International sled dogs race Balto Sügiskross 2016 is Baltic Cup VI event and IFSS World Cup 2016-2017 Accredited Event.
Organiser: Sled Dogs Club Baltosport
IFSS Race Marshal: Agné Dovidé (Lithuania)
Race Judge: Ülle Aaslav-Kaasik (Estonia)
Track Master: Jaanus Kaljula (Estonia)
Balto Sügiskross 2015 is held according to IFSS race rules and Baltic Cup 2016 regulations.
DATE AND LOCATION
5-6 November 2016 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).
09:30 – 11:15 Registrations, veterinary & equipment check (don’t be late!)
11:15 Track is closed
12:00 Race opening, track instruction
13:00 – 15:00 Starts I
15:30 – 16:00 Kids starts I
18:00 Mushers’ dinner
10:00-12: … Starts II
13:00 – 13: … Kids starts II
15:30 awarding ceremony (time may change + – 30 min)
The lenght of the track is 5,0 km in all classes except in the kids´ canicross which is 800 metres long. The track is best described as a forest trail with slight ascents and descents.
RACE CLASSES AND COMPETITORS AGES
DR4 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 6-9 yrs old.
DCK2 Boys and girls 10-13 yrs old.
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. A dog can take part once in main class and once in a kids´ canicross class. Switching the 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.
Dinner is free for competitors! Extra ticket 10€ per person.
Jõulumäe Sports and Recreation Centre
For information and booking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 dinner for friday evening (4th November), breakfast for saturday (5th November) and sunday (6th November) 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 email@example.com or calling +372 445 6117. When booking meals put down the date, breakfast, lunch or dinner and the quantity. All meals have to be booked by 25th October 2016! There is not possible to book or buy meals from the Centre on race days!
4th November, dinner, 2 people
5th November, breakfast, 2 people
Porridge or cereal
Coffe, tea, milk, juice
fresh cucumber and tomato
05.09-09.10 Elite, juniors and veterans 30€ / kids 5€
10.10-30.10 Elite, juniors and veterans 40€ / kids 5€
31.10-04.11 Elite, juniors and veterans 50€ / kids 5€
Competitor´s second start – 10€ of the registration fee.
Registration fee includes a bottle of water, lunch and dinner on Saturday evening.
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 an cultural visa request please send us 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
ADVERTISING AND SELLING AT RACE AREA
Advertising and selling products at race area is free for race sponsors. Others 45 € (2 days).
BALTO SÜGISKROSS 2015 ORGANIZERS TEAM
Mariin Kaljula, Helle Kaljula, Jaanus Kaljula, Richard Põldmaa, Margus Veer, Marit Kuus, Aigar Kuus, Liane Lubi, Ülle Aaslav-Kaasik
Aigar Kuus +372 5624 3678 (EST, ENG)
Helle Kaljula +372 5569 2272 (EST, RUS)
Jaanus Kaljula +372 56 484 171 (EST, RUS)
Facebook event: Balto Sügiskross 2016
* Please send e-mails only in english (or estonian).
The competition organiser reserves the right to make some changes if necessary. Please refer to our website or facebook event for additional information.