Join us on January 14, 2018 for our annual RACE FOR RESCUE
Larose Forest P1, Parking lot, 9:00 am
This year we’ll be raising money for The SPCA of Western Quebec. This shelter was selected for a very personal reason. When I needed to re-home our former Canadian Eskimo Dog ‘Quaqtaq’ (whom some of you may remember) they were both very forthcoming and extremely helpful. None of my previous efforts to find her a home had been successful so I turned to them at the recommendation of one of our Mush Larose members. They were able to place her within a week with a family who had recently lost their Golden Retriever.
For more information their links are:
Race registration is at 9:00 am, race meeting at 10:00, races begin at 10:30 am
1 or 2 dog Skijor – 6.4 km
4 dog sled – 6.4 km (Open, Nordic Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
2 dog sled – 2.8 km
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Timers, Team Fetchers, Registration Help, Set-up, Take Down, Kitchen Help, Trail Help and Bib Collector. Races can’t happen without volunteers, so please volunteer to help when you are not racing, or bring someone with you who can. Please let us know what position you’d prefer by Monday January 9. As much as volunteering on the day is appreciated, we really need to plan in advance to be able to guarantee a quality event that we can all enjoy. Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Black: VOLUNTEERS@MUSHLAROSE.CA
There will be a charge of $5.00 per run. All funds raised will benefit The SPCA of Western Quebec as mentioned above. Club will require Rabies and Parvo/Distemper vaccine – you must present paperwork if you have not already done so at a previous race, or training day this season.
There will be ribbons and prize bags valued up to $45 for placing in each category.
We will also be selling tickets for prize draws valued up to $80.
Tickets can be purchased at the prize table at the cost of 1 ticket for $2.00 / 3 for $5.00 / 10 for $10.00.
We also have a new dog sled that we will be selling tickets for over the coming year. The draw for this item will be at next year’s Race for Rescue.
Pizza and pop and hot chocolate will be available to purchase on site. Order your Boboul’s pizza before 10 am for noon delivery. In addition to the pizza this year we will have a big pot of homemade chili available for those so inclined. 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 our dog sledding friends. 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.
No loose dogs on site. Racers under age 18 must wear a helmet and eye protection. Please clean up after your dogs. All sleds must have a snow hook sufficient to hold the team and a leash or snub-line. Dogs are required to be in harness. Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unsafe or unacceptable by the Race Marshall.
For more information contact:
Greg Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Sherry Borgia at email@example.com