Cani-Sports Edinburgh Canicross Race and Fun Day, Sunday 19th November 2017, 8.30am – 1pm, Foxlake, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1XT
Edinburgh’s fun and friendly community-based canicross races.
NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY!
ALL RACERS MUST READ THIS DOCUMENT IN FULL AND PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE RACE ETIQUETTE AND RULES
Any last minute information from the organisers will be posted on the Cani-Sports Edinburgh Facebook page, so please like and follow our Facebook page.
Health and Safety
Dogs should not be brought to the event if they are coughing or recently been in contact with any infectious diseases. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt, consult your vet.
No bitches in season are permitted to race, furthermore it is requested that they are kept clear of the race course.
Please listen to our race briefing and marshal instructions. If you have any concern about your dog or yourself during the race, please approach the nearest marshal and advise them of this. If you have any concerns about yourself or your dog prior to racing or after racing, please find one of the organisers and advise them accordingly.
Remember to allow plenty of time between feeding your dog and racing. Furthermore, allow your dog to drink little and often as required, but do not allow your dog to gulp water during the run or straight after. Please ensure they have a drink, but go back for more if healthy before racing.
Are you new to canicross? Is this your first race?
This is a first canicross race for many people, why not check out the beginner guide on our website by clicking here.
If you still have questions, why not watch our fun and informative video:
Equipment can be incredibly confusing when you first start, this is a great guide on dog harnesses:
We also have a FAQ section: here
Rogue Dog and Eric showcase the terrain best, have a look at their Foxlake Adventures!
PLEASE GIVE WAY TO ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, STOP AND WAIT IF NEED BE
An overlay of the route can be seen on this map.
Please click on the numbers to find out more information about that point. The route is essentially being run anti-clockwise. The red line depicts the long route and blue line depicts the shorter route.
Both the 5km route and 2.5km round start and finish beside the cafe (marker 1 on the map), look out for the start and finish banners, runners are directed past the back of Foxfall and across the grass towards the fence beside the woodland. Thereafter, runners are directed into the woodland through the single track, twisting and turning trails, which brings them down onto the wide soft farm track, with a large open field on the left. This is a particularly fast section and a great spot for any runners looking to take advantage of overtaking. The soft sandy trail turns a sharp left along a row of trees. The 2.5km route continues along this trail. However, at this point the 5km route turns right (marker 2 on the map). There will be a marshal and signage here to keep all the runners right. The short route simply continues along the farm trail, whereupon it is joined again by the 5km route further along.
Bridge May Be Slippy. Take Care!
We are fortunate to be supported by a number of great sponsors. This year sees the return of Big Bobble Hats, and new this year will be cycling and running distributor, 2Pure, so don’t forget to visit the stalls and support our sponsors. Also in attendance will be K9 Trail Time, Freckles dog coats and Fifi’s Beds.
This year we are supporting the Edinburgh based rehoming charity Any Dog ‘il Do. They will be manning a stall on the day, so please go along and donate cash, or bring along any clean good condition spare dog equipment you have from leads, harnesses, collars, jackets to dog toys and treats and everything else in between. They will be having a tombola, and the prize is a voucher kindly donated by sports injury clinic Physiotherapy Plus (based in North Berwick).
We are incredibly lucky to have such amazing sponsors and supporters! But first a HUGE thanks to Foxlake Adventures for letting us use their incredible venue. 2Pure, Craigdon Mountain Sports Edinburgh, Big Bobble Hats, and Run the Sights, have all been very kind in sponsoring the races with some excellent prizes.
Please engage with the sponsors’ social media, share pictures with them and message them thanking them for any prizes you may receive.
CANCELLATION OR COMPLAINTS
If the event is cancelled refunds will be issued unless it is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the organiser’s control.
Please note if you withdraw from the race with less than a month’s notice a refund will not be issued.
Any incidents in relation to the event are to be raised as soon as possible, but no later than within 30mins of the last competitor completing the race. Complaints will be considered by the Race Committee without prejudice.
There are prizes for podium places and spot prizes (only available to those attending prize giving). We will commence prize giving in the afternoon as soon as all the results are ready. Please listen out for “How much is that Doggie in the window” to signal the start of prize giving. Prizes are NOT forwarded on, if you are not there to claim your prize it may be donated to a dog charity or used as a spot prize.
2017 will be brought to you by the following fantastic sponsors. If you would like to sponsor the event, please contact us at Info@canisportsedinburgh.co.uk.