Sled Dog Teams arrive in Lander this afternoon; Local race tomorrow morning

(Lander, Wyo.) - The 323-mile EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Sled Dog Race continues in Lander when the mushers and teams arrive just after 4 p.m. The race began this past Friday in Jackson. The Lander leg of the race is 45 miles and is the fourth of eight stops and begins Tuesday morning up at the Louis Lake turnout on Highway 28 at 9 a.m. "In Lander, we do a parade into town with all the dog trucks and we park in the center of town and then have a meet and greet between the mushers, dogs and the community. That's a lot of fun. It gives locals a chance to come out and really interact with the mushers, to meet the dog teams and pet the dogs. These are not just a bunch of dogs, these are all individual animals that have a name and a personality," said Dan Carter, EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race Director. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race makes sled dog racing more accessible to the general public, as well as showcases the beautiful state of Wyoming, according to the sponsors. The event features 13 mushers and their dog teams, who’ll race more than 323 miles over the course of eight days while visiting several different cities. The racers compete for a prize purse of $195,000, but communities along the route also win because of donations to area shelters and other charities. The Lander Schedule: MEET THE MUSHERS: Monday, February 1 4:30-6p Meet the mushers and teams on Main Street. 2015 Race film showing at the Lander Bake Shop. THE LANDER LEG: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:00a: Race start 2:00p: Estimated finish WHERE: Louis Lake Turnout Parking Lot on HWY 28 *Feature Photo: The Lander Leg of the race kicks off Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. (File photo by Chris Havener / Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news