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2013 Wilderness Sled Dog Race cancelled

Posted Feb. 05, 2013, at 12:43 p.m.

GREENVILLE, MAINE — The eighth annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race has been cancelled. The Greenville event was originally scheduled for February 2 and postponed to February 9 after last week’s rainfall, but organizers made the decision on Monday to cancel the 2013 race and associated activities.

The Wilderness Race governing board is committed to running a safe event for everyone and the trail inspection found that conditions are inadequate to safely run dog teams on the 100-mile and 30-mile race courses. With no significant snow accumulation predicted for this week, trails are not expected to improve much in the near future.

The decision to cancel was made with great regret, and the race committee thanks everyone who has worked hard all year to plan and prepare for the 2013 Wilderness Race. In addition to major sponsors Plum Creek and Bangor Savings Bank, host site Leisure Life Resort, and trail supporters Appalachian Mountain Club and Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club, the event is made possible each year by the support of many generous sponsoring businesses and organizations, volunteers in the community, and mushers who travel to Greenville to compete.

The race is organized by the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, a Greenville non-profit. For more information, visit the race website www.100milewildernessrace.org , email wildernessrace@yahoo.com , or call Bethany at Greenville Town Office at 207-695-2421.

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