Willow Jr. 100 Race Information

Event Information

The Willow Jr. 100 has been POSTPONED until FEBRUARY 13, 2009. This 100-mile is race for young mushers between the ages of fourteen (14) and seventeen (17) years old. For more information about this event, please contact Christine Stitt at 907-495-6707 or sign up for the event by reading the 2009 Race Rules and filling out the Willow Jr. 100 Sled Dog Race Application and mail to WDMA, POB 858, Willow, AK 99688 along with your $50 entry fee.

Scroll down the page to see race start information!

The following forms need to be filled out PRIOR to the race start:

NOTICE:  If the temps are -30F or colder at race time, the race will not be run.
It is highly recommend that racers have dog coats for their dogs that require them if it is -15F or colder.

2009 Musher List:


  1. Travis Beals
  2. KayeTori Berg
  3. MacKenzie Davis
  4. Garry McKellar
  5. Rebekah Ruzicka
  6. Skeeter Stitt
  7. Skipper Stitt
  8. Carole Keller

Race Plan:

Vern Halter and Susan Whiton of Dream A Dream Dog Tours/Dream Inn have agreed to have the vet check, meetings, and the
start and finish from their facility in Willow. They have plenty of room for anyone wishing to stay the night there if needed.
There is room for mushers and trucks alike. There will be beds, bathroom and shower facilities as well as a nice place to
lounge around while waiting on the mushers.

The Willow Jr. 100 will be going the full 100 miles. The MANDATORY SIGN-IN will be at 10:00 AM followed by the vet check
and video. The START of the race is due to take place at approx. NOON.

We expect teams to be at the 50-mile halfway point between 4 PM and 6 PM. We will serve hot meals for the mushers and
crew at the half way point and if the parents wish to be there with the children, they are welcome (with supervision of course)
and can eat too. Donations will be accepted for their meal, but not required. The mushers will then have an 8 hour layover
(there will be an insulated tent for musher use) before returning to Dream A Dream Dog Tours for the finish.

Please feel free to contact Chris Stitt at 495-6707 or 232-9329. These changes were made by the race crew and organizers for
the benefit of the children, as the race course is going to be a long run up, therefore the dog care is of special interest to us.
Hope to see you all at the race.

Dream A Dream Dog Tours Facility Directions:
Turn right off the Parks Highway if you are coming from Wasilla or a left if you are coming from north of WIllow at mile 64.6 onto
Allen Drive. There are blue DOT signs on the highway saying Dream A Dream Dog Tours and Dream Inn. Once you have
turned onto Allen Drive follow the race signs to Dream A Dream.

A BIG Thank you to all our Volunteers and Sponsors!

Race Officials / Volunteers

Race Marshall: Wayne Curtis

Race Veterinarian: Dr. Hawkins,
Far Country Animal Hospital
Veterinarian Assistant: Mary Keller

Race Starter: Pat Welch
Road Crossing Coordinator: Allen Davis

Race Photographer: Wendy Moreiko
Race Video Producer: Donna Quante
Race Interviewer: Susie Dillon

Race Sponsors:

Alaska Industrial Hardware, Willow Dog Mushers Association, Dream A Dream Dog Tours, SeeMeez, Alaska Safety, Inc., Alaska Pain Center, First Choice Physical Therapy, Mushing Magazine, Newman’s Hilltop Service, Willow Creek Resort, Willow Library, SBS – Big Lake, Fisher’s Fuel, Valley Trophy, White Cloud Medical Center/ White Cloud, MI, Alaska Electric and Control/Robert Jewel, Big Lake Lions Club, Husky Productions, JMJ Embroidery, Alaska Toy Rental, Alaska Animal Food Warehouse, Wasilla Veterinarian Clinic, Far Country Animal Hospital – 746-PAWS, Harmony Veterinarian Services,Mountain Ridge, Apocalypse Design, Laughing Husky Ent., Risdon RIgs, Nordkyn Outfitters, Alpine Publications, Katahdin Mushing Supplies, Northwind Crafts, Adanac Sleds and Equipment, North Star Animal Hospital, Eagle River VCA Animal Hospital

A BIG thank you to all the sponsors!