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CopperDog Musher Documents

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Musher Schedule of Events

Driving Directions

UPDATED February 17th, 2022

Trail Map Images with Elevations

The CopperDog worked in partnership with the Michigan Technological University College of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences to produce trail maps with elevations for our mushers and their support teams. The maps are available as high resolution JPGs and are downloadable as PDFs.

Google Earth GPS

CopperDog Race Rules 2022

2022 Race Rules Introduction as of 2021-10-31v.1

Changes to the CD80 - bring the 80 back home to Friday Night!

MORE AMAZING NEWS!

We're coming home? Oh yeah, we "double" are!

So happy to announce that the CD80 will now be leaving out of Calumet on Friday night!!! More teams, longer party, extra excitement, and a total win-win!

The first leg of the CD80 will now start immediately following the CD150 running "Calumet -to- Phoenix" on Friday night! The CD80 will finish at the Cliff View Bar right off of US-41. It's some 13 driving-miles, and some 38.6 mushing-miles, north of Calumet.

And we could not pick a better location for this finish. The Cliff View Bar is not only one of our sponsors, they have a great atmosphere, delicious food and beverages. And you don't even have to guess, it's warm inside! Please say thank you to Brad and Marjie for making this happen!

Race-wise, this is what's on the menu for the weekend:


Friday - March 4th
CD150 Calumet -to- Eagle Harbor
CD80 Calumet -to- Phoenix
Saturday - March 5th
CD150 Eagle Harbor -to- Copper Harbor
CD25 Copper Harbor -to- Copper Harbor
Sunday - March 6th
CD150 Copper Harbor -to- Eagle Harbor
CD80 Copper Harbor -to- Eagle Harbor

And folks DO NOT bring your pets to any of the starts, finishes, and/or viewing spots on the trail. Please respect this request; leave any and all your pets home!


posted on 2/7/2022 11:57 PM by Kiko de Melo e Silva | permalink | Back to Top

To our mushers who registered on Saturday November 6th: You should by now have received both your confirmation email and your receipt emails from notifications@copperdog150.com. Please check your spam folders as it is possible the emails ended up there. For those who still need to register, our automated registration system is back and operational.

The problem was two fold. An "http" needed to be "https" and the notification button in PayPal got turned off (Hey! who turned off the lights!).All better now.

posted on 11/6/2021 10:05 PM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

CopperDog CD150/CD80/CD25 Race Rules

Welcome mushers and teams to the CopperDog for 2022. We will return to our traditional downtown Calumet start for the CD150. The CD80 race returns this year with a Saturday morning start from Eagle Harbor. The CD25 is a short race that starts and finishes in Copper Harbor. Our race rules are consistent with past races. You may wish to read the introduction to the race rules by clicking the first document below.

CopperDog Race Rules 2022 Introduction / Overview (click on the image to view and download the document)

2022 Race Rules Introduction as of 2021-10-31v.1

CopperDog Race Rules 2022 (click on the image to view and download the document)

2022 Race Rules as of 2021-10-31v.1

2021 Race Stop Policy and Procedure

2022 CopperDog 150 Race Offering

Since its humble beginnings a decade back, the CopperDog 150 has grown from a simple idea to a world-class mushing event that brings joy to the hearts of many. Thank you for sharing you love of mushing with us and inspiring everyone who loves CopperDog.

This year's race returns to historic downtown Calumet for the night start on the mile long snow road. The downtown appearance will be quite different this year after a fire destroyed several buildings on the south part of the 5th Street. The entire community is looking forward to things returning to something that resembles normal. The CopperDog 150 is part of that normal and many, many people are excited about the return to downtown Calumet Friday night, March 4th.

10 Dogs (10 dog pool), ~122 Miles, 3 Stages, $18,000 Purse (1st - 11th)

  • Friday,  March 4th, Saturday, March 5th, Sunday, March 6th
  • Professional (mushers must be qualified for the event, see race rules)
  • 10 Dog Team / 10 Dog Pool
  • 3 Days / 3 Stages / ~122 Miles
  • Stage 1: Calumet to Eagle Harbor (49.4 miles) (Night run)
  • Stage 2: Eagle Harbor to Copper Harbor (34.2 miles)
  • Stage 3: Copper Harbor to Eagle Harbor (37.9 miles)
Registration fee for the CD150 is set at $375
posted on 11/25/2020 8:00 PM by John Bryant | permalink | Back to Top

2022 CopperDog 80 Race Offering

8 Dogs, 76.5 Miles, 2 Stages, $6,000 Purse (1st - 8th)

This 76.5-mile, 2-stage, 8-dog race that enjoys great views of the Keweenaw has been moved to leave from Calumet on the famed snow road ending in Phoenix Friday night. After a day of rest the second stage leaves Copper Harbor Saturday morning with the finish in Eagle Harbor.

Race Dates:
Friday, March 4th, 2022
Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Race Format:
Professional
8 Dog Team (8 Dog Pool),
76.5 Miles, 2 Stages

Stage 1:
Calumet to Phoenix
38.6
Night Run

Stage 2:
Copper Harbor to Eagle Harbor
37.9 Miles
Day Run

Registration Fee:
$250
Includes Commemorative Item

Race Purse:
$6,000 (1st - 8th)

$2,000 First Place (see purse break down below)

Day Money

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the CopperDog 150 is pleased to be able to provide day money for the top three finishers of each stage of the CopperDog80.

Race Stage First Second Third
CD80 Stage 1 $250 $150 $100
CD80 Stage 2 $250 $150 $100

Teams:
Goal of 20 Teams

Don’t miss out on the friendly people, welcoming communities, challenging trails, formidable competition, and the peace and tranquility that blossoms from the Keweenaw trails.

Award money will be paid to first through eighth place. There is a limit of 20 teams for this event, register early to secure your position.

The CopperDog 80 is a 76.5 mile, 2 stage race (the race planning team reserves the right to vary the actual length of the race +/- 3 miles). Stage 1 is Friday night in Calumet, finishing in Phoenix. Stage 2 is Sunday, starting in Copper Harbor and ending in Eagle Harbor.

posted on 11/5/2019 8:00 PM by John Bryant | permalink | Back to Top

2022 CopperDog 25 Race Offering

Since its humble beginnings a decade back, the CopperDog 150 has grown from a simple idea to a world-class mushing event that brings joy to the hearts of many. Thank you for sharing you love of mushing with us and inspiring everyone who loves CopperDog.

Based upon the success of last year's Copper Harbor sprint race format for the CD25, the board of directors and race planning decided to keep the same race format for this year.

6 Dogs, ~13.5 Miles, 1 Stage, $2,000 Purse (1st - 5th)

  • Saturday, March 5th
  • Competition (no prerequisites)
  • 6 Dog Team
  • 1 Days / 1 Stage / ~13.5 Miles (Length may vary by +/- 1 mile)
  • Copper Harbor back to Copper Harbor (13.4 miles)

The registration fee for the CD25 is $125.00.

posted on 10/13/2022 8:00 PM by Kiko de Melo e Silva | permalink | Back to Top

Future Race Dates through 2025

The CopperDog Board of Directors pleased to announce tentative race dates from 2022 through 2025.

Tentative Race Dates:

    • 2022 March 4 — 6
    • 2023 March 3 — 5
    • 2024 March 1 — 3
    • 2025 February 28 — March 2
    posted on 3/10/2021 11:05 AM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

CopperDog Race Rules 2022

(click on the images to download the documents)

Introduction / Overview

UPDATED February 17th, 2022

2022 Race Rules Introduction as of 2021-10-31v.1

CopperDog Race Rules 2022

Musher Schedule of Events

UPDATED February 17th, 2022

Click here for Musher Packet

Click Here Musher Meeting Presentation

posted on 2/17/2022 8:05 PM by Doug Harrer | permalink | Back to Top

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