden Service * McCarthy Law Office Moosehead ATV Club * Moosehead Hills Cabins * Moosehead Motorsports Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club * Morrell’s Hardware * Mountain Ridge NAPA of Greenville * Northwood’s Gourmet Girl * Northwood’s Outfitters Pine Tree Search & Rescue * Ron Dobra * Shirley Bog Trail Riders The Corner Shop * The Maine Water Company * Town of Greenville Wilson Pond Association










CHECK OUT LAST YEARS VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzM5O40j9R8&feature=youtu.be

~ Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association


Make it a day in Greenville

Visit our many sponsors, local restaurants and stores!

Come see why it is
"Great to be in Greenville"!

 

Need we say more, Mark and Ashley Patterson of Lone Wolf Guiding Services & Kennel in Shirley along with members of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association members and Children from Greenville Elementary got a very special visit from these future Sled dogs last Friday. Although they are a few months away from experiencing the Wilderness Sled Dog Race on February 4th, children were reminded of the care and training that it takes to raise a future sled dog right here in our back yard!




Thank you Lone Wolf Kennels for sharing your newest members of your Sled dog racing hopefuls....

 

in the “Deck the Halls” parade

The Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association

Congratulations to Beth Burgess of
Rockwood Maine, winner of our Winter Wonderland Weekend Raffle!