Christmas Canicross

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Take part in the growing sport of Canicross and bond with your dog in the build up to Christmas. This 5k cross-country run will keep you and your furry friend fit, while you both socialise with others of your kind.
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Sat 21st Dec 2019
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
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Races summary
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Route information
The course around the beautiful Betteshanger Country Park is a mix between paths and tracks. You and your furry friend will run 5k around the former colliery site, with timed results. This is a great way to get into the Christmas mood!
What's included
  • Finishing Medal
  • Goody Bag
  • Christmas Spirit
  • Quality time with your pet!
  • Special prize for the best dressed Canicross team
How to get there
Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Rd, Deal CT14 0BF, UK
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Address: Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent CT14 0BF
The park uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Each vehicle costs £3 for the whole day. You can pay your fare within 48 hours of your visit via
Event day logistics
Location: Betteshanger Park, Sandwich Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 0BF
The race will start at 10:00am, and the event will last until 12:00pm. There is limited entry so be sure to book in advance.
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Kit List
The run is on paths and tracks so please wear appropriate footwear
For Canicross you will need:
  • A waist belt (various are available)
  • Harness for your dog
  • Bungee line between you and your dog
This is a Christmas event, so why not wear some festive fancy dress?
What facilities are there?
There will be a cafe and toilets at the event.
Can I enter on the day?
No entries will be available on the day.
How does Canicross work?
You wear a waist belt which is connected to your dog's harness by a bungee line. The owner is pulled along by the dog, but the bungee line prevents any tension between you and the dog. Although the dog leads, you will be in charge by using vocal commands. This will help you bond with your dog in a completely new way!
How old does my dog have to be?
Your dog must be at least 1 year old, so that it's bones and joints are fully formed.
Is there an age limit for runner?
Yes, you must be at least 16 years old on the day of the race.
Is it good for my dog?
Yes, the exercise is brilliant for your pet's physical fitness and health. It is also good exercise for their brain as they respond to your vocal commands. A further benefit is that it allows your dog to socialise with other dogs!
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