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2018 CopperDog 150 Results

The ninth annual CopperDog 150 saw both excitement, incredible sportsmanship, and a third time winner. Mr. Dennis LaBoda won his third CopperDog 150. Anny Malo, last year's winner, overcame a health issue with one of her sled dogs and a reduced team size, for a come from behind second place finish. Anny was the first musher to arrive at the Stage-3 finish in Calumet on an incredibly bright and sunny day. Ryan Anderson in his first CopperDog 150 was a few minutes behind Anny. Martha Schouweiler, a veteran of several races and a past winner of the CD40 race, placed fourth. Experienced CopperDog participants Jake Golton, Rita Wehseler, JR Anderson, Michael Bestgen, and Greta Thurston rounded out the top ten.

Place Musher Bib Time mph Appearances Wins
1 Dennis LaBoda 10 9:41:40 13.17 9 3
2 Anny Malo 12 9:45:33 13.09 2 1
3 Ryan Anderson 17 9:50:59 12.96 1  
4 Martha Schouweiler 14 9:56:26 12.85 6 1
5 Jake Golton 15 9:59:38 12.78 6 1
6 Joanna Oberg 7 10:18:59 12.38 5  
7 Rita Wehseler 8 10:25:44 12.24 3  
8 JR Anderson 9 10:29:56 12.16 7 1
9 Michael Bestgen 3 10:31:16 12.14 9  
10 Greta Thurston 11 10:43:22 11.91 1  
11 Frank Moe 6 11:17:34 11.31 6  
12 Tom Bauer 5 11:51:02 10.76 4  
13 Lynne Witte 1 11:54:15 10.73 9  
14 Jerry Papke 13 11:57:04 10.69 8  
15 Chris Adkins 2 13:33:30 9.42 1  
DNF Larry Fourtier 4     8  
DNF Bruce Magnusson 16     8
posted on 3/7/2018 8:37 PM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

2018 CopperDog 80 Results

The ninth annual CopperDog 80 boasted its largest field with 19 teams entering the race. Tristan Rivest won the event with a strong showing in only his second CopperDog appearance. One of our frequent participants, Alex LaPlante, finished with an impressive second place. Erin Becker placed third in her second CopperDog not far off the pace. We welcomed some new teams to the field this year and are looking forward to their return next year.

Place Musher Bib Time mph Appearances Wins
1 Tristan Rivest 31 6:39:44 12.05 2 1
2 Alex LaPlante 18 6:54:40 11.62 7  
3 Erin Becker 23 7:09:53 11.21 2  
4 Liz van den Toorn 20 7:11:35 11.16 1  
5 Jerry Trudell 26 7:12:08 11.15 7 1
6 Laura Bontrager 21 7:14:21 11.09 1  
7 Kelsey Beaber 30 7:27:56 10.76 2  
8 Susan Serafini 24 7:29:17 10.72 5  
9 Frank Caldwell 34 7:30:47 10.69 1  
10 Geri Minard 19 7:49:38 10.26 8
11 Amber Evans 29 7:51:48 10.21 8  
12 Brian Kandler 33 7:56:43 10.11 3  
13 Adam Schmidt 32 9:11:18 8.74 2  
14 Marcus Benjamin 36 9:47:48 8.20 1  
15 Tim Chisholm 28 11:02:48 7.27 4  
DNF Gerhardt Thiart 22     2  
DNF Becky Bean 25     5  
DNF Hanna Tiura 27     1  
DNF Kelly Jo Engle 35     4  
posted on 3/8/2018 1:22 PM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 80 Race Results

The Official Race results for CopperDog150 and CopperDog 80 races have been posted by our timing team led for the 9th year by our Chief Timer, Kiko de Melo e Silva

Official Results Page

posted on 3/4/2018 4:00 PM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

What Is CopperDog?

Hey! Let’s organize a sled dog race!

That’s what a small group of people said in 2009, and from that initial idea the CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 40 sled dog races were born.

Both races usually run the first weekend in March. The CopperDog 150 features teams of ten dogs and covers 150 miles in three days, while the CopperDog 40 features teams of six dogs and covers approximately forty miles in one day. The CopperDog 150 caps at thirty teams and the CopperDog 40 caps at fifteen teams. Which means … the first weekend in March finds 350+ dogs racing through Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

The CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 40 are organized by CopperDog, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization located in Calumet, Michigan, a small town in the middle of the Keweenaw Peninsula – a narrow finger of land on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that juts into the middle of Lake Superior.  With an average annual snowfall of 241 inches it’s the perfect place for … well, a sled dog race.

Since its beginning the CopperDog races have attracted mushers from around the world. While many mushers come from the Midwest, each race usually has several Canadian mushers competing – and in 2011 and 2012 a musher from South Africa competed.

CopperDog is definitely a labor of love. It is an entirely volunteer operation, with more than 500 volunteers helping to put the race on. Local residents help mushers with their dogs, provide housing, and oversee trail crossings. Local police and fire departments volunteer their time to man all highway crossings and ensure the safety of all volunteers and participants. On its business end, CopperDog, Inc. is run by an unpaid volunteer board of directors.

CopperDog is more than just two sled dog races. In addition to promoting community vitality through sled dog racing, CopperDog strives to provide education on the history and sport of sled dog racing. Numerous public events – such as classroom visits, volunteer training, “Meet the Dogs” events, and free sled dog rides - are held throughout the year.

CopperDog is always looking for new volunteers. If you’d like to work with a great group of people and be part of one of the MOST FUN winter events you’ll ever see, please contact us. We can’t do it without you!

posted on 9/23/2012 9:38 PM by Lesley DuTemple | permalink | Back to Top

2018 Stage Race Purse

Through generous donors we have secured funds that will be handed out to the fastest team in each Stage.

Based upon your generous donations the stage prizes is finalized at:

All donations were done in memoriam of Nathalie June LaBeau who was born as part of the CopperDog and will always be a part of the CopperDog.

May her infectious smile be on us all.

Flashback to 2013 CopperDog 150

posted on 12/19/2017 11:22 PM by | permalink | Back to Top

2017 CopperDog 150 Winners

Congratulations to Anny Malo for taking 1st Place in the eighth annual CopperDog 150!

Anny (in maroon in the picture below) has the distinction of being the first Canadian and first female musher to win the CopperDog 150. Anny took away the top spot leading Ross Fraboni by only 2 seconds over 136 miles and 10 hours of racing.

Anny is from Saint-Zénon, Québec, Canada, having a kennel of 70 dogs. After doing sprint racing in Québec in the beginning of 2000, her team started looking for longer races.  They have been a part of the central-Canada circuit since 2005 with the World Championships in The Pas, Manitoba. They have participated in the Wyoming Stage Stop, Open North American Championship, Can-Am Crown, and other races. They love being with our dogs and racing them. They travel, whole family in tow, to wherever a race may take them.

From race weekend...

posted on 3/6/2017 9:46 AM by Todd Brassard | permalink | Back to Top

Race Dates through 2020

The CopperDog Board of Directors pleased to announce official race dates from 2017 through 2020, selected in collaboration with the UPSDA (UP200 & Midnight Run).

Official Race Dates:

  • 2017: March 3 — 5
  • 2018: March 2 — 4
  • 2019: March 1 — 3
  • 2020: February 28 — March 1

Your Donations are Greatly Appreciated

CopperDog is supported entirely through generous sponsorships and donations. Not able to volunteer? Not able to sponsor? Still want to help out? Why not donate by clicking the donate button below.



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