Grand Park Dog Day’s of Winter Sled Dog Race Feb. 4 and 5 | SkyHiNews.com

Grand Park Dog Day’s of Winter Sled Dog Race Feb. 4 and 5

ISDRA Sanctioned 4, 6 and 8 dog Sprint, 4 and 6 dog Purebred Sprint, 3 Dog Juniors Class and 1 Dog and 2 Dog Skijor. Non-Sanctioned 3-4 dog Sportsman’s class.Location: Two miles north of downtown Winter Park on U.S. Highway 40 at Grand Park by the Winter Park Recreation Center and Shell Gas and convenience store.Starting Order: Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. 8-dog class; 10:30 a.m. 6-dog class followed by 2-dog skijor after a short pause; Noon 4-dog class followed by 1-dog skijor after a short pause; 3-dog junior and 3-4 dog Sportsman class to be determined. All starts 1-minute interval. Drivers Meeting: 8:15 am at Race SiteImportant information:-No phone entries – Entries close at noon Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Entries received after this time will be placed at the end of the start order as they are received. Absolutely no entries will be accepted later than one half hour before the Saturday morning drivers meeting.-Dog marking of all Sanctioned Classes will be at the finish line of each class on Saturday.-Purebred numbers (American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club) must be submitted with the entry form. Entries with out documentation will be drawn in the mixed breed class.-1 dog skijor will be run on the 4-mile trail and the 2 dog skijor will be run on the 6-mile trail.-Scheduling of the events will prevent a single driver from racing in the 1 dog skijor and 4 dog sled or the 2 dog skijor and 6 dog sled classes. Do not enter both skijor and sled classes of the same distance.-For lodging information visit http://playwinterpark.com/events and look for Grand Park Dog Days of Winter, Winter Carnival. Check http://www.rmsdc.com for updates.Race Options and Information:ISDRA seeding will be used to determine starting order for Saturday in all sanctioned classes. NO WHIPS ALLOWED – A snow hook and regulation dog bag (ventilated) are mandatory in all sled classes. All race participants under age 18 will be required to wear an appropriate safety helmet. The RMSDC recommends that the helmet be DOT, ANSI, or Snellcertified. A Race Veterinarian will be on call. Please contact race officials for information if a need occurs. Race Officials may handle dogs at any time. Parking by class in designated areas is required by the Race Giving Organization. All teams must be in the staging area 2 minutes prior to the start in all classes.The Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club, Inc. will not be held responsible for errors in seeding caused by the use of ISDRA’s Raceworks program. This program, it’s seeding and membership updates are controlled entirely by ISDRA and neither RMSDC, Inc. nor its Race Secretary have any control over its seeding and draw functions. If you have questions about the seeding for this race, contact ISDRA.No entry fees will be refunded unless the race is canceled.


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