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Getting started with sled dog sports

Getting started with NEGRC, you can:

- Look at our events page for our next come and try day or scheduled event 

- Email

- Message us on facebook 

- Browse through the website or Facebook page for more information and FAQs

- Read below on what to do/bring to your first event!

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How to get started

The best way to get started with NEGRC is by attending a come and try day, training event or reaching out to us:


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What to bring

- Yourself and your dog 

- Warm clothes/shoes 

- Bike, helmet or scooter if you have one

- Lights or headlamp 

- 2L of water per dog 

- Food and water 

- Camping gear, tent, swag, etc. 

- Line, chew proof lead or crate to secure your dog safely while at the event 

- Tick prevention is strongly recommended 

- Vaccination certificate (read here on compliance) 

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Training weekend

Typically run over a weekend. We arrive around 3-4pm, set up camp and tracks. We usually make a short, medium and long track. We may run a training simulation or passing training and then the tracks are open for free runs to members once temperatures are within range. We sleep the night and are up at around 5-6am to do it again! 

Come and Try day

We often begin with a talk about sled dog sports and important information. We do a demonstration from some of our members and then gear you and your dog up to have a go around a small track! 

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Racing weekend

Racing events are run over weekends, we arrive around 3-4pm for drivers meeting and bib draw. Canicross usually runs first if temperatures permit. We hold a second drivers meeting for the other classes and racing kicks off around 6pm. We run our social classes, 1 dog, 2 dog, bikejor and 4 dog classes. We camp overnight and hold another drivers meeting around 5-6am the next morning. Racing kicks off after that shortly and we begin with 4 or 2 dog, all the way to canicross class. We finish with a sausage sizzle and presentation! 


Become a member today!

Fill out the form to become a member, benefits include: 

- Discounted dog vaccination

Comprehensive Insurance Cover at all NEGRC sanctioned events

Access to member only Facebook group

A Musher Starter kit (on per new membership)

Access to knowledgeable and experienced mushers with more than 100 years of combined experience!

Discounts on race entry fees, dog food and mushing equipment.

Eligibility for the clubs annual pointscore competition

- Membership with the Australian Sleddog Sports Association (ASSA) 

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