South West Cani-cross Series, Round 1

29 Sep 17 - 01 Oct 17

All South West Cani-cross series events are 2 day events (Saturday and Sunday). You can race on one day, both days, or even enter multiple events on both days. Basic camping will be an optional extra. 

Course distance:  5km

Terrain:  Mixed off road (forest tracks and singletrack). It is a winter series, in the glorious South West, so it is likely to be wet, but it won't be a mud fest. 

Elevation:  Hilly

Race format:  Timetrial - competitors are set off at intervals, with an option for fun runners to run socially together behind the racers. 


Cani-cross with 1 dog; Junior (age 12-17), Senior (age 18-39), Veteran (age 40+)

Cani-cross with 2 dogs; Senior (age 18-39), Veteran (age 40+)

Bikejor/Scootering with 1 dog; Junior (age 12-17), Senior (age 18-39), Veteran (age 40+)

Start times:

Bikejor/Scootering - 8:00am (setting off at 30 second intervals)

Cani-cross - 10:00am (setting off at 30 second intervals)

 Entry fees:

£15 for one event

£10 for every subsequent event (the discount will be added when you checkout)

Additional extras:

  • Weekend camping  £10 per pitch (the camping area can support tents or motorhomes, and has toilets, running water, but no showers)
  • Saturday evening meal (pasta party!) £7per person; includes soup + a roll, pasta, pudding
  • Mountain biking skills coaching, Saturday 2pm-4pm, £20 per person
  • Trail running technique coaching, Saturday 4.30pm-5.30pm, £10 per person

What else is going on?

A Doggy Day Out:  A day out for pet loving families - raising money for the Woodside Animal Welfare Trust.

Sunday from 1030

Cost:  £2.50 donation to the Woodside Animal Welfare Trust (pay on arrival)



*CANICROSS This is a running with dogs race you must run with a dog, no non dog runners accepted

DOGS must be a year old on the day of the race, bitches 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, 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 to borrow. 
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.

AGE GROUPS Are for runners age on day of race. Minimum age 12 for one dog class, 18 for 2 dog class.

START ORDER We will not dicatate your start order, and appreciate that runners will have a personal preference of when they would rather start. If you wish to have a clear run at the track to maximise your chance of a good time, let us know and we will put you first. Equally, if you want to go at the back for a non-pressured run round, hang back and go when you are ready. If you want to run round with your cani-cross friends as a social event, just let the soloists go first and away you go. 

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 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. 


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.

VENUE Please respect the venue. Clean up after your dog in the car park area and on the course. 

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.
There may be other people with bikes or dogs on the course, please respect them, give way and let them know you are coming.


Maddie Horton


Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Saturday Cani-cross, two dogs30/09/2017??/100Open27/09/2017
Sunday Cani-cross, two dogs01/10/2017??/100Open27/09/2017
Saturday Bikejor/Scooter, one dog30/09/2017??/100Open27/09/2017
Saturday Cani-cross, one dog30/09/2017??/100Open27/09/2017
Sunday Bikejor/Scooter, one dog01/10/2017??/100Open27/09/2017
Sunday Cani-cross, one dog01/10/2017??/100Open27/09/2017
Mountain bike skills coaching (Saturday afternoon)30/09/2017??/8Open27/09/2017
Trail running technique coaching (Saturday afternoon)30/09/2017??/10Open27/09/2017
Weekend camping29/09/2017??/50Open27/09/2017
Pasta party (Saturday evening)30/09/2017??/50Open27/09/2017
Event Address
Newnham Park Shooting Ground Plympton Plymouth PL7 5BN