Dog-friendly races that serve as an introduction to harness dog sports (canicross, bikejoring, scooter, rig, skijoring, dog sledding) that do not meet sanctionable competitive standards for a variety of reasons. These events work in partnership with MAHDS to provide opportunities for both beginner and experienced teams to enjoy an opportunity to accomplish something with their dog.

Events that fall under this category also include “Discovery Races” (events using competitive rules however are a distance of 2km or less) or “Cani-puppy” (following the same rules as a discovery race however the dogs are between 10 and 15 months only. These events are to help young dogs in training for harness dog sports and can only be organized for canicross, bikejoring and skijoring.).