Mushing


SSDRmusher2014 Sandwich Sled Dog Race 
 

     The Sandwich Sled Dog Race was held Saturday, February 15th on a beautiful, snowy winter day.  Dogs, mushers, volunteers and spectators all raved about the wonderfully groomed start area and trails, delicious food and camaraderie and cheered on 18 sled dog teams and drivers in this challenging race that was first started in 1986.

We want to thank the COUNTLESS volunteers that make this Race possible.  The list is too long to name individuals but this is a start:  The Lego Club for providing the public Mushers’ Supper on Friday night, the Sandwich 4H Dog Club for making the volunteers lunches, the many community chefs who provided food for both the Friday night dinner and for sale at the Sandwich Sidehillers food booth at the Race site, all the cooks and wait staff at the booth, Sandwich Sidehillers Winter Trail Club for sponsoring the Race and hours of trail work and set up, Ossipee Valley Snowmobile Club for their beautiful multi-use trails, local businesses that provide financial donations, local homes and inns that provided mushers from far away a place to stay, strong members of the Civil Air Patrol who volunteered at the Race start line to get everyone parked and help get rambunctious, ready-to-run sled dogs to the starting line, the many volunteers who spent hours at road crossings and challenging trail turns making sure the teams are safe and on course, our announcer at the start line, Steve and Tracey Olafsen for providing the professional and official timing, the Radio Club and their hosts that keep track of the mushers every mile along the 45 mile course, the Sandwich PD and Highway Dept. for keeping us all safe, the hard working crew that plows and packs the start/finish area and the parking lot, Don Brown and The Corner House for the fun place to meet after the Race and hand out the awards to the mushers.

Finally a super, big Thank You to Meredith Village Savings Bank for their financial contribution and our host families Gary, Diane, Ethan, Alyssa Floyd and Janet Brown.  We look forward to having an even bigger and better time next year!

Sincerely,    Sandwich Sled Dog Race Committee

Download RESULTS :     2014 Sandwich Sleddog Race Results

Download General Rules & Driver Information Rules-revised 2014

Map here    (This map will be revised slightly as conditions change)

Download Entry Form 2014EntryForm

Download Minor Consent Form here.

Race Entry

This race is limited to 60 teams                                      

  • 6-8 dog class will be limited to 25 teams.
  • 6 dog class will be limited to 25 teams.
  • 1-2 dog Skijor class will be limited to 10 teams.

To ensure entry, please register early! The Sandwich Sidehillers will begin to accept applications on Nov. 1, 2013.  Registrations will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 14th.  All entrants must attend the Drivers’ meeting on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sandwich Elementary School.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014    Race start at 9:00a.m. Floyd’s Field, North Sandwich, NH.  Mushers must be present by 7:30 a.m. for gear checks.  Please specify what type of vehicle you will be coming in.

Race Purse

Race Prize Money

Placement

45 Mile

20 Mile

Skijor

1st

$400

$100

$50

2nd

$275

$75

$25

3rd

$200

$50

4th

$125

5th

$75

Directions

The Race will begin at Floyd’s Field, Bennett Street in North Sandwich.      Click here for directions.

For more information contact:

Julie Dolan, Race Secretary     sidehillers@gmail.com