Walden Wild Canicross

Saffron Walden, Essex

Carver Barracks, Water Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 2, United Kingdom

Sun 18th December 2022

Starting at 08:35

2 races

£26.50 - £34.98

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Organiser's Description

PACK YOUR POOCH IN TO THE CAR AND JOIN US FOR A ‘WILD RUN’ THROUGH THE GROUNDS OF DEBDEN AIRFIELD NEAR SAFFRON WALDEN ON SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2022

Debden is a former RAF airfield in England, located 3 miles from Saffron Walden and approximately 1 mile from the village of Debden in North Essex.
The airfield was opened in April 1937 and was first used by the Royal Air Force during the early years of World War II. Many different RAF Squadrons have been based here including 1, 17, 29, 65, 73, 80, 85, 87, 111, 157, 418, 504 and 601.
Today this historic site forms the backdrop to our amazing Walden Wild Run and what better place for you and your ‘best friend’ to enjoy this terrific challenge.

The canicross event will start 25 minutes before the trail running event.

This run takes place on a mixture of disused runways, gravel trails, muddy paths, cleared undergrowth, muddy wasteland, water features and patches of rough ground. In addition there are thirteen challenges per lap, using the natural landscape of the airfield. You can both expect to get wet and muddy, and trail shoes with grip are essential. We would also recommend wearing leg covering as there may be some undergrowth to run through.

You have a choice of a one-lap 9km or a two-lap 18km challenge starting and finishing on the playing fields where you will collect your well-earned medal. For those tackling the two-lap challenge, there will be a drinks station to refresh you and your four-legged friend, before heading out on your second lap.

By registering you confirm that you and your dog are physically fit to participate. Both courses include potential tripping hazards, patches of deep water and technical running surfaces, therefore appropriate clothing/footwear must be worn. All dogs taking part must be wearing a suitable running harness attached to a bungee line and waist belt. (Dogs will not be accepted into the event with their leash attached to their collar)

Races

  • 18km Wild Canicross

    £34.98

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 9km Wild Canicross

    £26.50

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • 18km Wild Canicross

    £34.98

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 9km Wild Canicross

    £26.50

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Parking available in the on-site car park
Traffic free
There will be toilets available. It goes without saying that you are responsible for clearing up after your dog.
There will be a water station at the end of the lap and finish with water bowls for the dogs too.

Parking

£3 Car parking fee on the day

Location

Debden Airfield, Carver Barracks, Water Ln, Wimbish, Saffron Walden CB10 2YA

Course Details

This well-marked run takes place on a mixture of disused runways, gravel trails, muddy paths, cleared undergrowth, muddy wasteland, water features and patches of rough ground.

In addition there are thirteen challenges per lap, using the natural landscape of the airfield.

You can expect to get wet and muddy, and trail shoes with grip are essential.

We would also recommend wearing leg covering as there may be some undergrowth to run through.
The event consists of a 1 lap 9km or 2lap 18km race, with 13 natural obstacles to deal with each lap

age restrictions

All dogs must be under the control of someone age 16+ (on event day)

registration

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race.

Registration opens at: 7:45m

Final race info will be emailed to you the week before the event and there will be a final pre-race briefing 10 minutes before the start

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.

prizes

Custom designed medal for all finishers on two legs and four!
Add a medal insert to commemorate your time; whether it’s your first race or a new PB! Available to purchase for an additional £8.
Simply add MEDAL INSERT on your registration form and you’ll be sent the insert in the mail shortly after race day, for you to apply to your medal and display proudly!

There will be a prizegiving to the ‘top dogs’ in each race on the day

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

other race information

Health
It is important that you and your dog are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Runners must wear their race numbers pinned to the front of their tops. An additional number will be provided that can be attached to your 4-legged friend if you wish.

Parking
Parking available in the on-site car park – £3 parking fee will be charged at the entrance.

Traffic Free?
Yes

Changing Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race.

Baggage Drop
No – the car park is close to the start/finish line

Toilets
There will be toilets available. It goes without saying that you are responsible for clearing up after your dog.

Water Station
There will be a water station at the end of the lap and finish with water bowls for the dogs too. All litter must be carried or deposited in the bins at the water station.

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Location

Saffron Walden, Essex

18 Dec 2022

£26.50 - £34.98

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