Welcome to the 2017 Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
Races: Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 - Bayfield Wisconsin - bayfield.org
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US in our 22nd year of the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. This unique event is run on a picturesque and well groomed course through the hills surrounding Bayfield, overlooking the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior.
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February 3 through February 5, 2017
The 22nd annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, 2017. Races begin at 10 am on both days, with half of the total race distance completed each day.
There are two main races: a 10-dog, 80-mile race and a 6 dog, 60-mile race.
There is also a 40-mile Sportsmen’s Race, a 6 to 8-mile Family Race (Saturday only) and a 6 to 8-mile Youth Race (16 and under; Sunday only).
There are two spectator locations, one at the start/finish of the race and one at a midpoint. Amenities include a warming tent, concessions and bonfires.
The start/finish line is located 12 miles north of downtown Bayfield at the Echo Valley Gravel Pit on Highway 13 with the course following The Sand River Trail System of Bayfield County. Programs with a map of the course will be available at the Visitor Center of the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau and on the race grounds.
Additional race activities include a “Meet the Mushers” Dinner open to the public at 6 pm on Friday, February 3 in the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion (mandatory for all mushers), a Mushers’ Mixer at the Bayfield Inn on Saturday evening and the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon immediately following the races.
Musher Information – choose from the following links:
2017 Musher Registration Form, printable (PDF)
2017 Rules and Regulations (PDF)
2017 Required Equipment (PDF)
Interested in Voluntourism?
Combine a relaxing vacation in Bayfield with the excitement of volunteering at the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race to make your getaway even more memorable. Let us take care of the details for you! You can choose from a range of volunteer positions.
Voluntourism FAQ & Reservation Form
Just want to volunteer?
Volunteer Sign Up Form
We couldn't make this happen without the support of our sponsors!
There are various levels of sponsorship so take a look and see if one might be a good fit for you.
2017 Sponsorship Info
Call 715-779-3335 with questions
And don’t forget to visit our lodging page to book your stay in Bayfield now. You can choose from some of the best bed and breakfasts in Wisconsin, cozy Bayfield hotels, cottages and cabins and more.
Historical Race Times
2015 Race Results
2015 Race Map
Master Musher Sponsors
Trail Support Sponsors
Doggy Biscuit Sponsors
Sled Dog Friend Sponsors