The NACC Handbook under Section 2 General Regulations, and Section 2.5 Registration of Dog Teams, states that a dog must be registered with the North American Canicross Title Program in order for miles to count in the program. We consider our LIFETIME ACHIEVED MILES Title to be the virtual part of our program. Like any virtual race you would sign up for, miles start counting the day of registration. After registration you may enter your miles as you go or enter them all at each milestone!
Our LIFETIME ACHIEVED MILES part of the program does NOT require in-person races. Miles include all training and distances that are tracked in a canicross setting as defined in Section 2.3 of the handbook. Miles must be on trail or NON-PAVED setting.
North American Canicross defines "CANICROSS" similar to the International Federation of Sled Dog Sports: the sport of cross country trail running with dogs. Competitors run open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. There for any runs must be done on a NON-PAVED surface.
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We understand that Canicross races are very limited in the United States! Thats why we developed the NACC Program. We recommend emailing Race Directors to see if they allow dogs to participate in your local races.
Yes! Speed is NOT a factor. As long as both human and dog are in canicross gear and are on a non-paved trail, cani-hiking and cani-walking miles can count towards our program.
We understand that Canicross races are very limited in the United States! Thats why we developed the NACC Program. A qualifying race for RACE DOG DISTANCE titles do not need to be specified as a canicross race. The competitor submitting the race need only have run canicross with their dog on a non-paved trail.
Yes. As long as the Race Director defines the race as a TRAIL RACE it can count towards RACE DOG DISTANCE TITLES.
Yes. Any harness that is deemed to be non - restrictive and allows for free motion of the dog is allowed.
Virtual Races count towards our LIFETIME ACHIEVED MILES part of the program.
We've updated our Titling Program for 2022 to include shorter distances. Please refer to Section 3.2 of the NACC Handbook* for rules about our new SPRINT DISTANCE CLASS.
*NACC Handbook Canicross Titling Program Version 4 amended Jan. 2022
We've recently launched our NACC Ambassador program for NACC Titling Members!
Yes! Please note North American Canicross is based in the United States of America. All Awards and Prizes being shipped outside the USA will have an additional charge of $15.00 shipping and handling fee that will be paid by the registered competitor prior to shipment of prizes.
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