Storm the Castle

Storm the Castle will be held in the stunningly beautiful Castle Provincial Park on September 29-30, 2018.  We are offering cani-cross, 1 and 2 dog bike, 1 and 2 dog scooter and 4 dog cart classes. All classes will be run on the same 5 km (3 mile) track that weaves in and out of the forest and offers stunning views of the mountains – if you dare to lift your eyes off the trail.

We have a group campsite booked just minutes from the start line and you can reserve a site for the Friday and Saturday night when you register online for the race.

Online registration is found here

Online registration closes on September 26, 2018.  You will however be able to register at the event up to an hour prior to the musher’s meeting on September 29 but the prices will be $10 more than those listed online.  Camping at the group site requires pre-registration, however you are welcome to find your own site at one of the other nearby campgrounds.

You can stay up to date with the latest and greatest about the race by visiting our Facebook Event Page -

Please note: You will not be able to contact the race organizers via phone, email, or text after September 28 as the race area has no cell phone coverage.

 

Driving Directions:

This is a pin to the Race Site. The parking lot has a sign for the Carbondale Staging Area.  If you are staying at the group campsite, you’ll see the signs for the Syncline Group Sites on the right hand side about 2 minutes before you reach the Race Site.

Accommodation Options:

Camping
We have reserved the two group campsites and will be having some sort of BBQ/Potluck at least one of the evenings so we’d love for you to stay there and enjoy the camaraderie of the other mushers.  There are also other campgrounds in the area – Castle Bridge is the closest, but there is also Castle Falls, Lynx and Beaver Mines which would be about a 20 minute drive of the race site.  It is almost possible to camp in some of the designated “random camping” areas in the park.  These are all first come, first serve, and have absolutely no services – you basically just find a patch of land and set up.  These are free, however you do require a permit to camp in them.  You can find out more about all the camping options here - note, if you purchase camping with your race registration, we’ll have saved a spot in the group site for you (Syncline A or B).

Hotels

You can find a list of Pet Friendly hotels in Pincher Creek (about 30 minutes away from race site) here.

 

Our Sponsors Include:

 

We are also excited to have members of the Lethbridge Photography Club taking photos of the event!

If you want to stay in the park before or after the event, we encourage you to do so.  The park was recently closed to OHV use in the southern part, which has left behind many great trails suitable for dryland mushing.  Here is where you can find a trail map.

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