Canicross is a mashup of the words “canine” and “cross country”, and is a team sport consisting of a person and dog running together. A canine athlete with his human teammate!
CaniCross USA - San Diego Chapter provides local Dog Trail Running MeetUps, Canicross Training and connections to local companies that provide products and gear for your and your pup!
Our Canicross Event MeetUps are for anyone interested in Canicross, Dog Trailrunning & Beach Running, Canicross Racing, Canicross Training, and everything & anything related to runners that race & run trails with their dogs. All skill levels are welcome.
We also encourage participation and membership in the United States Federation of Sleddog Sports - USFSS, a non-profit which is involved in all dog powered sports, and is the governing body for US Canicross sanctioned races, and the USFSS National Championship. USFSS, is also the selection body for sending, Athletes Team USA, to compete in World Championships races and the IFSS World Championships.
Come join us, as we're looking forward to developing & exploring the many facets of Canicross, Cani-Trail & Beach Running & Canicross Racing with San Diego's enthusiastic dog runners.
Equipment: Typically the person wears an especially designed waist belt which allows for "hands-free" running, the dog wears a specifically designed/custom-fit harness, and the two are joined by an elastic line that reduces shock to both the person and dog when the dog pulls. For long runs, a hydration pack is recommended for carrying water & nourishment, and other essentials for you & your dog.