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Dryland Race #2

November 26, 2023




November 26, 2023

Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot

Limoges, Ontario


Race Classes/Order

5 km 4-dog Cart (Open, Nordic**)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor
5 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic**)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross
2 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Nordic**)
2 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor
2 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross
1 km 1-dog Junior Canicross (16 and under – may be accompanied by an adult)


*If there are fewer than 3 entries in a class, classes may be combined or cancelled with full refund


** Nordic class includes any dog that could reasonably get a Performance Evaluation Number (PEN) from the CKC (i.e., any dog that looks like a purebred). The race Marshal will be the ultimate judge of which dogs qualify. We will use the 1.25 factor for calculating qualifying times for SD/SDX miles in this class.


The days are getting shorter, so this race may start as early as

9:00 am and will finish no later than 3 pm.


NOTE:  If we have enough snow, we may convert to a sled/ski event. If too much for dryland and too little for a snow race, then the event could be rescheduled or cancelled. Please check the website before heading out.


Proof of vaccinations is required in electronic format 7 days prior to the event, if we do not already have them on record. 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. Please contact us in advance if you have problems or concerns providing proof of vaccination.



We’ll have a $7 lunch of hamburger/sausage with chips and a drink, so stick around for lunch to chat with your dog buddies. Please pre-register your food choice with Volunteers@mushlarose.ca, so we know how much food to bring. You may pay by cash on site, or by E-transfer.



For each class we will need: 2-3 start and finish timers, parking organizer, 1-2 team fetchers (only to keep the teams aware of when they will need to go to the start line), BBQ help over the lunch hour and 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 Nov 21, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out before the race. See below for more details.



Registration has now closed for this event. The schedule will depend on how many teams register for each class, and will be emailed to the participants on the Friday evening before the race. Events will be held in the above order starting a 9 am. Should you have any questions or difficulties with the registration process please contact events@mushlarose.ca for assistance.

This race is $15 for Mush Larose members. Renewal/registration of membership: general membership minimum $60, suggested $100 to cover costs (1 adult using sled/skis, may be shared where the household only has one person running at a time; family membership $100 (2 adults and children16 and under); associate membership $40 (dog owner does not use the trails, but attends events with their dog), or weekend-only membership $15. People under 16 are free with a minimum of one 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 E-transfer or PayPal only.

Season memberships, weekend memberships, or associate memberships can be purchased here: https://mushlarose.ca/membership/ Payment of weekend memberships and race fees will be by E-transfer only! Payment for weekend memberships will only be accepted once your class has been confirmed.



Any changes or cancellation notices will be posted online at www.mushlarose.ca.

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 that you have read them. Anyone who doesn’t know the fact will not be allowed to race. This allows racers more flexibility in arrival time. Please try to arrive with enough time to be ready for your scheduled start time. It is a recreational race, so we will do our best to accommodate people who are late to the gate, but we will not significantly hold up the schedule for the day.

Please organize your own handlers in advance. There may not be enough fetching volunteers to help your team to the start.

Dogs are required to be in harness for bikejor, 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, except for canicross. 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.

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.

For more information, please contact:  Terry Gray, Race Organizer terrygray@rogers.com



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 (2-3 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 (1-2 per event) – ensures that each team arrives at the start line in time (but does not touch dogs or equipment).
Take Down (1-2 people) Helps the organizer take down trail markers and pack things up after


November 26, 2023
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Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada
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