Flathead Classic Sled Dog Race | Montana

Our main event, The FLATHEAD CLASSIC SLED DOG RACE is a multi-class, multi-sport race, taking place in the Flathead Valley on February 23-24, 2019 with races starting at 9 a.m. and events conclude about 1 p.m. both days. The Flathead Classic is an offspring of Flathead Sled Dog Days, the Flathead Valley’s prior dogsled event. We plan to give one last opportunity of the season to run with the dogs in Northwest Montana. We will promote events for all dog mushing enthusiasts including 1-2 dog Skijoring; 4 - dog junior; 4 and  6– dog, adult classes. We’re also excited to promote a special pure bred class and for the locals wanting to show off their own dog’s talents, their very own mutt pull. 

Our longest race covering just 18 miles will focus on the terrain, our beautiful location, and world-class trail systems. For the end of the season, our competitors will be able to show off their athletes in their best form with a full race season coming to a close. Who’s the main competitor, the musher or the dogs?

This event is a great winter outing for the entire family. A percentage of the merchandise sales will be donated to K9 Care Montana who provides service dogs at no cost and customized outdoor activities for wounded warriors as well as special needs children and their families.

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Latitude: 48.553546 Longitude: -114.572639 Elevation: 3189 ft
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Event Dates

2/23/2019 – 2/24/2019

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All Ages

Type of Festival

Outdoor Activity

Event Setting

Dog Creek Lodge near Olney, MT will be the race headquarters, provide musher lodging and trail system for dog class races, fat bike joring and skijoring. 


Driving Directions

Start/Finish- Dog Creek Lodge is 21 miles west of Whitefish on Highway 93. 


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