Canicross 2022

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

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

3. Date and place
17th, 2022 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 the Dune Race & (Nordic) walking.
4.3. The track is on a 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 the 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
NB! Limited number of participants – 110 (canicross). Once this limit is reached, registration will be closed.

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 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 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 2008-2010 (12-14 years) Girls 2008-2010 (12-14 years)
Male juniors 2004-2007 (15-18 years) Female juniors 2004-2007 (15-18 years)
Men 1983-2003 (19-39 years) Women 1983-2003 (19-39 years)
Male veterans Born in 1982 and older (40+ y/o) Female veterans Born in 1982 and older (40+ y/o)

10. Registration

10.1. Registration alternatives
10.1.1. Pre-registration on the website until 13.04.2022 at 23.59.
10.1.2. On the race day on site at 09.00-09.45 (canicross) and 9.00-12.45 (dog walking)
10.1.3. The basis for entry in the list of participants is the start fee received. For those who have paid by the invoice, the payment of the start fee will be checked within 2 working days. Participants who have paid via the bank link will be entered in the start protocol immediately.

10.2. Groups
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.

10.3. To pay with the invoice, please choose the relevant option and fill all the required fields. The invoice is sent via email. Once the invoice has been paid, all participants will be registered.

11. Entry fees

Timed canicross (5,4 km) 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 of the registration. No
discounts for seniors, youth and groups on the race day.

12. Entry fee includes:
● Race number;
● A chip (except for untimed distance);
● A medal;
● An electronic diploma with name, personal time and place / participation diploma for untimed distance;
● A sports drink;
● Washing facilities;
● Service on track;
● First aid;
● Luggage storage;
● Discount offers from sponsors;
● Shuttle buses Pärnu-Rannametsa-Pärnu.

13. Re-registration
13.1. Re-registration is both a change of the distance and/or the name of the participant.
13.2. Re-registration is allowed until 13.04.2022 at 23.59 and is free of cost until March 31st. From April 1st, a service fee of 5 euros will be charged. In addition, a price difference must be covered when changing between cheaper and more expensive race options. However, the price difference won’t be compensated in the opposite case. To do this, send a corresponding request to the e-mail
13.3. Re-registration from physical to virtual will take place until 13.04.2022 at 23.59. No re-registration will take place later!
13.4. NB! Participants registered for the event will be automatically entered into the virtual race list only if the Dune Race is canceled. In all other cases, the participant must submit a request to the organizer for re-registration. From the moment of  re-registration the guide of the virtual race applies to the participant.

14. Free transportation to the race area
Free shuttle buses depart in front of Pärnu hotel at 11.00 with a stop in Raeküla bus station at 11.10. A seat in the bus can be until April 14th (at 23.59) via Requests after that will be considered only when free seats are available. Booking is checked when entering the bus.           
NB! 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. A veterinary passport must be presented in order to take out start materials!
15.2. In the competition centre in Pärnu Keskus 16.04.2022 at 11.00-15.00.
15.3. On the race day on site in Rannametsa at 9.00-9.45 (canicross) and 9.00-12.45 (dog walking).
15.4. In case the bib is lost, broken or forgotten one must buy a new (price 5€) from the secretariat to be able to start.

16. Results
The results can be checked with a scanner in the race center and are published in real time on the website of (timing service provider ChampionChip Eesti OÜ). The final results confirmed by the judges will be published on the website not later than April 22nd at 17.00. Diplomas can be accessed thereafter.

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

18. Award ceremony
Prizes are awarded to the top three in each age group.

19. Dog walking
Contestants on untimed distance start  at 13.05 after (Nordic) walkers.

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

21. Appeals
All appeals against results, violations etc. must be filed in 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.

22. General
22.1. Dogs with poor health or injured (e.g. limping) are not allowed to participate.
22.2. Dogs must be vaccinated in accordance with requirements (hydrophobia, complex vaccine). Random check is taken on microchips. Please bring a veterinary passport with you.
22.3. Dogs must be harnessed in 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.
22.4. Each participant is responsible for her/his health condition.
22.5. Please follow the reminder for the participants that will be published on the website latest one week before the event.

23. Rights of the organizer
23.1. The organizer has the right to change the conditions set out in the instructions if the situation 23.2. 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.
23.3. 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 and timekeeping service provider. The organizer is only responsible for the information on its official channels (webpage, Facebook, YouTube).
23.4. 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.
23.5. 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.
23.6. By registering and paying the registration fee, the participant agrees with the terms in this guide and confirms good health.

24. Event cancellation and possible restrictions due to COVID 19 virus
24.1 Force majeure means any unforeseen event of which the timing and manner cannot be controlled or prevented by the organizer (eg war, riot, strike, fire, flood, earthquake, (snow) storm, torrential rain, etc.). In the event of Force Majeure and other situations beyond the control of the Organizer, changes may be made to the program and service package.
24.2. Due to the restrictions of COVID19, a situation may arise where the number of participants and spectators during the Dune Race is limited. The organizer acts in accordance with the regulations established by the Government of Estonia, which may differ from the regulations in force at the time of registration. The activities of the organizer are based on the COVID-19 virus prevention plan for sports events agreed in the club of MTÜ Pärnu Kahe Silla Klubi.
24.3. Due to force majeure, the participation fee will be refunded in accordance with these instructions and applicable law.
24.4. If the Two Bridges race is canceled due to force majeure and with at least 72 hours’ notice before the start time, the participant will be automatically entered in the virtual Two Bridges race participant list.
24.5. If the registered participant does not wish to use the transfer options specified in clause 22.4 and wishes to receive a refund of the entry fee, he / she must submit a formally completed application to the Club by email ( within one month from the date of the missed event. The application forms will be added to the Club’s website
24.6. In the event of cancellation of the event due to force majeure, the organizer of the race will not reimburse the expenses incurred by the participants to third parties. We recommend foreign participants to buy travel insurance which also covers the costs incurred in the event of cancellation of the event.

In case of questions please contact:
Anni Nurmoja
Field manager