REGISTRATION OPEN for the 2020 DPSAY Mid-Distance Race “The Granger Grind”

Hello Race Fans,

We are happy to announce that registration for our annual mid-distance race “The Granger Grind” is now open!

THE GRANGER GRIND – Feb 29 and Mar 1, 2020

THANKS to our awesome sponsors:
Lotteries Yukon
The Feed Store and Pet Junction
Icy Waters
Sky High Wilderness Ranch

Check here for more information regarding the race and how to sign up: https://dpsay.wordpress.com/mid-distance-race/

REMINDER: Carbon Hill this Saturday February 8th

Dear Dogs

Don’t forget to tell your people they need to get out to Mount Lorne on Saturday for the Carbon Hill sled and skijor race. It’s going to be mild, so they don’t have any excuse not to get out and enjoy the trails with you. The kitchen will be run by the Gravy Train, so make sure your peeps bring some cash. Note that the 30 mile category is more like 36 miles and is going up to beautiful Alligator Lake. You don’t want to miss out on that, do you? It all happens at the Mount Lorne community centre on Annie Lake Road.

Race Categories are

1. 30-MILES for skijorers and dog sleds – Registration from 09:00 to 09:45; mandatory
mushers meeting at 10 am
(8-dogs max for sleds and 4-dogs max for skijorers)

2. 10-MILES for skijorers and dog sleds – Registration from 09:00 to 09:45;
Mandatory mushers meeting at 10 am
(8-dogs max for sleds and 4-dogs max for skijorers)

3. 6- MILES Recreation Class – (non competitive) open to multiple disciplines for participants of 12 years of age and older(ski, kick sled, fat bike etc – 2 dogs max)
Registration from 12:00 to 12:45;
Mandatory mushers meeting at 12:45.

4. 100 –yard Kids Dash open to children of any age. Parents must help/participate/supervise.
(Small sleds and a dog can be provided or bring your own)

Race Start:

30-mile race: 11:00 am (2 min intervals)

10-mile race: 12:00 pm (2 min intervals)

6-mile race: 1:30 pm (1 min intervals)

100-yard Dash: 1:30 pm (or thereabouts)

And many thanks to our generous sponsors who make this stuff possible:
Impact Well Drilling
Icy Waters
Duffy’s Pets
Coast Mountain Sports
Yukon Quest
Aurora Booties

See you there

Results Twister Race Feb 2, 2020

Results from today’s Twister Race at Hans and Susie’s place. Many thanks to Hans and Susie for awesome hospitality and even awesomer trails.

10 Mile Sled:
1. Mandy Johnson, 30:15
2. Armin Johnson 31:21
3. Alex Rochat, 33:49
4. Jonathan Lucas, 38:25
5. Lindsay Caskenette, 39:28
6. Deborah Taisne, 42:27
7. Taylyn Thomas, DNF

10 Mile Skijor
1. Cynthia Coriveau, 44:32
2. Emmalee Agnew, 45:19
3. Jackie Taylor, 45:46

6 Mile Rec Class
1. Julien Campbell, 20:53
2. Eva Nielsen, 22:41
3. Nadelle Flynn, 23:07
4. Jonathan Lucas, 24:37
5. Adam Robinson, 25:39
6. Gabby Perrault, 26:23
7. Laina Prentice, 28:19
8. Marina Baderice, 28:56

DPSAY Twister Race February 2, Golden Horn

Folks

First of all, don’t forget that the Carbon Hill Race Day has been postponed to February 8. Now, as promised, here are the details for the next Twister Race:

Date: Sunday February 2, 2020
Time: Registration is from 10:00 to 10:30, followed by the mushers meeting, followed by the race start shortly thereafter.
Where: At Hans and Susie’s place out in Golden Horn (see below for instructions to get there)
Categories:

10 mile sled (8 dogs max)
10 mile skijor (4 dogs max)
Recreational class: 6 miles on sleds, skis, bikes, snowboards, whatever.

How to get there:

Take the Alaska Highway south from Whitehorse. Stay on the Alaska Highway. Three km south of the city limits, turn left off the Alaska Highway onto Gentian Lane. Go 1.6 km down Gentian Lane. Turn Right onto Nighthawk Road. Go 1.1 km. You will see a large tree in the middle of the road. Take a left at that tree. You can go around the tree on either side. Drive another 400 meters. After 400 meters, do not take the road to the left at the bottom of a small hill. Stay right / straight. At the bottom of that small hill (at that intersection) you will see vehicles, a shop, an airstream trailer etc. up the hill. Drive up there and you will be in our yard.

If you have any questions let us know. If you are dying to volunteer, let us know. If you are not dying to volunteer but are thinking of perhaps volunteering, let us know.

Your DPSAY Board

Carbon Hill Race Day postponed to February 8

Dog Powered Friends,

We have been watching the weather for a while now and this afternoon (Friday January 17) we decided to postpone the Carbon Hill that was planned for this coming Sunday, January 19.

The decision was taken considering that most of the participants are recreational mushers and ski-jorers and this is meant to be a fun race. Below -30 things can go sideways fairly quickly and we do not have the infrastructure and communications in place that the bigger races have. Also, we had to consider the safety (and to some extent comfort) of our trail crew and their equipment.

Since we have made the decision the forecast for Sunday has changed considerably but not so for Saturday when the trail crew would have to be out. In our experience temperatures at Annie Lake Road are usually a few degree lower than at the Whitehorse airport.

Please pencil in Saturday February 8 in for the new Carbon Hill. And we will see you on February 2 at our next Twister Race at Hans and Susie’s place in Golden Horn. Details for that race will follow shortly.

Sorry for the inconvenience
DPSAY Board

Carbon Hill Race Day – January 19, 2020

Dog Powered Friends,

The 26th running of the CARBON HILL Dog Sled and Skijor Race is coming up on Sunday January 19, 2020. As always the race starts at the Mount Lorne Community Centre on Annie Lake Road. Also as always we will have the following categories:

1. 30-MILES for skijorers and dog sleds – Registration from 09:00 to 09:45; mandatory mushers meeting at 10 am
(8-dogs max for sleds and 4-dogs max for skijorers)

2. 10-MILES for skijorers and dog sleds – Registration from 09:00 to 09:45; Mandatory mushers meeting at 10 am
(8-dogs max for sleds and 4-dogs max for skijorers)

3. 6- MILES Recreation Class – (non competitive) open to multiple disciplines for participants of 12 years of age and older(ski, kick sled, fat bike etc – 2 dogs max – Registration from 12:00 to 12:45; Mandatory mushers meeting at 12:45.

4. 100 –yard Kids Dash open to children of any age. Parents must help/participate/supervise.
(Small sleds and a dog can be provided or bring your own)

Race Start:

30-mile race: 11:00 am (2 min intervals)

10-mile race: 12:00 pm (2 min intervals)

6-mile race: 1:30 pm (1 min intervals)

100-yard Dash: 1:30 pm (or thereabouts)

We are looking for people to help out on race day as well as with putting in the trail. If you are interested, please email us back or call Martin @ 867-336-0876.

See you at Mount Lorne.
DPSAY

First Twister Race – December 15

Ladies and Gentlemen

The first Twister race of the season will take place Sunday December 15 at the Copper Haul Road.

(Directions: Turn left off the Alaska Hwy (direction Porter Creek) past Fast Gas onto Fish Lake Road. Go up Fish Lake Rd for about 4 km, it’s on your left!)

Registration from 10:00 to 10:30, race shortly thereafter.
The usual categories:
10 mile sled (8 dogs max)
10 mile skijor (4 dogs max)
Recreational class: 6 miles on sleds, skis, bikes, snowboards, whatever.

Costs:
$10 – for DPSAY Members, $15 –  for Non-Members per race
(Individual membership fees (annual): $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under)

See you Sunday!

DPSAY

For questions or if you’d like to volunteer for this event please contact dogpoweredsports@gmail.com