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WSA World Championships Sprint & Mid-Distance 2024

  • Ort
    Sportgastein, Austria
  • Datum
    01-03 March 2024


  • Stake out opens: 28 February @ 10:00 hrs
  • Vet check: 28 February (10:00 – 17:00 hrs) & 29 February (09:00 – 16:00 hrs)
  • First team leader meeting: 29 February @ 16:00 hrs
  • Opening ceremony: 29 February @ 19:00 hrs
  • Further team leader meetings: 1, 2 and 3 March @ 08:00 hrs
  • First start first heat: 1 March @ 09:00 hrs
  • First start second heat: 2 March @ 09:00 hrs
  • Mushers' dinner & party: 2 March @ 18:00 hrs
  • First start third heat: 3 March @ 09:00 hrs
  • Price giving ceremony: 3 March @ 16:00 hrs 

Race Marshal: Arno Steichler


  • Fee to secure starting places: €20 per place. This is a non-refundable fee that will be deducted from the starting fee. Should the Championships need to be cancelled, this fee will remain with the organisers to cover the costs they incurred.
  • First start: €160 (this includes 1 voucher for the mushers' dinner; additional vouchers for the mushers' dinner can be bought at the first team leader meeting)
  • Second start: €60
  • Juniors: Free
  • Late payment fees for entries/payments received after the first payment deadline: €20 (applies also to juniors) 

Please note:

  • The specific location of Sportgastein means that we are limited to 175 starts (this includes first and second starts as well as juniors). This is a hard limit that cannot be extended. Therefore, we will confirm on 27 January, whether we can grant you the number of starting places that you have requested.
  • To be able to compete at the WSA World Championships Sprint & Mid-Distance, mushers need to have payed for a WDL for the 2023/24 season. Please use the attached spreadsheet for any WDLs that you have yet to pay for.
  • All payments (for starting fees and WDLs) must be made by our national members. Payments by individual mushers will be returned. 


  • 26 January: Final deadline for WSA Members to request starting places and pay fees to secure starting places
  • 27 January: WSA confirms allocated starting places to WSA Members
  • 16 February: First payment deadline
  • 23 February: Second (final) payment deadline
  • Changes to classes entered can be made by the team leader up until the first team leader meeting (29 February @ 16:00 hrs). 


  • National WSA Members must request the number of starting places they require no later than 26 January by email to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein.
  • Mushers must register for the WSA World Championships Sprint & Mid-Distance by going to
  • All competitors must be confirmed by their national WSA member. Members will receive a list of their competitors for approval no later than 16 February

Trail lengths:

  • Distance (Limited/ Unlimited): ca. 32 km in 2 laps
  • Unlimited: ca. 17.5 km
  • 8-dogs: ca. 15.0 km
  • 6-dogs: ca. 11.5 km
  • 4-dogs: ca. 7.8 km
  • 2-dogs: ca. 6.5 km
  • Skijöring (1- / 2-dog): 11.5 km

GPS tracks of the trails will be available at the end of January.


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