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November 4, 2017

Dog-Powered Sports Day

SATURDAY 4 November 2017
Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot
Limoges, Ontario

 UPDATED Oct 21/2017
Race Classes
5.1 km 4-dog Cart (Open)
5.1 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor (Open)
.1 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
5.1 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
3.1 km 1 and 2-dog Scooter (Open)
3.1 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
Due to the heat this fall and lack of training opportunities, the long distance is shorter than is usual for this event; due to trail availability the short course is a little longer.

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. Feel free to email Cindy Merkley <kmerkley@xplornet.com> in advance with your vaccination papers to save hassles and possible disappointment on the day. We are being more firm about it this year since people have had a chance to get used to this requirement.

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 volunteers@mushlarose.ca to let us know what volunteer roll you can help out with by Friday October 27th, 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.

Race Information
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 and eye protection. Racers in the 4 dog cart class must be a minimum of 16 years of age, or proven to handle 4 dogs in advance – subject to race marshal approval. No loose dogs on site. Please clean up after your dogs. 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). Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unsafe or unacceptable by the race marshal.

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: Dana Cranstone
Phone: 613-826-1646 • Email: frostwoodsiberians@gmail.com

Races depend on volunteers!
In past years 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 volunteers@mushlarose.ca 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/departure 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 (3 people) – Come Friday 3-6 pm to mark out the trail, remove any debris, etc…
Take Down (whoever has enough energy to stick around and help Dana and David to take down signage, and pack things up)


November 4, 2017
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Dana Cranstone


Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada
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