Cani-Sports Scotland Duncarron
25 Nov 2018
Cani-sports Scotland invites you to our annual Duncarron races
Saturday 24th (for Team Relays) and Sunday 25th November 2018
Sponsored by VetSpec & The Happy Go Lucky Dog Company Limited
A *Canicross race (part of the CSS Canicross Points League)
Long course 5km short course & fun run 2.5k, Team Relays 1.6k
Saturday Briefing will be 12pm Relay start 1pm
Sunday Briefing will be 9.30am (all must attend) Race off at 10am, self registration from 8.30am
Fun Run, Junior/Short course 11am
Prizes 1st - 3rd in all classes, fastest newcomer, veteran dog & muddiest pair
Entry fee £15 Long Course £9 Short Course - entries close Sunday 17th November
on the day entries for fun run only
Depending on race numbers at closing day we will have classes as follows: Kids 7-10, Juniors 11-15, Male & Female 16-24*, 25-39, 40+, 50+, and 2 dog. Should numbers be low the organisers reserve the right to merge classes. *results from female 16-24 will be included in 16-39 category for CSS Canicross Points League
Winners receive CSS Medals, Happy Go Lucky Dog Company Scotland cash vouchers and Vetspec vouchers.
RULES PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING IN ENTRY FORM - SEE LIST OF CLASSES BELOW
*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, pregnatnt 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 hire on the day (book in advance and pick up before briefing).
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 7 for one dog class, 18 for 2 dog class.
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.
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.
TEAM RELAY for groups and clubs or a few individuals, get together 3 runners and a change over person (no dog) this time the team realy will be a staggard start, start will be at the head of the loch and the course is a section of the short course aprox 1.6k. Note this race will only go ahead if sufficeint entries are recieved. One person to enter the team, team member/name changes can be made on the day.
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 kids and enter the fun run/short course can do so as long as the 2 dogs in question get along. 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. A chile may not run with 2 dogs.
CHILDREN runners age 7 - 10, on the day of the race, must be accompanied by an adult who is 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.
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.
CHANGES TO ENTRIES Changes to entries must be made by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Monday before each 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 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.
VENUE Please respect the venue. Clean up after your dog in the car park area and on the course. This is a workign forest stay of stacked timber DO NOT LIGHT FIRES or use BBQ's or cookign stoves.
CAMPING Limited camping available at the start for vans, caravans etc, very few spaces for small tents. Local campsite: http://woodleisure.co.uk/our-parks/campsie-glen/
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.
Emergency Vet Tel: Apex Veterinary Centre, Winchester Ave, Denny FK6 6QE
RACE DIRECTOR - Karen Connal, 40 Netherhouse Avenue, Lenzie. G66 5NG
Tel: 0777 904 1322, email@example.com
Dates and Status
Date: 25 Nov 2018
Closing Date: 18 Nov 2018
Places Available/Total: ??/120