Balto Sügiskross 2017

International sled dogs event Balto Sügiskross 2017 is Baltic Cup IV event and IFSS World Cup 2017-2018 Accredited Event.

Organiser: Sled Dogs Club Baltosport
IFSS Race Marshal: Jekaterina Vaksova (Russia)
Race Judge: Ülle Aaslav-Kaasik (Estonia)
Track Master: Jaanus Kaljula (Estonia)

Balto Sügiskross 2017 is held according to IFSS race rules and Baltic Cup 2017 regulations.


DATE AND LOCATION
14
-15 October 2017 in Estonia
Address: Jõulumäe Sports and recreation centre, Leina village, Tahkuranna parish, Pärnumaa, Estonia.

The sports centre is located in the vicinity of the E67 (Via Baltica) not far from the Latvian border. Google maps

If you are lost call +372 5624 3678 (Aigar EST, ENG) or +372 56 484 171 (Jaanus EST, RUS).


TIME SCHEDULE

Saturday 14.10.2017
09:30 – 11:00 Registration, vet. control, equipment control, race track open

11:15 Opening Ceremony. Track closed

12:00  Heat I
14:00  Kids canicross heat I
18:30  Musher dinner
20:00 Get-together in the Center’s classroom, coffee and snacks

Sunday 15.10.2017
10:00  Heat II
12:00  Kids canicross heat II
14:30  Award Ceremony


TRACK
The length of the track is 5,0 km in all classes except in the kids´ canicross which is 600 metres long. The track is best described as a forest trail with slight ascents and descents.

We are excited to announce that for the first time in Estonia we will have a dual start race in DS, BJ and DC classes! Starting list for the first day will be determined by draw, second day starts will be according to first day results. In canicross there will be a mass start on the second day (not in the kids’ race). The starting corridor will be divided with nets for a few hundred metres.


RACE CLASSES AND COMPETITORS AGES
Rigs
DR4  Juniors 14-18yrs , Elite from 19yrs
DR6 Elite from 19yrs

Scooters
DS1 Juniors 14-18yrs, Elite from 19yrs.
DS2 Elite from 19yrs.

Bikejoring
DBW and DBM
Juniors 16-18yrs, Elite 19-39yrs., Veterans from 40yrs.

Canicross

DCW and DCM
Juniors 14-18yrs, Elite 19-39yrs, Veterans from 40yrs.

Kids’ Canicross
DCK1 Boys and girls up to 7 yrs old.
DCK2 Boys and girls 8-10 yrs old.
DCK3 Boys and girls 11-13 yrs old.


RACE CATEGORIES
1. Open class
All dogs excluded from the nordic breed category.

2. FCI registered nordic breed dogs:
RNB1: siberian huskies
RNB2: alaskan malamutes, greenland dogs and samoyeds

The Nordic breed category will be awarded separately in each race class under the following terms:
1. At least 5 nordic breed entries in one class. This term does not apply to the canicross classes.
2. In Dog Scooter and rig classes (DS1, DS2 and DR4, DR6) the nordic breed category is divided into RNB1 and RNB2 subcategories under the condition that they each have at least 5 entries in RNB1-category and RNB2-category.


DEMANDS FOR DOGS
All competing dogs must be healthy, vaccinated and microchipped. In bikejoring and dog scooter classes the dogs must be at least 18 months old. In dog rig and canicross classes the dogs must be at least 12 months old. In kids´ canicross the dogs must be at least 5 months old. All dogs racing in nordic breed category must have a FCI registrated pedigree, otherwise they have to compete in open class. Besides the main class, a dog can also take part once in canicross or once in the kids´ canicross class. Switching dogs during the competition is not allowed. It is mandatory to present the dog´s veterinary passport at the on-site veterinary check.


DEMANDS FOR COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
All competition equipment must be in accordance with the IFSS race rules. Competitors are allowed to share their equipment with one person if they have notified the organisers via registration form and if they do not start twice using the same equipment.


REGISTRATION FEES
21
.08-24.09 Elite, juniors and veterans 30€ / kids 10€
25.09-08.10 Elite, juniors and veterans 40€ / kids 10€

Competitor´s second start – 15€ off the registration fee.
Registration fee includes a bottle of water, lunch and dinner on Saturday evening. Musher’s dinner for non contestants is 10€ per person.

Online registration: fill the form

Your registration is confirmed successfully after we have received registration fee via bank transfer on Kelgukoerte Klubi Baltosport account. No cash payments on race day! IBAN: EE94 2200 2210 5480 3650  / Swift (BIC): HABAEE2X / Bank name: SWEDBANK AS / Bank adress: Liivalaia 8, 15040 Tallinn.

Dear mushers from Russia and Belarus! If you need a letter of invitaion for cultural visa request please send the following data:
1. Name and surname (latin and RUS letters)
2. Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
3. Passport number
4. Dates of passport issued/valid
to our e-mail: info@baltosport.ee 


MUSHERS’ DINNER
Dinner is free for competitors! Extra ticket 10€ per person.


AWARDS
All competitors that finish the race receive a diploma, the first three from each class receive a cup and special prizes from various sponsors. If there are at least 5 veterans or juniors in the bikejoring, one dog scooter and canicross class they will be awarded separately from adults.


RACE SPONSORS
Rapla White House (registration, sound solutions, time measurement) http://raplawh.ee
Mariini Foto & Disain (graphic design) http://mariin.ee
Sookriimud (special prizes) http://sookriimud.ee
Kennel Hellerkantri & Huskypark Sled Dogs (special prizes) http://kelgukoerad.ee
Kennel Myrgel’s (special prizes) http://myrgels.blogspot.com
Kennel Hendra (special prizes) http://kennelhendra.org


ACCOMMODATION INFO & BOOKINGS
Jõulumäe logo

Jõulumäe Sports and Recreation Centre

For information and booking please contact info@joulumae.ee or call +372 445 6117 (EST, ENG, RUS)

Jõulumäe Sports and Recreation Centre is big enough to accommodate all the participants!
NB! Dogs are allowed in the rooms for a fee of 6 € for the whole stay and they need to be kept in cages.
It is possible to book breakfast for saturday (14th October) and sunday (15th October) and lunch for Sunday. One meal costs 4 € per person. Non-contestants can also book soup for saturday lunch which is free for participants. Meals have to be booked along with accommodation by  writing an e-mail to info@joulumae.ee or calling +372 445 6117. When booking meals put down the date, breakfast, lunch or dinner and the quantity.
For example:
14th October, breakfast, 2 people

Breakfast menu:
Porridge or cereal
Coffe, tea, milk, juice
butter
bread
cold cuts
3,40 € per person

Sunday lunch:
soup
main dish
dessert
juice, water
salad
bread
5,10 € per personFriday dinner:
main dish
tea, coffee, juice, water
bread&butter
cold cuts
salad
dessert
fruit
5,40 € per personSaturday lunch (soup + dessert) – 2,75 € per person
PS! Saturday lunch is free for competitors!

ADVERTISING AND SELLING AT RACE AREA

Advertising and selling products at race area is free for race sponsors. Others 45 € (2 days).


RACE POSTER


BALTO SÜGISKROSS 2017 ORGANIZERS TEAM
Mariin KaljulaHelle KaljulaJaanus Kaljula, Richard Põldmaa, Margus VeerMarit KuusAigar KuusLiane Lubi, Ülle Aaslav-Kaasik


CONTACTS
Aigar Kuus  +372 5624 3678 (EST, ENG)
Helle Kaljula +372 5569 2272 (EST, RUS)
Jaanus Kaljula +372 56 484 171 (EST, RUS)
E-mail: info@baltosport.ee
Website
http://baltosport.ee

* Please send e-mails only in english (or estonian).


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