Volunteer Orientation, Dog Handler Training, and Race Overview

January 13, 2020

UP200 – Midnight Run – Jack Pine 30

Volunteer Orientation, Dog Handler Training, and Race Overview

Veteran mushers, UPSDA Board members, and our volunteer coordinators offer a close-up look at aspects of the upcoming sled dog races, including volunteer orientation and hands-on dog handler training.

Essential practice for new dog handlers and valuable information for volunteers.   Spectators welcome – get a new perspective about what you see at the races and what it takes to make the races happen from both a musher and race organization perspective!

Date:               January 26, 2020

Time:               1:00 PM

Where:            Sands Township Office Complex

987 S. M553

Just south of the Crossroads at M553 and County Road 480

Program will begin inside with an overview of mushing equipment, volunteer opportunities and responsibilities, and the basics of dog handling.  Session ends outdoors with a dog handler activity.  Program runs approximately 2 hours including the outdoor activity.

Hot chocolate and treats provided by Sands Township Recreation Committee.