- This event has passed.
2019 Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race
November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Our 2019 dryland race will be held November 9th and 10th in Auburn, New Hampshire. Registration is now closed.
Trail update: We will be using both the 2.2-mile and 3-mile loop trails. There will be no logging activity/equipment at the site this year. Some segments of the trails have been patched with rocks (approximately 1-inch crushed stone). We will update this page with photos of these segments.
Canicross changes. Canicross will run both Saturday and Sunday for those who want to compete in a sanctioned class. There will be an additional class for runners who just want to compete on Sunday (this class will not be sanctioned).
The race will be ISDRA sanctioned. Classes are:
- 1-2 dog bike and scooter (2.2 miles);
- 4-, 6-, and 8-dog rig (3 miles);
- 3-dog junior (2.2 miles);
- Canicross (3 miles) (Saturday & Sunday for ISDRA points; just Sunday for a fun run)
Race fees are as follows: $40 for 8-dog rig (ISDRA fee included); $35 for 4- and 6-dog rig, 1- and 2-dog bike and scooter (ISDRA fee included); $25 for canicross (ISDRA fee included); fee TBD for Sunday-only canicross; $10 for 3-dog junior.
Check-in for the race will begin at 8 am. Please drop off forms and fees and pick up bibs at this time. There will be NO onsite registration for the race. There will be a mandatory drivers’ meeting at 8:30 am. The first class is slated to start at 9 am.
Drivers’ meeting: 7:30 am
Canicross: 8 am.
This schedule is subject to adjustment. We will have a lunch break after the rig classes. Start times and a complete schedule will be posted on Friday, Nov. 8.
Breakfast and lunch will be offered for donations—all profits going to Liberty House, a home for veterans in need. Racers and spectators are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, sneakers, backpacks, and non-perishable food items for donation to Liberty House.
The race is held at the Manchester Water Works in Auburn, New Hampshire.
We are the guests of the Manchester Waterworks, please be courteous and respectful of the property and rules. Keep the area around your truck clean and be sure to pick up after your dogs and yourself.
Accommodations & Dining
Auburn is quite close to both Manchester and Concord, which have ample hotel and dining options.
Take Rt. 101, Exit 2. Go 7/10 mile towards Auburn. Look for 35-mph sign on right. Go slow as you go up small hill. Just after crest of hill, turn left onto Depot Rd. Go 3/10 mile to field. Drive through yellow gate on right. Please park in neat rows in the field, not too close to the trail head or on dirt roads.