Why should humans have all the fun running their races while their faithful pets stand patiently on the sidelines waiting for them to return for a pat on the head and a treat! In collaboration with the Maritime Association of Harness Dog Sports (MAHDS) we are thrilled to launch our first ever canicross race for our 4 legged friends and their humans at the Little River Reservoir (The Rez) in Saint John, NB.
Race Date - Saturday 04 May 2019
The Rez is the perfect venue for this event as it is flat, fast, easy to follow and is a mix of crushed gravel, grass and has 4 wooden bridges to cross as well as a lake to cool off in and a bark park - parking is easy and the single loop 3.3k couldn't be easier to follow.
Race 1 - 1-dog Canicross Standard (6.6k) - 9.00am start time.
Race 2 - 1-dog Canicross Sprint (3.3k) - 10.00am provisional start time.
If you participate in both events you must have 2 dogs - 1 for each event.
Start Type - based on the final numbers of competitors we may offer a wave start or a dual start of 30 seconds between runners/dogs.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Wednesday, May 1 @ midnight. NO registrations will be accepted after this time. - THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Required Equipment - Participants are required to follow MAHDS Rules & Requirements for Participants with respect to appropriate gear. All dogs must be outfitted with a properly fitted harness designed to allow the dog to pull freely as well as a canicross beltand bubgee line. Participants should also be familiar with the MAHDS Code of Conduct. Both of these documents can be found here - Code of Conduct and in the documents folder.
Members of MAHDS receive a $5.00 race discount - please click here for Membership info.
Please note that due to issues in the past we will not be able to issue refunds for anyone not able to race. however, a deferral option will be available to the next year only.
Our event will be sanctioned and insured by the Maritime Association of Harness Dog Sports which is the official representative and partner of CAHDS - )Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports) in the Maritimes. MAHDS represents, supports and promotes recreational and competitive harness dog sports (canicross, bikejoring, scooter, rigs, skijoring and dog sledding) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. You can learn more about MAHDS on their website - please click here.
2 loops of The Rez - 9.00am start time
CA$30.00Mar 19 - May 1
1 loop of the trail around The Rez - 10.00am start time or when we deem it safe after the completion of the 6.6k race for those people running both races.
CA$25.00Mar 19 - May 1
- May 1 12:00 AM EDT - Race Registration closes
- May 4 8:00 AM EDT - Event Check-in Opens
- May 4 9:00 AM EDT - 1-dog Canicross Standard (6.6k)
- May 4 10:00 AM EDT - 1-dog Canicross Sprint (3.3k)