06 Mar 17
Welcome to the Canicross Midlands Magic Mile. 6/3/16
Venue: Hicks Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 2UP
Briefing: 8am, races start 8.30am
Entry fees: £6.50 per person.
All Proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
This is a unique event that breaks many of the usual canicross rules. The aim is for every competitor to have the very best opportunity to achieve the fastest mile they possibly can with the aide of up to two dogs and whatever positive motivation required to make their combined run the fastest. You can request the support of a friend cycling up in front, or a friend running ahead - whatever will assist you and your canine team mate(s) to achieve the best time.
RULES - Our rules in detail are published on our website. As we are affiliating to the BSSF we will follow the EFC rules with certain ammendments as detailed on our website and as published at our events. For this event there are several extra rule exceptions. In summary our rules are:
DOGS must be a year old on the day of the race to canicross, 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 TWO magic miles on this day.
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.
CATERING There will be catering facilities available onsite.
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. 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.
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.