MEMORIES OF THE GOLDRUSH
Dog-Powered Sports Day
5 November 2016
Larose Forest, P7 Parking Lot – also off Indian Creek
Update – Nov 3:
We are a go for this race, however we will not be running out of the usual P1 parking area as the logger is working on Saturday and needs the P1 Parking area cleared for safety reasons.
We will run instead on the snowshoe/walking trail to the south of our usual parking, still on Concession 11 (P7 parking area). There is a new gravel parking area and lots of solid grass on the shoulder opposite. The trail that is suitable is 2.2 km, so we will run it x2 for the long course and x1 for the short course. Nice change of scenery for us, and a pretty trail. There is even a hill! It’s wide enough to drive around and reasonably smooth overall, much like our usual trails. There are two sections of rough gravel that we will sign, and a couple of big roots that will be painted.
There will be a cart class.
Sorry for the confusion and last minute changes, but I thought you’d rather have a run than yet another cancellation. We’ll have our fun one way or the other!
4.4 km 4-dog Cart (Open)
4.4 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor (Open)
4.4 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
4.4 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
2.2 km 1 and 2-dog Scooter (Open)
2.2 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
Proof of vaccinations will be required. All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Parvo/Distemper, or have a vet certified exception to run on Mush Larose trails, or at Mush Larose events.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! – Timers, Team Fetchers, Trail Help, Bib Collector, Kitchen Help, Parking Assistants, Registration Help, Set-up, Take Down (see end of email for full descriptions). Email our club volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what volunteer roll you can help out with by Friday October 8th, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out by Wednesday the following week.
Race is free to 2017-18 season Mush Larose members. Renewal/registration $40 season membership per sled/skier; or $15 for a weekend only membership; under 16 are free with minimum one adult membership in the household. Membership includes participation in other club events and use of the groomed sledding/skijor trails throughout the season.
Registration will be held from 8:30-9:00 am on race day, but do us all a favour and fill out your membership renewal-registration form in advance and bring it with you to speed things up! Race meeting starts at 9:30 am.
There will be prizes and badges for 1st place, ribbons and badges for 2nd and 3rd place in each category and random draw prizes for participants and volunteers.
Any changes or cancellation notice will be posted online at www.mushlarose.ca.
Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase on site. Order your Boboul’s pizza before 10 am for noon delivery. There is no water on site. Please bring your own.
This race is dedicated to recreational mushers and dog-powered sports enthusiasts and is open to all breeds. It also serves as an opportunity for experienced dog mushers to enjoy the trail and share their knowledge. Most importantly it is a chance to “get working dogs off unemployment” and have a great time socializing with other dog lovers.
Dogs are required to be in harness for scooter and carting classes; canicross participants must have their dog(s) securely attached to them with a belt, dogs may wear a harness or run with a non-choke collar (canicross only). Racers under age 18 must wear a helmet. No loose dogs on site. Please clean up after your dogs. Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unsafe or unacceptable by the race marshal.
Carts drivers must have a tie out line with them, so they can stop and anchor the dogs to a tree should they need to (in case of injury or serious tangle).
People are permitted to run their teams on trails not involved in the race if they wish, so long as they do not interfere with the race teams. Consider parking close to Moose Trail or the parking lot entrance if you wish to exercise your dogs on Moose or Concession 11 south of the parking, so that you will not have to run through the parking lot. Note: Moose trail can be rough and wet at this time of year and is not recommended for carts. Run at your own risk.
Please be aware that these dogs are not all house pets. Ask the owner before you approach any dog, be respectful of the proper way to approach a dog.
More info, or to pre-register:
Phone: 613-826-1646 • Email: email@example.com
Races depend on volunteers!
Last year nearly all the participants volunteered for something. We hope to get this kind of great participation level again this year, so we can spread the work around. That’s what makes these events run smoothly! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what activity you would prefer, and which races you are in, so we can schedule around it. We hope to slot people in for no more than 2 volunteer slots to allow everyone the opportunity to mix and mingle. Volunteer positions are:
Timer (2 per event) – records arrival/depature times – there is a head timer to help you
Team Fetcher (1-2 per event) – ensures that each team arrives at the start line in time
Trail Help (3 required; only for 6 km events)- positioned on the trail in places were people may require assistance, such as the ditches, or turns where people may get confused
Bib Collector – (1 per event) Stands just past the finish line and ensures that we get our bibs back
Kitchen Help – (1 per event) collects funds, deals with hot water for tea and hot chocolate – there is head kitchen help to assist you
Registration Help (1-2 people, 8-9 am) – collects funds, ensures people sign a waiver and registers for the appropriate event
Set-up (6 people) – Come Saturday 1-5 pm and/or 7 am Sunday to mark out the trail, remove any debris, set up signage, etc…
Take Down (whoever has enough energy to stick around and help Dana and David to take down signage, and pack things up)