The Diamond Lake Sled Dog Race, first of the season for many, was a success!!  Using a different start/finish location worked just fine.  After many discussions with Trail Boss, David Boyd, courses matching the length of the previous years were set up and seemed to be enjoyed by all.  Those who made trails in the snow next to the parking area made the trek to the start line much easier and safer – thanks to all who worked on that.  And, freshly groomed trails Sunday morning made it even better for the second day’s runs. – thank you Randy and Elmer of the Resort!!

If you would like a Diamond Lake race t-shirt, you can order it on PayPal or email Cari  (  and she will give you instructions.  She can also take orders at Bachelor Butte Dog Derby this weekend.  They will be $20.00, which includes $5 for mailing them to you.  If they are ready by Mush Without Slush, they can be hand delivered and you will be given back the $5.

It was fun spending the weekend with good friends – new & old , plus family, sharing an activity we all enjoy so much!!  It’s such a rewarding sport in so many ways!!  Thanks to all for your help and encouragement!!

Cari Hinesley

Race t-shirts available in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. Shirts are $20 including shipping. Order by March 13. If hand delivered to Mush without Slush, $5 shipping will be refunded. Contact Cari to order (see above).

Diamond Lake Race

February 24-25, 2024

Sponsored by Cascade Sled Dog Club and Pacific Sled Dog and Skijor Association


  • 8-dog mid-distance, 31 miles each day
  • 6-dog mid-distance, 15 miles each day
  • 8-dog sprint, 8 miles each day
  • 6-dog sprint, 6 miles each day
  • 4-dog sprint, 4 miles each day
  • Novice, 10 years and older unless pre-approved, 4 miles each day
  • Junior, 7-14 years old, 2 miles each day
  • Advanced Skijor, 6 miles each day
  • Recreational Skijor, 2 miles each day
  • Pee Wee, 100 yds Saturday ONLY



Friday, Feb. 23, 5 – 8 p.m., Racer’s packet pick-up in Resort Lobby
Mandatory Driver’s meeting at race site: Saturday  & Sunday 8:00 AM –  ALL CLASSES MUST ATTEND BOTH

The top 3 teams of all purebred Siberian Huskies in 4-Dog Sprint and 6-Dog Mid-Distance classes will be awarded ribbons and recognized by the Siberian Husky Club of America Inc.

Start time 9:00 AM both days

Pacific Tri States Alliance Race Rules will be followed.

Novice – 10 years and older unless pre approved. Pro driver does not qualify for awards.
Junior – 7-14 years.

Race is located in the Umpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake. This event is operating on National Forest Land under permit from US Forest Service.

Weed-Free Hay is required by the Forest Service.
Certificate must be on-hand at the event.


Diamond Lake Resort, 350 Resort Dr, Diamond Lake, OR 97731, (541) 793-3333


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