OFSS Minden Harness Dog Event: Sept 28, 29, 30 2018

September 28, 29 and 30th 2018. (Rain date weekend October 5, 6, 7th, 2018).
Location of event is 1423/1425 Francis Rd. Minden, ON K0M 2K0

 

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Friday: Tips and Tricks Session (get help planning your Fun Race Strategy, etc). This instructional session is provided by Yours Outdoors and lead by Karen Koehler.

Saturday and or Sunday: A Fun Race will be both days.
Classes: Canicross, Scooter, (junior classes in those 2), bikejor, rig, and ATV. Run 1 or 2 dogs in Canicross, Bikejor and Scooter. Rig/cart can be for 4 dogs. ATV can be any number of dogs .If time permits people can run a shorter and longer race in Canicross, bikejor and scooter and 2 teams in ATV or rig (or one in each). There will be prizes on each day, and awards for the top 3 teams that compete with the same dogs both days in a class.

Saturday Afternoon: Workshop lead by Dr. Lowell Greib from Sports Lab for people of all fitness levels. The workshop will focus on improving your fitness and endurance and preventing injury, as you participate in athletic endeavors with your dog. There will be an informative portion during the heat of the day, a rest time for the dogs, and practical session when it cools down.

PRICES: Must be an OFSS member to participate. 25$ for single membership 35$ for family

Camping on site Friday and Saturday available.
Potluck and OFSS BBQ hot dogs and hamburgers on Saturday night.
OFSS Continental Breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning.
Pizza order lunch on Saturday (bring money for your pizza order).

Schedule

Friday Sept 28
5:30 pm Tips and Tricks session (must pre-register for this session with Yours Outdoors info@yoursoutdoors.ca) and people begin arriving to camp for Friday night Camping

Saturday Sept 29 FUN RACE DAY and Workshop with Dr. Lowell Greib
RSVP with Daphne irelandd73@gmail.com

  • 7:00 am breakfast (Continental) and early morning training
  • 7:30 race registration
  • 8:00 drivers meeting all racers need to attend.(Race schedule may vary depending on numbers)
  • 8:45 4 dog rig followed directly by ATV with any number of dogs (course in field- 1km, may be extended to include road if weather is cool enough = 2km)
  • 9:45 Bikejor, followed directly by Scooter (~2-5km depending on weather predicted)
  • 11:15 Canicross (1 and 2km)
  • 12:00 relay(canicross 1km, Scooter 1-2km, Bikejor 1-2km)
  • 12:45 Lunch and awards (bring a pack lunch or money for a pizza order)
  • 1:45 Workshop with Lowell Greib (portion with and without your pooch)
  • Evening potluck and BBQ (OFSS will provide Hamburgers and hot dogs, please bring additions)

Sunday Sept 30
RSVP with Daphne irelandd73@gmail.com

  • 7:00 breakfast (Continental) and early morning training
  • 7:30 race registration
  • 8:00 drivers meeting all racers need to attend (Race schedule may change a bit depending on number of people in each class and temperature)
  • 8:45 4 dog rig followed directly by ATV with any number of dogs (course in field- 1km, may be extended to include road if weather is cool enough = 2km)
  • 9:45 Bikejor, followed directly by Scooter (~2-5km depending on weather predicted)
  • 11:15 Canicross (1 and 2km)
  • 12:00 relay(canicross 1km, Scooter 1-2km, Bikejor 1-2km)
  • 12:45 Lunch and awards (bring a pack lunch or money for a pizza order)

Volunteers Needed

For Saturday and Sunday we will need volunteer photographers, road and trail help for the races, pizza order runner, volunteers to set up the big tent Friday night. Please let Daphne at irelandd73@gmail.com know if you can assist with any of these roles.
Hope to see you there!

Updated: June 9, 2018 — 9:44 am

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