Race Weekend Schedule – March 14-15, 2015

image002Deer Mtn. /Chuck Best Memorial
Snowmobile Park, Siskiyou Co., California

17 miles Northwest of Weed California on Hwy 97 then 4 miles east on Deer Mountain Road.

FREE EVENT with Free Parking. Be prepared for Winter Driving Conditions and Weather. We recommend carrying Traction Devices. This is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event.

Important: Check this page often for the most up-to-date information. All times, locations, and information are subject to change. 

At the WARMING HUT: 8:00 am to around 3 pm each day – The Warming Hut is where you can: Review the Race Schedule, Times & Standings; Ask questions; Sign the Guest Register; Look at the Trails Map; Check in if you’re a Musher or a Volunteer; Buy a Race Shirt; Last but not least . . . Warm up by the wood stove and visit with family and friends.

Kiwanis Big Blue Concessions: 8 am to 3 pm each day Delicious, reasonably -priced Foods, Beverages, Snacks and Candies served with a big Kiwanis Smile– The Big Blue Race Food Concessions Booth is a project of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Shastina – All proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.

Race Schedule for Both Days
Enjoy watching as Mushers prepare their teams for the races and caring for them after they’ve finished. The Mushers are a friendly bunch. Always ask permission to approach a team.

  • 8 am – Mandatory Musher Meeting (This meeting is not open to the public)
    All competing mushers and skijorers must attend. Meet at the Start / Finish Line for Race Rules and Instructions from the Race Marshal, Head Timer, and Parking Boss.
  • 8:30 am – Opening Ceremony – MCs will be howling out times and racer information all day, both days.
  • 9:00 AM Start – SKIJOR (Skier pulled by one or two Sled Dogs) Experienced class – 5.4 mile
  •            followed immediately by 1 mile NOVICE SKIJOR. 
  • 10:00 AM Start – 18.9 mile – OPEN MID – DISTANCE (6 or greater dogs in a team.)
  •             followed immediately by  Start – 13.8 mile – 6 DOG MID-DISTANCE (4-6 Dogs)
  • 11:00 AM Start – 5.4 mile – 1/4 mile KIDS SLED RACE (8-14 year old children) pulled by up to 3 Dog Teams
  • 12:00 PM Start – 5.4 mile –  4 DOG SPRINT Teams (2-4 Dogs)
  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM – FREE KIDS RIDES for children 4-10 years old
  • 1:00 PM Start – 5.4 mile –  6 DOG SPRINT Teams (4-6 Dogs)
  • 2:00 PM Start – 8 mile – 8 DOG SPRINT Teams (5-8 Dogs)

SUNDAY ONLYAwards Ceremony & Closing Ceremony – Join us for this special ceremony held in the Warming Hut after the races

Display your business’ banner at the Races . . . Show your Support!
Email us at info@siskiyousleddograces.net ; Call 530-926-3641 or 530-598-0466; Send mail to: SSDSA, P. O. Box 867, Yreka, CA 96097.

*  It’s a FREE Event, but, if you’d like to donate – the funds will be used for future Siskiyou Sled Dog Races – a project of the SSDSA, a 501c6 non-profit organization. Siskiyou Sled Dog Races are held under a Special Use Permit from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service on a non-discriminatory basis.