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2016 Ethan Howard Memorial Charity Rig Race

Race Details

Canicross mass start. Photo © Steve Renner

Canicross mass start. (Photo Steve Renner)


The race will be both ISDRA and IFSS sanctioned. Classes will include:

  • 1-2 dog bike and scooter classes (2 miles);
  • 4-, 6-, and 8-dog rig classes (2.7 miles);
  • 3-dog junior (2 miles);
  • Canicross (2 miles);
  • A recreational class for bikes/rigs/scooters and 1 to 4 dogs (one mile).

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, and canicross (ISDRA fee included); $10 for 3-dog junior; $5 for 1-4 dog recreational.

Dogs may only run in one class, with the exception of the canicross and recreational classes.

Check in will open 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.

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.


4-dog team running Auburn trail

4-dog team on course

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.

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