UPDATE!!! – CARBON HILL Race Day on Sunday, January 14th, 2018

THANK YOU Robert and Katherine for going out today and grooming the trails for the Carbon Hill Race Day!

30 + miles – Alligator Lake loop – groomed beautifully!
10 Mile – McConnel Lake Loop
6 mile loop – like very year!


We have a another crew going out on Saturday for more grooming and marking of the trails!
OUR VOLUNTEERS ROCK!!!

IMPORTANT!!

  • Any participant under the age of 16 will be asked to wear a helmet.
  • This is a community event! If you have a dog (pet and/or sled dog!), who does not behave well around other dogs and passing teams, please leave the dog at home. We have had incidents in the past, and we would like to avoid them and keep it fun for everyone! Thanks for your understanding!
  • Temperature Cut-Off is -30 at the time of the start… which shouldn’t be an issue on Sunday, if the forecast is correct.

 

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CARBON HILL Race Day on Sunday, January 14th, 2018

We are waiting for a lot of snow!!! and we will need it for another:

“Carbon Hill Race Day”on Sunday, January 14th, 2018
at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre on KM 1 of the Annie Lake Road.
“The Carbon Hill Race Day” will be part of our DPSAY Twister Race series again.
We will host 4 races at the event:

1.  30-MILES for skijorers and dog sleds
(8-dogs max for sleds and 4-dogs max for skijorers)

2.  10-MILES for skijorers and dog sleds
(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)

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 COURSE:

The 30mile sled/skijor race, will follow either the incredibly scenic Alligator Lake trail loop (app. 36 miles) or the traditional 30-mile Annie Lake loop. Both trails have been used in the past and are equally appreciated by participants. Trail and snow conditions will determine which trail will be used on January 14th.

The 6 and 10-mile races will be the same trails that have been used for many past Carbon Hill events.

Registration, Cost and Meetings

30 –miles: Register between 9:00 – 9:45 am

Mandatory mushers meeting at 10 am

$35 for DPSAY members and $50 for Non-Members

10-miles: Register between 9:00 – 9:45 am

Mandatory mushers meeting at 10 am

$10 for DPSAY members and $25 for Non-Members


6-miles
:  Register between 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Mandatory meeting 12:45 pm

$5 for DPSAY members and $15 for Non-Members


100-yard Kids Dash
: Just show! No charge.

(Non-Members will have the option to become DPSAY Members with registration. $15/Individuals Adults, $10/Individuals 18 years and under)

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


IMPORTANT:

  • Junior Mushers (2 dogs max) may be entered into the Recreation Class event with the approval of, and at the discretion of the Race Marshal.
  • Any participant under the age of 16 will be asked to wear a helmet.

CONCESSION:
The kitchen will be open and operated as a concession by “Easy Street Treats”.  They will be serving hot food, snacks as well as hot and cold drinks. Remember to bring some cash!

Following the races we will close out the day with an Awards Ceremony!

The Organizers of The Carbon Hill Race Day would like to give a special “thank you” to our main sponsors for this event:
Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply
Impact Well Drilling
Icy Waters Ltd
Icycle Sport

If you have any question or wish to volunteer please email DPSAY: dogpoweredsports@gmail.com

The following volunteer positions are available:

Set up/Clean up
Parking Coordinator
Registration
Timers
Start Chute Helpers
Trail Help (stationed at major trail cut-offs on race day)
First Aid standby

Do the Winter Dance!!
DPSAY

More Fun Events coming!!!!

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! 😉

Categories:
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.)

Registration
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!!!

Costs:
$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
Icycle Sport

For detailed event information go to https://dpsay.wordpress.com/carbon-hill-race-day/

                         

Great Turnout at DPSAY Twister Race #1 !!!

It was a great turn out for DPSAY’s first Twister Race of the year held on the Copper Haul Road on Sunday. Fourteen sledder’s and one skijorer came out on the gorgeous day to run dogs just  before the warm weather hit.

The flat, wide open trails made for fast times and a good atmosphere for the dogs to get back into the swing of things.

Thank you to Mike Simon and his friend Murray for putting in a great trail and again thank you Mike for timing.

Results:

10-Mile Sled
1. Mandy Johnson 34.00
2. Marine Gastard 36.47
3. Armin Johnson 36.58
4. Martine Levier 42.22
5. Luc Tweddel 43.52
6. Lori Tweddel 48.50
7. Louve Tweddel 49.15
8. Gerry Willomitzer 50.11
9. Krys March 50.58
10. Erin Stevens 52.33
11. Dana Koudelova 56.15
12. Martin Haefele 56.34
13. Amelie Janin 58.12
14. Cindy Baker DNF

10 Mile Skijor
1. Adam Robinson 57.17

Recreational  Class
Jackie Taylor 17.15
Karine Genest 29.15
Robert Siefke 16.28
Maxime Aerts 15.40

Everybody do the Frost- and Snow Dance! Let winter be back asap!!

Hope to see you all at the next event: CADENCE CYCLE Twister Race Day – Sunday, December 17th

DPSAY

Winter Survival Skills Workshop Saturday, December 9th from 9am – 5pm @ Fox Lake

WE STILL HAVE ROOM!!

As dog musher and skijorer we often travel and train alone with our dogs and in very remote areas.

But what to do when something goes wrong? How to survive for a day or even longer in case we lose our team, get injured in a remote setting, how to prevent and deal with frost injuries?

DPSAY teamed up with Fabian Schmitz of Bushcraft Yukon to organize a one day winter survival course.
During this hands-on workshop you will learn a variety of survival strategies, what to pack for a survival kit, how to
reliably start a fire in foul weather, how to shelter from the elements, how to stay hydrated, how to signal for help and much more!
Come out for a fun day and brush up your bush skills!

As an intro we will also have a local frost bite specialist Josianne Gauthier from the Whitehorse General Hospital talking about frost injuries, how they occur, what to do in the field and their current treatment program at the hospital.

For more info and sign-up, please send an email to DPSAY.

Fees: (Lunch is included)

$35 for DPSAY members
$50 for Non-members

(DPSAY membership: $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under (annual))

10 participants maximum!

Participants will get more detailed information about location and a way description after sign-up!

Stay warm!

DPSAY

Season Kick Off – DPSAY Twister Race Series!!!

Hello Winter Lovers,

Our calendar shows our first Twister race for this Sunday, but looking at trail conditions (Thank you Adam for checking out trails!) and the lack of snow, we need to push back our first event another week. We hope we will get more snow by December 3rd, so we can have fun in a safe manner!

This is the plan for our Season Kick Off Event, but stay tuned in case we do not get the snow, we wish for:

When: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 10 am (12 pm for recreational class)

Where: Copper Haul Road trails
– 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!

Categories:
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.)

Registration
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!!!

Costs:
$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)

Happy Trails!

DPSAY