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International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Expects Full Roster for 2013 IPSSSDR with New Four-State Course

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The biggest sled dog race in the lower 48, the Jackson Hole-based IPSSSDR has expanded its route for 2013 to include Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah, attracting brisk race registration for the sled dog team roster.

Jackson, Wyoming (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

The roster for the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), January 25-February 2, 2013, has been filling up briskly, announced Race Director Frank Teasley. Registration deadline for the 18th annual Wyoming sled dog race is November 15, 2012, with late registration fees applied after that date. Up to 25 international sled dog teams compete for significant purses in the dog-friendly competition, which starts out of the Jackson, Wyo., town center each year.

“When news of the new IPSSSDR race course spread through the mushing community, my phone started ringing.” said Teasley. “I fully expect to have a full roster.”

Currently 13 teams from Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Minnesota, Colorado, Oregon and Alberta, Canada, are registered for the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which begins in Jackson Hole, then will continue through parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and dip down into Utah before finishing in Wyoming. A complete route is available on the IPSSSDR website at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org.

Sled dog racing teams already registered for the 2013 IPSSSDR include Jerry Bath, Stacey Teasley and Alix Pearon of Wyoming; Ryan Redington, Erin Redington, Jeff Conn, James Wheeler and Ariane Jasmin of Alaska; Dennis Laboda of Minnesota; Tom Thurston of Colorado; Dave Turner of Colorado and Oregon; Charlotte Mooney of Montana; and Aaron Peck of Alberta, Canada.

Small towns in the states along the race route will host the various stages, celebrating with community activities from meet-the-musher dinners to ice carving and pet parades. Community outreach by the sled dog race as it passes through the participating towns includes food donations to local animal shelters, contributions to health facilities for childhood immunization, and a Jr. Stage Stop for area students with selected kid mushers performing community service to become eligible to race.

The IPSSSDR, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, is the only sled dog race with a course traveling through four states. With its unique stage stop format, the IPSSSDR has become a popular mushing event attracting the world's top competitors. Pedigree® Food for Dogs is the title sponsor of the IPSSSDR. The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.

Company Information: The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, the largest dog sled race in the lower 48 states, was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. Each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route for childhood immunizations. For a complete schedule, visit the race website at http://www.wyomingstagestop.org. The race is also active on Facebook under International Pedigree Stage Stop and on Twitter at @IPSSSDR.

Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 307.734.5335

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