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Race chip placement

At race registration you will be given a chip to put on your Lead dog's harness. This must be placed on the front or side of the harness to enable the timing system to record it correctly. It is secured using the velcro wrap provided.


Please see the pictures below showing the placement depending on the type of harness your dog wears. Make sure the number is facing outwards.

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In the videos below Sharon, our team sports representative, explains some of the roles of the Marshals, starters and chip checkers.

Helpers Duties Explained

Marshal duties


To check the teams complete the prescribed race course by

checking off the bib numbers to the start list etc as the teams pass. You will be provided with a hi-viz jacket and a radio. You should stand away from the course and not block any signage.


Start team duties


To call the next team to the start chute and line up the next in line.

To check the race chip is fitted to the lead dog.

Snubbers hold the rig etc until just before the start.

To start the teams off.

You will be provided with a hi-viz jacket and a list of competitors to check off.

Finish Team Duties


To watch a team come over the finish and check off to the start list.

To assist the Vet with reading and checking the racing dogs microchip(s) to the chip list.

To call a handler forward into the finish chute to collect a team at the Race Marshal's instruction.

You will be provided with a hi-viz jacket.


Chip Checker


The chip check is performed on every dog that crosses the finish line and the numbers are cross referenced to the chip list provided by the competitor.

Race Signs



Turns are marked in red and are placed on the side the turn is.



They are then followed by a blue confirmation marker.


Blue markers also indicate straight on.


Yellow markers indicate a hazard on the trail



NO ROW marker means no right of way for overtaking teams. You are nearing the finish.



Click in the videos for some examples