RACES ARE CANCELLED FOR 2013
PARKING FEE IS $20 PER CAR
SPECTATOR RULES, ETIQUETTE, AND TIPS
Race officials are identified by badges. Please direct any questions
to them. They will be happy to answer your questions.
NO PETS, PLEASE!
A sled dog race may seem like a fun event to share with your dog, but
the sled dogs are professional athletes and cannot be distracted by
other dogs! So please do not bring your dogs (or other pets) to the
race site, or you will be asked to leave.
START AND FINISH LINES
All racing teams need complete access to get to and from the start and
finish lines and they always have the right of way.
Do not block the trails at any point. Do not walk on or across the
trails. A person's tracks crossing the trail can distract the teams
and can cause disruption.
DURING A RACE
When a race is in progress, please stay clear of the trail, and try to
stay in the same position until all teams have passed. If you move
around too much or move too close to the trail, it could distract the
WATCH YOUNG CHILDREN
Children love watching sled dog races, but please make sure they are
following these safety and etiquette rules!
Feel free to take all the photos you want, but please be sure your
position and movements do not startle the dogs or interfere with the
Remember, it’s easier for everyone to have a good view of the race if
everyone stands back a bit.
APPROACHING SLED DOGS WHEN NOT RACING
Please ask before you approach a dog. Although most sled dogs are
friendly, you need to ask the musher for permission before
approaching. Please do NOT offer a dog treats. Remember that these
dogs are athletes and they have a special diet.
TRASH AND RECYCLING
Please use the trash and recycling bins! The races are hosted by
Appleton Farms, a Trustees of the Reservations property. Please show
your appreciation to the Trustees for hosting the races by respecting
this environmentally preserved property.
If a musher asks you to help get their team to the starting chute, and
if you want to help, please make sure you show up at the identified
time and listen carefully to instructions.