Cani Cross | Sandman Torchlight Trail 2021
Sandman Torchlight Trail 2021 Cani Cross 5K
The trail race will start and finish in the event village and take our runners around the forest trails before welcoming them back at the end of their adventure.
The trail follows the same route as the Sandman Triathlon Sprint, only this time it's by head torch light and you're running with your dog! The run takes place on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling. The last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand but it only makes the accomplishment all the more rewarding.
Canicross runners will have their own start line to avoid congestion with other runners. Please make sure your dog can be seen in low light conditions. Runners are limited to one dog per person and must use correct cani-cross equipment. Please see the event FAQ's for further information.
You must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
Registration will take place before the race on Saturday evening in the Main Car Park at Newborough Beach.
Registration closes no later than 15 minutes before the race start*.
Confirmed weekend timings and locations will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
*Dates and timings subject to change.
The Canicross 5k Race will start at 20:00*. The Start Line will be signposted from the main Newborough Beach Car Park.
*Timings subject to change.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.
The finish line will close at 21:30*
*Timings subject to change.
- Poo Bags
- Dogs must be visible to other runners when running in the dark so must wear a high-vis harness or lights on harness.
- Dogs must wear an appropriate harness and be attached to their runner by a lead with some amount of bungee (this must not be longer than 2.5m at full stretch). A waist belt is strongly recommended for runners.
- You must wear a sufficiently charged head torch at all times for the duration of the run. Runners without a head torch will not be permitted to race.
- We would advise that you wear trail shoes with good aggressive grip.
Further information about Canicross can be found in our FAQ's.
All information will be detailed in the Final Instructions sent with your race number and will be made available on the website.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Sandman Torchlight Trail Canicross 5k are:
Individual (for both men and women)
Open - Top 3
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