SUNDAY 9 December 2018
Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot
5.4 km 4-dog sled (open and AKC/CKC)
5.4 km 1-or-2-dog skijor (open)
3.1 km 2-dog sled (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. If you have not already presented proof of vaccinations please email Cindy Merkley < firstname.lastname@example.org > in advance with your vaccination papers to save hassles and possible disappointment on race day.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! – Timers, Team Fetchers, Trail Help, Bib Collector, Registration, Take Down (see end of email for full descriptions). Email our club volunteer coordinator at email@example.com to let us know what volunteer roll you can help out with by Tuesday, November 20th, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out by Wednesday the following week.
Race is $10 in addition to a 2018-19 Mush Larose season membership or a weekend pass. Renewal/registration of membership is $50 for the season per sled/skier ($100 household maximum); 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 registration form in advance and bring it with you to speed things up! Race meeting starts at 9:30 am.
For those travelling from quite a distance or in extenuating circumstances only – If you foresee not being able to make it in time for the registration, please contact the race organizers to ensure you will be registered in the event(s) – this assists our timers in ensuring a smooth start to the day. Please ensure your membership has already been renewed and your vaccinations have been sent in.
There will be badges and ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each race class – as well as a random prize draw for participants and volunteers.
Any changes or cancellation notices will be posted online at www.mushlarose.ca.
Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase on site. Jeff Black will be preparing a mild chilli and James will be preparing vegetarian chilli as an alternative option. Price for a bowl of chilli, a bun, and a drink will be: $5 and proceeds will go to the club. Provided the temperatures aren’t extremely cold we should be able to keep the chilli warm using the propane cookers.
There is no water on site, so 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 marshals approval. Cart 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 marshals. No loose dogs on site. Please clean up after your dogs while in and around the parking area.
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.
Races depend on volunteers!
In past years nearly all the participants volunteered for something and 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/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; offering assistance where required
Trail Help (1 or 2 required; only for 6.4 km events) – positioned on the trail in places where 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 (1-2 per event) – collects funds, deals with hot water for tea and hot chocolate
Registration Help (1-2 people, 8:30-9 am) – collects funds, ensures people sign a waiver and registers for the appropriate event
Set-up (2 people) – come Saturday 2-5 pm to mark out the trail, remove any debris, etc…
Take Down – help to take down signage, and pack things up