CSJ Series hosted by Canicross Midlands - Weekend 1
24 Sep 16 - 25 Sep 16
Welcome to the CSJ Series hosted by Canicross Midlands. This is the entry portal for the first race in the series - 24th and 25th September 2016.
Venue: Box End Park, Box End Rd, Kempston, Bedford MK43 8RQ
Briefing: 8.30am, 1st race off at 9am.
Combined times from days 1 and 2, rosettes for top 3 in each class and trophies for class winners and second places.
Canicross Classes: Youth (14-17), M, F, MM (40-49), MF (40-49), VM (50+), VF (50+), 2 dog M, 2 dog F, Novice, Veteran Dogs, Odds and Bods, Short Course NFC.
Bikejor Classes: M, F, 2DB
Scooter Classes: M, F
Novice wheels: (Bikejor / Scooter)
Junior Classes: 13-16, 8-12, U8, Junior Wheels (11-16)
Course lengths: Full course 5K, Novice, 13-16, Short Course NFC and Veteran Dog course 3.5K, Odds and Bods, 8-12 - 1.5K, U8 0.6K
Entry fees: £15 per open / novice class, per day. £8 per Veteran / Odds and Bods / Junior Class. £5 per U8. Camping £13 per unit per night.
Entries Close - Midnight Sat 17th September. (Late entries will not be accepted)
RULES - Our rules in detail are published on our website. In summary our rules are:
SERIES RULES of the 14 races in the series, the 8 best results per athlete, per class count for the series. Only 2 results may be counted per race weekend. All races have equal weighting within the series. Athletes that tie on points within the series will be separated by their highest discarded score. Should all their discarded scores be equal then they will be separated on the last race positions at which both competed.
DOGS must be a year old on the day of the race to canicross and 18 months old to compete in a wheeled class, bitches in season are permitted to race but should be kept well away from the start / finish area and not taken on or near the course when not racing. Please notify the race team if you have a bitch in season.
Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times during the race and should not be run in a slip lead, check/choke chain, head collar, flexie lead or any collar that restricts breathing, if a muzzle is required it should be of the wire / plastic greyhound racing style. No harsh handling will be permitted at the event and e-collars, prong collars and other similar devices that are not compatable with dog sports should not be brought onto the site. For your dogs comfort we suggest they run in a suitable harness, equipment will be available for sale or hire on the day.
Dogs should not be brought to the event if they are coughing or have been in contact with infectious disease within the last 21 days. It is the owners responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt consult your vet.
A dog may only run in one full course event per day but a human can run a 2nd class if they want with a different dog. A dog may run in a short course race in addition to a full course race per day should the owner consider it is fit enough.
AGE GROUPS Are for runners age on the day of the race.
BORROWED DOGS It is presumed that you are running with your own dog. If you must borrow a dog to race with you should be familiar with each other, have trained together prior to the race and the handler should be aware of the dogs behavior in a race environment and be responsible for its care throughout the event. You will not be permitted to race with a borrowed dog that you have only just met.
CHILDREN runners age U8, on the day of the race, must be accompanied by an adult attached to the dog, on foot, children in the 8-12 class may be accompanied - according to their parents preference. All children attending the event to run or spectate must be supervised by an adult at all times and instructed not to approach dogs they do not know.
INSURANCE The race will be covered by event/public liability insurance but all racers and spectators attend the event and run at their own risk.
CANCELLATION Should the races have to be cancelled or postponed for reason beyond the organisers control or in the event of bad weather making the course too dangerous to run - the organisers reserve the right to take expenses already incurred from entry fees before using any remaining moneys to refund entrants. NOTE it is the entrants responsibility to check the race is still on before traveling, the organisers will, post on facebook, and email all entrants if there are any last minute changes - please check your email before traveling.
FACILITIES Please respect the facilities and centre. Clean up after your dog in all areas and on the course. Showers and toilets are provided for your convenience. There will be an off lead exercise area available for dogs to use. Only 2 dogs per owner should be off lead in the exercise area at any one time. We anticipate being able to provide a securely fenced area for more "independently minded dogs" to go off lead in addition to the fenced exercise area. In all other areas of the centre dogs should be on lead.
CAMPING Camping is available for tents, and vans. £13 per unit per night. Units that wish to stake out dogs should ensure that their dogs do not have access to the adjacent camping pitch. Pitches will be allocated and those wishing to camp in adjacent pitches should indicate their preference to the organisers. There may be some electrick hook up pitches available at a surcharge of £5 per night on arrival.
CATERING There will be catering facilities available throughout the weekend providing hot breakfasts, lunches, dinners to order and snacks throuout the day.
SAFETY Please listen to the race briefing and marshals instructions. If your dog(s) are likely to be noisy and excited please do not bring them to the race briefing so that everyone can clearly hear safety instructions. Human and dog first aiders will be available at all times on site and there is a 4WD that can access the course. An Emergency Vet will be available and details will be displayed in the race stewards tent.
CHANGES TO YOUR ENTRY Any changes you need to make to your race entries for classes or dogs (note you cannot transfer a human name if the human cannot come sorry entries are not transferable) should be done by EMAIL ONLY PLEASE by closing date, if you ask for changes in Facebook messages, comments on posts or on events pages I might not get to see them or if I do I might not remember to action them when back at the computer email is the only reliable means of communication, face book stuff gets lost.
TRADE STANDS are very welcome. Please contact the race organisers for details.
MARSHALLS Please email the race director if you have a member of your party who would be prepared to marshall. Marshalls will recieve a meal voucher and a thank you gift.
|Weekend 1 - Canicross - Sat||24/09/2016||??/400||Closed||17/09/2016|
|Weekend 1 - Canicross - Sun||25/09/2016||??/400||Closed||17/09/2016|
|Weekend 1 - Bikejor/Scooter - Sat||24/09/2016||??/400||Closed||17/09/2016|
|Weekend 1 - Bikejor/Scooter - Sun||25/09/2016||??/400||Closed||17/09/2016|
These events share a common pool of 400 places