Hello Dog Lovers,
The weather is very frustrating for all of us dog-powered sports enthusiasts. Lets keep our fingers crossed, that winter will be back in no time and that we get plenty of fresh snow for our next events coming up.
DPSAY is in full swing organizing more Twister Races, the popular Carbon Hill Race Day, and a separate committee works on the annual Mid-Distance race. Busy, busy times!!!
We are looking forward to see you out there, and if you you have some time to spare, let us know, we always need help!
So what is next?
1) CADENCE CYCLE – Twister Race Day & GEAR SWAP
Sunday, December 17th, 2017
Thank you so much Dean and Cadence Cycle for sponsoring our next Twister Race Day!!!
SPECIAL!! Gear Swap – Everyone has dog-related gear, we don’t need anymore and stuff we are looking for. So bring it to the event, bring a table or display it on your truck, all rather informal! Trade it or sell it!!!
Where: TBA – we will go where the trails are best! 😉
10 miles: 6-8 dogs Sleds, 2-4 dogs Skijoring
Recreational 5 km: 2-4 dogs Sled, 1-2 dogs Skijoring, Fat Bikes, Kick sleds, Runners etc welcome!
Kids Dash – free and just for fun!! DPSAY will help with a dog and a sled, if you don’t have any. CHILDREN MUST WEAR A HELMET!!
About the Categories:
The longer distance (10 miles) category is the competitive race, where timing and placing applies. This category is recommended for experienced mushers/skiers and experienced dogs.
The shorter distance (3-5 miles) is the RECREATIONAL category. We will focus on a non-competitive approach. The focus is on trying a new sport with your dog (any breed!!), practicing, meeting new dog lovers and having fun without worrying about competitive dogs and mushers/skiers. (We keep track of times for your personal interest.)
10 am for the 10 mile category
Musher meeting at 10:30 am, Race Start shortly after
This is NEW: REGISTER at 12:00 pm, when you participate in the Recreational Class and Kids Dash.
Meeting at 12:15 pm, Race Start shortly after
Of course recreational participants are always welcome to come out earlier to socialize, watch, volunteer and cheer!!!
$10 – for DPSAY Members, $15 – for Non-Members per race
(Individual membership fees (annual): $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under)
Temperature Cut-off: -30 Degrees Celsius (at the time of race start)
And if you still need a Christmas present bring extra cash for a colourful DPSAY T-Shirt! ($15/each)
2) Carbon Hill Race Day – Sunday, January 14th, 2018
WHERE: Lorne Mountain Community Centre on KM 1 of the Annie Lake Road.
It’s happening again!! Thanks to:
Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply
Impact Well Drilling
Icy Waters Ltd
For detailed event information go to https://dpsay.wordpress.com/carbon-hill-race-day/