Thank You for your interest in the PEDIGREE® Stage Stop Race beginning January 27th 2017.

The form below contains the following:

  • Personal & Contact Information
  • Race Experience
  • Biography
  • Participation, Waiver & Release Agreement
  • General Information
  • Host Family Information

Read all information carefully. Submission of completed form will act as your application to the race. Entries will be accepted on a first come 1st serve basis & will establish your starting order on the first stage. If necessary, entries will be judged by date of postmark.

Race entry fee: is $1,000.00 USD and must be paid by personal check or money order. Make checks payable to PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE. This is a $500.00 reduction from last year. In lieu of this the race will not be distributing the traditional $500 fuel stipend at the drivers meeting.

Participation Waiver & Release Agreement: The completed & notarized form is due by the start of the pre-race drivers meeting. Forms may be mailed to the race P.O. Box or hand delivered to Dan Carter, Race Director or Dianna Lehn, Assistant Director at the pre-race drivers meeting.

Late entry: November 16th 2016 entry is $1250.00. Entry received after December 31st entry is $1,500.00. After Dec. 31st we cannot guarantee your information to be in Stage Stop Media formats.

Refund Policy: Prior to November 16th of Application Year it is $800.00. Post November 16th there is no refund.

A 3 Member Race Committee will review applications and make final decisions regarding musher participation. Please note that it is mandatory for all applicants to be a member of P.R.I.D.E.(1-800-50-pride) prior to January 1st of the current race year. Verification of P.R.I.D.E. membership must be presented to the Race Committee prior to the date.

Fill out the application below or print the attached forms and mail to the address below. Any questions please call or email.

Thank You for your Interest in the Stage Stop and we hope to be hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

  • Dan Carter – Race Director
  • racedirector@wyomingstagestop.org
  • (435) 691.3580
  • P.O. Box 1940
  • Jackson, WY 83001

Musher Application Form

If you prefer to submit your application in print you can download a PDF version here.

  • Section 1: Personal & Contact Information

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 105.
  • This will be used for the Official Race Program. Please include City, State, and Country.
  • This is only necessary if your Physical and Mailing address are not the same.
  • Section 2: Race Experience

  • Race NameYearFinish PositionNotes 
    Add a new row
    Please list at least 5 if you have them. Include all previous Stage Stops.
  • Section 3: Biography


    Sample Biography
    Joe Loveless , Roy , Washington USA age 47
    2003 IPSSSDR finished 19th place
    Joe Loveless , a firefighter/EMT , began mushing in 1984 with rescued Siberian Huskies. Mushing soon became a Family activity involving Joe, his wife Becky and their daughters. We live at sea level and train mostly on dirt with ATV’s and wheeled carts. For snow training the Loveless Family travels to British Columbia. Wyoming is a wonderful Place to run dogs and this race is the top of the stage racing circuit.
  • Section 4: Participation, Waiver and Release Agreement

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.
  • In consideration for my being permitted to participate in the PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE I agree to the following waiver and release:

    1. I acknowledge that sled dog racing has inherent risks, hazards and dangers that cannot be eliminated for any musher, particularly in a wilderness environment in the mountainous terrain. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE RISKS, HAZARDS AND DANGERS INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATIONS;
      1. Risks arising from traveling through areas that are not patrolled, where snow conditions vary, are unpredictable Changing; where objects are not marked and hazards may not be visible, where avalanches occur.
      2. Risks arising from traveling through areas frequented by wild animals, where the risk of confrontation and injury Or death for mushers or dogs from the confrontations is extremely high; and
      3. Such other risks, hazards and dangers that are an integral part of the sport of sled dog racing in a wilderness Environment in mountainous terrain.
    2. I AM AWARE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SLED DOG RACING HAS INHERENT DANGERS AND RISKS FOR ANY COMPETITOR.
    3. In addition, I acknowledge that sled dog racing is an inherently and extremely dangerous and risky event which could result in serious bodily injury, paralysis, or death. I further understand that it is physically demanding and requires at a minimum, competent mushing skills.
    4. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THIS RACE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGERS AND RISKS INVOLVED AND HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS INVOLVED AND HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, PARALYSIS OR DEATH.
    5. Lastly, I, for myself, my heirs, successors, executors and suborders, hereby KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE AND RELEASE INDEFINITELY AND HOLD THE PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE and each of its owners, officers, agents, and employees from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities , expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) and NEGLIGENCE of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my participation and completion in any if these sled dog race competitions, my use of competition facilities or my presence at competition site, whether such damage, loss injury, paralysis or death results from NEGLIGENCE of the PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE, its officers, agents or employees or from some other cause.

    I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, CLEARLY UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS PARTICIPATION, WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT.

  • Section 5: General Information

  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, tiff, png.
    This photograph will be used in Media. If you do not have a photo now please email it to Secretary@WyomingStageStop.org
  • IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE HAS THE RIGHT TO USE INFORMATION FROM THIS APPLICATION FOR NEWS ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES.
  • By signing this application and paying the required entry fee, the musher agrees to abide by the 2014 Race Rules as set forth by the PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE. I further understand that if any result of drug testing on my team come back positive after I have been awarded prize money, I will return that prize money.
  • You electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement.
  • Section 6: Host Family Accommodations

  • You will be contacted by a member of the Stage Stop staff to go over required information and confirm host families.

    Note: there are no Host Families for the Jackson Stage, Lander Stage, or the final night after the awards banquet in Evanston.

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