Getting started with sled dog sports
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)
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!
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)