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Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge
January 28 @ 12:00 am
Stage racing, a long-time popular concept in the west, is a series of shorter races that are hosted by a different community each day. Teams and mushers rest overnight between stages in the hosting towns, bringing lucrative business to local eateries, pubs, shops and lodging establishments. The cumulative times of each stage of the race are added together to determine the final winner of the entire race. The 2016 race includes a 12-dog class with stages between 30-60 miles, an 8-dog class with stages between 10-20 miles and a skijor class (1-2 dogs) with stages between 10-20 miles. All events held at Mahoosuc Inn. 7 a.m. – Mushers Report to staging area for pre-race meeting 8 a.m.; Vendor Village Opens 9 a.m.; Race Start 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Family activities & watch dogteams finish – 3 p.m. Awards Ceremony