Welcome Mushers!

The Great North Woods Sleddog Challenge is open to all mushers 10 years and older. The stage race is held in 3 locations in northern NH. Mushers must complete the entire race (all 3 stages) to qualify for awards and purse.


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10 Dog Stage Race

Dogs:
Mushers will be allowed to designate a pool of 12 dogs to choose their teams from during the race. The maximum team size each stage is 10 dogs, minimum team size each day is 6 dogs.

Mileage:
Leg 1: 20 miles
Leg 2: 25 miles
Leg 3: 17 miles

6 Dog Stage Race

Dogs:
Mushers will be allowed to designate a pool of 8 dogs to choose their teams from during the race. The maximum team size each stage is 6 dogs, minimum team size each day is 4 dogs.

Mileage:
Leg 1: 20 miles
Leg 2: 25 miles
Leg 3: 17 miles

Skijor Stage Race

Dogs:
Skijorers will be allowed to designate a pool of 3 dogs to choose their teams from during the race. The maximum team size each stage is 2 dogs, minimum team size each day is 1 dog.

Mileage:
Leg 1: 20 miles
Leg 2: 25 miles
Leg 3: 17 miles

1-Day Race

6 Dog Purebred:
sponsored by Garden State Siberian Husky Club, Chesapeake Siberian Husky Club and Siberian Husky Club of Delaware Valley.
6 Dog Open Breed

The one day race will take place on Sunday March 12 in Colebrook NH. The race course is 11 miles. This class will leave approximately 30 minutes after the last stage racer has left the starting chute.


Stage Race Purse:

$5,500

Placing10-Dog6-DogSkijor
1$1,225.00$735.00 $245.00
2$730.00$440.00$145.00
3$520.00$310.00$105.00
4$370.00$220.00$75.00
5$210.00$130.00$40.00

1 Day Race Purse:

$600

PlacingPurebred ClassOpen Breed Class
1$120.00 $120.00
2$70.00$70.00
3$50.00$50.00
4$35.00$35.00
5$25.00$25.00