Sled Dog Race



The 2017 IronLine Sled Dog Race will take place on February 3-4th, 2017.


The IronLine Sled Dog Race is now in its fifth year and seeks to be the best little medium-sized race in the upper Midwest. Combining a great trail, awesome two-day format, an involved and supportive community, numerous local sponsors, and enthusiastic volunteers, The IronLine is a great addition to any sport or pro-class musher’s schedule, or even just a recreational dog driver. We try to combine a very fun, yet competitive race and an easy-going weekend to give any racer a great winter event that also happens to be very family friendly and a blast for spectators in general. At the IronLine, we like to think we have something for everyone and can be a great companion race to the TCSDR, the Copperdog and Midnight Run races in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


We are now accredited with the International Federation of Sled Dog Sports or IFSS.

Distance/Race Format

As usual, our two-day, mid-distance/stage race format will be the same again this year with the 6-dog and 10-dog classes racing Friday night and Saturday morning. These races will be 56 & 80 miles respectively. Our recreational class, 4-Dog race will only run 13 miles on Saturday morning.


Registration, this year, will be at the Americinn hotel, across Genesee Street from the RV park which hosts all our race festivities and start/finish line.

Vet Checks

We only require very modest, pre-race vet checks by our seasoned vet staff. Those will be on Friday morning, February 3rd at the RV Park. The vets will also be on-hand for the duration of the race if any dogs need special care or attention.


Clint Stafford RV Park 
50 E. Genesee St. 
Iron River, MI 49935. 

(google maps)

Truck Parking

As for the 6 and 10-dog teams, once you are parked before stage one on Friday, you will not have to move your truck because we run the same course twice. Convenient, we know!

Banquet Location

Our banquet will again be held at George Young’s Recreation complex located at: 159 Young’s Lane, Iron River, MI 49935