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WSA World Championships Sprint & Mid-Distance 2024

  • Location
    Sportgastein, Austria
  • Date
    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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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