Race to the Sky veterinarian check delayed due to weather

Posted at 11:14 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 12:35:19-05

HELENA – The winter weather is so bad it’s even causing problems for the annual Race to the Sky dog sled race.

Because of a blinding snowstorm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Race to the Sky veterinarians will not arrive in Helena until sometime mid-afternoon Friday.

The delay means that the 300-mile veterinarian check has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday at Hi-Country Snack Foods in Lincoln. The official start of the 2019 Race to the Sky will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Teams will be heading to White Tail Ranch checkpoint in the early evening and will head to the finish line at Morrell Creek near Seeley Lake starting at approximately 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The pre-race banquet is still on for Friday night at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Hall and everyone is invited to the free pre-race enchilada dinner prepared by Chef Barbie. Come and meet all the mushers on Friday night.