All race participants are expected to understand and
follow these rules:
- NO whips, muzzles or full choke chains will be
- Sleds and other equipment must be in safe
- Sleds must have a sled bag capable of carrying a
- Drivers will be required to carry fire starter
and a knife on their person.
- Drivers must have an operating headlamp in their
sled bag or on their person.
- Drivers must wear an orange or other brightly
colored jacket or vest at all times while racing.
Notice to all drivers: All dogs participating in NCM
events must have a current certificate of rabies
inoculation signed by a licensed veterinarian. Dogs must
also be current on Distemper. Proof of inoculation,
original or Photostat copies, certificates or letter
signed by a licensed veterinarian on his business
stationary must be available for presented to the race
In addition we expect that you:
- Treat everyone at the race site and on the trail
with respect (race officials, trail help, other
racers, spectatorís etc.). No verbal abuse will be
- Use good judgment in accessing your (or family
members) capabilities when choosing the number of
dogs to race. Draw on the experience of fellow
mushers or the race officials if you have questions.
- You are wholly responsible for the conduct of
your dogs, your own conduct as well as those of the
people who are traveling with you or handling for
- Park in the same spot and clean up all waste at
your truck (food, straw, poop, etc.) and any you may
generate at the race site. Be prepared to take home
your waste or deposit it at the race site if a
receptacle is provided.
- No tampering with anotherís dogs, dogís food or
equipment. When feeding on the trail, clean up
The NCM and it's co-sponsor(s) believe sportsmanship
and "good ethics" in the race area and on the trail are
paramount to the success of multi-use trails. Failure to
follow rules set up by sanctioning organizations may
result in disqualification and/or expulsion from
participation at future events.