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CSS January Blues Virtual Race

28 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021

Organiser's Description

Cani-sports Scotland invites you to 
January Blues Virtual Race
28th, 29th & 30th of January 2021

5km for Adults, 2k for Kids & Fun Runners. Open Wheels for Bikejor, Scooter & Wheelchair

Run at a suitable canicross venue near your home. Please stick to current government guidelines for your area. Do Not Travel outwith your local authority, do not meet in groups of more than 2 from 2 households. Anyone whose photos or proof images show breaking of Covid guidance will be disqualified.

Prizes 1st - 3rd in all age classes. Finishers medals to all unplaced finishers. Male and Female overall race winners will receive 2 x free entry vouchers for CSS races (value £30), 2nd and 3rds x 1 voucher (value £15).

Entry fee £6 5k, £3 2k to cover cost of prizes, medals and postage of medals etc.
Option to deffer payment till better times.

Depending on race numbers at closing day we will have classes as follows: Kids 1-6, 7-10, Juniors 11-15, Male & Female 16-24, 25-39, 40+, 50+, 60+, 2 dog. Open Wheels for Scooter & Wheelchair (max 2 dog) or Bike (single dog only). Should numbers be low the organisers reserve the right to merge classes. 

Age group winners receive the usual CSS Die Cast Medals.

SPOT PRIZES Sponsored by The Happy Go Lucky Dog Company Limited:
Judged from Photogrphs posted on the CSS Facebook page


• Run or Scoot or Bike 
at your chosen route and distance, log your own time, be honest you will only be cheating yourself, it must be done on 28th, 29th & 30th of January 2021

• Email or Message your 5k or 2k time to the organiser: canisportsscotland@hotmail.co.uk BY the end of day on Saturday 30th January. If you have a strava or similar map/details please send ONE screen grab as proof of run ELAPSED TIME (not moving time). IMPORTANT type your elapsed time - category (run or wheels) in the subject AND text part of the email, only send 1 proof image, all other pictures can be posted on facebook.

• Results will be collated and an online presentation of prizes done live via on Facebook page at 12.30pm on Sunday 31st January, medals will then be posted to winners the following week, finishers medals posted as soon as we have them. Results will be listed on www.racesplitter.com for all to see.

CANICROSS This is a running with dogs virtual race you should run with a dog unless you think its too warm for your dog (unlikely in December) or too icy for dog paws, then a dogless time will be accepted. Please say when you submit your time that you went dogless.

WHEELS We included a wheels class, please choose a suitable safe venue and do your ride, if its too icy you may scoot or bike dogless and still receive a finishers medal, please say when you submit your time that you went dogless.

VIRTUAL TEAM Teams wont run run at the same place/time as max of 2 people from 2 housholds (under 12 not counted in these numbers) but as its virtual but you could start at the same time in different places.
TO ENTER for team, makes sure you have all entered the virtual race and then email me (canisportsscotland@hotmail.co.uk) with TEAM ENTRY in the subject with your team members names BEFORE entries close on the 27th January.
• Teams must be 4 or more runners/riders (maximum 6) can be from all over the country or world
• Each team must include 1 short course runner/rider
• One wheels person per team is allowed but not essential
• A person can't be in the same team twice or be in 2 different teams
• Times will be added together and divided by the number of team members to give an average time 
• Each team MUST submit a January Blues themed team photo(s) each team member must be represented in the photo(s) more credit given for creativity, 
the winning photo(s) will have 30 minutes subtracted from their team time(s).
• Each winning team member wins a free CSS race entry voucher value £16 (or current race entry fee) and CSS Winners certificate (emailed)
• An independent, non running judge, will decide and his/her decision will be final.
DOGS must be a year old on the day of the race, bitches in season can run cause they wont upset anyone.

Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times during the race and should not be run in a slip lead, pinch collar, 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 hire on the day (book in advance and pick up before briefing). It is the owners responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt consult your vet.

AGE GROUPS Are for runners age on day of race. Minimum age 18 for 2 dog class and Bikjore.

CHILDREN runners age 1-6, 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 or bike if you like). 11 - 15 year olds can run alone but should have an adult nearby for safety. The adult is there for safety only the child must handle the dog themselves. 

INSURANCE Run at your own risk. It is advised that you have 3rd party liability pet insurance for your dog that includes canicross.

CHANGES TO ENTRIES Changes to entries must be made by email only to canisportsscotland@hotmail.co.uk  substituting of dogs is allowed at any time, 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 start the list is published (entries usually close the Wednesday before  virtual race). Start list is published in advance to pick up any minor errors. There is no refund available if you withdraw from the event. If you must withdraw due to injury etc. but judge the photo comptition instead your entry can be transferred to a future race.

VENUE Please respect your venue. Clean up after your dog at all times. Be courteous to other path users.

PARKING Please do not drive outwith your local authority region to your route as this would break current government guidance. Anyone whose photos or proof images show breaking of Covid guidance will be disqualified.


SAFETY Look after yourself and your dog, stay at least 2 meters away from anyone you meet, give way to other path users, be courteous. Stick to all Government COVID-19 Guidance for your area, no unnecessary travel.

Emergency Vet Tel: Your own vet


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

Dates and Status

Closing Date: 27 Jan 2021

Places Available/Total: ??/1000

Status: Open

CSS January Blues Virtual Race - 5k30 Jan 2021
CSS January Blues Virtual Race - 2k and Fun Run30 Jan 2021


Karen Connal



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