Become part of one of the fastest growing sports you can do with your dog while enjoying the beauty of KD Park!
This CaniCross Exclusive event will give you the opportunity to test your and Rover's fitness against other like minded, pet loving runners/walkers. Whether you have a distance dog or a sprinter, there is an event for you!
If you're wondering what CaniCross is then you're not alone. This is one of the fastest growing sports that one can do with their dog. It derives from the sport of dog mushing but you are working as a team with Rover. It's very much a team effort. While you can certainly participate and just run with your dog the idea behind CaniCross is that the dog is actually pulling you while you are running. This sport has gained a lot of popularity across Europe and is gaining popularity here in United States and Canada. The only thing required is a dog harness, gangline, and CaniCross belt. To get a better idea of what CaniCross is about watch this video!
Trail Dog Running Events:
8:30 a.m. CaniCross equipment fitting and testing
10:00 a.m. -- 7.0 mile run event
11:45 a.m. -- 1.5 mile run/walk event
12:15 p.m. -- 1 mile run/walk (test drive a dog event -- no fee)
1:00 p.m. -- 3.5 mile run/walk
2:00 p.m. -- 1.5 mile run event
After the 10 a.m. start, the other start times are estimated. The 1.5 mile events will start 20 minutes after the last finisher of the 7.0 mile event and the 3.5 mile event.
Awards will be determined by size of the dog (under/over 60 lbs) and then broken into female and male open, and master categories (owner). Events are hand timed with results posted immediately.
The course will be wide path over Hill n Dale terrain with some open and wooded sections. There is a crystal clear lake that your dogs will enjoy after a hard day of running.
We will be serving food, beer, and soda throughout the day and it is included in your entry fee.
Race Swag will be a buffet of unique XCThrillogy and CaniCross specific items.
This event is the second CaniCross event in our 2017/8 Season.
We want this to be a fun experience for both you and your pet so we encourage you to come out and try out this sport. While it can be competitive we just want everyone to have fun, no matter what level you or your pup are. CaniCross equipment is not required. You may run with your dog on a leash.