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We are excited to partner with North American Canicross to bring you Viking Dash - Canicross!
What is Canicross?
Canicross is running cross country with your dog. The difference between canicross and just regular trail running your dog, is that canicross is powered by the dog! Special harnesses are used to allow the dog to have optimal and comfortable pulling. Dogs are connected by a bungee lead: no longer than 6 feet, which is then attached to a special running belt on their owner. The belt and bungee lead allow for shock absorbency and keep the owner from any back injury.
The Human / Dog Team
The dog may be pulling, but the owner is the driver! Dogs are taught special commands for things like "left", "right", "slow down", "speed up" etc. The goal is to work as a team to get to the finish line!
If you would like to participate in the Canicross division please read the rules carefully AND please read and sign the canicross waiver during registration.
North American Canicross will be onsite to answer your questions about Canicross.