Rules MD

  1. Race rules: IFSS and Gold Rush Run.
  2. Every musher have to know these rules.
  3. All dogs have to be micro chipped and vaccinated, age limit 18 month, all breeds allowed.
  4. Mushers have to be insured with sled dog association license.
  5. Musher must deliver at the registration office signed musher meeting -info, a list of the dogs with names and chip numbers.
  6. Musher meeting information will be emailed to competitors no later than one week before the start of the race. The competitor must read, print and sign the information. The signed mushers meeting information must be submitted to the race office before the start of the race.
  7. The trail goes through the “reindeer territory”, dog team must be in complete control and never be let loose during the race. A musher who has been noticed with a loose dog/dogs, will be disqualified from the race. The musher will be held responsible for any damages caused by his/her dog/dogs.
  8. Loose sled and the loose dog may be caught by anyone.
  9. Unrepairable sled is possible to change during the race, race marshall have to give the permission for making change.
  10. if a musher scratch the race, the race marshall of the competition must be notified immediately. If the scratching occurs on the trail, the musher is responsible for transporting himself and his dogs back to the race center.
  11. Ski poles is allowed in every class.
  12. Start is two minute interval, MD10-class time adjustment will be in the layover.
  13. All shoes with spikes are prohibited.
  14. Lottery of starting order is 30.3.
  15. the veterinarian and vet-corresponding person is allowed to check a dog/team at any point of the race if there is any reason to suspect that the dog/team is not able to continue the race. Head veterinarian together with race marshal is allowed to order to take the dog off the team / disqualify the team if the team is not able to continue the race. Veterinarian can also instruct how to procede with the team, that musher is allowed to continue the race.
  16. Limping dogs in the team is not allowed when arriving to the finish line/checkpoint.
  17. Dog who is in the sled bag is part of the team when arriving to the finish line/checkpoint.
  18. Dogs can be in the car/trailer during the night.

MD10-class special rules

  1. Distance 75km driven on Saturday and Sunday (3.4. and 4.4.)
  2. At the start of the first leg must be at least minimum 7 dogs and maximum 10 dogs.
  3. At the start of the second day must be at least minimum 6 dogs.
  4. dogs may be dropped from the team according to the minimum number of dogs in the class, dropped dogs must be notified to the competition staff.

Sport class special rules

  1. Distance 45km driven on Saturday and Sunday (3.4. and 4.4.)
  2. At the start of the first day must be at least minimum 5 dogs and maximum 6 dogs.
  3. At the start of the second day must be at least minimum 4 dogs.
  4. dogs may be dropped from the team according to the minimum number of dogs in the class, dropped dogs must be notified to the competition staff.

Mandatory equipment both class

  • sled must have spike brake and soft-brake
  • two snow-hooks
  • 4 booties / dog, including what is in use
  • reserve food for the dogs for at least 300 grams per dog
  • head light and batteries
  • reflector in the sled

COVID-INFO

  • DO NOT COME IF YOU HAVE EVEN SMALL SYMPTOMS OF KORONA !!!!
  • a corona test is recommended before and after the race
  • it is recommended to use the mask at all time whenever possible
  • recommended max one handler per musher
  • any extra contact should be avoided:
    • breakfasts and lunches at the race center graduated
    • it is not possible to get a GPS track of the race route at the race center, the GPS track will be downloaded no later than one week before the start to the race website
  • there is no separate prize-giving ceremony, prizes will be awarded to winners in person

Dead Dog

If a dog dies between checkpoints, the dog must be carried to the next checkpoint or to the last passed checkpoint. The dog must be carried in the sled and be properly covered upon arrival at the checkpoint. After checking in the musher must, as fast as possible, notify the race organizer, the race marshal or the race veterinarian of the death. The musher is only permitted to continue the race if permission is granted by the the race marshal and/or the race veterinarian. The musher may be disqualified from racing if an inspection of the dog determines that the musher has mistreated the dog or otherwise caused the death of the dog. The musher may also be disqualified he/she received written instruction at a previous checkpoint from the race officials to leave the dog behind, unless the death is due to other causes. The musher may also be disqualified if the death is due to dehydration or hypothermia. The musher will not be charged if an autopsy is required.

Protesting

Protests shall be submitted to the race marshal in writing no later than one hour after reaching the finishing line. The protest submission fee is 100€.

The organizer reserves the right to change the rules, all changes will be announced on the competition’s Facebook site, competitors who have already registered will be notified by e-mail.