NGO "RaceDog Latvia” with internet shop BE RACEDOGand Latvian Federation of Sleddog Sports
offers BE RACEDOG night race

Organisers: NGO “RaceDog Latvia”
Race category: IFSS World Cup event, Baltic Cup event
Responsible person: Ginta Elizabeth Kleinberga, ph. +371 28313431
Race Marshall: Mārtiņš Briģis

The aim and ask:
To promote Sleddog sport as an open, recreative and healthy.
To encourage Sleddog athletes from different countries to come to Latvia, contributing to the development of tourism.
To promote interesting and healthy leisure activities for kids, teens, adults and families.

Time and place of the race:
September 22, at 13 o'clock
Bukulti, Garkalnes county

Basic disciplines (2 starts):
DR4 - 4 Dog Cart
CCM - Canicross Men
CCW - Canicross Ladies
BJM - Bikejoring Men
BJW - Bikejoring ladies
SC2 - Two dog scooter
SC1 - One dog scooter

(1 start in morning):
MOUSE - canicross kids (till 7 years)
CATS- canicross kids (from 8 till 9 years)
TIGERS - canicross kids (from 10 till 13 years) 

Age groups for athletes in basic disciplines:
Junior - from 14 till 17 years old
Elite - from 18 till 39 years old
Veterans - from 40 years old

Dog age:
BJW, BJM, SC1, SC2 from 18 months.
DR4, DR6, CCW, CCM, Mouses, Cats, Tigers from 12 months

Classes:
In each discipline three fastest will be awarded. The “Nordic” class and the “Open” classwill be separate if there are 5 participants in each class (5 in “Nordic” class participants and 5 "Open" class participants). If there are less than 5 participants in each class, then all goes into “Open "class and three fastest will be awarded.
In the “Nordic” class the following breeds of dogs are accepted: Samoyed, Greenland dogs, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Hasky with FCI-recognized pedigrees.
All other dogs goes into "Open" class as well as non-breeding dogs. If the dog does not have a pedigree, the registration form for a dog breed must be "mixed".

The race distances:
Basic distance: 5 km,
For mouses, cats and tigers: 0.80 km 

For the basic discipline, the second starts will be in darkness, so there are lighting requirements:
Canicross:
1) Sportsman's forehead lamp
2) Reflector on the canicross belt
3) Reflector on one of the feet (desirable reflective board)
4) In Dog harness should be fitted reflectors so that they reflect the dog from the front and sides of the dog

Bikejoring:
1) Bicycle lights - front white, red on the back
2) Head lamp
3) Reflector on one of the feet (desirable reflective board)
4) In Dog harness should be fitted reflectors so that they reflect the dog from the front and sides of the dog

Scooter:
1) Bicycle lights - in front white
2) Head lamp
3) Reflector on one of the feet (desirable reflective board)
4) Reflector on the back
5) In Dog harness should be fitted reflectors so that they reflect the dog from the front and sides of the dog

Carts:
1) Bicycle lights - in front white
2) Head lamp
3) Reflector on one of the feet (desirable reflective board)
4) Reflector on the back
5) In Dog harness should be fitted reflectors so that they reflect the dog from the front and sides of the dog
Bikejoring, cards and scooters disciplines require a helmet.

Registration of participants:
On the Internet: www.racedog.lv
"RaceDog Latvia" office, Vārnu Street 10, Riga

Registration fees:
01.04. - 31.05. 25 EUR (second discipline 10 EUR), Mouses, Cats, Tigers - 5 EUR,
01.06. - 07.08. 30 EUR (second discipline 10 EUR), Mouses, Cats, Tigers - 6 EUR
08.08. - 15.09. 35 EUR (second discipline 10 EUR), Mouses, Cats, Tigers - 7 EUR
DR4 discipline participants 25 EUR for the entire registration period.
Members of “RaceDog Latvia” 15 EUR for the entire registration period.
Registration in the race day is not possible.

! One athlete is not allowed to participate in more than 2 starts.

The registration fee depends on the date, when a filled registration form is received by the organisers. The registration fee has to be paid by bank transfer during 24 hour period.
The registration is completed when organisers have received a registration fee by transfer*.

Account:
Organization: "RACEDOG LATVIA" biedrība
Address: Vārnu iela 10 -8 , Riga, LV - 1009, Latvia
Reg. No: 40008225574
Bank: Swedbank
Account: LV21HABA0551038558303
Code: HABALV22

*In payment order write athletes name, surname and short name of age discipline (When writing in the discipline name, make sure that you are using a valid discipline name. Correct discipline names are listed at the beginning of the race regulation) and as well as the competition discipline and BE RACEDOG.
Example: Agnese Saldeva, CCW, BE RACEDOG.
Otherwise payment will be invalid

Participation in the race:
! One athlete is not allowed to participate in more than two (2) starts.
Athletes will not be allowed to share equipment in the competition.
A dog can only start in one (1) discipline (excluding canicross as a second discipline, childrens races).

Participation fee includes:
A trail marked and specially developed for the Sleddog sport.
Participants race number,
Meal in the race place
The results of the competition - the results of all participants will be posted on the website: www.racedog.lv
Photo and video review on the website: www.racedog.lv

Awarding:
Three fastest athletes in each discipline will be awarded, if there will be at least 5 participants in each. If there will be less than 5 athletes in discipline, three fastest will awarded only with diploma.

Participants are awarded with:
Diplomas and sponsor prizes.

Registration form:
www.racedog.lv 

Agenda:
10:30 - 11:45   Open car park and participant stake-out
10:30 - 11:45   Registration, equipment control / vet control
11:50 - 12:00   Team Leader meeting
12:00                Meeting of participants, the race opening ceremony
13:00 - 14:30   First start for basic disciplines
15:00                Mouses, Cats and Tigers starts
16:00                Soup for competitors
16:30                First start Results
17:00                Award Ceremony for Mouses, Cats and Tigers
19:00                Meeting of participants, second start list
20:00 - 21:30   Second start for basic disciplines
22:15                Results
23:45               Awarding to the basic disciplines
* The agenda may change, but not later than one week before the race

Doping Control:
Athletes and dogs can be tested in doping control. Doping control can be carried out from September 21 till September 23 without notice any time, day or night.

Stake- out area:
Participants are not allowed to sell any sports equipment, sports products, dogs food and products, if not received written permission from the organisers. Participants may leave vehicles, trailers, dog cages and dog stake-out only whwre race judiciary assigns. At the stake-out area You are not allowed to reserve any additional vehicle parking spots/places or mark a teritory (using ropes, fences or any other means) for your friends that will arrive later.
At the stake-out area are not allowed to leave dog alone.

Smoking:
At the race area smoking is not allowed.

Start list / Results list:
The organisers of the race will put non-official start list in web page: www.racedog.lv
However, the OFFICIAL start list will be available ONLY on race day, starting from. 10:30, at the info board.
Race start list order can not be changed by athletes.
Results will be published in webpage: www.racedog.lv within seven days.

ATTENTION:
Each participant must arrive at the start corridor at least a 1 minute before its start.
After the finish the Athlete must stay in the finish corridor until the finish judges allows to go out.
At the finish area - nobody can't call the dog by name, use whistle, make the dog fetch a ball or other toys to stimulate better finish time. If someone will be called a dog, the athlete will be disqualified

By registering for the race participants confirm that they agree to- before, after and during the race be on photograph, video and audio materials for use in marketing and promotional activities. Athlete must pay the race registration fee, even if the athlete does not start/not come to the race.


Protests:
If a participant has caught another participant abusing the rules during the race, he has to speak to the race marshall instantly after the finish and in 60 minutes time write protest with his signature, and has to pay 30 bail to the race marshall.
If the race marshall accepts it as a valid protest the bail will be returned.
After race results are published on info board you have 15 minute period to submit a protest (signed with your signature) to the race marshall. Race judges, race marshall and organisers has to right decide questions that are not included in race regulation.

Race numbers:
Each participant will have one number - waistcoat. The race numbers must not be damaged, cut, they may not be transferred to another person.
If sportist loses number or damages it because of improper handling of it – 30 penalty :).

Technical requirements:
In races You cant participate with:
1) running or bike shoes with iron or plastic spikes for better grip. (This is for dog safety!)
2) Line needs to be from 2m till 3m long.
3) Bike and scooters must have brakes.
!!! All participants while in the distance, necessarily have to take a cell phone so we are able to reach you in case of any problem !!!

SAFETY:
Competitors are responsible for the condition of their own (and dogs) health and safety, and carry the responsibility to follow race rules and regulations of the event, by signing the application form.
Persons who are younger than 18 years of age application is to be signed by at least one of their parents or a guardian.

SPECIAL RULES:
1. everyone will participate in the race at their own responsibility,
2. carry with you a mobile phone,
3. seeing someone in need of help, be sure to help and tell the organiser,
4. in case of abandoning the race you can tell it to nearest judges on track.

NB! KEEP THE NATURE CLEAN!
Please don't throw trash (used packages, bottles) in the wood.
You can put them into the trash-can near stake-out.

Language:
Organisers provide information about the competition only in Latvian and English language. Regulation in English language is a rough translation. If unsure refer to the Latvian language version!

Equipment and race rules, which is not mentioned in the regulation - according to IFSS rules.

Race Marshall:
Martiņš Briģis

Responsible person:
Ginta Elizabeth Kleinberga
racedoglatvia@gmail.com
+371 2831 3431

Organisers:
Name: Biedrība „RACEDOG LATVIA
Adress: Vārnu iela 10 -8, Rīga, LV – 1009, Latvia
Reg. no: 40008225574
Bank: Swedbank
Account: LV21HABA0551038558303
Code: HABALV22

Web:
www.racedog.lv
www.blackelizabeth.lv/en

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