Canicross 2018

1. Objective
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To offer the joy of movement for everyone – irrespective of age or athletic form.
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To introduce the nature of Luitemaa.
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To promote sportive lifestyle.

2. Organizer
NGO Minu Sõber and Pärnu Two Bridges Sports Club in cooperation with the sponsors.

3. Date and place
April 15th 2018 in Luitemaa Nature Reserve, Rannametsa village

4. Competition center, start, finish, track, service on track
4.1. Competition center is in Rannametsa village, Häädemeeste parish
4.2. Start and finish: Start is given at 10.00. Start and finish are in the same place. Contestants start with 10 second intervals based on the results of canicross 2018. The ones who wish to walk with their dogs, start is given at 13.05 after (Nordic) walkers.
4.3. The track is on varied surface. The route passes through village roads and a unique dune landscape. The course is ca 5.4 km; dune race length is 8.3 km, the route is marked.
4.3.1. Service on track: There is one service point on track (water, sports drink).
4.3.2. First aid is available on the whole track. When seeing someone injured, please inform the service point, medical aid workers, the organizers or call on 112. First aid is provided by medical volunteers and Pärnu Ambulance. Veterinary is located in first aid station.

5. Requirements for canicross
5.1. Dogs must be harnessed on track! Leash can be used and it can be kept in hand or attached to waist belt (not recommended to use flexi leash).
5.2. Dogs must be at least 12 months of age. Younger dogs are not allowed on track.

6. Requirements for dog walking
6.1. Dogs must be harnessed on track, either collared or attached to leash (flexi can be used).
6.2. Dogs must be at least 12 months of age. Younger dogs are not allowed on track.

7. Distances
Canicross 5,4 km – Timed
Dog walking 8,3 km – Non-timed

8. Timekeeping
An electronic timekeeping chip is attached to the back side of the bib. Please check it before the start! Only the contestants with the 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 and it is no need to return it to the organizer. Please do not cover the bib with your hand while finishing (e.g. for stopping running watch), otherwise the time might not get fixed.

9. Age groups

Age group Birth year Age group Birth year
Boys 2004-2006 (12-14 y/o) Girls 2004-2006 (12-14 y/o)
Male junior 2000-2003 (15-18 y/o) Female junior 2000-2003 (15-18 y/o)
Men 1979-1999 (19-39 y/o) Women 1979-1999 (19-39 y/o)
Male veteran Born in 1978 and older (40+ y/o) Female veteran Born in 1978 and older (40+ y/o)


10. Registration and Start fees

10.1. Registration possibilities
10.1.1. Pre-registration on the website www.2silda.ee until 11.04.2018 at 23.59.
10.1.2. Pre-registration in Pärnu keskus (information centre) 11.04.2018 at 20.00.
10.1.3. On the race day on site at 09.00-09.45 (canicross) and 9.00-12.45 (dog walking)
10.1.4. Limited numer of participants – 110. Once this limit is reached, registration will be closed

10.2. Collectives, sports clubs / schools
10.2.1. Counting from ten members there is a discount of -20%. Discount applies when all members of the team / sports club register at the same time. No double discounts (e.g. senior / youth discount plus group discount).
10.2.2. Please use the general registration form – in the beginning of registration one can choose the number of persons one would like to register. After that you can add the data of the participants. When pressing the button “apply data of participant nr 1 on all participants”, the same address, club / company will be applied on all. To pay with the invoice, please choose the relevant option and fill all the required fields. Invoice will be sent via email and after the payment all participants will be registered.

11. Start fees

Canicross I round
1.01.-31.03.2018
II round
1.04.-11.04.2018
15.04.2018
on site
Adults 12 EUR 17 EUR 30 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young 20 y/o (included) 9,6 EUR 13,6 EUR 30 EUR
Dog walking I round
1.01.-31.03.2018
II round
1.04.-11.04.2018
15.04.2018
on site
Adults 8 EUR 10 EUR 20 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young 20 y/o (included) 6,40 EUR 8 EUR 20 EUR


All prices include VAT. Start fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation the registration. No discounts for seniors, youth and groups on the race day.

12. Registration fee includes:
Race number;
A chip (except for non-timed distance);
An electronic diploma with name, personal time and place / participation diploma for non-timed distance;
A sports drink;
A meal;
Washing facilities;
Service on track;
First aid;
Luggage storage.     

13. Re-registration
Re-registration is allowed until April 11th, 2018 at 23.59. Re-registration is free of cost (except price difference when changing between timed / non-timed race; price difference won’t be compensated in the opposite case). No re-registration after April 11th, 2018.

14. Giving out the start materials
14.1. Veterinary passport must be presented to take out start materials!
14.2. In the competition centre in Pärnu keskus 14.04.2018, opened from 10.00-16.00.
14.3. On the race day on site in Rannametsa at 9.00-12.45

15. Results
The (non-official) results can be checked using a scanner in the competition center and will be published on the website of the Two Bridges Club on www.2silda.ee not later than on 15th of April at 19.00. The final results confirmed by the judges will be published on the website www.2silda.ee not later than 20th of April at 17.00. Real time results are published on the website of www.championchip.ee (timekeeping service provider ChampionChip Eesti OÜ).

16. Washing facilities
On presentation of the bib in Häädemeeste Sports Center (Kooli 10, Häädemeeste)

17. Award ceremony
Top three in all age categories will receive the prize.

18. Photographing
The organizer has the right to use and publish all the photos and videos made by the organizer for marketing purposes.

19. Appeals
All appeals against results, violations etc. must be filed in two hours after the finish is closed at 15.00. Appeal fee is 50 EUR which is refunded only if the appeal is satisfied. Appeals are handled by the jury that consists of the chief organizer, the head judge, and the head of secretariat. Other unforeseen cases are resolved by the Organizing Committee. Organizers reserve the right to change the terms listed in the guide, if the situation requires it.

20. General
20.1. Dogs with poor health or injured are not allowed to compete
20.2. Dogs must be vaccinated in accordance with requirements (hydrophobia, complex vaccine). Random check is taken on microchips. Please bring veterinary passport with you.
20.3. Dogs must be harnessed on the competition area. Please follow the general good principles of animal welfare and clean up after your dog. Please show respect towards other participants. For safety reasons please keep an eye on your dog.
20.4. Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition.
20.5. Please follow the reminder for the participants that will be published on the website www.2silda.ee latest two weeks before the event.

21. Rights of the organizer
21.1. The organizer has the rights to disqualify the participant in case he/she doesn’t follow the regulations of the event, disturbs other participants or prevents the event in any other way.
21.2. All protocols of the events organized by Two Bridges Sports Club are public documents. Start protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer and timekeeping service provider. Finishing protocols will be published on the website of the Organizer, timekeeping service provider and protocols of running distances in the newspaper Pärnu Postimees. The organizer is only responsible for the information on its official channels (webpage, Facebook, YouTube).
21.3. The organizer has the right to send to all registered participants a reminder before the event and, after the event, the follow-up letter with the feedback questionnaire. Corresponding newsletters are sent to the e-mail entered by the participant to the registration form. Unsubscribing is not possible.
21.4. Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for which you have entrusted these data to us. Furthermore, no personal data will be passed on to third parties.
21.5. Force Majeure (FM) – force of nature and other reasons beyond the control of the organizers may cause changes in the program. If the race is cancelled due to FM, the registration fee is not refunded!
21.6. By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant agrees with the terms in this guide and confirms good health.

In case of questions please contact:
Anni Kaiste
Project Manager
info@lemmikloom.eu
5552 3017