Show your support for DPSAY’s mid-distance race!

September 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Show your support!

Interested in another mid-distance sled dog race in the Yukon? In the tradition of the River Runner 120 and the Cinnamon Bun Run 140, the DPSAY hopes to organize another exciting race event.

At the initial meeting the small group of volunteers focused on the idea to hold a race on the amazing trail system in the Fish Lake/Alligator Lake area.

We now need some more helping hands to make this idea a reality. Lots of volunteers are needed to help organize this event. We are especially looking for some folks to help with trail grooming & marking, sponsorship & fundraising, PR, managing checkpoints, running the finish banquet, …and more!

If we spread the load among many, we should be able to keep the work at a minimum. If there is no support from the mushing community, this race may remain just an idea.

The next meeting will be held at the Town and Mountain Hotel on Sept 22 at 6pm. Come and join us!

DPSAY
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Hot Hound Race #4 – LET’S GO!!!

September 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Hello DPSAY Members,

Try some NEW and colourful trails for our Hot Hound #4!! Thank you Virginia for preparing the course and hosting the event!!

HOW TO GET THERE: On the Alaska hwy (going towards Kusawa Lake); look for the DPSAY sign and trail markers. It will be on the left just before the Takhini River bridge.

FEES: $5 per race – DPSAY members
$10 per race – non-members

Membership Fees: Individuals $15 (annual)
Kennel $25 (annual)

RACE CATEGORIES: Canicross 1 mile – 1 dog
Bikejoring 1 mile – 1 dog
Bikejoring 2 miles – 2 dogs

Bring bowls and water for your dogs.

Potluck Dinner!! Bring some food to share (a BBQ will be available). Stick around for some social time, the results and some draw prizes.

And bring some extra cash, if you haven’t gotten one of our DPSAY T-SHIRTS yet!!! ( $15)

Thank you to our sponsors: Icycle Sports, Cadence Cycle, Coast Mountain Sports, Takhini Hot Springs and Yukon Brewing!!!

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REMINDER: DPSAY Annual Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race MEETING

September 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Hello Dog Powered Sports Enthusiasts,

Just a friendly reminder that the Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race meeting mentioned below is coming up soon!!!!

Date: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Time : 6 pm

Location: Whitehorse Elementary School – ROOM 10A

As in previous years DPSAY is planning on hosting our Annual Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race (known as Cinnamon Bun Run, River Runner, Road Runner). We have the option to change the format and route, if this is what members and participants want. But we need to do so before the funding deadline on October 15th, 2016.

Therefore we would like to hold an initial meeting to gather ideas and see who would be interested in helping us organize a mid-distance race this season.

Hope to see you there!

DPSAY Board

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Hot Hounds #3 – Stories and Results!!

August 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Despite the forecast calling for rain we had a great turn-out on the Takhini Hot Springs trails for the 3rd Hot Hounds Race of the year. The rain held off just long enough for the racing to wrap up and only spat a little bit before a tarp was set up to enjoy the BBQ and potluck.
After the awards competitors and volunteers enjoyed a free soak compliments of Takhini Hot Springs.
The trails were in typical Hot Springs condition: fast, technical and a whole lot of fun!
The 1-mile race saw two enthusiastic first timers join in the fun! We even let Ruth (one of the newbies win to show how inclusive DPSAY can be 😀! Just kidding, she posted an impressive time, and judging by the smile on her face, we will see her again. The 2-mile race saw Robert come out of a full year hiatus to snatch the win, modestly saying “my dogs don’t even pull”! Great job! In the canicross division Valerie and her two wee little pet dogs (both of which combined would only equal half a sled dog) charged the finish line pulling hard showing everyone that you don’t have to have sled dogs to have fun, or to be competitive!

A big “THANK YOU” to: Robert for hosting this race yet again. Since he took this on, he hasn’t missed a race in 6 years. Lisa for pointing the way on the trail. Mike and Jessica for timing and always being there to help out.

Thank you to our sponsors:Takhini Hot Springs – Cadence Cycle – Yukon Brewing – Icycle Sports – Coast Mountain Sports

Next race will be September 11th in the Ibex Valley, exact location to be determined. Stay tuned for updates.

 

RESULTS

1 Mile Bike (1 dog)

1  Ruth O’Beirne  4:07

2  Claudia Wickert  4:10

3  Adam Robinson  4:20

4  Cynthia Corriveau  4:30

5  Heather Robb  5:02

6  Mattaeus Geister  5:23

Katherine Scheck  2:11 (1/2 mile bike)

 

2 Mile Bike (2 dogs)

1  Robert Siefke  8:20

2  Cynthia Corriveau  8:22

3  Adam Robinson  8:28

4  Sophie Firmenich  8:41

5  Katherine Scheck  9:22

 

1 Mile Canicross (1 dog or two half dogs 😉)

1  Adam Robinson  6:30

2  Jaclyn Killins  7:41

3  Cynthia Corriveau  7:42

4  Valerie Girard  8:53

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Next Hot Hound Race @ Takhini Hot Springs on Sunday, August 28th, 2016

August 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Hello DPSAY Members,

Here is the info for our next Hot Hound Race!! Don’t miss out on action, fun, laughter and dog talk.

WHEN: Sunday, August 28th

WHERE: Takhini Hot Springs – make sure you turn into the campground just before the hot spring’s parking lot. Follow the DPSAY trail markers!!

TIME: Registration starts at 5 pm

FEES: $5 per race – DPSAY members, $10 per race – non-members

Membership Fees: Individuals $15 (annual), Kennel $25 (annual)

DPSAY T-SHIRTS:  $15

RACE CATEGORIES:   Canicross 1 mile – 1 dog

Bikejoring 1 mile – 1 dog

Bikejoring 2 miles – 2 dogs

DPSAY will provide a water pool for the dogs. Bring bowls for your dogs.

Potluck Dinner!! Bring some food to share (a BBQ will be available).

Stick around for a soak in the pool. Takhini Hot Springs donates free passes for participants and volunteers!

Thank you to our sponsors:
Icycle Sports, Cadence Cycle,Yukon Brewing, Takhini Hot Springs and Coast Mountain Sports!!!

We hope to see many of you and your doggies!!

DPSAY Board

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Invitation to DPSAY’s Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race MEETING

August 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Hello Dog Powered Sports Enthusiasts,

People have signed up for the first sled dog races and the leaves are turning yellow! It’s time to start thinking of winter.

As in previous years DPSAY is planning on hosting our Annual Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race (known as Cinnamon Bun Run, River Runner, Road Runner). We have the option to change the format and route, if this is what members and participants want. But we need to do so before the funding deadline on October 15th, 2016.

Therefore we would like to hold an initial meeting to gather ideas and see who would be interested in helping us organize a mid-distance race this season. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Date: September 6th, 2016

Time : 6 pm

Location: Whitehorse Elementary School

 

Hope to see you there!

DPSAY Board

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July 24th Hot Hound Results and Thank You!!!

July 26, 2016 Leave a comment

It was a perfect day for running dogs at “Yukon Skijor and Bikejor Kennels”, not too hot for the four-legged competitors and not too cold for the two-legged kind. The trails were fast, rooty and technical, leaving the bikejorers full of adrenaline and smiles on their faces. Though we saw lower numbers in the biking categories this time, the kennel crew from Caribou Crossing came out to fill the canicross event with 6 competitors. Thank you for participating!

Thank you to our:
Host: Katherine Scheck for sharing her trails and her deck
Timers: Sophie Firmenich and Magnus Kaltenborn
Sponsors: Cadence Cycle, Icycle Sports, Yukon Brewing

The next race will be one August 28th at the Takhini Hot Pools. Hope to see everyone there.

Results:
1 Mile Bikejor
1- Adam Robinson 4:28
2- Katherine Scheck 4:32
3- Cynthia Corriveau 5:13

2 Mile Bikejor
1- Cynthia Corriveau 9:14
2- Adam Robinson 9:27
3- Katherine Scheck 9:41
4- Sophie Firmenich 9:52

1 Mile Canicross
1- Adam Robinson 6:28
2- Cecilia. E 6:44
3- Nico Luettschwager 7:08
4- Jaclyn Killins 7:30
5- Elaine S.Bellemare 7:43
6- Cynthia Corriveau 9:11

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