Flathead Classic Sled Dog Race

Our main event, The FLATHEAD CLASSIC SLED DOG RACE is a multi-class, multi-sport race, taking place in the Flathead Valley on February 24-25, 2018. 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, 6, and 12 – 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 40 miles each day 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.

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

2/24/2018 – 2/25/2018

Admission Fee (if any)

Free

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 4-dog class races and skijoring. 

The mid-distance race will have mushers traveling through the Whitefish Range over Red Meadow Pass to Polebridge, MT. 6, 8 and 12-dog teams will spend the night and return over the same trail system to Dog Creek Lodge on Sunday covering approximately 40 miles each day. 

Driving Directions

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

Finish/Turnaround- Polebridge, MT is 45 miles east of Whitefish on the North Fork Rd. From Whitefish turn left onto MT-40 E, turn left onto Nucleus Ave., continue onto Railroad St., continue onto N. Fork Rd., & turn right toward Polebridge Loop

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