The Bachelor Butte Dog Derby is a return to racing sled dogs in the Cascade mountains near Bend/Sunriver, Oregon.
The event is scheduled for March 3-5, 2017 at Wanoga Sno-park.
This is an opportunity to experience the splendor of the the
Cascades and contest one's dog team on world class terrain.
The courses will be challenging and the classes offered somewhat nostalgic.
The 1.5 mile course is an out-and-back trail though short it is still challenging as far as hill climbing. It is geared for anyone with just a few dogs; kids and adults; Skis or sled.
The 5-mile course is loop that features some climbing; tight, downhill turns, a mile long straight-away. This will be a 5-dog maximum for sprint teams and a separate 3-dog ski-jor event.
The 9 mile course follows the 5-mile, with a challenging 4 mile loop tacked on. We also offer a 9-mile advanced skijor race.
Mid-distance drivers will enjoy the 7-dog 15-mile class, set to be in line with other mid-6 or 8 dog events in the Pacific Northwest.
New this year - stage race for 7-13 Dogs (25 miles/day) pool of 15 dogs. Each day's trail will be the same 25 mile trail staged from the Wanoga Sno-Park.
Stage Race Rules
Entry Form .
Check out the Race Schedule for event times and locations. Stage racers will start on Friday afternoon, then on Saturday and Sunday all classes will run starting at 8:30am. This is event also offers low-key social gatherings scheduled for every day.
Mandatory drivers’ meeting for all racers will be at the Wanoga Sno-Park in the warming shelter on each day one hour before race start.
Sled and ski teams will be segregated on each course.
Helmets are suggested for all participants and strongly recommended for juniors.
IFSS Accredited. For more information go to sleddogsports.net
Contact Cyndi Smidt at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Polly Riley email@example.com or 541-593-9884
1.5 mile course map
5 mile course map
9 mile course map
15 mile course map
25 mile course map
Remember that Deschutes National Forest requires that all straw - including the straw in your dog boxes - be certified weed free!