Thank you for registering to Canicross! For a pleasant day, the organising team kindly asks you to read the instruction below. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event program!
TAKING OUT START MATERIALS:
15.04 at 11.00-15.00 Pärnu Keskus competition center (Aida tn 7, I floor, in front of grocery store Selver)
16.04 competition center in Rannametsa at 9.00-12.45
NB! Veterinary passport must be presented in order to take out start materials.
Race materials are handed out based on bib number, i.e. start materials are sorted by the numbers, not by names. Therefore, please check your number from the start protocol in advance! Start protocols with start numbers will be published on the website of the Two Bridges Club latest on April 14th at 10.00
In case of a lost, damaged or forgotten race bib, a new bib must be bought from the secretariat to start the race. NB! Fee for the new race bib is 5€.
LOCATION AND COMPETITION CENTER: The event will take place in the village of Rannametsa in Häädemeeste, Pärnu County. Check out the map of the competition center here. The competition center is open from 9 to 15.00.
PARKING (free of charge):
* Parking lot in the competition center;
* On the left side of the road along Vana-Riia highways towards Häädemeeste.
Please follow the road signs and signs of the organisers. Parking is prohibited on the international Via-Baltica highway.
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS: Upon arrival at the venue, please carefully check the road signs and signs of traffic controllers. Those coming from Pärnu need to enter the competition center by turning right at the Luite bus stop, where there is a directional sign “Dune Race”. At the beginning of Vana-Riia highway, next to the competition center, temporary traffic regulation applies, with which the right direction of the road is closed. An open flow of traffic passes through the competition center.
WC, CHANGEROOM, LUGGAGE ROOM: Services are provided in the competition center area.
CATERING: Provided on presenting bib number. Menu: soup, bread, tea.
WASHING FACILITIES: Service is provided on presenting of bib number in Häädemeeste Spordikeskus (Kooli 10, Häädemeeste) between 11.00-15.30.
11.30 Children’s race
13.00 Dune Race and (Nordic) Walking
13.05 Dog walking
START GROUPS: Each participant must start the race in the respective start group (based on the bib number), otherwise the contestant is disqualified! Participants start with 10 second intervals (except for dog walkers who will start all together). Enter the right start corridor in time – at 9.50! Organisers reserve the right not to let latecomers onto the track.
ENTERING START CORRIDORS: Entry to the gate is only from an intended location. Starting gates are marked. Climbing over fences or other attempts to improperly enter are forbidden.
* Dogs must be at least 12 months of age. Younger dogs are not allowed on track.
*Dogs must be harnessed on track, either collared or attached to leash (flexi is not recommended during Canicross).
* Participating on a walking distance the dogs must be harnessed on track, either collared or attached to leash (regular or flexi).
ROUTE: is on a varied surface. The Canicross route (5,4km) is on soft forest surface mainly. The route for dog walkers (8,3km) passes through asphalt and gravel roads and a unique dune landscape. See the route map here.
SERVICE ON TRACK: On the route there is 1 service point where sports drink and water is offered. Veterinarian is located in the First Aid Point.
TIMING: An electronic timekeeping chip is attached to the back side of the bib. Please check it before the start! Only the contestants with valid personal start number are allowed to participate. The number must be worn on the chest and be visible throughout the whole race. Please do not fold the number nor remove the chip. The chip deactivates automatically after finishing the race; no need to return it. Timing service is provided by ChampionChip Eesti OÜ.
FINISH: Each participant gets a bottle of water and a sweet bite by Farmi. Finish is closed at 15.00.
MEDAL: Is given to each participant.
AWARD CEREMONY: starts at 11.00. Prizes are awarded to the top three in each age group (Canicross only!) Special award “The brightest competition couple”
RESULTS, PHOTOS AND DIPLOMAS: The results can be checked by using the scanner in the competition center and will be published as informal results on the website of the Two Bridges Club latest on April 21st at 17.00. The real-time results will appear on the webpage www.championchip.ee. The final results (with a diploma) will be published latest on April 26th at 17.00 on the organizer’s web page. Finish protocol is a public document. The organiser has the right to use and publish all the photos and videos made by the organiser for marketing purposes.
AFTER THE RACE: Upon request, prizes that are not picked up will be delivered at the expense of the recipient after the race.
INFO: for information prior and after the event send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call to +372 5552 3017. In case of questions during the race day turn to the information desk (tent).
PARTICIPANT’S RESPONSIBILITY: Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition and ensures he/she is physically fit to complete the chosen distance. In case of health problems, contestants must cancel the race and turn to the aid station or first aid station, contact the organisers, or call 112. The participant is also responsible for the health of his/her pet and consults with a veterinarian prior to the race if needed. In case of a pet’s health problems during the event, the contestant cancels the race and turns to a service point, organisers, veterinarian or calls to the project manager (+372 5552 3017).
PRIOR TO START:
- Relax and do not start when tired;
- Give your dog rest;
- Drink enough water and choose appropriate meals;
- Check the weather conditions and get dressed accordingly;
- Choose suitable pace for you and your dog to avoid hypertension;
- Drink enough liquids in the service points and give water to your dog.
MEDICAL CHECK: We recommend having a health check for yourself and your pet prior to the race. Health check can be done at a family doctor or sports physician. To check the dog’s health condition, we recommend visiting the Pärnu Small Animal Clinic