Frequently asked questions - (Last update: 31-10-2014)


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On this page you can find the most frequently asked questions by participants, visitors and photographers.
  • What does the online status on the entrant's list means?

  • Confirmed: You are Oke! You have completed the registration correctly and we received the payment fee on the MBEL account. So you are ready to go!

    Online registration received: We have received the online registration and it is filled in correctly.
    We are waiting for the payment fee on the MBEL account to confirm your subscription.

    Reg. received - Error: We have received your registration but we miss some essential information in your registration. Please email the missing information ASAP to the Pampa Secretariat!

    Payment received - Error: We have received your payment but we still miss information on your registration.
    Please contact Pampa Secretariat for more information and/or email the missing information ASAP so we can confirm your subscription!

    Waitinglist: There are more then 100 entrants. You are on the waitinglist.

  • Why can mushers who are a member of the Belgian federations apply earlier than other mushers? (Race only)

  • Because the Pampa Sled dog Race is one of the races who counts for the Belgian Championship Dry-Land Challenge and due to the limitation of max 100 teams which can take part in this event there is a preregistration time frame of 5 days for mushers and clubs who are member of the federations MBEL and FBMC who organize Pampa and member clubs of the federation FBMF who takes part in the Belgian Dry-Land Challenge.
    After this period all mushers can sent in their registration.

  • Can we arrive earlier than 5:00pm on Friday?

  • No; you have to wait outside the military site if you arrive earlier. Stake-out will be open from 5:00pm on Friday and not sooner!

  • Can we reserve space on the stake-out for friends or other mushers who arrive later?

  • No this is not possible due to stake-out limitation and the large number of teams.
    Pampa Crew members will assign a stake out zone to you upon arrival. This is non-negotiable.
    Make sure that you arrive together on the stake-out. So wait outside the military site for friends if you want to be together at the stake-out as there is no space to wait when you enter the military site.

  • Can we have our own barbecue or camp fire on the stake-out?

  • No; Open fires (BBQ, camp fires...) are strictly forbidden as per fire fighter orders and will result in immediate disqualification.
    You will be asked to leave immediately. You can use our BBQ's which we will provide.

  • On which bank account can we pay the race and training camp fee?

  • You can find all payment information on the following page: Payment information

  • Will the start list be published on the website?

  • Yes; the provisional start order for Saturday will be published on this website after the race registration is closed: Provisional start order 2018

  • Is there a cart inspection before the race?

  • Yes; you have to go to the pre-race inspection and approval of quads, carts, scooters and bikes etc. before you go to the race registration.
    For time table see the general info page.

  • Can we change Category?

  • Yes; A team can change Category until 7 days before start of the race.
    A Team can change Category after this time only in agreement with the Pampa Race Vet. if a dog or dogs are ill.

  • Will the starting fee be refunded if I cancel my registration?

  • No; The starting fee will not be refunded.

  • Do we get a discount if we start in 2 or more Categories?

  • No; For each category you have to pay the full race fee and sent in 2 or more registrations.

  • Do we get a discount if we start with more then 2 family members?

  • No; You have to pay the full race fee for each family member who is entering the race.

  • At what time is the first start?

  • The first start on Saturday is at 10:30 on Sunday the first start is at 09:00.
    The last start on Saturday is arround 14:00 - 15:00.
    On Sunday the last start is expected arround 13:00 - 14:00 depending on the number of participants.

  • Can we bring our own dog with us when we visit the race?

  • Yes; But we kindly ask you NOT to bring your dog with you.
    There are a lot of dogteams going to the start from the stake-out and back from the finish to the stake-out areas.
    You have to stay on a save distance from these dogteams for the safety of our participants & dogs as for the safety of your own dog also.
    You also can not enter or be in the starting zone with you own dog to see the teams starting.
    So it is better not to bring your dog with you. We thank you for your understanding!

  • Can we take pictures during the event?

  • Yes; You can freely take pictures as a visitor on the stake-out and in the startzone but you cannot go on the trail to take pictures.
    If you are a profesional/hobby photographer please read the press info page for more information and how-to.

  • Is it possible to sleep/stay on the Pampa as a visitor with a camper or caravan?

  • No; Space is limited and is all taken by the participants and the organization.

  • Where do I have to register myself as a profesional/hobby photographer?

  • You will find all information on the press info page.

If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us through the Contact page.

The Pampa Crew