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2013 Sled Dog RacesFree Kids Rides - Jan. 6, 2013
Dance Video2013 Contra Dance for the Dogs
1st Annual Foot & Paw Haunted Haul - Dog & Owner Howloween Run 2012SSDSA Yreka Christmas Parade Float 2011
SSDSA Free Dogsled Rides for Kids 2010Contra Dance for the Dogs
Sunday, Jan, 24th 2010Sarah Borok

Siskyou Sled Dog Races Scheduled for Feb 8 & 9, 2014

The 2014 Siskiyou Sled Dog Races are scheduled for Feb 8 and 9 2014.

Skijoring, 4,6 & 8 Dog Sprints. 6 and 16 dog Mid Distance races.

Free Kids Rides – Jan 12, 2014 – POSTPONED Until we get snow

Free Kids Dog Sled Rides are scheduled for January 12, 2014 weather permitting.

Location: Ski Park Hwy, 1/2 mile before the Ski Park Parking lot.


2013 Haunted Haul Results


Pictured Left to Right: Joan and Arnold Krooms with Huskies Rusty and Blaze, Lisa and Pat Campbell, Dianne Hasemeyer and Boxer Ruby, Doug Hake, Chuck Diprima and Jack Russel Jack, Alyssa and Leslie Blankenship with Lucie, Tom Pelsor and Shepard Rio, Rod Merys and Brandy Caporaso with Labs Max and Bert






Best Costume and Overall Winner of the 5K

Dianne Hasemeyer and Ruby the Boxer










5K Results



1st Place overall: Dianne Hasemeyer (Bib 2)and Boxer Ruby 36:36







2nd  & First man and Dog: Rod Merys (Bib 4) 52:31

3rd  & 2nd Woman and Dog: Brandy Caporaso (bib 3) 52:35

with Laboadors, Max and Bert







4th & 1st place solo woman: Alyssa Blankenship (Bib 1 , solo) 55:41








5th & 2nd Man and Dog: Chuck DiPrima and Jack Russel Terrier  Jack 56:28









6th & 3rd Woman and Dog: Joan Krooms and Siberian Husky Blaze 72:17

7th & 3rd Man and Dog: Arnold Krooms and Siberian Husky Rusty 72:18





9.3K Results



1st Place Overall, Tom Pelson and German Shepard Rio 60:41








2nd Place Overall and 1st Woman and Dog: Leslie Blankenship and Lucie 62:51

And cutest dog













Haunted Haul Sponsors

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2013 Haunted Haul – Dog and Owner running race and walk on Lake Siskiyou Trail, Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 9AM Start

Haunted Haul Picture





The Start of the Haunted Haul

Make sure your Halloween Costume is Dodge Dog ready, The Haunted Haul is back for the second year.This year we are allowing dog-less runners and have added a shorter 5K (3.1 miles) race and walk in addition to the ~6 mile race.

All participants will start and finish at the north-most W.A.Barr Road parking area across from the Mount Shasta Resort tennis courts.

All participants will initially head north east

The 5K course (shown below) will follow the main Lake Siskiyou Trail outbound over the Wagon Creek Bridge, then after rounding the  green “tack” shown on the map bellow, which in real life is a cinder block outhouse, the course will loop toward the shoreline and back along the Alternate Lake Siskiyou Trail.Screen Shot 2013-09-30 at 12.36.11 PM On the GPS this route measured 0.01 and 0.02 of a mile longer than 5K.  There will be an aid station with water at the turn around point.






The round the lake 10K course has been changed due to logging south of the delta. Now the course is about 9.2K or 5.72 miles.  The new 9K route will follow the 5K course until the 5K course loops back. The 9K course will then continue to the delta into the disk golf area, up a steep pitch then up to North Shore Road. From there the course will loop back and link up with the 5K return route. The 9K course has more narrow paths and some tricky terrain in the delta area.

9K HaulRoute

COURSE ETIQUETTE:  No vicious dogs or dogs in heat, Slower runners and walkers should stick to the outside of turns for visibility and to let faster returning runners take the faster inside path on turns. Dogs should be reined in close to the side of the trail during a pass. Cars, horses, and falling trees have right of way.



8-8:45 Check-In, Bib Pick-up (all entrants)  and Race Day Registration

9:00 AM Start for Dog-less runners (No early start)

9:02 AM Start for Runners with dogs (on leash)

9:03 Start for Walkers with and without dogs.



AWARDS:A victory mug or glass will be awarded to the first place male and female human in each race class: 5K no dog, 5K with dog, 10 K no dog, 10 K with dog.

Also a Mug will be also be awarded for the best costume. Last year’s mug is shown below. (Sorry due to more categories this year, there will not be second place trophies)


CUTOFF TIME: 3 hours.







T-SHIRTS: A limited number of coveted Haunted Haul T-shirts will be available for $5 added to the entry fee. They will feature the same design as the Award Mugs white lettering on a black or dark gray cotton shirt.

ENTRY FEES are the same for all events: 10 K run, 5K run, and walkers:

* Early Registration by October 16, (US Postal Entry, Waiver, and with check made out to SSDSA): $15 with shirt, $10 without shirt

Mail to:


722 Skyview Road

Mount Shasta CA 96067

* 3 Days prior E-mail Registration to dougdhake@gmail.com by 11PM, October 23: $18 with shirt (if available), $13 without shirt

* Race Day Registration: $20 with shirt (if available), $15 without shirt




Saturday, October 26

Event: Distance (circle one): 5K, 9K

Running with Dogs? (circle one): Yes (#________), No

Do you want a T- Shirt (circle size or No): S, M, L, XL, No

Participant Name:_____________________Sex (M/F):______ Age:_____

1stDog Name:__________________Breed:________Sex:______Age:___

2ndDog Name:________________Breed:_________Sex:______Age:___


City: _____________________________State:_______ Zip:__________

Phone: ___________________ Cell/Pager: ________________________

Emergency contact:

Name: __________________________Phone:_____________________


TOTAL ENTRY: $_________________

WAIVER:In consideration of your acceptance of my entry, I, the undersigned, do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, waive and release forever, any and all rights and claims, demands and any other actions, I may have against the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association, Siskiyou County, Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, all participating sponsors, and the officers, employees, agents and volunteers of such parties arising from participating and traveling to and from this event, including any and all injuries I or my dog(s) may suffer. I verify that I, and my dog(s) are medically able and sufficiently trained for this event and that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in participating, including, but not limited to, those caused by terrain, wildlife, pets, weather, vehicles, other participants, lack of hydration, and hypothermia. I assume those risks and will assume and pay my and my pets medical expenses in the event of an accident, illness, or incapacity, regardless of whether I have authorized such expenses. If I require medical attention. I hereby give my consent to authorize medical personnel to provide such medical care as deemed necessary. I agree to maintain safe practices for the protection of myself, my dog(s), other participants, observers, sponsors, and hosts. I grant permission to use my and my pet’s likenesses taken in connection with this event without compensation. I have read the entry information provided, and certify compliance by my signature. I certify that all information on this form is true and complete.



NOTE: Parent or guardian must sign for participants under 18.

BIB # _____________


Copy and mail the entry and waiver  to:


722 Skyview Road

Mount Shasta CA 96067

or E-mail Registration information to:


More information call Doug at:



February 2013 Sled Dog Race Results

Saturday Feb 9, 2013 Sled Dog Race Results

Thank you Dusty Miller and the Siskiyou Mountain Runners for providing timing equipment

Open Class: 16 Dog, 19.5 miles (2700 feet elevation gain on course)

1. Pat Campbell: Sat: 1:42:19.55 ; Sunday: 1:43:14.33 ; Total: 3:25:33.88

2. Carlos Rivera: Sat: 5:08:37.95 (Wrong Turn) ; Sunday: Did not complete course ; Total: DSQ


6 Dog, 13.5 miles (hilly course)

1. Kathy Miyoshi and Siberians : Sat: 1:15:58.34 ; Sunday: 1:18:32.30 ; Total: 2:34:30.64

2. Laura Crocker: Sat: 1:21:31.23 ; Sunday: 1:18:52.83 ; Total: 2:40:24:06

3. Nita Day: Sat: 1:21:49.39 ; Sunday: 1:20:49.08 ; Total: 2:42:38.47

4. Melissa Turner:  Sat: 1:32:09.45 ; Sunday: 1:29:32.72 ; Total: 3:01:42.17

(Melissa also raced and won the 6 Dog sprint class)

5. Terry Beers: Sat: 1:36:47.19 ; Sunday: 1:37:02.32 ; Total: 3:13:49.51


4 Dog, 5.4 mile Sprint (less hilly course)

1. Tanner Boone: Sat: 30:47.84 ; Sunday: 32:16.93 ; Total: 1:03:04.77

2. Allyson Griffle: Sat: 47:38.13 ; Sunday: 48:58.59 ; Total: 1:36:36.72

3. Sara Borok: Sat: 57:19.80 ; Sunday: 51:23:.73 ; Total: 1:48:43.53


6 Dog, 5.4 mile Sprint (less hilly course)

1. Melissa Turner: Sat: 35:21.48 ; Sunday: 35:30.41 ; Total: 1:10:51.89

(Melissa also ran the 6 dog md-distance race)

2. Jan Purkeypile: Sat: 36:03.80 ; Sunday: 36:02.87 ; Total: 1:12:06.67

3. Becky Shroyer: Sat: 36:39:90 ; Sunday: 36:17.88 ; Total: 1:12:57.78

4. Cathy Zylstra: Sat: 45:36.71 ; Sunday:43:10.61 ; Total: 1:28:47.32

5. Cathy Sparks: Sat: 52:36.05 ; Sunday: 45:25.49 ; Total 1:38:01.54

6. Willlie Stephens: Sat: 55:22.05 ; Sunday: 47:58.48 ; Total 1:43:20.53


8 Dog, 10 mile Sprint (hilly course)

1. Jane Devlin: Sat: 48:59.30 ;Sunday: 52:52.22 ; Total: 1:41:51.52

2. April Cox: Sat: 57:10:44 ; Sunday: 59:03.44 ; Total: 1:56:13.88

3. Andrew Heskin: Sat: 55:22.19 ; Sunday: Did not complete course ;  Total: DSQ


2 Dog – Skijor: Saturday: 5.4 mile, Sun. 2 mile climb up & 2 mile coast down

1. Geneva Lyon: Sat: 44:42.43 ; Sunday: 38:25.67 ; Total: 1:23:08.10

2. Jack McCain: Sat: 1:12:42.33 ; Sunday: 48:48.74 ; Total: 2:01:31.07

3. Doug Hake  Sat: 56:06.22 * ;  Sunday: 49:53:.84 ; Total: 1:46:00.06 * Disqualified-loose Chihuahua


Bib Numbers (for picture ID)

16 Dog, 19.5 miles, Route 19 ; 9am start Saturday and Sunday

1. Pat Campbell

2. Carlos Rivera


6 Dog, 13.5 miles, Route 19 ; 10 am start Saturday, 9:30 Start Sunday

18. Kathy Miyoshi – Siberian Huskies

16. Laura Crocker:

36. Nita Day:

28. Melissa Turner:  (Melissa also raced and won the 6 Dog sprint class)

17. Terry Beers:


4 Dog, 5.4 mile Sprint, East loop-Shingle Springs ; 11 am Start Saturday, 10:30 Start Sunday

29. Tanner Boone:

44. Allyson Griffle:

39. Sara Borok: Sat:


6 Dog, 5.4 mile, East loop-Shingle Springs 12 am Start Saturday, 11:45 Start Sunday

28. Melissa Turner(Melissa also ran the 6 dog mid-distance race)

49. Jan Purkeypile

15. Becky Shroyer

27. Cathy Zylstra

46. Cathy Sparks

50. Willlie Stephens


8 Dog, 10 mile Sprint, Route 19 ; 1:00 Start Saturday,  12:00 Start Sunday

45. Jane Devlin

43. April Cox

8. Andrew Heskin


2 Dog – Skijor: Saturday.: East loop-Shingle Springs 2 pm start;  Sunday.: Route 19 ; 1:30 Start

19. Geneva Lyon: 2 dogs both days

37. Jack McCain: 2 dogs first day 1 dog second

38. Doug Hake: Chihuahua first day, Husky the second day


Race Schedule of Events Posted


Driving Directions

Race article in Sun. Jan. 20th edition of the Redding Record Searchlight and at redding.com

MUSHER BIOS page will go live in the next couple of days!  Competing Musher Bios and Photos will be posted in the order received.

Thanks!  SSDSA

Invitatation to Compete, Race Rules, Entry Form & Other News

Announcing the 2013 Siskiyou Sled Dog Races! Feb. 9th & 10th.  We  invite you and your team to compete in the Siskiyou Sled Dog Races -the SSDSA annual 2013 race event! Check this website often for breaking news of snow conditions and Musher Entries.  

Continue reading Invitatation to Compete, Race Rules, Entry Form & Other News

Contra Dance for the Dogs – Feb. 2nd

SSDSA Contra Dance for the Dogs 2013 – FLYER for PRINTING, Posting and Emailing.

contra dance 08bOn the evening of Saturday, February 2, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, the Siskiyou Family YMCA will be hosting a Contra Dance (also known as a “barn dance”), in support of the Siskiyou Snow Dogs Association and its annual Siskiyou Sled Dog Races.  This “Contra Dance for the Dogs” is open to people of all ages, and no partner is necessary.  Special thanks to the Siskiyou Family YMCA for the use of their gym, to Annie Kramer for calling the dance and Alan Kramer – the sound guy. . . Last but not least the Highly Paid Professionals Band for sharing their talents for delivering the Jigs, Reels, and Waltzes that go so well with the Contra Dances.   The Yreka YMCA is located at 350 N. Foothill Drive. Take I-5 Freeway Exit 775 Central Yreka. Head east 0.2 miles on N. Foothill Drive, The YMCA is on the right Continue reading Contra Dance for the Dogs – Feb. 2nd

101 Kids get Dog Sled Rides

Sled dog rides were given to 101 Children on Sunday Jan 6,

Thanks to the Siskiyou Family YMCA Teen Leaders, the Yreka Kiwanis and Yreka High School students for helping out.DSCF2134 DSCF2139

Free Kids Rides Day – Sun., Jan. 6th – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bundle up the kids and grand-kids for a winter wonderland adventure they’ll never forget.

Free Kids Rides 2010Kids ages 3 to 10 receive a free dogsled ride at the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association’s (SSDSA) annual Free Kids Dogsled Rides. Rides are first come first serve. A parent or guardian must be willing to sign the release form, no exceptions. Dogsled Express Participant Hold Harmless Agreement

WHERE: Ski Park Hwy. Take the Hwy. 89 exit to McCloud from Interstate 5 just north of Mt. Shasta City. Take a left on Ski Park Hwy. to Dogsled Express between the Nordic Center and the Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Free Kids Rides Day is generously underwritten by the Yreka Kiwanis Club – Serving the Children of the World

Volunteer support by: the SSDSA, the Yreka and Lake Shastina Kiwanis Clubs and the Siskiyou YMCA Teen Leaders.