LONG DISTANCE TREK FOR THE GREAT
UK RACE OF MERCY 2016 SALISBURY
By kind permission of Ministry of Defence
Kindly Sponsored By Alpha Feeds
Sunday 28th February 2016
ENTRY CLOSING DATE:
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Larkhill Camp, near Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 8PT
We have permission to use this area from the MOD; however, they may cancel with little notice at any time.
Should this occur, we will endeavor to relocate the event.
Please use AMWA Entry Form attached which has been modified for this event.
Please note that you can enter either or both days of the event.
Steve Whitfield, Kevin Aiston & John Binding
TREK ENTRIES TO:
John Binding – 15 Fosse Close, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 3UG
Tel: 07734 855914
Cheques and Postal Orders payable to The Alaskan Malamute Working Association
Members can it they wish pay by PayPal. I am also happy to receive Entry Forms by email.
TREK – Sunday 28th February 2016
VENUE OPENS: 7.00am
RIG INSPECTION: From 7.30am near the start line
MUSHER’S MEETING: 8.00am (subject to change depending on entry numbers)
START TIME: 8.30am (subject to change depending on entry numbers)
The course will provide the option of short (7.5-9 miles) and long distance (16-25 miles) treks which will be altered depending on weather and trail conditions. The mileage achieved will contribute towards your pledged total for The Great UK Mercy Race 2016.
Teams will be split into two groups (Short & Long distance). As with the Christmas night Trek each group will have a lead musher and group members will follow on together. The length of the longer distance will be agreed by all prior to departure. There will still be options to cut short if required.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Gently undulating over Salisbury Plains, the trail is flinty in places,
and therefore dog boots are advisable
CLASSES: There will be no individual classes for this event, although there is a choice of long distance or shorter courses. There will be various marshaled checkpoints to pass, and withdraw if necessary.
Long Distance (16 to 25 miles): Minimum team size: 2 dogs*; maximum: 8 dogs.
Short Distance (7.5 to 9.0 miles): Minimum team size: 1 dog; maximum: 4 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.
* – Team size will be at the discretion of the organisors.
For more info and a printable version please download the Salisbury Trek Feb 2016 Info Sheet