*** Trails are looking good and ready to go. See you on Sunday!***
Race Classes 5 km 4-dog Cart (Open)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor (Open)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
2.7 km 1 and 2-dog Scooter (Open)
2.7 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
1 km 1-dog Junior Canicross (Open)***
Team Relay Race – 1 km Canicross, 2.7 km Scooter, 2.7 km Cart
***We’ve had a request for a junior canicross class. Minimum 3 participants pre-registered to hold this new class, so let us know in advance if you are interested. We propose a 1 km course for children up to age 13. To ensure their safety, the parent is asked to run attached to the dog and their younger child, or just to run with along next to their older child to supervise. Please practice in advance to know what is safe for your child and your dog.
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, 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 Monday October 28th, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out before the race.
Registration Race is free to 2019-20 season Mush Larose members. 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 an 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. You can renew/register your Mush Larose membership on-site, but do us all a favour and fill out your membership form in advance and bring it with you to speed things up! Race meeting starts at 9:30 am.
Prizes 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. 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 marshal. 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.
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 email@example.com 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 required; only for 5 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 – (1-2 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 (whoever has enough energy to stick around and help Dana and David to take down signage, and pack things up).