Invitation

                           

Invitation Polardistans 2021

PD300 – IFSS/ WSA Long Distance World Championship
PD160 – mid distance

Särna, 2-6 March 2021

For the 21st year in a row SPHK invite mushers of registered polar dogs (Alaskan malamute, Greenland dog, Samoyed, Siberian husky, Canadian eskimo dog and Lakutskaja laika) to the Polardistans.

For the first time in Polardistans’ history Polardistans 300 km also welcome all-breed dogs.

Polardistans 300 km is hosting the IFSS/WSA Long Distance World Championship 2021.
Polardistans 160 km is carried through as usual, but without a championship status.

Like previously years the start and finish takes place at Särna camping.


DISTANCES / CLASSES

POLARDISTANS MD 160 km POLARDISTANS WSA / IFSS LD WC 300 km         
PD160 RNB Nordic 1-4 dogs PD300 RNB Nordic 1-4 dogs 
PD160 RNB1 8 dogs PD300 OPEN 12 dogs
PD160 RNB2 8 dogs PD300 OPEN 8 dogs
  PD300 RNB1 12 dogs
  PD300 RNB1 8 dogs
  PD300 RNB2 8 dogs

Open: all-breed dogs
RNB1: siberian husky
RNB2: alaskan malamute, greenland dog ,samoyed, canadian eskimo dog and jakutskaja laika.

STARTING FEE

Class until 31/12-2020 from 1/1-202021
PD160 3000 SEK 3500 SEK
PD300 4000 SEK 5000 SEK

Payment instuctions are to be found at the bottom of the invitation. 
Latest date of entry and payment is on the 22nd of February 2021.

AGE LIMITS MUSHER

Age limit for mushers: 18 years regardless of distance and class.

AGE LIMITS DOGS

Age limit for mushers: 18 years regardless of distance and class.
Age limits for dogs:18 months regardless of distance and class. Please be aware that the age for participating in the competition is different from the age limits in the rules for the swedish working dog test. Please check what applies for your breed in SPHKs rules for working dog test.

ENTRY

Entry is done directly at the website, www.polardistans.se. DID-No is required to register your entry at PD300. If you do not have a DID-No please contact your national club or federation under IFSS/WSA. DID-No is not required to register your entry at PD160. For your entry to be published at the website you must have paid the start fee to the bank account of Polardistans.

You do not have a start number before your payment in full is registrerad at the bank account of Polardistans. The entry follows the musher, NOT the dogs.

The number of starting teams at Polardistans (300 + 160 km) 2021 will be maximum 100 teams. The Polardistans 300 km is also the IFSS/WSA long distance world championship and we reserve 50 starting numbers for this distance. There may of cause be more, but 50 starting numbers are guaranteed for the long distance competition.

In order to avoid participants entering quickly to be sure to get a starting number, even if he/she has not finally decided to participate, the start fee must be paid immediately at the same as the registration of the entry is completed. Entry is counted from the time the start fee is paid in full.

Otherwise entries registrered later, but with paid starting fee on time, will be assigned to a starting number prior to entries not paid on time.

CANCELLATION / REFUND

For cancellation done before the 31st of January 2021 SEK 1000 will be paid back against medical and/or veterinarian certificate. For cancellations done after the 31st of January 2021 NO FEE WILL BE REFUNDED WHATEVER CERTIFICATE IS PRESENTED! It is the competitors responsibility to have an insurance covering the starting fee cost in case of injury or illness. Cancellation is done by email to: race@polardistans.se


COVID-19

No one can predict what will happen during the next months when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. We might face new travel restrictions worldwide and other regulations that will affect how sport events can be organized. Therefore, Polardistans, the WSA and IFSS will make their final decision on whether the 2021 On-Snow World Championships can go ahead by 1 December 2020. In case Polardistans 2021 can not been carried through due to new restrictions the start fee will be refunded; however with a deduction of 100 kr in administration fee.

Please note that although the IFSS/WSA World Championship cannot be carried through due to Covid-19, it is possible that the Polardistans competitions may be carried through in accordance to the announced classes.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel the competition if too few entries.


The website, www.polardistans.se, is updated continously, so it is important to visit the website regurlarly to get the latest information.

All questions are answered by Karina Andreasen by e-mail: race@polardistans.se

 

 

The Swedish Polar Dog Club welcomes all of you at POLARDISTANS!

 

SPHK (Svenska Polarhundklubben) 
C/O Paulsson
Nygårdsvägen 114-0
23191 Trelleborg
Sweden

BG: 5574-8404
IBAN NO: SE58 8000 0836 8398 4336 6932
BIC/SWIFT: SWEDSESS.
POLARDISTANS
Please state name, address cellphone and e-mail on your payment.