19.-20.october 2019 Jõulumäe, ESTONIA
Balto Sügiskross 2019 is held according to IFSS race rules and Baltic Cup 2019 regulations.
Address: Jõulumäe Sports and recreation centre, Leina village, Tahkuranna parish, Pärnumaa, Estonia. http://joulumae.ee
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).
The length of the track is about 4 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.
RACE CLASSES AND COMPETITORS AGES
DR4-6 Juniors 14-18yrs , Elite from 19yrs
DR6 Elite from 19yrs
DS1 Juniors 14-18yrs, Elite from 19yrs.
DS2 Elite from 19yrs.
DBW and DBM
Juniors 16-18yrs, Elite 19-39yrs., Veterans from 40yrs.
DCW and DCM
Juniors 14-18yrs, Elite 19-39yrs, Veterans from 40yrs.
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.
- Open class
All dogs excluded from the nordic breed category.
- 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:
- At least 5 nordic breed entries in one class. This term does not apply to the canicross classes.
- 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.
DEMANDS FOR DOGS AND VET INFO
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 an FCI registered 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 are not allowed. It is mandatory to present the dog´s veterinary passport at the on-site veterinary check. The race veterinarian is dr. Liina Eier from Terveks veterinary clinic.
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 starts from 1st of September 2019
Mushers from Russia and Belarus who needs a letter of invitation for cultural visa request please send the following data to our e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Name and surname (latin and RUS letters)
- Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
- Passport number
- Dates of passport issued/valid
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.
ACCOMMODATION INFO & BOOKINGS
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 (19th October) and Sunday (20th 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 email@example.com or calling +372 445 6117. When booking meals put down the date, breakfast, lunch or dinner and the quantity.
ADVERTISING AND SELLING AT RACE AREA
Advertising and selling products at race area is free for race sponsors. Others 60 € for 2 days.
BALTO SÜGISKROSS 2019 ORGANIZERS TEAM
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).
BALTO SÜGISKROSS 2019 VOLUNTEERS AT RACE DAYS
Margus Harak, Lloyd Clark, Joosep Varusk , ….
The competition organiser reserves the right to make some changes if necessary. Please refer to our website or Facebook event for additional information.
PHOTOS BY MARIIN KALJULA
Balto Sügiskross 2017 & 2018
Jõulumäe Sports and recreation centre