Canicross 5k Trail Race

  SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

Start Time: 9:30am


  • Opening Registration Special: $17 through 09/04/17
  • Wicked Early Registration: $20 through 10/20/17
  • Early Registration: $23 from 10/21/17-11:59 pm EST on 1/08/18
  • Regular Registration: $26 from  1/09/18-11:59 pm EDT on 3/30/18
  • Late Registration: $30 from 3/31/18- 10:00 pm EDT on 5/25/18
  • Race Day Registration: $35 on 05/26 and 05/27/18

Click to view the ENTRY LIST of pre-registered runners and team names.


The race course is a 5 kilometer off-road roller coaster on well-maintained XC trails that twist, turn, and roll their way through forests and past pastoral, working farmland. The trails are level, wide (12′), and non-technical with no roots or rocks, but very hilly. Although there are no major climbs the rolling terrain is unrelenting. The surface of the trails is mainly grass and dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, twigs, and small stones. Trail running shoes are recommended but not necessary.

View 5km Course Map

For More Information on the sport of canicross please visit:


Runner and dog must be attached at all times during the race. We highly recommend that participants use a waist-belt, cani-x line and harness. Running with dogs on a leash (hand held) is permitted provided that the dog is wearing a comfortable harness, and the point of attachment on the harness itself and not pulling from the dog’s collar. Limit of one dog per runner, we do not offer a multi-dog race category.

No dogs are allowed on Pineland Farms property except for those participating in the canicross. If you are planning on coming back on Sunday, to race or spectate, you cannot bring your dog. Owners must clean up after their dogs. All dogs must be under strict voice control, or be on a leash, before and after the race. Before and after the race dogs are only permitted in the Grove start/finish area. Dogs are not permitted on the trails or in any other area on the campus.

Please abide by these rules or we may not be allowed to host this wonderful event again.

Gray New Gloucester Animal Hospital

Medical support provided by the Gray-New Gloucester Animal Hospital


The outside temperature can reach the 80’s at this time of year, potentially exposing dogs to heat stroke. Owners must ensure that their dogs are adequately trained for a 5km race. They must keep their dogs well hydrated before and after the race.


Runners will pass by an aid station twice on the course. The aid station will be stocked with cold water and an electrolyte-replacement drink. There will also be bowls of water for the dogs. Please dispose of all cups and wrappers in the garbage barrels supplied at the aid station. Anyone caught littering by throwing anything in a field or on the trail away from an aid station will be disqualified from the race!

There will also be an aid station for the dogs at the finish line. Buckets of water will be provided so that runners can sponge their dogs down. Ice will also be available in the food tent in case of an emergency.



Kurgo Running with Your Dog Infographic


There will be portable toilets on the course near the aid station and at the start/finish line.


Race shirts are not included in the entry fee and can be purchased separately for $12. This allows us to keep the entry fee low and gives people the freedom to choose. We take a great deal of pride in the quality and design of our shirts. We offer both men’s and women’s sizes. This year are are changing our shirt design and will have one shirt for all races , with the exception of the Kid’s Race.  The Kid’s Race entry DOES include a cotton-blend shirt. Our short sleeve technical race shirts are printed through full dye sublimation rather than screen printing, starting this year.  You must order your shirts by 3/31/18 to be guaranteed a specific size. At registration you will be given the size that you ordered. Substitutes will only be allowed after the race starts if there are extra shirts available. You will forfeit your shirt if you do not claim it by the time the race starts. Shirts will not be mailed after the race. Pictured here are our 2017 Women’s (top) and Men’s (bottom) shirts:

Shirts will be distributed at bib pick up during the following times:

Friday, May 25th 3:00pm to 7:00pm: at Pineland Farms

Saturday May 26th 8:30am to 5:00pm at Pineland Farms

Sunday May 27th 5:00am to 10:00am at Pineland Farms


Every participant in the Canicross will receive two finisher prizes 1) a piece of gear from our sponsor, Kurgo and 2) an aluminum water bottle.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, and the top male and female finisher in each of the following age groups:

Cub Cadet/ Bobcat: up to 19
Lawn Boy/Lawn Girl: 20 to 29
Yard Man/Yard Woman: 30 to 39
John Deere/Jane Deere: 40 to 49
Massey Ferguson/Allis Chalmers: 50 to 59
Fordson/Minneapolis Moline: 60 to 69
Mahindra/Kubota: 70 and up


The awards ceremony for the Canicross 5k race will begin at 12:30 pm.


A disposable timing chip will be attached to the back of each person’s race bib. Please do not remove or fold the timing chip. Please insure that your bib is clearly visible on the front o your shirt.  It serves as a backup for timing, in the event that your chip does not function properly. The timing company will send out text messages as well as emails a few hours after the race with runners times. When you register please be sure to include your cell phone number and email address.



Canicross 5km male: Sam Wood 16:52 – 2015

Canicross 5km female: Kimberly Murphy 19:58 – 2015


Our race hats can be purchased separately for $15 when you register online, at bib pick up, and after the race.

Below is a mock-up of our 2017 hat:


Our cool trucker hats can be purchased separately for $20 when you register, at bib pickup, or after the race. (while supplies last).


Commemorative glass mugs can be purchased separately for $6 when you register, at bib pick up, or after the race (while supplies last).