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GLSDA Sled Dog Derby 2022
GLSDA Sled Dog Derby 2022

Presented By:  Great Lakes Sled Dog Association
Race Date:  January 15/16, 2022   | Total Combined Purse:  $4,000 (min)

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting:  January 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Baldwin, MI 
Light Refreshments will be served
It is requested that you bring a non-perishable food donation to support St. Anne’s “Bread Of Life” Food Pantry.  St. Anne’s generously donated use of their facilities for our driver’s meeting


Race Location

Stearn’s Siding Race Site
Stearn’s and Wingleton Roads, Baldwin, MI
Latitude: 43° 55’ 7.09” N 
Longitude: 85° 57’ 33.90” W

Classes and Entries

Classes Offered (NOTE:  All classes are non-sanctioned):
8 Dog Cross-Country (15 mi)
6 Dog Sprint (5.7 mi)
4 Dog Sprint (5.7 mi)
JR 3 Dog Cross-Country (5.7 mi) must be 12 or under

Entries will be limited to 15 per class for the 8-Dog, 6-Dog and 4-Dog classes and limited to 10 entries for the JR 3-Dog Class.

We are accepting online entries only which will close when the class limit is reached or on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6PM EST  (whichever comes first)

Entry Waitlist:  Once a class fills up, the bytepro tool will close registration for that class, however we will maintain a wait list.  You can email: to be placed on the waitlist.  Spots that come available will be filled by first come, first served order.

Required Equipment for Cross Country Classes

8-Dog Cross Country Class:  
10 lbs dog food
Sleeping bag
Set of booties per dog
First Aid Kit
Drag brake

JR 3-Dog Cross Country Class:
Helmet must be worn
5 lbs dog food
Sleeping bag
Booties for dog (12)
First Aid Kit (supplied)
Snack for driver
Drag brake

Additional Race Requirements for all Classes

No Whips
No Wrist Ropes and/or Driver Restraints Allowed
Sled Bag, Snow Hook and Snub Line Required in all classes 
Mandatory Sub Line Start

Start Times (Times are subject to change)

8:30 AM:  Sled Bag Checks for 8-Dog Cross County Class and 3-Dog JR Cross Country Class
9:30 AM:  8-Dog Cross Country Class Starts
12:00 PM:  6-Dog Sprint Class Starts
1:00 PM:  4-Dog Sprint Class Starts
2:00 PM:  JR 3-Dog Cross Country Class Starts

Dog Marking will be done via photo verification in the start chute

Entry Fees

8-Dog Cross Country Class:  $80
6-Dog Sprint Class:  $30
4-Dog Sprint Class:  $30
JR 3-Dog Cross Country Class:  $20

NOTE:  The Standard Driver's Release Waiver must be accepted before you can pay for your entries.

GLSDA Membership Required

*** GLSDA membership is required to race ***

Membership Chair: Dianna Koteskey, 7821 Horton Bay Rd N, Boyne City, MI 49712

GLSDA Membership can be purchased online here on bytepro
You can also pay for your membership at the driver’s meeting. 

You will not be permitted to race until your membership has been paid.


Purse and Awards

Purse Payout:

8-Dog Cross Country       6-Dog Sprint       4-Dog Sprint
1. $800                               1.  $200                1.  $200
2. $700                               2.  $125                2.  $125
3. $600                               3.  $100                3.  $100
4. $400                               4.  $50                  4.  $50
5. $200                               5.  $25                  5.  $25
6. $150
7. $100
8. $50

JR Cross Country 3-Dog Class Awards:

1st Place:   Modified Bear Paw Snowshoes
  Donated by Ridson Rigs/Clyde Risdon

2nd Place: New 4-Dog Gangline
  Donated by Betcha Katcha Kennels

3rd, 4th and 5th Place:  Black Diamond Headlamp
   Donated by Snokomo Kennels

All Awards will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 after race completion

Lodging and Food

Baldwin Creek Lodge: (231) 745-4401
Cloud 9 Resort: (231) 745-3070
Or contact Lake County Chamber of Commerce: Phone 231-754-4331 or

Rustic Race Site camping is available, no hookups, electric or water

This is a rustic race site with no onsite buildings - Porta Potties will be on-site

Primos BBQ Food Truck will be onsite offering breakfast and lunch both days

Directions to Race Site

From M 37 turn West on 7th Street at the Wesco Gas Station.  Go 5 blocks to Cherry Street and turn left.  Go to W 52nd Street, which is the first right, follow 2 ½ miles and veer right onto Wingleton Rd. (this is a dirt road). Stay on Wingleton to the race site.   Race site will be on the right.
From US 10: Turn South on Tyndall Road. Go to Stevensen road, turn left. Follow to Wingleton road, turn left. Stay on Wingleton road to race site.   Race Site will be on the left.  Signs will be displayed.

GPS Coordinates are:
Latitude: 43° 55’ 7.09” N 
Longitude: 85° 57’ 33.90” W

Additional Information

Please join us for the Sponsor’s Super Sprint Race just before the Driver’s Meeting on January 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM.  This will be held next to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Baldwin, MI

Contact for Questions

Race Chair:
James (Moe) Moyer 
Call or Text (567) 230-7020

click here to see registered participants

Register for this Event

GLSDA Sled Dog Derby 2022 Saturday January 15, 2022, 8:30 AM

Online registration is closed at this time.

Please direct further questions to the event promoter.

Race Chair: James (Moe) Moyer, Call or Text (567) 230-7020

Contact Event Promoter:
Great Lakes Sled Dog Association
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