Sadly, we have decided to cancel the 2015 Fair Hill Challenge due to not only the high afternoon temps forecasted, but also the humidity and the high night time lows will just not give us enough of a window to safely run the race.
We are working to put together an alternate date, we will announce what and when as soon as we have more information.
Again, we thank everyone who works on and supports this race each year. We will still gather at Dove Valley Winery on Friday December 11 from 5:30- 7pm. The Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue will have their very popular gift table set up and Luwanna Krause will have yummy snacks for everyone.
IFSS ACCREDITED EVENT
This event will follow ISDRA Rules for Dryland Racing.
COME AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE ON 5,656 ROLLING ACRES AT
FAIR HILL NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AREA
(HOME OF THE CECIL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS)
4640 Telegraph Road Elkton, MD 21921
BE SURE TO JOIN EVERYONE FRIDAY EVENING
5:30 to 7:00 PM DECEMBER 11, 2015
FOR WINE TASTING AT DOVE VALLEY VINEYARD!
Downloadable Registration Documents
At the Race:
Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at Wesley’s Restaurant (3700 Telegraph Road in Elkton, MD 2190. On the menu is roast beef, chicken cordon bleu, hearty pasta salad, bread, and a fully stocked soup (4) and salad bar. There will be a cash bar serving soda, coffee, tea, and alcohol. We will also have a silent auction table to bid on goodies!
Please bring a gently used or new item to donate! Come enjoy true Fair Hill dining at Wesley’s Restaurant, a true pillar in the Fair Hill Community.
The address for the new race location is 56 Kennel Road in Elkton, MD 21921. If that address does not work, use 4640 Telegraph Road Elkton, MD 21921 This address will take you to the main entrance of the park and the new race location. LOOK FOR SIGNS. Use the main entrancewhere the CECIL COUNTY FAIR is held
Directions are also available from the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area Website, athttp://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/fairhillguide.html. However, note that these directions take you to the Fair Hill NRMA office, which is about 1.75 miles WSW of the race site parking lot. This method is not recommended but is included to augment other direction information.
From the North:
Take I-95 south to Exit 109A, route 279 toward Elkton. The first light is Belle Hill Rd. This is the hotels will be. To get to the race take route 279 South toward Elkton for 1.2 miles, then take a right onto 213 north toward Fair Hill. Follow for 6.1 miles and take a right onto Telegraph Rd/273 east. Follow for a 1/4 of a mile and you will see the horse racing track on the right, turn right into the main entrance, go to the T and turn left, follow up to the large building with the fence and you will see help to direct you from there.
From the South:
Take I-95 north to exit 109A and follow the same directions above.
Directions to the Meal from the Event Site:
Turn left onto Telegraph rd and follow for 2.5 miles, restaurant will be on the left. The restaurant address is, 3700 Telegraph Road Elkton, MD 21921
Directions to Meal from Hotels Listed on This Site:
Take route 279 South toward Elkton for 1.2 miles, then take a right onto 213 north toward Fair Hill. Follow for 6.1 miles and take a left on telegraph rd. Follow for 2.5 miles. Restaurant will be on the left. restaurant address is, 3700 Telegraph Road Elkton, MD 21921
Places to Stay:
262 Belle Hill Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921
Rates $65.00 a night if you would like to have a pet in the room there would be a $10.00 extra charge.
223 Bell Hill Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921
Rates $45.00 a night with pets allowed.
Enjoy dinning at these restaurants that are in walking distance from your hotel room:
- Cracker Barrel
- Waffle House
- Iron Skillet
- Mc Donald’s
- Taco Bell
- You can also enjoy dining at Applebees. It is about 2 miles up the road toward Newark, Delaware on 279.
**New in 2015!! Vendors will be under the shed row of the barns right beside the starting line to maximize traffic from mushers and spectators!**
FIRST COME - FIRST SERVE FOR START- SIDE SPACE!!! BE NEXT TO THE FOOD AND GET A GREAT VIEW OF THE STARTING LINE!!!
Come and support our growing dryland race held in beautiful Fair Hill, Maryland.
Click here to download the vendor registration form. Vendor fee $30.00.
The Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club is supplying all permits needed to for the sale of merchandise and food.
Each vendor will be allowed a space not to exceed 20X20. Vendors will need to supply tables. You will have a wooden wall as a backing and be under roof, no sides. The roofed area covers approx. 12' out from the barn, your display area may come out from under the roof if you like. If spaces fill in the barn facing the start, you will have the option of setting up on the backside of the closest barn, or the front side of the second closest barn. If you need a special area please let me know and we will do everything to accommodate you!
(just fyi, the sides facing the start have morning shade and afternoon sun, the 'backside' gets morning sun and afternoon shade.)
Fair Hill NRMA has a leave no trace policy. Please respect this policy and clean up well after the event. This will insure the races future with Fair Hill.