The eighth annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race is canceled, organizers announced Tuesday, due to unsafe trail conditions.
The Greenville event was originally scheduled for February 2 and postponed after last week’s rainfall to February 9. On Monday, the race governing board made the decision to cancel the race, after an inspection team found that trail conditions are still inadequate to safely run dog teams on the 100-mile and 30-mile race courses.
“The decision to cancel was made with great regret, and the race committee thanks everyone who has worked hard all year to plan and prepare for the 2013 Wilderness Race,” the press release states.
In addition to major sponsors Plum Creek and Bangor Savings Bank, host site Leisure Life Resort, and trail supporters Appalachian Mountain Club and Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club, the event is made possible each year by the support of many generous sponsoring businesses and organizations, volunteers in the community, and mushers who travel to Greenville to compete.
The race is organized by the Wilderness Sled Dog Racing Association, a Greenville non-profit. For information, visit the race website www.100milewildernessrace.org , email firstname.lastname@example.org , or call Bethany at Greenville Town Office at 207-695-2421.