About canicross

What is Canicross?

Hedwig and Motive running 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

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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!

Hookup & Chase Tail

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Conditioning is very important for you and your dog to stay in shape and free from injury. We advise contacting your veterinarian or finding a licensed physical therapist certified in canine rehabilitation to make a training plan. We hope to see you out there on the trails!

Canicross Events

OCTOBER 12th 2019

DIRTY SPOKES TRAIL RACE

7:00 am

Chattahoochee Pointe Park, Suwanee, Georgia

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OCTOBER 12th 2019

DIRTY SPOKES TRAIL RACE

The 2nd Canicross to happen in Georgia! Hosted by Dirty Spokes Productions and Canicross USA -Georgia Chapter! Event Details: http://www.dirtyspokes.com/chattahoochee-pointe-trail-run/

7:00 am

Chattahoochee Pointe Park, Suwanee, Georgia

WEEKLY THURSDAY EVENINGS

Cochran Shoals Trail

7pm - 10pm

Cochran Shoals Trail , Atlanta GA 1978 INTERSTATE NORTH Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

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WEEKLY THURSDAY EVENINGS

Cochran Shoals Trail

Come run with us! We meet weekly at Cochran Shoals in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. We meet around 7pm  to rig up begin our run or walk at 7:30pm! The 3 mile loop surface is wide, level, and generally gravel or dirt perfect for Canicross!  Weather dependent, please check our Facebook page for updates on meetups.

7pm - 10pm

Cochran Shoals Trail , Atlanta GA 1978 INTERSTATE NORTH Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

February 15, 2020

Viking Dash 5k- Atlanta

8:30 am START

9445 Browns Lake Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213

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February 15, 2020

Viking Dash 5k- Atlanta

What's better than dressing like a Viking and getting awesome MJOLNIR Finisher's Medals? Running it Canicross! Join us for the fastest growing trail series in the US! Register here for the Canicross divison: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Fairburn/VikingDashAtlanta

8:30 am START

9445 Browns Lake Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213

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