Moncton is going to the dogs!
Runners, cyclists and spectators welcome!
Does flying (or trotting) down a trail with your dog sound awesome? Or are you just looking for a fun & inexpensive 5k to run? Do you love to mountain bike? Do you have a dog who loves to run? Do you want to help support an amazing local rescue group?!!
If you said yes to ANY of these, then this event is for you!!! Learn all about harness dog sports, check out some cool trails and meet some cooler people and their dogs!
Canicross & Dogless Fun Run:
The day kicks off with a fun run in Mapleton Park. Canicross and dogless runners will have the opportunity to run through the beautiful north end woods with start and finish at Mapleton Park's Gorge Road Entrance. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest canicross and dogless runners and timing (non-chip) will be available for all pre-registered runners!
All proceeds from the fun run will go to Fulfilling Hearts Rescue to help them in their mission to rehabilitate, train and re-home abandoned dogs. Please consider signing up or donating on Race Roster to help us support this amazing group of local heroes!
Following the run, Velo Bike Ski Trail and the Moncton Dog Runners Club will be on hand to provide demos of different harness dog sports, talk about gear, and answer all your questions about getting out and being active with your dog! You’ll even have a chance to WIN a free spot in MDR’s next intro to harness dog sports class PLUS tons of great door prizes!
In advance only! Please register before 9pm Friday, Nov. 8!!
See below. Note schedule is subject to modification for weather concerns.
Please arrive no later than 8:30am to ensure you are checked-in prior to the runner's meeting at 9am.
Safety & Equipment:
All dogs MUST be in a harness with a back attachment. All dogs must be at least 1 year old. Dogs must be on-leash and under control at all times. No dogs may participate attached to collars of any kind. A canicross belt & bungee line is strongly recommended though any hands free running leash is acceptable. The distance from the competitor's abdomen to the base of the tail of the dog must be at most 2 meters, when tight without elongation. However, the recommended distance is 1.70 meters.
Participants should familiarize themselves with the MAHDS Code of Conduct & Rules for Participants, both of which can be found here!
Venue Info: Mapleton Park, Moncton, NB
Parking & Start Area are at the Gorge Road entrance.
MAHDS MEMBER PERKS!!
Please consider supporting the growth and development of harness dog sports in the maritimes by purchasing a Maritime Association of Harness Dog Sports membership at checkout! MAHDS members will receive a $5 discount on their race entry!
Affiliation / Insurance: This event is affiliated with the Maritime Association of Harness Dog Sports (MAHDS) and is insured. To learn more about MAHDS and what they're doing for harness dog sports in the maritimes, check out their website HERE!
Sign up here if you are planning to run with a dog. NOTE: In order to ensure the safety of both canine and human participants, only ONE dog is permitted per person and all dogs MUST be attached to their human counterpart using a hands-free leash and a harness attached at the back. No dogs will be allowed to participate using collars of any kind. If you have questions about appropriate gear, PLEASE email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - we have a wealth of knowledge and are more than happy to help!
$25.00May 3 - Nov. 8
Those looking to run without a dog should sign up here!
$25.00May 3 - Nov. 8
- November 9 8:00 a.m. AST - Check-in
- November 9 9:00 a.m. AST - Runner Meeting
- November 9 9:30 a.m. AST - Race Start
- November 9 10:30 a.m. AST - Awards
- November 9 10:45 a.m. AST - Harness Dog Sport Demonstrations
- November 9 11:00 a.m. AST - VELO Bike Ski Trail Gear Talk
- Moncton Dog Runners
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