By Keely Larson
Editor 

Race to the Sky canceled, Lack of snow leads to third cancellation in the race's 38 years

 

February 1, 2024

Courtesy Race to the Sky website

Montana's Race to the Sky, a sled dog race winding from Lincoln to Condon and back in either 100 or 300 mile distances, has been canceled this year due to lack of snow and out of consideration for the safety of mushers and their dogs.

The race has only been canceled two other times in its 38-year history - once in 2021 because of the covid-19 pandemic and once in 2005 also because of lack of snow and icy conditions.

Pam Beckstrom, Race to the Sky board member and volunteer since 1986, said it's always a hard decision to cancel. The board weighed factors like current weather, potential preci...



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