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Westbrook Winter Festival 2018


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. 


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.


Registration for the rescheduled date will open on February 1.


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


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. 


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


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


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.


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.


Hi to all I hope everyone had a great summer we are looking forward to a great race season . We will be kicking it off with our annual Ethan Howard Memorial rig race on November 10 and 11 and we have several snow races planned , schedule to follow soon. We will be having a club meeting on Sunday September 30 at 3pm with a board member meeting at 230pm. There will be refreshments and the address is 659 North rd. Carlisle Ma. Hope to see you there . Happy Trails ,Meg Mizzoni NESDC President 978-815-1861 See MoreSee Less

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New England Sled Dog Club

More photos!Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Sled Dog Race
Morrisville, VT
January 20th 2018
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