PLUM CREEK WILDERNESS RACE
“Canine Athletes run to Moosehead in February”
GREENVILLE, MAINE -- The ninth annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015 over forested mountain trails maintained by our partners in this race, Plum Creek Timberlands and Appalachian Mountain Club. One of only three long-distance races in New England, the Wilderness Race will begin and end in the town of Greenville and offers mushers and their canine athletes a chance to compete in a 66 mile race that will start at 9am at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville. A 30-mile race is also held, and fun activities will be provided by AMC and Greenville Recreation for spectators and families throughout the day at Leisure Life Resort. This event is free to the public.
Spectators can follow signs thru town to Leisure Life Resort on Lily Bay Road, to witness the noisy and fun excitement of dog teams eager to run. We suggest you get there between 8:00 to 8:30 to meet the teams as they prepare for the 9am start. The 30-mile race starts at 10 AM. The race trail traverses the mountainous 100-Mile Wilderness area, and passes through several remote sporting camps like Appalachian Mountain Club’s Little Lyford Camps and West Branch Pond Camps. These areas will provide vantage points along the course for spectators who want to watch this daylong event and the racer’s progress. We expect teams to make their way back to the start late in the afternoon where they will be met by a blazing bonfire and spectators.
The Wilderness Race draws teams from all over the U.S. and Canada as well as local competitors. The event is a regional favorite among mushers and receives high marks for a well-groomed, scenic trail and friendly community support.
The event is organized by the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, a Greenville non-profit. For more information, visit the race website www.100milewildernessrace.org
, or call Bethany at Greenville Town Office at 207-695-2421.
Editors please note: Photos and video are available upon request