Greenville sled dog race postponed to Feb. 9

Posted Jan. 31, 2013, at 2:20 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 31, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.

GREENVILLE — The Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race originally scheduled for

this Saturday has been postponed one week due to the effects of warm

rainy weather on trail conditions. Race organizers’ primary concern is

the health and well being of sled dog teams, and the midweek thaw has

made trail conditions unsuitable for a safe race. Snow predicted for

next week should bring trails back to prime shape for a February 9th


The 100-mile race will start at 9 a.m. at Leisure Life Resort in

Greenville, Maine. Spectators should come early to mingle with the

dogs and get a great spot along on the race chute to watch the start

of one of only 3 long-distance sled dog races in New England. A

30-mile race sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank will begin at 10 a.m.,

with smaller dog teams and just as much enthusiasm.

Sled dog teams will race into the famed 100 Mile Wilderness across

Plum Creek Timberland and Appalachian Mountain Club lands, passing by

several remote sporting camps and viewing spots along the way. Both

races will finish back at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville.

This event is free to spectators. Family events like snowshoe races

for all ages will be held during the day with a bonfire in the evening

to welcome the racers back to Greenville. Trailside Restaurant at

Leisure Life Resort will be open that day to serve breakfast, lunch

and dinner.

For more information and updates visit the race website at

www.100milewildernessrace.org , email wildernessrace@yahoo.com or call

Bethany at Greenville Town Office 207-695-2421.

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