2020 Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race
December 5 - December 6
Our 2020 dryland race will be held December 5th and 6th in Auburn, New Hampshire.
The NESDC will insist that all persons (including competitors, handlers, race officials, and spectators) must wear a mask/face covering whenever they leave a 6-ft perimeter around their vehicle/dog truck. Refusal to abide by the this rule by competitors or their handlers may result in disqualification.
Competitors who are actively racing are not required to wear a mask, though we encourage their use in the start and finishing chutes. Handlers are asked to leave the start chute as quickly as possible after their team has left the start line.
If you are feeling sick, have come in contact with someone who has been sick, or are unable to wear a mask due to health issues, stay home!
There will be no canicross mass starts.Canicross starts will be individual starts in one-minute intervals.
We will announce any additions to these guidelines before the event.
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)
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.
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. In light of COVID-19, please leave extra space between vehicles.