The CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 40 are two of the Midwest’s most inspiring sled dog racing adventures for professional and recreational teams. Upper Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is the perfect backdrop for wonderful wilderness adventures, with picturesque trails, rolling background, and an average of over 273 inches each year. Centered around the warm and welcoming communities of Calumet, Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor and Eagle River, over 130 sponsors and 600 volunteers join force and breathe life and vitality into this stunning spectacle.
CopperDog 150 Professional
The CopperDog 150 is our premier 10-dog team, 10-dog pool, pro-class competition. The race features 3 days of exciting racing across 135 miles of beautiful Keweenaw trails. The fastest 10 teams take home a piece of the $25,500 purse with the first place winner taking the $7,000 top prize. Over 100 sponsors come together to back the race and show their support of community vitality. On race weekend, 500 volunteers work 1,200 shifts and spectators turn out by the thousands for the inspiring Friday night start sharing in the music, food, and fun! (read more about this event)
CopperDog 40 Sport
The CopperDog 40 is our 6-dog, sport-class event. The race is a single stage of 42 miles and follows the same Friday night route as the CopperDog 150, but forks to finish in Eagle River (rather than Eagle Harbor). The popularity of this race has earned it a $1,500 purse with the first place winner taking home $600. An amazing entry level event, CD40 competitors experience the same amazing Friday night start at the professional teams. Reports back from mushers indicated that the hospitality of the Eagle Harbor community is unparalleled! (read more about this event)
Please review race rules prior to registering to race.
- CopperDog 150 Fee: $350
- CopperDog 40 Fee: $125
- Deadline: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:59PM
- CopperDog 150: Maximum 32 Teams
- CopperDog 40: Maximum 18 Teams
- Withdraw before December 6: 100% Refund
- Withdraw between December 6 and January 3: 75% Refund
- Withdraw between January 3 and February 1: 50% Refund
- No refunds after February 1
- Round 1: Teams registered by November 1
- Round 2: Teams registered by December 31
- Round 3: Teams registered by January 31
- Round 4: Teams registered after January 31
Race Rule: Section 8
All mushers entering the CD150 must have competed in an event with a minimum of 40 miles of continuous running within the past three seasons. A waiver may be requested.
Mushers under the age of 18 (eighteen) may participate with approval of the CD150 Race Director or the Race Marshal, and a waiver of liability signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Only one musher per team is permitted and no substitutions will be allowed after the team starts the race.
Substitution of mushers will be allowed up to the beginning of the Friday’s mandatory mushers’ meeting with the approval of the CD150 Race Director, or at any time before the team starts the race with approval of the Race Marshal.
All mushers must attend the mandatory mushers meetings. All mushers will meet at 3:00PM (EST), Friday, February 27, 2015. In addition, we will hold a musher meeting before/after each leg of the race. The tentative other meetings that are mandatory, except Sunday after the final leg; including 7:30AM (EST) Saturday February 28, 2015, 6:00PM (EST) Saturday February 28, 2015, and Sunday March 1, 2015 following the awards banquet
Only the mushers may participate in discussion held at the meeting.
Missing the second roll call at the meeting, taken 10 (ten) minutes after the first roll call has been completed, may, at the discretion of the Race Marshal, mean disqualification. A penalty of $100 may be assessed for missing the second roll call.
Musher representatives will be selected at the musher meetings to serve on an appeals jury if needed. There will be one representative and one alternate selected from among the entrants for each race.