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Shaytaan Siberians Fundraiser Race

January 23



Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot
Limoges, Ontario

Mush Larose is pleased to be supporting Rob and Louise Cooke and the Shaytaan Siberians Yukon Quest/Iditarod Sled Dog Kennel for their 2020/2021 season.

Rob and Louise Cooke are originally from the UK share their lives with 55 Siberian Huskies and Gus the Karelian Bear Dog just outside the city of Whitehorse, YT. A few of us have been lucky enough to meet Rob and Louise and some of us have even helped Rob down the start chute at the Yukon Quest!

In the 2019 and 2020 Yukon Quests, Rob won the Sportsmanship Award. This award is presented to the competitor who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship along the trail and is decided by the mushers themselves. Here is an article about Rob helping fellow long distance musher Richie Beattie during the 2020 Yukon Quest.

On January 23, 2021 come out to Larose Forest and help raise funds for Shaytaan’s 2020/2021 season. A lot of us run Siberians so we can relate to how special this team is. Classes and registration details will be announced closer to race day.

For more information about Rob, Louise and the Shaytaan team please visit http://shaytaansiberians.com.

For more information contact:

Sue, Kent or Cindy



*New COVID protocols will be in place for this event and electronic registration will be made available a few weeks before the event. No in-person registration for the event or for club memberships will be available on site. Additionally, all vaccination requirements must be submitted at time of membership renewal/purchase or following electronic event registration.*

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 2020-21 Mush Larose season membership or a weekend pass. Membership includes participation in other club events and use of the groomed sledding/skijor trails throughout the season. 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. Season memberships, weekend memberships, or associate memberships can be purchased here: https://www.mushlarose.ca/membership/

Event Registration: (link will be made available a few weeks before the event).



There will be badges and ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each race class.


Race Information

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

There is no water on site. Please bring your own.

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: Sue Giles



Timers, Team Fetchers, Trail Help, Bib Collector, Registration, Take Down (see end of email for full descriptions). Email our club volunteer coordinator at volunteers@mushlarose.ca to let us know what volunteer roll you can help out with by Monday, November 23rd, so we can have a schedule e-mailed out by Wednesday.


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 volunteers@mushlarose.ca 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
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.


January 23
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Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada


Susan Giles