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Larose Winter Fun Race

February 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Larose Winter Fun Race

Sunday February 23, Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot, Limoges, Ontario

Race Classes

6 km (3.7 mile) 1 or 2 dog Skijor
6 km (3.7 mile) 4-dog Sled (Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
2.6 km (1.6 mile) 1 or 2 dog Skijor
2.6 km (1.6 mile) 1 or 2 dog Sled

This will be a simpler version of our usual winter race. Just ribbons and badges, no prizes.  Registration will be held from 8:30-9:00 am on race day. Race meeting starts at 9:30 am. Races follow race meeting in the order shown.

We will run a pre-race on Saturday after the set-up, around 3 pm for purebred teams interested in qualifying extra miles. Please pre-register – contact Dana Cranstone President@MushLarose.ca.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! – Timers, Team Fetchers, Trail Help, Bib Collector, Kitchen Help, Registration Help, Set-up, Take Down (see end of post 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 Monday Feb 17th, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out before the race.



There is a race fee of $10 in addition to a paid seasonal Mush Larose membership. Weekend memberships are available on-site for $15 if you do not have an annual membership. If you are not yet a member this year, please bring a complete membership form (attached) with you to speed things up, or register on-line in advance at mushlarose.ca/membership. If not already completed for this season, please send your proof of vaccinations to Cindy Merkley Training@mushlarose.ca ahead of the event.


There will be ribbons and badges for 1st place, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.


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.

Racers must be a minimum of 16 years of age to race 4 dogs unless pre-approved; 12 years minimum for 2 dogs unless accompanied by a parent. Under age 18 must wear a helmet and eye protection. All sleds must have sled bag to hold an injured dog if necessary, a snow hook sufficient to hold the team and a leash or snub-line. Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment, ability to safely manage their team, or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unacceptable by the Race Marshall. No loose dogs on site. Please clean up after your dogs.

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 Presdient@mushlarose.ca


Races depend on volunteers!

Volunteered are 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. 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
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
Take Down (whoever has enough energy to stick around and help Dana and David to take down signage, and pack things up).


February 23, 2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Dana Cranstone