Rules and Entry forms updated

The Rally Rules have now been updated with V04.2016 replacing the previous version V10.2015 .  The Long Distance Trek Rules have now been updated with v04.2016 replacing the previous versions V02.2016.  The version is identified by V for version followed by a number which is the month the amendment was published followed by the year. In addition the Rally and the Long Distance Trek Entry Forms V04.2016 have also replaced the previous versions.  Please ensure when entering an event that you use the up to date entry Form Only.  Finally the Recreational Class Entry form has been updated with V04.2016 replacing V02.2014

The new rules and forms can be found here.

AMWA FOD Backpack Weekend 29th April-2nd May 2016

The AMWA Forest of Dean Backpack Weekend 2016

Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May.




Come and join AMWA on a meandering walk through the Forest of Dean.

Walking through ancient woodland, along wide paths, this interesting walk will take you across the River Wye, with spectacular views. The routes vary from 4 to 10 miles and with something suitable for every member of the club.

Leaving the private rally field (that has been booked exclusively for AMWA) we will follow a route with 2 river crossings (you’ll stay dry!!) to a great lunchtime pub.

All bookings must be received by Saturday 23rd April 2016


Adrian & Rose Walker
20 Labourham Way Cheddar
BS27 3XJ

Tel: 01934 741471

Mobile: 07867 794948



Event Dates:

Fri 29th April:   Arrive from 12:00.Meet everyone, walk in the woods or just relax

Sat 30th April:  Daytime - Main walk leaving campsite at 10:00

Sun 1st May:      Optional walks around the forest which abuts the campsite

Mon 2nd May:  Depart the campsite by 12:00

Main Event:

Pre departure meeting: 0900 at the campsite

Start Time:  

10:00 Long route departs
10:30 Short and Buggy friendly routes depart.

Note:   All walks depart from the campsite rally field.
Anyone not camping should be at the Rally field by the appropriate start time.


Rushmere Farm Campsite.

A private rally field has been reserved for AMWA. It is an open field with good hedges and is away from most other campers.

It has toilets, showers, hot and cold water and motorhome disposal points. Main shops are within ½ mile.

Please be aware that there are no electrical hookups. Generators may be used.

Location: Rally field, Rushmere Farm campsite, Crossways, Coleford, Glos

Postcode: GL16 8QP



By kind permission of the Forestry Commission

sponsored by


THE DETAILS (Schedule Doc)

Trek Entry Form   PDF   DOC


Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016

(With overnight camping available on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th)


Saturday 27th February 2016


Dyfnant Forest,
Nr Llangadfan,
Mid Wales,
SY21 0QH


The Penyffordd car park for the event is located on the B4395. You can get onto this road off the A458 (Mallwyd to Welshpool) at Llangadfan or off the A490 (Llanfyllin to Welshpool) at Llanfyllin, taking the B4393 and then left onto the B4395 signposted to Llwydiarth and Pont Llogel. Llangadfan and Llanfyllin are the nearest towns or villages.
Nearest postcode SY21 0QH OS Grid Reference: SJ033154


Adrian Walker & John Binding.


Adrian Walker. 20 Labourham Way, Cheddar, Somerset. BS27 3XJ
Enquiries: or
Cheques and Postal Orders payable to ‘The Alaskan Malamute Working Association’ – this must be written in full
TREK – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March 2016
VENUE OPENS:3.00pm on Friday 4th March. for camping only. You will not be able to run your dogs on this day.

RIG INSPECTION: From 7.00am near the start line (subject to change depending on entry
numbers and temperature)
MUSHER’S MEETING: 7.30am (subject to change depending on entry numbers and temperature) START TIME: 8.30am (subject to change depending on entry numbers and temperature)
THE COURSE: The course offers a choice of either 9.5 miles or 13.5 miles over varying terrain, mostly wide forest tracks. The trail is quite hilly with a couple of steep accents making it quite hard going.
CLASSES: There will be no individual classes for this event.
Minimum team size: 1 dog; maximum: 8 dogs*. This trail will also be open to run 1 dog on either a scooter or rig, and also to those entrants who wish to run Cani-Cross with 1 dog. (All dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old for 9.5 miles and older than 18 months for 13.5 miles as per AMWA rules for a trek of this distance). This will be at the discretion of the organisors. Consideration will be given for a dog between the ages of 12-18 months if running in a larger team (2+)
* – Team size will be at the discretion of the organisers.

AMWA King’s Forest Rally 31st October & 1st November 2015

AMWA’s Halloween Night and Day Rally

Kings Forest Thetford

By kind permission of the Forest Enterprise

Proudly Sponsored by



THE DETAILS (Schedule Doc)

Rally Entry Form   PDF DOC


Event Date:                           Saturday night 31st October and Sunday day 1st November 2015 (2 day rally)


Entry Closing Date:              Saturday 24th October 2015


Venue:                                   King’s Forest, Thetford, Norfolk


Entry Fees:                            See entry form (available to download from


Entries to:    

Mark Squires, St. Aubyns, Berrys Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 3AG

Email:     Tel: 07961199366 / 01959576244

(Cheques and Postal orders payable to AMWA)


Venue Opens:                      12:00 noon Saturday – 06:00 am Sunday


Rig Inspection:                      From 2:30 pm Saturday near the start line


Musher’s Meeting:              3:30 pm Saturday (Junior Scooter and Bkjor) – 6:00 pm Saturday (for all other classes)


Start Time:                            4:30 pm Saturday (Junior Scooter and Bkjor) – 7:00 pm Saturday (for all other classes)

8:00 am Sunday (may change due to weather conditions)


Starting Order:                     Random Draw



M1 Class                1 dog Malamute

M2 Class                2 Dog Malamute

MS Class                 3+ Malamutes

AS/FDC                   2/4Mixed Dog (i.e. Mal/Sibe/Eskimos/Greenland/Samoyed)

(Any sled/freight dog combination)

BS Class                  4-6 Dog Huskies Only

CS Class                  3-4 Dog Huskies Only

DS Class                  2-3 Dog Huskies Only

ES Class                  2 Dog Huskies Only

DV Class                Veteran (3/4 Dog with an average age of 7)

S1 Class                 1 Dog Scooter

J1 Class                   1 Dog Junior (13-17 Years Inclusive)

J2 Class                   1 Dog Junior (8-12 Years Inclusive)

Bkjor                       1 Dog (Any Sled/freight Breed)


(Scooter Class and All Juniors must wear correctly fitting Safety Helmets)

Note:                                      There will be a recreational class at the end of racing on Sunday ONLY


The Trail:                               The trail length will be approximately 2.7 miles for all classes except Juniors and Scooter which will be approx. 1 mile depending on weather conditions.





AMWA FOD 14th & 15th November 2015

Saintlow, Forest of Dean 3 Stage Rally

Spruce Ride, Nr Speech House Hotel, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL

Championship points awarded for this event

Sponsored by





Rally Entry Form   PDF DOC


Saturday 14th November 2015 (Day & Night Stage) & Sunday 15th November 2015 (Day Stage)

ENTRY CLOSING DATE:    Saturday 7th November 2015

ENTRY FEES:       See Entry Form which is available to download from

• Jay Wadrup 07977 – 122450
• Paul Jolley   01594 – 543884
• Tina Facey   07936 – 687575

Tina Facey, Southwinds Farm, Fen Road, Magdalen, Kings Lynn, PE34 3DD
Cheques & postal orders payable to: The Alaskan Malamute Working Association (In full).
Payment can also be made by PayPal to:

VENUE OPENS:      Saturday 14th November 2015 – 06:00hrs
Sunday 15th December 2015 – 06:00hrs
Saturday 14th November 2015 –  From 07:00hrs near the start line.
Sunday 15th November 2015 – From 07:00hrs (for those competing Sunday only)
Entrants are only required to get their rig inspected once before their first run.

• Saturday 14th November 2015, 08:00hrs
• Sunday 15th November 2015, 08:00hrs

• Saturday 14th November 2015, 08:30hrs
• Saturday 14th November 2015, 17:30hrs
• Sunday 15th November 2015, 08:30hrs

STARTING ORDER:  Random Draw (Saturday).  Seeded (Sunday)

All competing dogs must be 12 months old or over to compete at an AMWA event!
• M1 = 1 Dog Alaskan Malamute
• M2 = 2 Dog Alaskan Malamutes
• MS = 3 + Dog Alaskan Malamute
• ASFDC = 2-4 Mixed Sled Dog i.e. Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky, Samoyed, CED, Greenland (Minimum 1 freighting breed)
• ES = 2 Dog Siberian Husky
• DS = 2-3 Dog Siberian Husky
• CS = 3-4 Dog Siberian Husky
• BS = 4-6 Dog Siberian Husky
• S1 = Scooter 1 dog only*
• J1 Junior 12 – 18 years (1 dog only)*
• J2 Junior 8 – 11 years (1 dog only)*
• BKJ = Bikejor
*- S1, J1 & J2 classes are subject to Forestry Trail approval

  • DV – Veteran class / subject to entries – Running order to be confirmed

Saturday – Day stage MS, M2, M1, ASFDC, BS, CS, DS, ES, BKJ, S1, J1, J2.
Night stage BS, CS, DS, ES, MS, M2, M1, ASFDC
Sunday   – MS, M2, M1, ASFDC, BS, CS, DS, ES, BKJ, S1, J1, J2.

An exciting trail in the ancient Forest of Dean in west Gloucestershire. The trail consists of hard packed aggregate and grass with some straights, twist and turns, ascents and descents to keep the dogs challenged and interested.  The main trail run on Saturday day and night and Sunday day is 3.6 miles (M1, M2, MS, ASFDC, ES, CS Classes). Booting should not be required but it is at the Musher’s discretion.
Part of the route into the forest will be used for the rally; therefore no vehicles will be permitted into the forest between 8:00hrs-14:00 and after 17:00 on Saturday and between 8:00hrs-14:00 on Sunday.

No wet acid batteries may be carried.
Plastic lenses are recommended, but any glass must be taped or preferably bagged.
Back-Up lights must be carried i.e. a head torch.  The lights must be available for inspection.

If you have not competed at a Rally before you cannot take part in the night stage.
Drybridge Veterinary Clinic, Railway Drive, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RH
Tel. 01594 833526

Please see Notice Board

Dilke Memorial Hospital, Speech House Road, Cinderford, Gloucestershire GL14 3HX
Tel: 0300 421 8640
Minor injuries unit 08:00am – 23:00pm.

Portable toilet

RUBBISH: We have the use of this forest on the understanding that there is no trace of our presence on the day after the rally. This means that you must clear up your dogs, fill in any holes dug and remove all litter. Please do not chain your dogs to the trees. Thanks You!

At the rally site, Spruce Ride. An overnight stay will be available on Friday & Saturday night at £6.00 per unit/ per night. Arrival on Friday strictly after 17.00 hrs (Caravan places are limited please indicate on your entry form if you are intending to bring one.)