The 2013 Dead Dog Classic Memorial Stage Race returns to the Gem City June 22 and 23 with three races over two days of competition in and around Laramie. This year's race celebrates the 25th anniversary of the event in its 29th year.

Dead Dog Classic spokesperson Mike Harokopis says, "It's a serious race. It's an amateur/professional race. It's a two-day, three stages, and so it's not for the faint of heart."

There are no changes to the course this year. It starts with the Laramie Area Visitors Center Road Race Saturday at 9:30 a.m in Albany. Sunday's racing will encompass two of the stages. The Historic Laramie Downtown Criterium will begin at 7 a.m. followed by the Trihydro High-Altitude Time Trail at 11 a.m. Sunday.

There are 17 different categories of racers that will be competing. They are expecting around 300 entries for this year's race.

They are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help with any of the weekend activities, contact the Dead Dog Classic volunteer coordinator Lindsay, by emailing deaddoglindsay@hotmail.com or call Mike Harokopis at 307-760-4797. There are two volunteer training sessions on Monday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 19 at Trihydro. You only need to attend one.

This is an almost annual event. It started back in 1984 and has had a couple of hiatuses. 2013 will mark the 12th consecutive year of competition, after it was revived in 2002.

Harokopis joined David Settle and Patrick Pajak as an in-studio guest on Sportsline Live, Monday, June 10.

For more on the 2013 Dead Dog Classic, you can listen to the interview with Mike Harokopis below or visit deaddogclassic.com. Registration is now closed.

Dead Dog Classic Spokesperson Mike Harokopis talks about the 2013 edition: