Racing with NESDC

Registration

All competitors must register (see how to register for a NESDC race) by 5 pm on the Thursday prior to each race they’d like to compete in. Race registrations opens one week before close of registration.

Rules

For complete rules, please see our Racing Rules & Manual (.pdf).
  • Helmets. All Junior Class Mushers must wear a helmet! Helmets are also mandatory for all rig, bike and scooter classes during dry land events.
  • Time. The “Time Cut-Off” rule will be enforced at all NESDC races—any team not finishing within 1.5 times the average of the first (5) five teams in the same heat of the same class will not be allowed to race the second day.
  • Starts. Dual starts are possible at all races.
  • Drivers’ meeting. Mandatory drivers’ meeting at 8:30 A.M., each race day. 
  • Marking. All dogs will be marked immediately after crossing the finish line after the first heat. If dogs are not marked, participants will not be able to race.
  • Vaccinations. All dogs participating in NESDC sled dog races must have a certificates of rabies inoculations signed by a licensed veterinarian, or a letter of kennel inoculation signed by a licensed veterinarian on his business stationary, stating that the entire kennel has been inoculated. Proof of inoculation, original or Photostat copies or certificates or letter must be submitted to the club secretary prior to or at the team’s first sled dog race.
  • Sanctioning bodies. All snow and rig races will be ISDRA sanctioned! Please check www.isdra.org for details.

Race Fees

Our typical fees are described below. Fees listed on an event’s page will be the official fees for a race if the fees differ from the typical fees listed below. Please check the page for a particular event for details (fees will be listed on event pages when registration opens, if not before).
  • One–six-dog classes: $35 (canicross, bikejor, scooter, skijor, 4-dog, 6-dog)
  • Eight-dog classes: $40
  • Open/unlimited: $45
  • Three-dog junior: $10
  • One-dog junior and recreational: $5
The fees for one–six-dog classes, eight-dog classes, and open/unlimited classes include the ISDRA fee. We may offer “pro” and “sportsman” options—sportsman’s classes will be $10 less (competitors running as sportsmen will not have a stake in the purse and will not have their scores reported to ISDRA).

Race Day Schedule

NESDC Snow Race Day Schedule (schedule may change due to trail conditions, etc.)

Time

Event

7:30am–8:30am

Registration (drivers will pick up bibs)

8:30am-8:45am

Drivers’ meeting

9:00am

Skijoring (1/2 dogs run together, separate ISDRA reporting)

3 Dog Junior
4 Dog
Open

After start of Open Class

1 Dog Junior

8 Dog
6 Dog

Distances

Typical Snow Race Distances by Category
 

Category

Distance / Miles

3 Dog Juniors

4

1 or 2 Dog Skijoring

4

4 Dog

4

6 Dog

6

8 Dog

8

Open/Unlimited

10-15

NESDC

I hope this message finds you all feeling rested and relaxed after a great weekend of Dryland sled dog racing I want to thank you all for coming out to a very successful Ethan Howard Memorial rig race benefiting the veterans of Liberty house in Manchester. For every dollar raised for Liberty house translates to $20 at the food bank which means the $415 we raised turns into $8,300 at the food bank we are very happy and proud to do this for the men that have given up so much for us. We also collected lots of blankets non-perishable food items Sox and other daily essentials for our vets. I would like to thank Manchester Water Works and John O'Neill the Forester for helping us get this race on if it weren't for them we wouldn't have a place to race. I'd also like to thank Tom DiMaggio for Always setting up a great Trail and Sandy DiMaggio for letting us use your car as a time in car, last minute because that is definitely one thing I forgot to get. Thanks to Dawn Roberts and Nova Clifford for coming out and helping me and Tom set up Trail on a very very windy and cold Friday. I also want to than Anita Wischinski,Rainer Wischinski Ron stortz Nancy stortz, and Heidi Stortz for great job with feeding everyone even when the grills froze ! Ron's chili Heidi and Nancy bread and cookies and Anita's chocolate marzipan cake were to die for . I'd also like to thank Ingo for doing a great job timing (not an easy job), and Gretchen Karlson for being an awesome chief judge and Kelly McGrath for making sure all our bills are paid and Laura Hayes for registering everyone she has a tough job I want to take the time to welcome our new vice president Mike Green and our second vice president Rachel colbath and thank you for for stepping into a tough job and also want to welcome Gretchen Karlson and Doug Butler to the board of directors. Lastly I would like to thank Danae Bryar and crew for helping out with supplies along with Jacqueline
McCreedy making sure everything got set up every morning and broken down every night, and Esa for jumping in to help too. If I forgot anyone I'm sorry it's lack of sleep. Again thanks to all for coming out and making it a great weekend.
Happy trails to all sincerely Meg Mizzoni president New England Sled Dog Club. (Aka Fled Dog club)😁😁 lol.
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Special Meeting

November 11, 2017, 12:00pm - November 11, 2017, 11:30am

We will be having a special club meeting for members to vote in a new vice president and welcome some new board members nomination for vice president is Mike Green hope to see you there thank you.. pl...

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Annual Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

November 11, 2017, 8:00am - November 12, 2017, 3:00pm

Just one week to our annual rig race benefiting the veterans of Liberty house Manchester New Hampshire please bring donations they can use sleeping bags Sox shirts and shoes winter jackets any men's c...

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