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By Henry Netherland

Race to the Sky canceled


January 21, 2021

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake musher Roy Etnire at the vet check in 2016.

LINCOLN - For the second time in its 36-year run, the annual mushing competition, Montana Race to the Sky, has been canceled. Pam Beckstrom, 35 year volunteer, said after much deliberation, the event's board decided on Jan. 10 that the event would be postponed to next year. They made the announcement the next day.

Beckstrom said there were several reasons behind their decision. The biggest one was limited gathering size due to COVID-19. Restrictions prevent the event from not only having spectators, but also allowing mushers to go inside at checkpoints.

Race organizers also felt it was unfa...

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