After considering all trail options the Granger Grind Race Committee has decided to alter the announced trail route for the race this coming weekend (Feb 25th/26th). Due to trail conditions we had to reroute parts of the trail which resulted in a shortened route to avoid some steep downhills with minimal snow cover. On the positive side the current race trail is in a great shape and will guarantee a fun race!
The race route will now go from Lorne Mountain Community Centre, over McConnell Lake, up Alligator Lake trail, over Friday Creek to Coal Lake and then down via Fish Lake to the Sky High Checkpoint. The return route will be the same. The distance will be 40 miles each leg. To not interfere with Sky High Wilderness Ranch’s touring business the race will start 1/2 hrs later at 2pm. Musher’s meeting at 11.30AM. For more information on the race please visit our blog: https://dpsay.wordpress.com/mid-distance-race/.
As the distances changed, we will reopen registration and there will be no late entry fee. Teams can sign up until the musher’s meeting on Saturday Feb 25th 11.30AM at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre.
Up until now we have a total purse of $2400 (and going up with every new entry) – which will be paid out to the first ten sled teams and the first three skijor teams respectively.
A big thanks to our sponsors Lotteries Yukon, Sky High Wilderness Ranch, Muktuk Adventures, The Feed Store, Yukon Yamaha, Icy Waters and Yukon Brewing.
See you on Saturday,
The Granger Grind Race Committee
The Dog Powered Sports Association of Yukon is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its annual mid-distance race. This year’s race will see an exciting change in location from the Dawson Overland Trail to the beautiful trail network that encompasses Mount Granger and the Fish Lake area.
The 110 mile race (approximately) will start at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre, run up the Alligator Lake trail, cut around Mount Granger and take a mandatory 5 hour break at Sky High Wilderness Ranch. After the layover the race trail will follow a slightly different route before meeting back up with the Alligator Lake trail and ending back at the community center. (A more detailed description of the route will be available in the near future.)
Start time: February 25th 1:30 pm at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre
Musher’s Meeting: February 25th 11 am at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre
Finishers Banquet: February 26th 1 pm at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre
Categories and Entry Fees
110 mile sled: $120
110 mile skijor: $120
50 mile skijor: $60
(must be a DPSAY member……$15 for individual $25 for kennel membership)
Registration will open Monday Jan 30th, 2017. For race rules and details on how to register please check our blog https://dpsay.wordpress.com/mid-distance-race/.
Volunteers are still needed at the start line and check point. Feel free to do both.
Thank you for everyone for coming out and sharing the passion.
Thank you very much WHITEHORSE BEVERAGES and The REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE for helping with the snacks and drinks.
Thank you Yukon Quest International, Yukon Dog Mushers Association, Predators Dog Puller Sport Athletic League and
Canines and Company for joining our event and sharing your love for dogs with the crowd.
(photo: Adam, DPSAY board member, introducing DPSAY to the visitors)
Mild temperatures didn’t keep participants from enjoying the trails at the 23rdAnnual Carbon Hill dogsled /skijor race on Sunday. The 30 miler took 12 racers up the beautiful trail towards Alligator Lake, where they made a loop and came back. The trail was in great condition except for a moderate glacial overflow section, which had people saying “yeah it went great” or, a long string of 4 letter words that shouldn’t be repeated here. It also made for some priceless photos.
“The keep right loop” as it’s called was the trail choice for the 10 mile race this year which had 7 racers making “right” hand turns along the length of the course. The route was a first for 4 of the competitors and all went well in a rather uneventful yet fun race.
Three recreational class participants hit the trails in the 6 mile event. Excited about making it down the first hill the group headed left instead of right at a Y-intersection and found themselves on a “choose your own adventure” type of course. They collectively decided to turn around and head back in sort of the same way they came. After the race they shared laughs and their trail stories.
The Kids Dash was full of excited youngsters anxiously awaiting their turn. It was a great success with 14 participants!
Thank you again to our great sponsors and volunteers:
Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supply, Impact Well Drilling, Icy Waters Ltd, Yukon Yamaha
Coast Mountain Sports, Icycle Sports, Yukon Brewing, Cadence Cycle, Capstone Mining, Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supply, Lynn Cheverie, Mike Simon
Hans Oettli, Judy Beaumont, Miyuki Kato, Mike Simon, Jessica Simon, Colin Morrison, Nathaniel Hamlyn, Ben Goden, Mandy Johnson and her helpers!
and the DPSAY board.
Skijor and overall fastest time – Katherine Scheck – 02:51:07
Crispin Studer 02:57:43
Marine Gastard 03:05:27
Jerry Joinson 03:10:25
Didier Moggia 03:18:11
Gerry Willowmitzer 03:18:48
Capelli Michael 03:29:17
Kristina Disney 03:34:37
Claudia Wickert 03:36:37
Lori Tweddell 03:53:37
Louve Tweddell 04:09:22
Cynthia Corriveau 00:56:22
Adam Robinson 01:01:58
Mandy Johnson 00:48:52
Fabian Schmitz 01:04:35
Genese Keevil 01:09:39
Corrine Radenac 01:13:30
Jonathan Alsberghe 01:24:45
6 Mile Recreational participants:
Jessica Simon with 2 dogs and kick seld
Lindsay Caskenette – skijor with 2 dogs
Jackie Taylor – skijor with 1 dog
this is just a reminder of how busy we are this month!! No matter how cold it is, DPSAY has lots going on in January, and we hope you can join us in some fun!
After tonight’s second 1st Aid Course for Dogs, which was fully booked before we even knew , if there would be a second course!!, we have the following for you to come:
Thursday, January 12th – DPSAY Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race – Organizing Meeting at 7pm at the “Town & Mountain Bar @ Main St
Sunday, January 15th – DPSAY CARBON HILL Race Day – at the Lorne Mt Community Centre, registration starts at 9 am.
Bring helmets for your kids/youth!!
Wednesday, January 18th – DOG POWER – The Movie – at the Old Fire Hall, doors open at 6pm, movie at 6:30pm, $10 at the door.
Hope to see you all!
Things are in the works for hosting the DPSAY Annual Mid-Distance Race again this year. Some funding has been procured, now just little details and some extra hands are needed to put the race together.
People who have already volunteered please join us Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 pm at the “Town & Mountain” bar on Main Street for a meeting.
Anyone else, who is interested in being a part, are welcome to join. Many hands make lite work.
See you there.
Hello Dog Lovers,
DPSAY is excited to bring you the new movie called “Dog Power” !!! We will screen the movie on Wednesday, January 18th at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse.”Dog Power; it’s a passion shared.
The ultimate manifestation of the human/animal bond is within the reach of everyone. You don’t need fancy equipment, fancy dogs, or snow. You will meet a diverse group of dogs and humans who share the common passion of living, working, and playing together. Until now, knowledge of the people, dogs, and the possibilities of dog power has been relatively inaccessible to the average dog lover.”
*Director*: Jordan Schevene
*Producer*: Kale Casey
*Writer:* Cally Carswell
official trailer: https://vimeo.com/164308408(This movie is not to be confused with the movie: “Sled Dogs”)Cost: $10 at the door.
Doors open at 6 pm.
Movie Screening at 6:30 pmThe movie is 33 minutes long, and there will be plenty of time afterwards for dog talk, socializing and fun!
Snacks, Hot and Cold Beverages (non-alcoholic) by donation.
We invited Yukon’s Dog Clubs/ Organizations to have information booths at the event for you to learn about how you can have fun with your best friend, your dog!