October 19, 2017
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Greenville sled dog race postponed to Feb. 9

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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
event.

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.