Idaho Sled Dog Challenge returns for 5th year

CASCADE, Idaho — The West Central mountains of Idaho will play host this month to the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge January 21 through February 3.

The event will take place during the 2023 McCall Winter Carnival featuring world-class mushers competing in races of 300 and 100 miles. This year also offers a new 52-mile stage race for beginners to the sport. A junior race will not be held this year.

The Idaho Sled Dog Challenge is a qualifier for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, both considered the longest and toughest races in the world.

Organizers are also auctioning off a private Iditarod package for two to fly out to Alaska to see the race.

Spectators can follow along with the race online or in-person at one of the checkpoints along the race routes. Spectators are also asked to leave pet dogs at home as they can cause issues with the races.

Volunteers are needed as well to help with everything from managing parking, setting up, and handling dogs.

More information can be found here

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