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Event Schedule

2020/20121 EVENT SCHEDULE  (will be updated as info is received).


***NOTE: Before entering any race, Everyone should refresh their knowledge of  RACE RULES, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, ETIQUETTE & PROTOCOL (see "Racing page" on this website).

Yes it's long and Yes it's important. ****Know whether IFSS or ISDRA (or more obscure) RACE RULES WILL APPLY

Obviously COVID has impacted most everyones' interactions in work and daily life. It has also impacted events such as races, fun runs, and training classes:

2020 Dryland Event Schedule: Some have cancelled, some have happened, COVID #s continue to rise.
2021 Winter Race Schedule (Sprint: Mid-Distance, Distance, Stage Races): Some have cancelled, some will cancel, some will happened, COVID #s continue to rise.
2020/2021 WEIGHT PULLS: Some have cancelled, some will cancel, some will happened, COVID #s continue to rise.
CANCELLED FOR 2021:
IFSS/WSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (SWEDEN March 2021)
CANCELLED/NOT HAPPENING IN 2021 (but planning to resume in 2022)
Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog
Yukon Quest
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race,
The UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30,
Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby
2021 races:  (Currently still on for 2021)
January 9th: Gunflint Mail Run
January 9th: Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race
January 31st: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon***Events like the sled dog race have a maximum capacity  under health guidelines from the state of Minnesota. "That includes entrants/participants/ mushers, handlers, race officials, board of directors, volunteers, veterinarians and so on. Therefore " it's unlikely that we'll be allowed to allow spectators." at the start or along the race course.
February 13th: Mid-Minnesota 150 Sled Dog Race
February 20, 2021 Northern Pines Sled Dog Race  Iron River WI  We will be incorporating “Wisconsin Department of Public Health Guidelines” (for outdoor events) and will make the final decision ASAP should statewide health concerns mandate any changes. Our website will soon post additional Covid-19 safety related information. Some of the guidelines that will be incorporated in 2021 will include a mandatory masks requirement while in the parking area, spectators will not be allowed to enter the parking area and mushers will be responsible for arranging help to get their dog teams to the start chute and return them back again to your vehicle
February 21st: WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race
February 26th: CopperDog 150
2021 Winter RMSDC Events
Silverton Flying Dog sled and skijor race - January 9-10
Grand Mesa Summit Challenge sled and skijor race - January 23-24
Mt. Massive sled and skijor race - February 6-7 (now a RMSDC event; to be discussed further)
South Fork sled and skijor race, South Fork – February 13-14
Meeker sled and skijor race, Meeker - February 27-28 or March 6-7 (RMSDC)
It is highly unlikely that any races will be mass start venues.
ADDITIONAL RACE STATUS UPDATES ARE ON THE MIDWEST SKIJORERS FACEBOOK GROUP.
TRAINING CLINICS: Some have cancelled, some will cancel, some will happened, COVID #s continue to rise.
OURS TRAINING CLASSES (CLINICS) ARE ON HOLD: WHILE WE LOVE TO SHARE AND PROVIDE TRAINING TO ALL DOG POWERED SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, WE DONT WANT TO SHARE OR SPREAD COVID WITH/TO YOU OR ANYONES' LOVED ONES.
IN THE MEANTIME PLAY SAFE, RUN SAFE, STAY SAFE.
THIS WEBSITE IS HERE TO HELP YOU AND YOUR DOGS LEARN AND GROW. PLEASE  USE THE SITE,
ALSO CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK (WE HAVE A FACEBOOK GROUP, AS WELL AS A FACEBOOK PAGE).

ON THE TOPIC OF TRAINING CLASSES/CLINICS: If you are looking for a training clinic, what should you look for?

Small class size: or low student-to-instructor ratio (obviously for COVID reasons) but also so that you and your dog get more in-depth info geared toward you and your dog.

PULL based training approach rather than chase based approach. If they aren't teaching pull, they are skipping the basic foundation skill or principle concept of dog-powered sports. If they train using chase as a form of training they likely don't know how to train a dog to pull

Skills-based training (paws-on training): after all you can read info on our site or other sites (we may be biased, but the other sources may contain substantial amounts BS) anytime, you don't need us to lecture/talk for 2 hours before we start helping you train your dog.

Loaner Equipment: Why buy $300 to $500 in gear for a class for something that you or your dog may not really enjoy.  That said having gear will save time getting you or others ready so we may get right to  our "paws on trail training". But that being the case get the proper gear ahead of time, not at a clinic.

No Sales pressure: The goal and emphasis on at a training class should always be training you and your dog not gear/equipment sales. If there is as many sales people as instructors the priority isn't you or your dog.