Rig race photos

Wes Golomb of Bear Brook Photography uploaded this album of race photos. Take a look, the lighting was lovely that weekend and participants all looked like they were having a great time.

Snow race schedule!

We are pleased to announce that we have scheduled three snow races, two at the Sunset Ridge Golf Course in Westbrook, Maine, and one in Tamworth, New Hampshire. The dates of these races are January 14-15, 2017, Feb. 4-5, 2017, and February 25-26, 2017.

Let’s hope the weather is cooperative this winter!

Rig Race Success

Thank you to the volunteers who made the Ethan Memorial Rig Race possible. We enjoyed a great weekend of racing. We also were able to deliver a pile of donated good and more than $300 to Liberty House, a shelter for homeless veterans. You can see the official results here.

Registration has closed

Registration has closed for this weekend’s dryland race. We look forward to a great race weekend, with cooler temperatures than last year.

If you are coming to the race, please remember to bring a donation for Liberty House (non-perishable food, warm clothes, backpacks, sleeping bags are what’s needed) for homeless veterans.

Register for the Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

Registration is open for our annual dryland race. You may find the form and details about the registration process here. Registration will close at 9 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016. You will not be able to register on site.

See the event page for race details.

We look forward to racing with you!

2016 Ethan Howard Memorial Charity Rig Race

Join us for our annual dryland race through the lovely wooded trails of the Manchester Waterworks, Veterans’ Day weekend (Nov. 12-13), in Auburn, NH. Registration will open on Oct. 27.

We will be announcing the rest of our race schedule for the season soon.

Spring Meeting

Our spring meeting will be held at the Merrimack Public Library on Sunday May 1st from 1-5 pm.

NESDC on WGBH

NESDC (and our snow problem) was recently featured by on WGBH public radio. See A winter without snow isn’t so great when your winter sport is dog sledding to hear an interview with our club president.

Keith Bryar II

Keith Bryar and team

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On February 20, 2016, the New England mushing community lost one of its brightest stars, Keith Bryar II. Keith was a fierce competitor, a tireless advocate for dog-sledding sports, and a generous mentor and friend.

He will be deeply missed by NESDC.

Tamworth Cancelled

Sadly we’ve also had to cancel this season’s race at Tamworth. Ice conditions are not safe and the forecast indicates warming temperatures. Let’s hope next winter is kinder to our racing season!

Upcoming Events

  1. Westbrook Winter Festival

    January 14, 2017 - January 15, 2017
  2. Tamworth Sled & Skijor Race

    February 4, 2017 - February 5, 2017
  3. Westbrook Winter Festival 2

    February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

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