Balto Sügiskross 2018

International sled dogs race Balto Sügiskross 2018 is Baltic Cup 4th event and IFSS World Cup 2018-2019 accredited event

Balto Sügiskross 2018 is held according to IFSS race rules and Baltic Cup 2018 regulations. Check out also Baltic Cup 2018 season stadings.

Balto Sügiskross 2018 rahvusvaheline veokoeraspordi võistlus Jõulumäe tervisespordikeskuses

Race organiser: Sled Dogs Club Baltosport
IFSS Race Marshal: Olle Rosén, Sweden (Race marshal of IFSS Dryland World Championship 2017)
Race Judge: Aigar Kuus, Sled Dogs Club Baltosport
Trail Master: Jaanus Kaljula, Sled Dogs Club Baltosport
Main sponsor: PetCity


6.-7th of October 2018

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, please call +372 5624 3678 (Aigar EST, ENG) or +372 56 484 171 (Jaanus EST, RUS).


Saturday, 06.10.2018
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 07.10.2018
10:00  Heat II
12:00  Kids canicross heat II
14:30  Award Ceremony


The length of the track is 4,0 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 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.


DR4-6  Juniors 14-18yrs , Elite from 19yrs
DR6 Elite from 19yrs

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

Juniors 16-18yrs, Elite 19-39yrs., Veterans from 40yrs.

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.


  1. Open class

All dogs excluded from the nordic breed category.

  1. FCI registered nordic breed dogs:

RNB1: siberian huskies

RNB2: alaskan malamutes, greenland dogs, samoyeds and yakutian laikas

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 DR4-6) 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.


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.


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.


23.08-16.09 Elite, juniors and veterans 32€ / kids 12€
17.09-30.09 Elite, juniors and veterans 42€ / kids 12€

Competitor´s second start – 10€ off the registration fee.

Registration fee includes a lunch and dinner on Saturday evening.
For non contestants lunch on Saturday is 2€ and Musher’s dinner 10€ per person.

>> Sign up to Balto Sügiskross 2018 / Baltic Cup 4th event / IFSS World Cup Race <<

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.

In payment order write: race class and category, competitor name(s), amount of extra tickets to lunch and dinner on Saturday

Mushers from Russia and Belarus who needs a letter of invitation 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:


All competitors who 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.


PetCity –
MARVEX Production
Kennel Hellerkantri ja Huskypargi kelgukoerad
Kennel Hendra –
Kennel Myrgel’s
Negro Team –


Jõulumäe Sports and Recreation Centre

For information and booking please contact or call +372 445 6117 (EST, ENG, RUS)

Jõulumäe Sports and Recreation Centre is big enough to accommodate all the participants! 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 (6th October) and Sunday (7th October) and lunch for Sunday. Meal costs 4€ per person. Non-contestants can also book soup for Saturday lunch (via registration form only!) which is free for participants. Meals (except Saturday lunch and Mushers’ dinner) have to be booked along with accommodation by writing an e-mail to or calling +372 445 6117. When booking meals put down the date, breakfast, lunch or dinner and the quantity.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday breakfast:
porridge/cerals, coffee, tea, milk, juice, butter, bread, cold cuts
3,40€ / per person

Friday dinner:
Main dish, tea, coffee, juice, water, bread, butter, cold cuts, salad, dessert
5,10 € / per person

Saturday lunch:
2€ / per person. Free for competitors!

Saturday Mushers’ dinner:
Main dish, tea, coffee, juice, water, bread, butter, cold cuts, salad, dessert
10€ / per person. Free for competitors!

Sunday lunch:
Soup, main dish, dessert, juice, water, salad, bread
5,40 € / per person


Advertising and selling products at race area is free for race sponsors. Others 50 € (2 days).


Jaanus Kaljula – trail master, communication with Jõulumäe, mob. +372 56 484 171 
Aigar Kuus – race judge, communication with RM and competitors, mob. +372 5624 3678
Mariin Kaljula  – advertising and marketing+ 372 56 565 166
Margus Veer – registration, sound systems, + 372 512 5225
Anu Raja – communication with race sponsors, + 372 5590 9785
Marit Kuus ja Helle Kaljula multitaskers 

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



Abilised võistluspäevadel:
Margus Harak, Richard Põldmaa, Lloyd Clark, Kaja Lasn, Liane Lubi, Janne Bergmann.


The competition organiser reserves the right to make some changes if necessary. Please refer to our website or Facebook event for additional information.