Dunce Race 2020 canceled!

When the emergency situation was declared on March 12th, the management team decided to postpone the race from April 19th to May 31st. Today, it has become clear that it will not be possible to organize public events in the next few months, which is why we are announcing that this year’s Duce Race is canceled. No new time for the event is planned this year and the next event will take place on April 18th, 2021.

Participants who have registered for this year’s event can, if they wish, use the paid participation fee at another event organized by the Pärnu Two Bridges Club either this year or next year, or ask for a refund. For additional information, please send an email to info@2silda.ee.


Canicross 2020

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

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

3. Date and place
May 31st, 2020 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 2019. The ones who wish to walk with their dogs, start is given at 13.05 after Dune Race & (Nordic) walking.
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 refreshment station on the route (water, sports drink).
4.3.2. First aid is available along the course. When seeing someone injured, please inform the refreshment station, medical aid workers, the organizers or call on 112. First aid is provided by medical volunteers and Pärnu Ambulance.
4.3.3. Veterinary is located in the first aid station.

5. Requirements for canicross
5.1. Dogs must be harnessed on track! Otherwise one cannot start! 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 (Untimed)

8. Timing
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 race 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 there 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 2006-2008 (12-14 y/o) Girls 2006-2008 (12-14 y/o)
Male junior 2002-2005 (15-18 y/o) Female junior 2002-2005 (15-18 y/o)
Men 1981-2001 (19-39 y/o) Women 1981-2001 (19-39 y/o)
Male veteran Born in 1980 and older (40+ y/o) Female veteran Born in 1980 and older (40+ y/o)


10. Registration

10.1. Registration alternatives
10.1.1. Pre-registration on the website www.2silda.ee until 27.05.2020 at 23.59.
10.1.2. Pre-registration in Pärnu Keskus (information desk) 27.05.2020 0 at 18.00.
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 number of participants – 110. Once this limit is reached, registration will be closed.

10.2. Collectives, sports clubs / schools
10.2.1. Counting from 10 members there is a discount of -15%. 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. No invoice is sent via email but the invoice has to be downloaded after completing the registration. Once the invoice has been paid, all participants will be registered.

11. Entry fees

Canicross I round
II round
on site
Adults 15 EUR 20 EUR 40 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young 20 y/o (included) 11 EUR 16 EUR 40 EUR
Dog walking I round
II round
on site
Adults 11 EUR 15 EUR 30 EUR
Seniors from 60 y/o and the young 20 y/o (included) 8,8 EUR 12 EUR 30 EUR

All prices include VAT 20%. Entry fee will not be refunded in case of cancellation the registration. No discounts for seniors, youth and groups on the race day.

12. Entry fee includes:

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

13. Re-registration
Re-registration is only allowed until May 27th, 2020 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). To re-register please send an email to info@2silda.ee

14. Free transportation to the race area
The organizer provides shuttle buses from Pärnu to Rannametsa. The buses leave at 11.00 from hotel “Pärnu”, stop in Raeküla at 11.10. A seat in the bus can be booked from May 1st until May 27th at 23.59. In case of available places, seats can also be booked later. Booking is checked when entering the bus. In the bus the dogs must have a leash and a mouthpiece, except for pets that are in a carrier. The carrier must fit in the owner’s lap or under the seat.

15. Giving out the start materials
15.1. Veterinary passport must be presented in order to take out start materials!
15.2. In the competition centre in Pärnu keskus 30.05.2020 at 10.00-16.00.
15.3. On the race day on site in Rannametsa at 9.00-12.45

16. 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 May 31st at 19.00 The final results confirmed by the judges will be published on the website www.2silda.ee not later than June 6th at 17.00. Real time results are published on the website of www.championchip.ee (timekeeping service provider ChampionChip Eesti OÜ).

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

18. Award ceremony
Top three in all age categories (Canicross) will be awarded.

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

20. Appeals
All appeals against results, violations etc. must be filed in within 2 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.

21. General
21.1. Dogs with poor health or injured (e.g. limping) are not allowed to participate.
21.2. Dogs must be vaccinated in accordance with requirements (hydrophobia, complex vaccine). Random check is taken on microchips. Please bring veterinary passport with you.
21.3. 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.
21.4. Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition.
21.5. Please follow the reminder for the participants that will be published on the website www.2silda.ee latest two weeks before the event.

22. Rights of the organizer
22.1. The organizer has the right 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.
22.2. 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. Finish 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 published in its official channels (webpage, Facebook, YouTube).
22.3. The organizer has the right to send to all registered participants a reminder before the event and a follow-up letter with the feedback questionnaire after the event. Corresponding newsletters are sent to the email entered to the registration form. Unsubscribing is not possible.
22.4. 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.
22.5. 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!
22.6. 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 Nurmoja
Project Manager