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Cani-cross at the Rhynd

29 Sep 2019

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

Organiser's Description

JLG Fitness & Wellbeing, in conjunction with The Rhynd Café, is delighted to invite you to a new race for the 2019/20 Canicross season.

Canicross at the Rhynd 

Held within the stunning surroundings of St Michaels Wood and Craigie Farm, this one-day event on Sunday 29th September 2019 is one that you won’t want to miss!

Sponsored by The Happy Go Lucky Dog Co Limited.


The Rhynd Café
KY16 0DR

Please Google ‘Rhynd Café’ and use Google maps rather than the postcode, it will take you to Tentsmuir Beach!

Race-day timing

Registration: From 8.30am
Briefing: 9.30am
First competitor off 10 am


Finishers Medal for everyone whether they complete the short or long course.

Medals awarded

  • 1st-3rd in all age groups/classes.
  • 1st-3rd male and female in Junior Canicross.
  • 1st-3rd male and female in age group categories.

For age categories, see below.

Entry fees

Six-kilometre long course for adults: £16
Three-kilometre short course for adults, juniors and children: £10

*All race distances are approximate and may change.

Rules and regulations (you should probably read this part) 

The dogs

A dog can run in both the 6km and 3km race if the owner is happy with the dog's race fitness levels. This is at owner discretion.

Dogs must be a year old on the day of the race. If 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. We strongly recommend they aren’t brought the event at all.

Dogs must be kept on a 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 dog’s comfort, we suggest they run in a suitable harness. Some equipment will be available to purchase on the day through our sponsor Happy Go lucky.

Dogs should not be brought to the event if they are coughing or have recently been in contact with an infectious disease. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt consult your vet.

Age grouping

The organiser has the right to split or combine classes based on numbers entered. To split an age group, gender or class at least six entries are required in each category.

Our age groups, subject to entries, will be: 7-10 years old, 11-15, 16-24, 25-39, 40+, 50+, as well as two dogs – male and female.

Startline seedings

We will stagger race starts by 20 seconds between participants and these will be seeded for safety and to help with overtaking.

This is where we need you to be truthful and put down your current 5k time whilst running with your dog. No need to show off here and put down that time you smashed a sub-20min 5km!  Although that’s impressive, it’s not helpful for us to ensure you are starting in the right place on the day (if you aren’t sure please estimate). The organisers may alter your start position based on historic results if they feel your position in the start list would mean multiple overtakes are likely.


This will be held once all long- and short-course races are finished. All going well, this will be at approximately 12.30pm in the courtyard area outside the Rhynd Café.


The Rhynd Café will be open for all our culinary needs! Whether you fancy a locally sourced snack, a coffee or scone, a full-blown lunch or just a light bite, this café has got you covered. It’s also dog friendly so make sure you pop in for a visit. Please keep dogs downstairs.

Borrowed dogs

It is presumed that you are running with your own dog, but not all of us have multiple dogs so borrowing is absolutely fine with us. Just please ensure that you are familiar with each other, and have run together at least once prior to race day. This is only applicable to single-dog entries as, we are sure you will agree, it would be a bit over the top to run with two borrowed dogs at once. The handler should be aware of the dog’s behaviour 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 (you may be asked to undergo a Mr and Mrs-like quick-fire round of questions so be prepared!).


Runners aged 7-10 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or more, who is known to the child. The little person must be attached to the dog, on foot (no bikes). The 11-15 year-olds can run alone but may have an adult with them if desired. The adult is there for safety only and the child must handle the dog themselves. The child and dog should cross the finish line first, before the accompanying 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. So strapping a 30kg pointer to a 25kg child won’t get past us! 

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.

Three-kilometre short course

We have a 3km option for children and adults. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may run one or two dogs in the short course (put both dogs’ names in the one file on entry form).


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 tina2266abdn@aol.com 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, this should be done before entries are closed and the start list is published.


There is no refund available if you withdraw from the event. If you must withdraw due to injury or other reasons, but marshal instead, your entry will be refunded (this will be at the discretion of the organisers).


Should the race have to be cancelled or postponed for any 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 sums of money to refund entrants.


Please respect the facilities and venue. Clean up after your dog in all areas and on the course. 

Toilets 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 and wet wipes with you. Keep dogs on the lead in all areas of the venue, the car park, near livestock and on the course. Please also take all rubbish with you or use the bins provided. Littering will not be looked favourably on by the organisers.

Working farm

The course is situated within a working farm and we must respect this by keeping control of dogs in areas near to horses and livestock. Pheasants should not be disturbed, and all dogs must be kept on leads at all times in and around the estate. All dog poo must be cleaned up and put in a bin or taken home.  

Finding The Rhynd Café
When you enter the Rhynd, please follow signs for the Canicross event. DO NOT park in the café car park. There is ample parking around the back of the steading, next to the Canicross event.  


Please listen to the race briefing and marshals’ instructions. If your dog(s) is/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 first aiders are on duty at the event wearing high-viz yellow vests. Please ask if you or your dog are in need of help.

Trade stands (not food and drink) are welcome by arrangement, please contact JLG Fitness & Wellbeing to discuss in more detail



JLG Fitness and Wellbeing

RACE DIRECTOR- Christina Grant, 45 Reform Street, Tayport. DD6 9HX Tel:  07826874565

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23 Sep 2019£16.00
23 Sep 2019£10.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 29 Sep 2019

Closing Date: 23 Sep 2019

Places Available/Total: ??/130

Status: Closed



Christina Grant


Rhynd Cafe and Events Venue, Leuchars Tayport KY16 0DR