Thank you for registering to Canicross! For a pleasant day, the organizing team kindly asks you to read the instruction below. The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program!

TAKING OUT START MATERIALS:
Veterinary passport must be presented in order to take out start materials.
20.04 at 10.00-16.00 Pärnu Keskus competition center (Aida tn 7, I floor, in front of grocery store Delice))
21.04 Luitejooksu competition centre in Rannametsa.

At 09.00-09.45 Canicross
At 09.00-12.45 Dog walking

NB! 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 12th at 14.00

In case of lost, damaged or forgotten race bib, a new bib must be bought from secretariat to start the race. NB! Fee for the new race bib is 5€.

START TIMES:
10.00 Canicross
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! Enter the right start corridor in time – at 9.50! Participants start with 10 second intervals (except for dog walkers who will start all together).

ENTERING THE START GROUP: By entering the crossing that lies towards Pärnu from the competition center. Check here.

RULES:
* 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).

PARKING (free):
* 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 international Via-Baltica highway.

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS: Upon arrival at the venue, please carefully check the road signs and signs of traffic controllers. There are temporary speed restrictions when turning down from Via-Baltica to Vana-Riia highway and a parking ban applies. At the beginning of the Vana-Riia highway, next to the competition center, there are temporary changes in traffic management (right-side direction of driving is closed). Traffic stream runs through the competition center.

WC, CHANGEROOM, BAGGAGAE ROOM: Services are provided in the competition centre area.

CATERING: provided on presenting of bib number. Menu: Felix mushroom solyanka, piece of bread.

WASHING FACILITIES: service is provided on presenting of bib number in Häädemeeste Spordikeskus (Kooli 10, Häädemeeste) between 10.30-16.00.

ROUTE: is on varied surface. 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: first aid on the route and in the competition centre is coordinated by Mai Pharmacy and is provided by Pärnu Ambulance and Medical volunteers. 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 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.

AWARD CEREMONY: starts at 11.00. Prizes are awarded to top three in each age group (Canicross only!)

RESULTS, PHOTOS AND DIPLOMAS: The results can be checked by using the scanner in the competition centre and will be published as informal results on the website of the Two Bridges Club latest on April 21st at 19.00. 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 organizer’s web page. Finish protocol is a public document. The organizer has the right to use and publish all the photos and videos made by the organizer 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 to the event send an email to info@lemmikloom.eu 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 problem contestant must cancel the race and turn to 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 veterinarian prior to the race if needed. In case of pet’s health problems during the event, the contestant cancels the race and turns to a service point, organizers, 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 prior to the race. Health check can be done at family or sports physician..