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2018 Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

Our 2018 dryland race will be held November 10th and 11th in Auburn, New Hampshire. There are two changes to note for this year. First, because of logging all classes will run on the 3 mile trail. Second, canicross will be held on Sunday only.

Race Details

The race will be ISDRA sanctioned. Classes will include:

    • 1-2 dog bike and scooter classes (3 miles);
    • 4-, 6-, and 8-dog rig classes (3 miles);
    • 3-dog junior (3 miles);
    • Canicross (3 miles) (Sunday only)

Purse: $1000.

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); $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 9am.

Tentative Schedule
Drivers’ meeting: 8:30 am
8-dog: 9
6-dog: 10
4-dog: 11
Lunch break
1-dog bike: 12:30 pm
2-dog bike: 1:15
1-dog scooter: 1:45
2-dog scooter: 2:30
This schedule is subject to adjustment. On Sunday, canicross will go out before the 8-dog class so this will push events back by approximately one hour.


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.

Venue

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.

Directions

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.

Westbrook Winter Festival 2018

CANCELLED

Race Details

We will be offering the following classes: One & two-dog skijor ($35), 4-dog (pro: $35, sportsman: $25), 6-dog (pro: $35, sportsman: $25), 8-dog ($40 pro), three-dog junior ($10), one-dog junior ($5), recreational ($5, Saturday only). Competitors registering as “sportsman” will receive no ISDRA points and not have a stake in the purse. 

Distances: 6.6 miles for the 6- and 8-dog classes and 3.3 miles for the 4-dog, 3-dog, and skijor classes. 

Venue

The venue for the race is the very welcoming Sunset Ridge Golf Course. There will be hot and cold food available in the warm clubhouse.

We urge all sled dog teams and participants to patronize downtown Westbrook businesses which are on the route between the hotels and the golf course.

Register

Registration for the rescheduled date will open on February 1.

Lodging

Super 8 Motel, 208 Larrabee Road, Westbrook, 207-854-1881
Motel 6, 1 Riverside Street, Portland, 207-775-0111
Howard Johnsons, 155 Riverside Street, Portland, 207-774-5861

Westbrook Restaurants

The Frog and Turtle, 3 Bridge St, (207) 591-4185
Mr. Bagel, 609 Main Street (207) 854-5209
Blue Burrito Cafe, 652 Main St, (207)-854-0040
The Dancing Elephant, 855 Main Street, (207) 887 7168
Doughboy’s, 57 Bridge St, (207) 854-8304
Rivers Edge Deli, 616 Main Street, (207) 854-1113
Casa Novello, 694 Main St
Angelones West, 768 Main St
Amatos Italian Sandwich Shops, 120 Main St
Stockhouse Restaurant 506 Main Street, (207) 854-5600
Guidis Diner, 916 Main St
Portland Pie Company, 869 Main Street, (207) 591-6248
Pizza Time Westbrook, 528 Main St
Profennos Pizzeria, 934 Main St
Severinos Variety, 300 Cumberland St
The Bakers Bench, 33 Brackett St
Saeng Thai House Westbrook, 1 Cumberland St
Northern Gardens, 672 Main St
Fajita Grille, 857 Main Street, (207) 591-8150

Directions

Take the Westbrook/Portland Exit 48 off of the Maine Turnpike.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Sled Dog Race

Race Details

We will be offering the following classes: One & two-dog skijor ($35), 4-dog (pro: $35, sportsman: $25), 6-dog (pro: $35, sportsman: $25), 8-dog ($40 pro), unlimited ($40 pro), and three-dog junior ($10).

Distances: 11 miles for the unlimited and 8-dog class; 6 miles for 6-dog and skijor; 4 miles for 4-dog and 3-dog junior.

The course will be an out-and-back course with head-on passing. The course is on a rail trail and is fairly flat and straight.

We will be having a drivers’ meeting Friday night at 6:30 pm at the Charlmont Restaurant, Rte. 15, Morrisville, at which time we will draw bibs.

The purse will be at least $2500. The race is ISDRA sanctioned. 

Registration

On site registration will take place at the drivers’ meeting on Friday, Jan. 19. There will be no day-off registration.

Venue

The start/finish will be at 10 Railroad Street. Competitors may park at the Oxbow Riverfront Park at 257 Portland Street, Morrisville, Vermont.

Lodging

Sunset Motor Inn 802.888.4956
Muddy Moose Cabins 802.888.1656
Maple House Inn 802.888.6565

2017 Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

Our 2017 dryland race will be held November 11th and 12th in Auburn, New Hampshire. Registration is now closed.

Race Details

Canicross mass start. Photo © Steve Renner

Canicross mass start. (Photo Steve Renner)

The race will be ISDRA 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);
    • Recreational run for 1-4 dogs (1 mile).

Purse: $1000.

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 recreational.

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 9am.

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.

Venue

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.

Directions

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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Photos from the race!Just uploading a few photos from this past weekends races! Here is a link to some of the photos: www.veraannphotography.com/p349288618#hbd660d2d
I have not completed all of them, but as I do, they will be added to this album so keep checking over the next few days for more action shots! Hope you all love them! Again all photos will be available for free downloads! Had a great time with you all! Vera
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We are very fortunate to be able to spend our day in the biting wind for fun. Thank your for remembering veterans that are not so fortunate by donating to Liberty House. ... See MoreSee Less

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The race schedule for Saturday is as follows:
Drivers' meeting: 8:30 am
8-dog: 9
6-dog: 10
4-dog: 11
Lunch break
1-dog bike: 12:30 pm
2-dog bike: 1:15
1-dog scooter: 1:45
2-dog scooter: 2:30

This schedule is subject to adjustment. On Sunday, canicross will go out before the 8-dog class so this will push events back by approximately one hour.
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