Knowledge Base - Dogs

  1. You must run with a dog, no-dog runners do not qualify as a valid submission.
  2. Dogs must be at least 18 months old on the day of the race.
  3. Dogs over the age of 9 years old should be checked and passed as fit to race by a vet prior to a season.
  4. Pregnant or lactating bitches do not constitute a fit-to-race dog and will render a virtual race result invalid.
  5. Dogs must be kept on a fit for purpose canicross bungee lead at all times during the race.
  6. A dog should not be run in a slip lead, check/choke chain, head collar, flexie lead or any collar that restricts breathing.
  7. If a muzzle is required it must be of the wire greyhound racing style.
  8. All dog shall be raced in a suitable harness.
  9. Dogs should not be raced if they are coughing or have recently been in contact with infectious disease.
  10. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their dog is fit and healthy before racing. If in doubt consult your vet.
  11. A dog may only run in one virtual race in any 24 hour period.
  12. A human can run additional classes on the same day if they race with a different dog under a separate e-Bib number.
  13. All participants compete as an individual Human/Dog(s) team.
  14. You are not restricted to rotate dogs as team members throughout the seasons.
  15. Up to 2 dogs can be used with an individual human competitor per race.
  16. We recognise that both Human and Canine competitor athletes may be subject to injury during the trial.
    1. If you or your dog are ‘doubtful’, please don’t run.
    2. A Human/Dog team must not run, ride, swim, trek unless fit to do so.
  17. All appropriate welfare rules apply to your dogs.
  18. Any participant found abusing their dog(s) in any way shape or form, shall be subject to (if proven, as a minimum) an irrevocable lifetime ban from the league and its evolutions.


Created : 2021-01-19 19:36:51, Last Modified : 2022-02-08 06:01:08