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

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