Mush Without Slush

April 6-7 2024

Hosted by the Pacific Sled Dog & Skijoring Association (PSDSA), Mush without Slush is a fun end of season dryland event. It is open to everyone and new racers are welcome. Please join us on the beautiful trails through the Ponderosa Pines in Deschutes National Forest.


Drivers Meeting

7:30am both days


Sunday, 30 minutes after the last class ends.


Zimmerman Butte – Go northwest out of Sisters, on Hwy 20W towards Santiam Pass just over 3 miles; as the passing lane ends, turn Right onto Road 2059-500. Look for the race sign. Follow the road about 1 mile to the staging area.


Entries must be received by 5pm, the Wednesday before the race. No day of race entries.  There are no registration fees for this event, but donations to PSDSA to cover event expenses are greatly appreciated.


 We have several loops or semi-loops of varying distances. Each course will be run as a class. Within that, folks can run any of the team size and configurations listed for that class. Teams for each course will be on the trail together and awards will be presented to each category within the class. Canicross will run separately. 

Rigs must be dog-powered, so quads must be run without motor assist. Helmets are required for participants under 16 years of age (except canicross), and are encouraged for all participants.

1.8 mile course (map)  semi-loop trail

  • 1-2 dog scooter and 1-2 dog bikejor
  • 1-2 dog canicross
  • 1-2 dog junior canicross

4 mile course (map)  semi-loop trail

  • 1-2 dog scooter and 1-2 dog bikejor
  • 3 – 4 dog cart/ATV

6 mile course (map)  semi-loop trail

  • 1-3 dog scooterand 1-3 dog bikejor
  • 5-6 dog cart/ATV

9 mile course (map)  semi-loop trail

  • 6-8 dog cart/ATV

The staging area is completely without amenities except for a porta-potty. It is okay to camp on site – bring your own food, water and chairs.

Lodging is available at several motels in Sisters. None of the local campgrounds will be open at this time.

Info Sheet
Race Rules

Video By Jill Wilson