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Madcap March Fun Race *Cancelled*

March 3



Madcap March Fun Race 


After due consideration (and desperate hope) that the elements would permit this race to go ahead, we’ve decided that the rapidly deteriorating trail conditions do not allow us to hold a race safely.

My thanks to all of those who stepped forward to volunteer.

On a personal note, in 24 years of sledding, I have never experienced a winter this abysmal…

Ian Cranstone – Event Organizer

For those that have sent us race fee e-transfers, they have NOT been deposited. Please cancel them to get your funds returned/released, as there are no other Mush Larose events planned until next fall. Please contact Terry Gray at treasurer@mushlarose.ca if you have any questions.

Sunday, 3 March 2024
Larose Forest P1 parking lot, 9:00 am


1 or 2 dog skijor – 6.5 km (4 mile)
4 dog sled – 6.5 km (4 mile) – Open, Nordic Open
1 or 2 dog skijor – 2.4 km (1.5 mile)
2 dog sled – 2.4 km (1.5 mile) – Open, Nordic Open

Kid and mutt (Contact race organizer to discuss course options: Ian@Cranstone.ca)

Purebred 6.5 km (4 mile) pre-race on Saturday at 3:30, following the course set-up, for those who wish to collect extra miles for certification. There will be no additional cost to those already registered for the Sunday race, but please let us know in advance if you wish to attend.

Classes may be cancelled or combined if there are fewer than 3 teams entered.


Timers, team fetchers, trail set-up and take down, parking greeter and bib collector. Races can’t happen without volunteers, so please volunteer to help when you are not racing, or bring someone with you who can. Please email Volunteers@MushLarose.ca to let us know what position you’d prefer by Tuesday February 27. As much as volunteering on the day is appreciated, we really need to plan in advance to be able to guarantee a quality event that we can all enjoy.


Registration is now closed. Cost is $15 per musher for the day. Must be a Mush Larose member to enter a team [Full membership or Weekend membership]. 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 along with the virtual race meeting. Events will be held in the above order starting at 9 am. Should you have any questions or difficulties with the registration process please contact events@mushlarose.ca for assistance.

Proof of vaccinations: All dogs must have up to date vaccinations for Rabies and Parvo/Distemper to run on Mush Larose trails and/or events, or have a vet certified exception. Paperwork should be sent to sledding@mushlarose.ca a minimum of 3 days prior to the event.


Prizes are bragging rights only. Results will be published on MushLarose.ca/event-results and posted on the Mush Larose Facebook page.

There will be a BBQ on site: hamburger/sausage with chips and pop for $7. Funds raised support the club. Email President@MushLarose.ca by Saturday at noon to reserve your meal for Sunday.

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 serves as an opportunity for experienced dog mushers to enjoy the trail and share their knowledge, and for new mushers to try out the races in a low-stress way. Most importantly it is a chance to “get working dogs off unemployment” and have a great time socializing with our dog-sports friends.

Racers under age 18 must wear a helmet and eye protection. Please clean up after your dogs around the parking area. All sleds must have a snow hook sufficient to hold the team and a leash or snub-line. Dogs are required to be in harness. Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unsafe or unacceptable by the Race Marshall.

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. No loose dogs on site.

For more information contact:

Ian Cranstone, Race Organizer


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Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada
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