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Cani-Sports Scotland Cardross Races

14 Sep 2019 - 15 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

Canisports Scotland is pleased to invite you to a new race at Cardross Estate
2 day event 14th & 15th September 2019
Sponsored by The Happy Go Lucky Dog Co Limited

Held at Cardross Estate, Port of Menteith, By Stirling, FK8 3JY
Note as this is a new venue please re-read all details below as important venue information 

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.

1st - 3rd Male & Female in Junior Canicross
1st - 3rd Male & Female in age group categories* on Saturday & Sunday
Little Kids Canicross Fun Run - Medals for all finishers (Held Saturday afternoon 1pm).

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
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.
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+, 60+, 70+,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.

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.

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 1pm. 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. 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
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 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.

WORKING ESTATE Cardross is a working estate and we must respect this by keepng control of dogs in areas near to livestock, sheep and pheasants shoudl not be disturbed, all dogs must be on lead in the camping area and near livestock fields at all times, all dog poop must be cleaned up and put in a bin or skip DO NOT LEAVE POOP BAGS TO COLLECT LATER ON ON YOUR WALK YOU WILL FORGET

There will ba one way system in operation during the event. On arrival you will be asked to show your entry central confirmation email, marshals and trade stalls will checked off a list, no unauthorised access will allowed during 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. Camping in designated area only as livestock will have been kept clear of this area prior to the event. No Generators after 9pm pease. Camping must be prebooked at time of entrie, marshals camping is free pelase email or message Karen to book.

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)

WILD FORAGING EVENT There is to be Scotland’s first Wild Food and Foraging Festival on Saturday which may be of interest. More details as we have it.
EMERGENCY VET Forth Valley Vets, Falleninch Farm, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 3AB. 01786 430387


Cani-Sports Scotland
RACE DIRECTOR - Karen Connal, 40 Netherhouse Avenue, Lenzie. G66 5NG Tel:  0777 904 1322

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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: 08 Sep 2019

Places Available/Total: ??/300

Status: Closed

CSS Cardross 5k Saturday14 Sep 2019
CSS Cardross 5k Sunday15 Sep 2019
CSS Cardross Short Course Saturday14 Sep 2019
CSS Cardross Short Course Sunday15 Sep 2019


Karen Connal



Cardross Estate Port of Menteith By Stirling FK8 3JY