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Betty Carhart Memorial Race

**Attention Mushers**

The Betty Carhart event is still on, but due to high temperatures forecast for Saturday, the event will be a ONE DAY—SUNDAY ONLY RACE on March 26.

We will start early to hopefully avoid rain coming in later in the day.

Drivers meeting is mandatory at 7:30 AM with the first class (4 dog) starting at 8:15. Please plan accordingly so you have your team ready at your chute time.

The Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club and Jersey Sands Sled Dog Racing Association is proud to present the Betty Carhart Memorial Race.

March 25-26, 2017
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Pemberton NJ
Minimum $1,500 purse

The Betty Carhart Memorial Race is a 2 day ISDRA Sanctioned event on the sandy trails of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. 

Classes Offered: 

  • 8 Dog Rig: Sportsman 
  • 6 Dog Rig: Pro, Purebreed, & Sportsman 
  • 4 Dog Rig: Pro, Purebreed, & Sportsman 
  • 2 Dog Bike-jor: Pro, Purebreed, & Sportsman 
  • 1 Dog Bike-jor: Pro, Purebred & Sportsman
  • 2 Dog Scooter: Pro, Purebred & Sportsman 
  • 1 Dog Scooter: Pro, Purebred & Sportsman
  • 2-3 Dog Junior
  • Canicross Pro & Purebred

* All Distances are 3.8 miles except for Junior and Canicross which is 1.7 miles.

Registered Breed Drivers MUST provide canine registration as part of race registration. Failure to do so before race day will put you in the pro category. Canine registration can be submitted here: 

Silent Auction:

We will be having a silent auction. We ask that you bring an unused sled dog related item for the auction. We thank you in advance for your contribution.


From NJ Turnpike: Exit 7 to Route 206 South to Route 70 East. Continue on 70 east 1.6 miles past 70-72 circle. Turn right at the light onto Forest Avenue. Follow the road until you reach a 4 way intersection with a dirt road straight ahead and turn right - keeping on the paved road. Follow the paved road about 1 mile to the race site at the corner of Dry Pond Road and Butterworth Road.

From GS Parkway: Take exit for Rt. 70 West. Park entrance is on Rt. 70 about 8 miles west of Rt. 70-539 intersection (Exxon station on corner). Pass the sign for Country Lakes and at about mile marker 30.5 you will make a left turn at sign for Mt. Misery and follow arrows about 4 miles into forest to race site. (Alternately you can continue on 70 West another 2 miles to enter the park at Forest Road and follow the directions above)
GPS Coordinates: 39.8855N / 74.5062W or N39° 53.136 / W74° 30.364

Earlier Event: November 26
Jersey Sands Training Day