*RACE IS CANCELLED*
Sadly, the trails aren’t good enough for a race this Sunday, and with the snowless, but colder forecast, there isn’t any hope of that changing. Dryland #2 is cancelled. Hopefully next week will either clear up the trails with rain, or grant us enough snow for the Poker Run.
President, Mush Larose
MUSH LAROSE – DRYLAND #2
SUNDAY 8 December 2019
Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot
5 km 1 or 2-dog Bikejor (Open)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Scooter (Open, Purebred)
5 km 1 or 2-dog Canicross (Open)
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 back to the website before heading out.
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. If not already completed for this season please send your proof of vaccinations to Cindy Merkley ahead of the event.
Race is $10 in addition to a 2019-20 Mush Larose season membership or a weekend pass. 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 minimum one 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, but do us all a favour and fill out your membership registration form in advance and bring it with you to speed things up! Race meeting starts at 9:30 am.
Season memberships, weekend memberships, or associate memberships can be purchased here: https://mushlarose.ca/membership/
There will be badges and ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each race class.
Any changes or cancellation notices 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, so 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 bikejor and scooter 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 marshals approval. Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unsafe or unacceptable by the race marshals. No loose dogs on site. Please clean up after your dogs while in and around the parking area.
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.
Race organizer: Jenny-Lee Gauthier
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! – Timers, Team Fetchers, Trail Help, Bib Collector, Registration, Take Down (see end of email for full descriptions). Email our club volunteer coordinator at email@example.com to let us know what volunteer roll you can help out with by Friday, November 22nd, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out by Wednesday the following week.
Races depend on volunteers!
In past years nearly all the participants volunteered for something and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (1-2 per event) – positioned on the trail in places where 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) – required the day before the race from 2-5 pm to mark out the trail, remove any debris, etc.
Take Down – whoever has enough energy to stick around and help to take down signage, and pack things up.