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Cani-Sports Scotland Strathallan Castle Races

04 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to CSS Strathallan Castle Races - 3 day event NOW 4th, 5th & 6th September 2020

DAY 5th Sept

1st - 3rd Male & Female, 1st - 3rd Male & Female 2 dog in Night Race.
1st - 3rd Male & Female in Junior Canicross, Novice Bikejor & Open Bikejor*
1st - 3rd Male & Female in age group categories* on Saturday & Sunday
Little Kids Canicross Fun Run - Medals for all runners.

Friday Night race: Briefing 8pm race start no sooner than 8pm aiming for Dusk. See notes below.
Sat/Sun Canicross Briefing 9.30am (all must attend) 
Bikejor early start (brifeing approx 8am race straight after)
Canicross race 10am, registration from 8.30am
Short Course Canicross race start 11:15am

Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder PH3 1JZ

Entry fees Adult Canicross and Bikejor £15
Kids, Juniors, Short course/Fun Run £9 and Night race £10

*All race distances to be confirmed but will be approximate 5k Canicross & Bikejor and
2k Night Race,  Short course, Juniors & Kids.


DOGS You must run with a dog no no-dog runners may race. Dogs must be a year old on the day of the race (18 months for bikejor), in season, pregnant or lactating bitches are not permitted to race. Bitches in Season should be kept well away from the start / finish area and not taken on or near the course if brought to the event.
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 greyhound racing style. For your dogs comfort we suggest they run in a suitable harness, some equipment may be available for sale or hire on the day.
Dogs should not be brought to the event if they are coughing or have recently been in contact with infectious disease. 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 5k event per day. If a dog runs the junior 2.5k class or short course and the owner is happy with the dogs fitness it may also run in the 5k class.

AGE GROUPS Are for runners age on day of race, the organiser has the right to split or combine age gender/groups/classed based on numbers entered. To split an age group, gender or class at least 6 entries required in each category.
Our age groups, subject to entries should be: 7-10, 11-15, 16-39, 40-49, 50+, 60+ 2 dog - male and female if enough entries are recieved to merit a split.

Novice is for all who have never been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any bikejor race and Open is for all those who have been placed in previous bikejor races.

NIGHT RACE All runners must wear:
A high visibility vest, jacket or top.
A head torch with new or fully charged batteries.
Dogs should wear something reflective (i.e. harness may be reflective) and or a flashing light collar (runners armbands are cheap and do the job). You may Run 1 or 2 dogs in the night race.

SEEDED STARTS Race starts are staggered and seeded for safety and to minimise overtaking. Please put your current 5k personal best time on the entry form (if you dont know please estimate). The fastest racers may be seeded on historic results if we think the given time is unrealistic and your position in the start list would meant multiple overtakes are likley. Please give an accurate PB as manual manipulations add to the time it takes to process 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 may only enter a single dog category, you should be familiar with each other, have trained together prior to the race, 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 7 - 10, on the day of the race, must be accompanied by an adult 18+ WHO IS KNOWN TO THE CHILD and also attached to the dog, on foot (no bikes). 11 - 15 year olds can run alone but may have an adult with them if desired. The adult is there for safety only the child must handle the dog themselves. The child and dog should cross the finish line first, before the acompaning adult. It is presumed that children will be running a family dog, if they must borrow a dog to race with it should be of an appropriate size and strength that the child could handle the dog alone.

LITTLE KIDS A fun run with medals for all finishers will be held for children age 6 and under who can walk 200m, this will be on the Saturday afternoon at 1pm on the castle lawn beside the stream. Little Kids must be accompanied by a parent or close family member and run with an appropriate sized preferably family dog, no need to be attached to the dog i.e. this run is for canicross families only (so dont bring your neighbours kid who has never been near a canicros race before). Entries will be £1 made on the day just before the run and will be dontated to the chosen charity. The distance will be short approx 200m on flat, soft grass.

KIDS RACES /SHORT COURSE / FUN RUN is a shorter option for adults or for those wanting to have a go at canicross, adults wanting to accompany their 7-10 kids and enter the fun run/short course can do so and are welcome to share a dog. You may run one or 2 dog in adult fun run (put both dogs names in the one file on entry form) NOTE There are no prizes for the Adults Fun Run.

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. It is recommended that you hold personal liability insurance for canicross an or bikejor racing.

CHANGES TO ENTRIES Changes to entries must be made by email only to substituting of dogs is allowed, and can be made on the day, but we are unable to transfer an entry to another runner. If you need to transfer between classes, i.e. one dog to two dog or long course to short course etc., this should be done before entries close and the start the list is published (entries close the Sunday before at midnight). Start list is published in advance to pick up any minor errors errors only. There is no refund available if you withdraw from the event. If you must withdraw due to injury etc. but marshal instead your entry can be transfered to a future race.

CANCELLATION Should the race 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 on, the organisers reserve the right to take expenses already incurred from entry fees before using any remaining moneys to refund entrants. To claim a refund competator(s) should send a self addressed and stamped envelope to the organiser within a month of the event date. 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 venue. Clean up after your dog in all areas on the estate and on the course
Toilet and shower should not be used to wash mud off legs, children, dogs, shoes etc. Sinks are for hand washing only. Bring suitable changes of clothes, towels wet wipes with you. Keep dogs on the lead in all areas the venue, car park, camping area, near livestock and on the course. 

CAMPING Camping is available for tents, on flat grass, and caravans, vans etc but must be prebooked at time of entry. £10 for per night Friday and Saturday nights only.
Marshals camp for free on the day they hep (marshals must book camping by email

CSS POINTS LEAGUE 2019/20 The final race of the league will be the Saturday with the presentation on the Saturday at 2pm. The points from Sundays race and the Black Dog race will be incuded in the 2020/21 league.

EVENING SOCIALS A social BBQ is planned for Saturday evening Gastro Grilla will be doing the catering again and you can just pay for your food on the day or bring you rown over. Please tick the box on the entry form if you paln to attend the BBQ so John knows how many burgers to make.

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 Canine firstaiders are on duty at all events wearing high viz yellow vests, please ask if you or your dog are in need of help. 

COMPLAINTS Any complaints must be made on the day as soon after any incident as possible. We are unable to deal with complaints fairly after the event by email or on social media a face to face chat on the day resolves most issues. Dont leave the venue without speaking to one of the organisers. 

TRADE STANDS Are welcome by arrangement (contact Karen see below) 

EMERGENCY VET Fair City Veterinary Group, 32 York Place, PERTH, PH2 8EH, Tel: 01738 623210


Cani-Sports Scotland
RACE DIRECTOR - Karen Connal, 40 Netherhouse Avenue, Lenzie. G66 5NG Tel:  0777 904 1322


The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Closing Date: 30 Jul 2020

Places Available/Total: ??/1000

Status: Closed

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CSS Strathallan Castle Races - Short Canicross 7+ Sunday06 Sep 2020


Karen Connal



Strathallan Castle Auchterarder PH3 1JZ