Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association
Two Rivers, Alaska - Home of the finest mushing on Earth!
Two Rivers Tune-Up Sled Dog Race
November 24, 2012
Canceled for insufficient snow
Traditionally the first race of the TRDMA Season, this event is a membership drive for the club and a fun run for all.
2012 Race Rules
Qualifications: All drivers must be members in good standing with the TRDMA. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the race. No one convicted of animal abuse or neglect will be eligible to enter the race. TRDMA may honor censure by any other sled dog racing organization.
Registration: Registration will start at 9:00 A.M on November 24, 2012 @ Pleasant Valley Store.
Draw for start position: Start position will be in the order in which drivers are parked. Drivers may exchange start positions within a class with the Race Marshallís permission. Bibs will be handed out at your truck parking space after the driver's meeting.
Teams must have all mandatory gear to start the race and will be checked.
trail clear: Drivers
resting their team must keep the trail clear of their dogs, food and
gear at all times, i.e. you must not interfere or obstruct the passage
of other teams.
Following the trail: All teams must follow the trail as marked. Deviations/shorter routes will be assessed a time penalty. Every effort will be made to keep trail markers in place, but TRDMA cannot be responsible for acts of nature or malicious acts. Two stakes on the side of the trail the turn is on will mark turns: ex. a left turn will have two markers side-by-side on the left hand side of the trail; a right hand turn will have markers on the right. Intersections that are to be traveled straight through will have a single marker on the right and left side of the trail.
right-of-way: When one
team approaches to within 50 feet of another team, the team behind shall
have the immediate right-of-way upon demand, except within one mile of
the finish line. The driver ahead must stop his or her dogs and hold
them to the best of his or her ability for a maximum of one minute or
until the other team has passed, whichever occurs first. The passed team
must remain behind at least five minutes before demanding trail
marking: The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association may mark all dogs leaving the
Race will start at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 24, 2012
penalties: All time
penalties accrued will be applied at the finish.
Drugs and drug testing: No injectable drugs may be used unless administered by the race veterinarian. Oral or topical drugs that may suppress the signs of illness or injury may not be carried or used. No drugs or artificial means may be used to drive the dogs beyond their natural ability. Race officials may require urine or blood samples for random drug testing. Drivers will be required to cooperate with race officials to accomplish the gathering of samples.
Expired dogs: Any dog
that expires during the race for any reason must be taken to the
start/finish line and submitted to the race marshal, a judge, or a race
veterinarian. A licensed veterinary pathologist or veterinarian will
perform a necropsy on all expired dogs. The driver will be responsible
for necropsy expenses. The death of any dog may result in the
disqualification of the driver, and/or prohibition from entering future
Courteous behavior: All drivers shall conduct themselves in a courteous and honorable manner at all times. Officials, media, volunteers and fans are all equal participants in the race and it is the driver's responsibility to maintain a courteous rapport with them at all times.