The T-Dog Multisport 50mi and 110mi

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T Dog 50 Title

MULTISPORT RACE
$60 Entry fee
Max of 50 entrants
Ages 12+
Dog team min/max dogs: 4-8
Skijor & Bikejor min/max dogs: 1-3
Fairbanks – Nenana
50-mile groomed trail on the Tanana River

SIGNED UP: 

1. Annette Llanes (Skijor)
2. Kate Orlofsky (Skijor)
3. Greg McDaniel (Skijor)
4. Rob Kutchin (Skijor)
5. Iris Sutton (Skijor)
6. Arleigh Hitchcock (Skijor)
7. Julien Jolivette (Skijor)
8. Emily Richmond (Skijor)
9. Alyssa Gilmour (Skijor)
10. Daniel Pyle (Ski)
11. Brooks Lawler (Ski)

12. Marinell Chandler (Bikejor)
13. Katie McClellan (Bikejor)
14. Matt Shawcroft (Bikejor)
15. Bob Halbeisen (Bikejor)
16. Tre-c Dumais (Bike)
17. Conner M Truskowski (Bike)
18. Hazel Sutton (Dog Mushing)
19. Nikhlesh Parekh (Dog Mushing)
20. Shawn Goggins (Dog Mushing)
21. Mark Ross (Ski)
22. Marianna Mallory (Dog mushing)

T Dog 110 Title

MULTISPORT RACE
$150 Entry fee
Max of 50 entrants
Ages 14+
Mushing min/max dogs: 6-10
Max 20 dog teams
Skijor & Bikejor min/max dogs: 1-3
Fairbanks – Nenana – Fairbanks
50-mile groomed trail on the Tanana River
60-mile groomed Dunbar trail

SIGNED UP:

1. Sean Regan (Skijor)
2. Matt Sprau (Skijor)
3. Bobby Gillis (Ski)
4. Tracie Curry (Ski)
5. Matt Stoller (Bike)
6. Stefan Milkowski (Bike)
7. ReRun Kennel (Dog mushing)
8. Luther Buhr (Dog mushing)
9. Sean de Wolski (Dog mushing)
10. Jennifer Nelson (Dog mushing)
11. Laura Acuff (Dog mushing)
12. Amelia Crawford (Dog mushing)
13. Jenny Roddewig (Dog mushing)
14. Tagish Lake Kennel (Dog mushing)
15. Michael Roddewig (Dog mushing)
16. Jay Allyn (Dog mushing)
17. Amelie Janin (Dog mushing)
18. Bailey Vitello (Dog mushing)
19. Justin Olnes (Dog mushing)
20. Emma Lewis
21. Tori Boulding (Dog mushing)

 

T-Dog 50mi/110mi Rules & Guidelines

T-Dog 50 Race Rules

Registration Information & Rules
T-Dog 50
March 23, 2024 (Start time: 9/10am)
Qualifications
This race is open only to non-motorized travelers. Options for participation are run/walk, ski, bike, skijor, bikejor and dog mush. There shall be only one human per team. All participants must be 12 years of age or older on the day of race start to participate.

Number of Dogs Per Team
All dog sport participants must start and finish with the same number of dogs. Mushing teams may have no more than 8 and no fewer than 4 dogs. Skijor and bikejor teams may start with no more than 4 dogs and no fewer than 1 dog.

Human and all canine members of the team must reach the finish line without outside assistance, otherwise they will be disqualified. Dogs may be carried in a sled bag or other safe and humane method.

No loose dogs.

Limitation of entries
The T-Dog 50 will accept sign-ups from 30 participants. Registration closes for the T-Dog 50 on March 1, 2024.

After 30 teams have signed up, we will open a waiting list of up to 10 interested parties. If any spots become available, entrants will be accepted off the waitlist in the order of sign up.

If a registered participant is unable to participate the race will allow a 1:1 substitution before opening that spot up to waitlisted entrants. All 1:1 substitution requests must be submitted in writing to tdog@trailbreakerkennel.com by March 15.

If there is an opening, waitlisted teams will be given 24 hours from notification to claim their spot. If the open spot goes unclaimed, it will be offered to the next team on the waitlist.

Race Registration
Registration for the 2024 T-Dog 50 will open online on August 19, 2023, at 6 PM Alaska Time.

Entry Fee
The entry fee for the race is $60. Beginning on registration day, $20 of the entry fee shall be non-refundable. Beginning March 1, 2024, $40 of the fee shall be non-refundable. After March 15, 2023 no refund will be issued. To declare registration cancellation, entrants must send an email (tdog@trailbrekaerkennel.com) to establish the cancellation date, refund amount, and removal from the entrant list.

Prizes
In 2024 there will be no monetary purse. Any prizes will be donated items from the community.

Dog Vaccinations
All dogs participating in the T-Dog 50 must have proof of:
A rabies vaccination given on or before February 23rd, 2024.
A Distemper/Parvo vaccination
We accept any combination vaccine that includes (but is not limited to) immunization for Parvovirus and Distemper in dogs. This vaccine must have been given on or before February 23, 2024 and must be within the date span of the immunization.
A Bordetella vaccination
We accept intranasal, oral, or injectable Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines. This vaccine must have been given on or before February 23, 2024 and must be within the date span of the immunization.
Vaccine documentation and valid Rabies certificates shall be collected digitally by race officials before race day. If a dog does not have a current required vaccine, that dog shall not be allowed to participate. Vaccine documentation must include the date of administration and the serial number of the vaccines if the dogs have been vaccinated at home by mushers.

Optional Vet Checks
T-Dog 50 participants will have access to veterinary care and advice starting at 8:30am on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Chena Pump Wayside.

Pre-Race Meeting
There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting via Zoom on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Rules for Running the Race
T-Dog 50 participants should be prepared to be 100% self supported.

Start
The race will start from the Tanana River Boat Launch located at Mile 8.7 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709.

9:00am – Ski and Bike Mass Start (50 mile and 110 mile races)
10:00am – Bikejoring Mass Start
10:15am – Skijoring Mass Start
10:30am – Dog team starts at 2 minute intervals

Starting Procedure
Dog teams and their vehicles must be parked by 9:00.

All other participants must be present 20 minutes before their designated start time.

All dog sport participants must bring a designated handler to assist them with the start.

Race officials will begin providing parking assistance at 6:00am.

If a T-Dog 50 participant misses their designated start time, they will be asked to start after everyone else.

Race Route (Fairbanks to Nenana)
The T-Dog 50 will run approximately 46 miles from the boat launch in Fairbanks to the Alfred Starr Cultural Center in Nenana. The groomed route will follow the main trail down the Tanana established throughout the winter by mixed trail users.

Our goal is to groom a river trail that is 4-5’ wide and adequate for skate skiing. Please note that trail conditions can change daily.

Please be courteous to others who may be using the trail at the same time as T-Dog races. Participants shall not mess with the Nenana Ice Classic tripod.

25-Mile Aid Station
There will be one official aid station on the T-Dog 50 located at approximately 25-miles. Race volunteers will have warm water and space for changing wet layers. Dogs may not be dropped at this aid station.

All participants must give their bib numbers to race volunteers at the aid station.

The 25 mile aid station will shut down at 4:00pm. Anyone who has not reached it by that time will be disqualified.

Nenana Finish
T-Dog 50 will finish on the Tanana River in front of the Alfred Starr Cultural Center in Nenana.

Finish times will be calculated to reflect start differentials.

T-Dog officials will be available to assist with parking in Nenana starting at 11am on Saturday March 23, 2024.

Dog sport participants must have a handler present at the finish.

All participants will be responsible for their own transportation home from the finish.

All participants must finish by 9:00pm.

No Outside Assistance
If you plan to support participants on the trail, make sure to only provide warm up fires, moral support, and friendship. Hauling straw, food, or supplies for the participants is prohibited. Participants are responsible for carrying all their own gear during the entirety of the race. Participants can assist each other on the trail but not in a manner that advances either along the race route.

Withdrawal
Participants may withdraw their registration before the race date and receive a partial refund based on the rules outlined under the “entry fee” section.

Participants are encouraged to carry a charged cell phone and/or InReach device. Race Officials’ contact information will be distributed before the event and at the start.

Please note cell service is not consistent along the race route.

Pressing either the HELP or SOS button on the SPOT tracker indicates withdrawal.
If either button is pressed, the race will provide assistance as soon as safely possible. Participants requiring assistance may be charged for the cost of that assistance.
A participant who has withdrawn may accept any outside assistance available.

Handlers
Dog sport participants are required to have a handler at the start and finish of the race. Handlers and other assistants who are driving must be able to pass a breathalyzer test before their participant leaves any location.

Passing
All teams are required to follow the designated course. If one participant approaches another within fifty feet and calls “trail” the participant ahead must yield the right of way. The passed participant must remain behind for at least five minutes before demanding the trail. These rules do not apply within one mile of the finish line (no man’s land). Mushers may not use ski poles within 100 feet of another team.

Access to Veterinary Care
Veterinarians will be available to consult starting at 8:30am at the start on Saturday March 23, 2024 at the Tanana River Wayside. Veterinarians may also be consulted at the finish in Nenana, but please note that their priority will be the T-Dog 110 vet checks.

Ethical Treatment of Dogs
There will be no cruel or inhumane treatment of dogs allowed. Whips or other violent tactics will not be permitted. Cruel or inhumane treatment of dogs will result in immediate disqualification. Dogs entered into the race will be under the jurisdiction of the head veterinarian and the vet team of the T-Dog.

Drugs that suppress the signs of illness or injury may not be used during the T-Dog 50. No drugs or any other artificial means shall be used to increase a dogs performance beyond their natural ability. The T-Dog adopts the Iditarod’s list of prohibited drugs.

Expired Dogs
The death of a sled dog is an absolute tragedy for a musher and their team and shall be handled as such by all participants, race officials, handlers and spectators.

The death of any dog during the T-Dog 50 will be treated as an absolute priority. An expired dog will result in the team’s withdrawal. In this event, contact a race official immediately and use whatever means necessary to reach help. The race will initiate an immediate inquiry into the dog’s cause of death, which may include a post-mortem examination performed by a veterinarian.

Expired dogs may result in disqualification or penalty at the discretion of the Race Marshall in consultation with the Head Veterinarian and the T-Dog vet team.

Penalties
To ensure a fair and competitive race, the Race Marshal will penalize any team that violates these rules. The penalties may include time delays, monetary fines, mandated withdrawal, disqualification, and/or a ban from future T-Dog races. Each penalty is at the discretion of the Race Marshal.

Definitions
T-Dog – Tanana Valley Dog Sled Race: Celebrating the Spirit of Susan Butcher
Participant – one human with their chosen canine friends or other mode of transportation
Withdrawal – participant chooses to cease participating in the race for any reason
Disqualification – race officials remove participant from the race for any reason

Updated: Feb 16, 2024
Please note 2024 T-Dog 50 Rules are still subject to change.

T-Dog 110 Race Rules

Registration Information & Rules
T-Dog 110
March 23, 2024 (Start time: 8am)
Qualifications
This race is only open to non-motorized travelers, including, but not limited to single participants who
Ski
Bike
Skijor
Bikejor
Dog mush

There shall be only one human participant per team. All participants must be 12 years of age or older on the day of race start to participate.

Number of Dogs Per Team
Mushing teams may start with no more than 10 and finish with no fewer than 6 dogs. Skijor and bikejor teams may start with no more than 4 dogs and finish with no fewer than 1 dog. Dropping dogs will be allowed in the Nenana checkpoint.

Human and all canine members of the team must reach the finish line without outside assistance, otherwise they will be disqualified. Dogs may be carried in a sled bag or other safe and humane method.

No loose dogs.

Limitation of entries
The T-Dog 110 will accept sign-ups from 30 participants. Registration closes for the T-Dog 110 on March 1, 2024.

After 30 teams have signed up, we will open a waiting list of up to 10 interested parties. If any spots become available, entrants will be accepted off the waitlist in the order of sign up.

If a registered participant is unable to participate the race will allow a 1:1 substitution before opening that spot up to waitlisted entrants. All 1:1 substitution requests must be submitted in writing to tdog@trailbreakerkennel.com by March 15.

If there is an opening, waitlisted teams will be given 24 hours from notification to claim their spot. If the open spot goes unclaimed, it will be offered to the next team on the waitlist.

Race Registration
Registration for the 2024 T-Dog 110 will open online on August 19, 2023, at 6 PM Alaska Time.

Entry Fee
The entry fee for the race is $150. Beginning on registration day, $50 of the entry fee shall be non-refundable. Beginning March 1, 2024, $100 of the fee shall be non-refundable. After March 15, 2023 no refund will be issued. To declare withdrawal, entrants must send an email (tdog@trailbrekaerkennel.com) to establish the cancellation date, refund amount, and removal from the entrant list.

Prizes
In 2024 there will be no monetary purse. Any prizes will be donated items from the community.

Dog Vaccinations
All dogs participating in the T-Dog 110 must have proof of:
A rabies vaccination given on or before February 23rd, 2024.
A distemper/parvo vaccination
We accept any combination vaccine that includes (but is not limited to) immunization for parvovirus and distemper in dogs. This vaccine must have been given on or before February 23, 2024 and must be within the date span of the immunization.
A bordetella vaccination
We accept intranasal, oral, or injectable bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines. This vaccine must have been given on or before February 23, 2024 and must be within the date span of the immunization.
Vaccine documentation and valid rabies certificates shall be collected digitally by race officials before race day. If a dog does not have a current required vaccine, that dog shall not be allowed to participate. Vaccine documentation must include the date of administration and the serial number of the vaccines if the dogs have been vaccinated at home.

Vet Checks
T-Dog 110 participants will have access to veterinary care and advice starting at 7am on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Chena Pump Boat Launch.

All canine participants will receive a mandatory hands-on veterinary check in the Nenana checkpoint.

Veterinarians will be monitoring dogs throughout the race and have the authority to examine any dog. If a veterinarian requires a dog to be removed from a team for medical reasons, the musher will need to comply, even if it results in the musher withdrawing from the race. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Dogs that are being dropped from the race must be signed out by a race veterinarian and will be placed in the care of a designated handler.

Pre-Race Meeting
There will be a mandatory pre-race meeting via Zoom on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Rules for Running the Race

Checkpoint
There will be one aid station 25-miles into the race and one checkpoint in Nenana. All participants will have the opportunity to have drop bags at the Nenana checkpoint. The second leg of the race is 100% self supported. This means packing and preparing enough food and drink to maintain themselves and their dog team throughout the entire run.

Access to Veterinary Care
Veterinarians will be available to consult starting at 7am at the Start on Saturday March 23, 2024 at the Tanana River Wayside.

There will be a mandatory full veterinary check at the Nenana checkpoint.

Start
The race will start from the Tanana River Boat Launch located at Mile 8.7 Chena Pump Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709.

8:00am- Bikejoring mass start
8:05am- skijoring mass start
8:15am- dog team starts at two minute intervals
9:00am – Ski and Bike Mass Start

Starting Procedure
Dog teams and their vehicles must be parked by 7:00.

All other participants must be present 20 minutes before their designated start time.

All dog sport participants must bring a designated handler to assist them with the start.

Race officials will begin providing parking assistance at 6:00am.

If a T-Dog 110 participant misses their designated start time, they will be asked to start after everyone else.

25-Mile Aid Station
There will be one official aid station on the T-Dog 110 located at approximately 25-miles. Race volunteers will have warm water and space for changing wet layers. Dogs may not be dropped at this aid station.

All participants must give their bib numbers to race volunteers at the aid station.

The 25 mile aid station will shut down at 4:00pm. Anyone who has not reached it by that time will be disqualified.
Straw and Drop Bags
Each team will be provided with adequate straw for each of their dogs at the Nenana checkpoint. Dog sport participants may pack a drop bag with resupplies for the Nenana checkpoint. The designated handler will be responsible for delivering the drop bag to Nenana and removing it with any returned supplies after their team leaves.

Race Route (Fairbanks to Nenana)
The first leg of the T-Dog 110 will run approximately 46 miles from the boat launch in Fairbanks to the Alfred Starr Cultural Center in Nenana. The groomed route will follow the main trail down the Tanana established throughout the winter by mixed trail users.

Our goal is to groom a river trail that is 4-5’ wide and adequate for skate skiing. Please note that trail conditions can change daily.

Please be courteous to others who may be using the trail at the same time as T-Dog races. Participants shall not mess with the Nenana Ice Classic tripod.

25-Mile Aid Station
There will be one official aid station on the T-Dog 110 located at approximately 25-miles. Race volunteers will have warm water and space for changing wet layers. Dogs may not be dropped at this aid station.

All participants must give their bib numbers to race volunteers at the aid station.

The 25 mile aid station will shut down at 4:00pm. Anyone who has not reached it by that time will be disqualified.

Nenana Checkpoint
Dog sport participants will be required to take a mandatory 4-hour rest + start time differential in Nenana.

All canine participants will receive a full hands-on veterinary check in the Nenana checkpoint.

All dog sport participants are required to have a handler be present in the Nenana checkpoint when they arrive. This handler will assist in parking the dog team or picketing the skijor/bikejor dogs.

Handlers are responsible for delivering a drop bag to their team, caring for dropped dogs and raking up used straw after their team departs.

The T-Dog will be providing a communal picket line for dogs to rest.

Race Route (Nenana to Goldstream)
The second leg of the T-Dog 110 will run approximately 62 miles from the Alfred Starr Cultural Center in downtown Nenana to Goldstream Sports in Fairbanks Alaska. The groomed route will follow the historic Dunbar trail. As this route travels between the wide open Minto flats to forest trails please expect narrower winding trails.

Please be courteous to others who may be using the trail at the same time as T-Dog races.

Note there will be no aid stations on this leg of the race. All participants are required to be self-supported for the entirety of the second leg.

Dog sport participants must have a handler present at the finish to help them get from the finishers chute to their car. All participants will be responsible for coordinating a ride for themselves, their gear and their dogs from the finish.

Finish times will be recorded up to 36 hours from the start, 9:00pm on Sunday, March 24. Participants are allowed to complete the course after this time cut off, but will not be considered as official finishers.

No Outside Assistance
If you plan to support participants on the trail, make sure to only provide warm up fires, moral support, and friendship. Hauling straw, food, or supplies for the participants is prohibited. Participants are responsible for carrying all their own gear during the entirety of the race. Participants can assist each other on the trail but not in a manner that advances either along the race route.

Withdrawal
Participants may withdraw their registration before the race date and receive a partial refund based on the rules outlined under the “entry fee” section.

Participants are encouraged to carry a charged cell phone and/or InReach device. Race Officials’ contact information will be distributed before the event and at the start.

Please note cell service is not consistent along the race route.

Pressing either the HELP or SOS button on the SPOT tracker indicates withdrawal.
If either button is pressed, the race will provide assistance as soon as safely possible. Participants requiring assistance may be charged for the cost of that assistance.
A participant who has withdrawn may accept any outside assistance available.

Handlers
Dog sport participants are required to have a handler at the start and finish of the race to help them get to and from the star/finish chute. Handlers are required to deliver drop bags to the Nenana checkpoint as well as care for and transport any dropped dogs.

Handlers and other assistants planning to drive vehicles between the start and finish must be able to pass a breathalyzer test before their participant leaves any location.

Passing
All teams are required to follow the designated course. If one participant approaches another within fifty feet and calls “trail” the participant ahead must yield the right of way. The passed participant must remain behind for at least five minutes before demanding the trail. These rules do not apply within one mile of the finish line (no man’s land). Mushers may not use ski poles within 100 feet of another team.

Ethical Treatment of Dogs
There will be no cruel or inhumane treatment of dogs allowed. Whips or other violent tactics will not be permitted. Cruel or inhumane treatment of dogs will result in immediate disqualification. Dogs entered into the race will be under the jurisdiction of the head veterinarian and the vet team of the T-Dog.

Drugs that suppress the signs of illness or injury may not be used during the T-Dog 50. No drugs or any other artificial means shall be used to increase a dogs performance beyond their natural ability. The T-Dog adopts the Iditarod’s list of prohibited drugs.

Expired Dogs
The death of a sled dog is an absolute tragedy for a musher and their team and shall be handled as such by all participants, race officials, handlers and spectators.

The death of any dog during the T-Dog 50 will be treated as an absolute priority. An expired dog will result in the team’s withdrawal. In this event, contact a race official immediately and use whatever means necessary to reach help. The race will initiate an immediate inquiry into the dog’s cause of death, which may include a post-mortem examination performed by a veterinarian.

Expired dogs may result in disqualification or penalty at the discretion of the Race Marshall in consultation with the Head Veterinarian and the T-Dog vet team.

Penalties
To ensure a fair and competitive race, the Race Marshal will penalize any team that violates these rules. The penalties may include time delays, monetary fines, mandated withdrawal, disqualification, and/or a ban from future T-Dog races. Each penalty is at the discretion of the Race Marshal.

Definitions
T-Dog – Tanana Valley Dog Sled Race: Celebrating the Spirit of Susan Butcher
Participant – one human with their chosen canine friends or other mode of transportation
Withdrawal – participant chooses to cease participating in the race for any reason
Disqualification – race officials remove participant from the race for any reason

Updated: Feb 16, 2024
Please note 2024 T-Dog Race Rules are still subject to change.

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T-Dog Fun Run In Media

Mushing.com – “T Dog Race w/Tekla Butcher-Monson”, January 19th, 2024
KTVF – “T-Dog 200 to tick fun and competitive boxes in one race” – December 22nd, 2023
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – “Newly created sled dog races honor Susan Butcher, spirit of mushing” – January 2nd, 2024
Photos from past events by Whitney McLaren

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