Towns Roll Out Red Carpet for Sled Dog Race

First 2008 IPSSSDR stage stop mushes through Jackson, January 25Jackson, Wyoming—January 17, 2007—What has 1,216 legs, travels nearly 350 miles, and stops in 12 towns and two states over eight days? The 2008 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), which races from Wyoming to Utah, January 25 to February 2. Nineteen teams have registered for the 2008 event, with each team bringing up to 16 dogs. With its unique “stage stop” format, the race stops in a different town every night, allowing teams to rest and earning the IPSSSDR the moniker “the dog friendly race.” The format also allows host communities to show their hospitality to mushers and spectators with a variety of lively, family-friendly events from fireworks to dog shows, torchlight parades to pancake breakfasts.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. For additional information about Pedigree products and programs visit The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race was founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. For more information, contact the race via e-mail at or telephone at 307.734.1163, or for complete bios of all the teams and daily race results visit 2008 IPSSSDR – Schedule of EventsPlease visit to view the full race schedule of events.Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations,, 307.734.5335


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