Farnham Pilgrim Canicross Half Marathon

Event starts 5 mins before Half Marathon 10.25 am – 10th September

This is the first Canicross event organised by Farnham Pilgrim Marathon, Dogs can only take part in the 13.1 mile event under the following rules.

All participants must be over 21 years old on the day of the race.

One dog only per Participant.


Registration will be closed 5 days before the race.  Any waiver to this is subject to the arbitration of Directors of the race.

A numbered bib will be given to each competitor by the organizers.  The competitor must wear this number visibly throughout the race.

Accidents and Responsibilities

The rightful owner of a dog is required to have liability insurance (or family insurance) for any damages that their dog may commit.

The rightful owner of a dog is the person named as such in the dog’s vaccination book and/or official paperwork.

The rightful owner must ensure that the animal is owned (cared for) in accordance with the law.

In case of an injury (where there is no responsibility of any others), competitors are not covered by event insurance.

 Distances and Temperatures

The temperature is an important consideration when racing, in case of high temperatures, it is essential to respect the welfare of the dogs and to adapt to their pace.  Handlers must allow their dog to drink at the water points and to use the water points to cool down.

From 25 ° C, taken out of direct sunlight at 1 m above ground, 30 minutes before the start of the race: the race is neutralized.  People may complete the course but must not race.  Prizes provided are distributed by a draw only.

Between 20 and 25°C, depending on the circumstances, a decision can be taken by the race management on local conditions of the weather conditions (rain, wind) are included in the criteria, a decision will be taken 20 minutes before the start and notify competitors if a Race or Draw will take place.

For temperatures above 20°C, the organizer will take all precautions and provide:

  1.  water points

  2. a large pool or cool towels to dowse the dogs at the start and finish.


Canicross welcomes any breed or cross breed of dog.

All dogs must be aged 18 months or older to compete in distances of over 10 miles.  Competitors are advised to seek veterinary advice before undertaking strenuous distances with a young dog.  Breed specifics should be acknowledged and owners are responsible for their dogs welfare.

To enter any event over 10 miles, all competitors must have completed at least a 10km race in the 6 months previous, with the dog you plan to race with.

Bitches in season are not excluded from competing; however, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that adequate precautions are taken and that they acknowledge full liability.  Owners must inform race organisors if they intend to compete with a bitch in season so provisions can be made.

No pregnant or nursing bitches are allowed to compete

Dogs must be kept on a lead AT ALL TIMES, whilst at an event UNLESS to do so would present a danger for the dog, the owner, or others.

Any fouling must be cleared away and disposed of responsibly.

Canicrossers should not race dogs that are nervous of humans, as this can cause undue stress to these dogs.

It is strongly recommended that dogs receive a vet health check before competing at any Canicross event.

Any dog(s) deemed unfit to race by either the race Vet or Race Director must be withdrawn from competition.

If you agree you will follow the rules above please enter below 

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