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Memories Of The Gold Rush – Dryland Race

November 1

MEMORIES OF THE GOLD RUSH
Dog-Powered Sports Day

SUNDAY 1 November 2020


Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot
Limoges, Ontario

 

*New COVID protocols will be in place for this event. Read all documentation carefully.

Registration is now closed for this event. Thank you to all those who have registered – confirmation emails will be sent out in the coming days.

 

Tentative Race Classes
5 km 4-dog Cart (Open, Purebred)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor (Open)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
2.7 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic Open, Purebred)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
2.7 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)

 

COVID19 race conditions. Bear with us – we’ve never done an event this way before. We’ll do our best, but please be forgiving during our COVID event learning curve!

 

Each class will be run as a separate event with its own awards and prizes, in order to limit people on-site to a max of 25. The schedule will depend on how many teams register for each class, and will be emailed to the participants 3 days in advance of the race. Registration is limited to how many we can fit on-site for each class, and the available daylight hours. Events will be held in the above order, possibly starting as early as 8 am. We will cancel any class that does not have a minimum of 4 teams.

 

To save time in the day, race meeting notes will be emailed out in advance – this is a MUST read. There will be a bizarre fact in the notes that you must know to prove you have read them. Anyone who doesn’t know the fact will not be allowed to race.

 

Racers should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before their class for carts; 15 minutes for small team classes; and should leave immediately following the award ceremony for their class (unless they are also in the next class).

 

Because of the 25 person limit, teams are asked to limit themselves to the driver and 1 handler (plus any volunteer). You must bring your own handler – there will be no volunteers to help your team to the start-line.

 

Note: whether we choose to hold future COVID friendly events depends on how well social-distancing rules are respected. All present will be expected to wear a mask whenever they will be closer than 6 feet. When racing leave the most distance you safely can between yourself and the other racers. Please take any garbage home with you and avoid exposure to frequently touched surfaces. Bring your own hand-sanitizer to use before and after touching anything that did not come with you.

 

Proof of vaccinations is required in electronic format 7 days prior to the event. All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies and Parvo/Distemper, or have a vet certified exception to run on Mush Larose trails, or at Mush Larose events. Send proof of vaccination to sledding@mushlarose.ca. Due to the difficulty in getting vet appointments, a 3 month extension past expiry dates can be granted with proof of a scheduled vet appointment. Please contact us in advance to confirm.

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! – For each class we will need: Start and finish timers, parking organizer, team fetcher (only to keep the teams aware of when they will need to go to the start line), setup and take down help. Email our club volunteer coordinator at volunteers@mushlarose.ca to let us know what volunteer role you can help out with by Saturday October 24th, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out before the race. See below for more details.

 

Registration

Registration is now closed for this event. Thank you to all those who have registered – confirmation emails will be sent out in the coming days.

 

Should you have any questions or difficulties with the registration process please contact events@mushlarose.ca for assistance.

 

This race is free for current 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. Payment before or at time of registration by etransfer or Paypal only. E-transfers for weekend memberships will only be accepted once your class has been confirmed. Memberships can be purchased here: https://mushlarose.ca/membership/

 

Prizes
There will be badges and ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category; a special prize for 1st place; and random-draw prizes.

 

Race Information
Any changes or cancellation notice will be posted online at https://www.mushlarose.ca.

 

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.

 

Depending on COVID numbers at the time, there may be limited snacks and drinks available. Pizza may also be made available, ordered and paid for in advance, as entire pizzas sm/med/lg, so the purchaser would be the only person to open the box. Details to come closer to the event date. There is no water on site. Please bring your own.

 

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.

 

Spectators are not encouraged at this event due to COVID event limits. To remain COVID safe, do not touch anyone else’s dog or equipment.

 

For more information please contact:
Dana Cranstone
Presdient@mushlarose.ca

 

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. Volunteer positions are:

 

Timer (2 per event) – records arrival/departure times – there is a head timer to help you
Parking organizer (1 per event) – ensures that the arriving teams park a reasonable distance apart on one side of the lot, alternating side from class to class to keep people separated as much as possible)
Team Fetcher (1 per event) – ensures that each team arrives at the start line in time (but does not touch dogs or equipment)
Set-up (1 person) – Comes Saturday from 2-5 pm to help mark out the trail, and remove any debris…
Take Down  (1-2 people) Helps the organizer take down trail markers, and pack things up after the last class.

Details

Date:
November 1
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Venue

Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada
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Organizer

Dana Cranstone
Email:
president@mushlarose.ca