Logo for Cani-Sports Scotland Coalsnaughton Races

Cani-Sports Scotland Coalsnaughton Races

15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018

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

Organiser's Description

Canisports Scotland is pleased to invite you to our annual Coalsnaughton race weekend
2 day event 15th & 16th September 2018
Sponsored by VetSpec & The Happy Go Lucky Dog Co Limited

Held at Longriggs Farm, Coalsnaughton, Alloa, FK13 6LG

Race Day Briefings 9.30am, 1st race off at 10am, registration from 8.30am

Race both days or single day - medals awarded 1st - 3rd in all age groups / classes.
Team Relay Race Sunday afternoon medals for 1st male team, 1st female team and 1st mixed team.

1st - 3rd Male & Female in Junior Canicross
1st - 3rd Male & Female in age group categories* on Saturday & Sunday
1st - 3rd NOVICE* Male & Female, in age group classes with 20+ runners in the 5k Canicross classes on Saturday & Sunday
Little Kids Canicross Fun Run - Medals for all finishers (Held Saturday afternoon).

Entry fees : Adults (5.5k*) £15, Juniors & Kids (2.5k*) £9 per race
Short Course fun run both days £9 per day (no prizes)
Single day entry available
Team entry £3 per team entries take on Saturday evening, proceeds to charity.
Little Kids Canicross £1
, proceeds to charity
*All race distances and data are approximate and may change at any time. 
The map is provided as a guide only.


DOGS must be a year old on the day of the race, 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 but a human can run additional classes if they want with a different dog (i.e. bikejor with one dog canicross with the other you will have to wear a different bib number and start at the end of all canicross racers)
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.
Note you may run a different dog each day.

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, 16-24, 25-39, 40+, 50+, 2 dog - male and female if enough entries are recieved to merit a split. A 15 year old may opt to run the 5k but may not then revert to junior for all future races.

*NOVICE an extra set of medals 1st - 3rd will be awarded to unplaced novice runners in any category, male and female that has over 20 runners on the day.
Novice is for all who have never been placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any canicross race and Open is for all those who have been placed in previous canicross races.

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 organisers may alter your start position based on historic results if they feel 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.

TEAM RELAY Each team will consist of 3 runners (male, female or mixed) and one changeover runner (can be a junior). 
At the changeover the runner stays with his own dog and passes the flag/baton on to the chageover runner (no dog) who runs a short distance to the next runner and passes the flag/baton to them, teams may bring their own country flag or baton or have one supplied.

PRIZE GIVING Will be held both days.

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.
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. All Children must not be allowed to wander around the farm unsupervised, this is a working farm and there are dangers everywhere your children are your responsibility.

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 2pm. 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 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 racing.

CHANGES TO ENTRIES Changes to entries must be made by email only to canisportsscotland@hotmail.co.uk 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 Sunday 10th September 2017). 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 and on the course
Toilet areas 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. Feel free to walk your dog off lead round the public areas of the venue after the event.

CAMPING Camping is available for tents, on flat grass, and caravans, vans etc but must be prebooked. £10 per night. Book at time of entry, campers may arrive from 3pm on Friday or by arrangement.

EVENING SOCIALS Friday food for campers 8pm. A social quiz and BBQ is planned for Saturday evening cost per person £5 for BBQ (book at time of entry), Free fun quiz.

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. 

TRADE STANDS Are welcome by arrangement (contact Karen see below) £25 per unit or £25 of product to use as prizes or 10% of profit (for those bad sales days)

EMERGENCY VET Ingles Vets, Alloa, tel: 01259 304444


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
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Closing Date: 10 Sep 2018

Places Available/Total: ??/300

Status: Closed

CSS Coalsnaughton 5k Saturday15 Sep 2018
CSS Coalsnaughton 5k Sunday16 Sep 2018
CSS Coalsnaughton Short Course Saturday15 Sep 2018
CSS Coalsnaughton Short Course Sunday16 Sep 2018


Karen Connal


Longriggs Farm Coalsnaughton Alloa FK13 6LG