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Thinking of booking you and your dog a place on the 2018 Malpeet K9 Biathlon? Great - this page will go through the simple process, and we'll see you at the starting line!

Before you book, we'll need you to take a look through the 'Full Event Information' and 'Terms and Conditions' documents - they're linked below. You'll need to agree to these Terms and Conditions before completing your booking.

Registration is £40. £20 of this is your deposit, which is non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your place at any point, just let us know. If you can make your cancellation before Friday 23 February 2018, then we can refund you £15 of the registration cost.

If you cancel after then, we'll unfortunately be unable to refund any of your registration cost.

Online registration must be done before 4pm on Thursday 10 May 2018. If you can't book before then, we can get you registered on the day, on-site, between 8:45-9am.

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Important information

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Full event information

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SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT AT THIS EVENT

Please read the information below carefully

Information
  • The Registration Desk will be open between 9.00-9.30am to sign in and collect your runners bib. The race will start at 10am
  • The number on your bib will indicate your place in the race
  • You will be given an estimated starting time. Ensure you are at the course start at least 10 minutes before your allocated start time
  • Be aware of your immediate environment and be careful to look where you are walking/running at all times
  • Participants and spectators are advised not to approach, touch or pet any dogs at any time as they may be excited and may bite
  • There are water obstacles, it may be raining, and there may be soft muddy, slippery and uneven surfaces in places, so please ensure you bring and wear suitable clothing and footwear
  • It will be advisable to have a change of clothing for after the race
  • You are advised not to bring valuables, e.g. mobile phones, on to the course
  • The organisers will not accept responsibility for any loss and/or damage to personal belongings
  • Showers will be available for owner and washing facilities for dogs
  • Food and drink will be available to purchase for owners and spectators
  • Water troughs are available for dogs at various points of the course
  • Prizes and trophies will be presented on completion of the event by all participants
  • There will be plenty of free time for spectators to visit the stalls and exhibitors
Preparation

The course is comprised with over 25 optional obstacles, covering 3.5 miles for both owner and dog.  This will be a timed event with penalties.  The course may be challenging to both you and your canine partner.   If you and your dog aren’t in running shape, it may be a good idea to start getting your feet and paws on the pavement.  Start out in half-mile increments and try to work your way up to 3 miles within four weeks.  To complete all the obstacles, your dog should be comfortable jumping, climbing, crawling over/under objects, water and obstacles.

The day of the race - if you normally feed your dog in the morning, your dog should not have eaten less than two hours before the event, preferably four hours.

Race Rules
  • Follow Steward directions to designated areas, parking, registration etc
  • A pre race brief will start at 9.30am
  • Participant start times will be staggered by 2 minutes
  • Each obstacle is set up for both the handler and dog
  • If while in the course you approach a slower runner, call out ‘runner approaching on the left or right’, the slower runner must yield to faster runner
  • Whilst running the course pay attention to Steward instruction/directions
  • The handler and dog must complete each obstacle to receive zero penalties (the dog may be carried with no penalty)
  • The handler will run the course with their dog wearing either a harness or a flat collar attached to a leash
  • Slip leads, check chains, half chains, pinch or electric collars are not permitted
  • If at any time a Steward feels a contestant, dog or pair is out of control, behaving inappropriately, or presents a safety risk, they may be disqualified
  • A handler may ask a judge for directions at any point along the course, but keep in mind the clock will run continuously until you have both crossed the finish line. Time will  not be stopped unless for an emergency
  • If you or your dog becomes injured at any point, you are responsible for notifying the nearest Steward and informing them you cannot continue. You will be directed to First Aid for either you or your dog
  • Should either you or your dog require further medical attention, you will be directed to the nearest hospital or vet. In the case of an emergency an ambulance or vet will be called to the site
  • There are water obstacles in this course. They are a maximum of 3 ft deep.  If you or your dog cannot swim or have any issues with water, please notify the Steward so extra attention can be allocated at the water obstacle
  • The end of the course will require some basic obedience, sit, down, stay down for two minutes
  • Please be mindful of your dog’s temperament around other dogs. They must be wearing either a harness or a flat collar attached to a leash at all times.  No slip leads, check chains, half chains, pinch or electric collars
Obstacles
  • There are 25+ optional over, under, through and water obstacles which have been risk assessed
  • Prior to the commencement of the event they will be further subject of scrutiny for any damage which has the potential to cause injury, and further checked by the Stewards during the event, in which case any such obstacle will be removed from the race
Penalties
  • Minor – A pair has up to 3 opportunities to complete an obstacle. If after 3 attempts the pair is unsuccessful, then the pair will move onto the next obstacle with a penalty of 3:00 minutes
  • Major – If a pair has failed to complete an obstacle after 3 attempts but wishes to try again, they MUST give way to any pair waiting to take their turn. Failure to move aside and blocking another pair will result in a penalty of an extra 5:00 minutes in addition to the original 3:00 minute penalty for not completing the obstacle
  • Major – If a pair cannot or chooses not to attempt an obstacle for any reason, they will be allowed to bypass that obstacle with a penalty of 5:00 minutes
  • Major – if a pair is hesitating whether to attempt an obstacle, they MUST move aside for any waiting pair. Failure to move aside and blocking another pair will result in a penalty of an extra 5:00 minutes in addition to the original 5:00 minute penalty if the obstacle is eventually refused
  • Major – if a pair are seen by a Steward cutting corners and not following the route directed, a penalty of 5:00 minutes will be incurred
  • Major – if your dog takes a toilet break during the race, you must inform the nearest Steward for it to be removed. Failure to inform a Steward will result in a penalty of 5:00 minutes
  • Disqualification – A pair can be disqualified and removed from the course for any serious safety violation a Steward deems inappropriate during the completion of the course
Obedience Test

On completion of the run section, pairs will go straight into the main arena for the obedience test as follows:

The examiner will instruct the handler to command the dog to.  This is under the command of the handler only.  No physical assistance can be used but treats can be given.

  • Sit – non compliance = 1:00 min penalty
  • Down – non compliance = 1:00 min penalty
  • Stay for 2 mins – non compliance = 1:00 min penalty
Award Categories
  • Overall Champion Top Dog
  • 2nd & 3rd place runner up
  • Happiest dog
  • All participants will receive a rosette
Accommodation

Days Inn Bridgend Cardiff M4

M4 J36 Motorway, Bridgend, Glamorgan, CF32 9SY 

01656 659218  Fax: 01656 768665 Email: [email protected]

http://www.daysinn.co.uk/

Parking available

Dogs welcome (max 2 with surcharge)

Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa

Ewenny Rd, Bridgend, Cardiff, Mid Glamorgan CF35 5AW

0844 387 6089

www.bestwestern.co.uk

Parking available

Dogs welcome (charges may apply)

New Inn Guest House

113 Ewenny Rd, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan CF31 3LN

01656 654757 Email:  [email protected]

http://www.newinnguesthouse.co.uk/

Parking available

Dogs welcome no charge

Tremains Guest House

25/27 Tremains Road, Bridgend, CF31 1TZ

01656 768285 Email: [email protected]

http://www.tremainsguesthouse.co.uk/

Car parking available

Dogs welcome no charge

Green Meadow Farm Bed and Breakfast

Green meadow Farm, Ystadwaun, Pencoed, Nr, Bridgend, Bridgend, CF35 6PW

01656 857660

Car parking available

Dogs welcome (charges may apply)

Premier Inn

Bridgend Central, The Derwen, Bridgend, CF32 9ST

0871 527 8146 Fax: 0871 527 8147

http://www.premierinn.com/

Premier Inn

Bridgend (M4/J35), Pantruthyn Farm, Pencoed, Mid Glamorgan CF35 5HY

0871 527 8144 Fax: 0871 527 8145

http://www.premierinn.com/

Welcome Break

36 M4 Motorway, Bridgend, Glamorgan CF32 9SY

01656 655332

http://www.welcomebreak.co.uk/

Kennel contact information

Wendy’s Grooming Salon

Golden Mile House

Brocastle

Bridgend

CF35 5AU

01656 658554 / 07584 514242

http://www.wendysboardingkennels.co.uk/

Emergency veterinary contact information

Shepherds Veterinary Hospital

Ty Arc, Brackla Park

Bridgend CF31 2BF

01656 653918
http://www.shepherdsthevets.co.uk/

Emergency medical care

Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Rd, Bridgend CF31 1RQ

01656 752752

Terms and Conditions

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Malpeet K9 Biathlon - Saturday 12 May 2018

Waiver and Release

  1. In consideration of my being permitted to participate in all activities conducted in conjunction with the Malpeet K9 Academy K9 Biathlon (the “Activity”), I confirm that, after reading carefully and thoroughly this Waiver and Release , I understand and agree as follows:
  2. ASSUMPTION OF RISK:    I understand that my participation in the Activity involves the risk of serious personal injury, illness, permanent disability, dismemberment, and death, as well as the risk of severe economic and property loss or damage.  I understand these risks may result from the negligent acts or omissions of myself or others (including but not limited to other participants in the Activity and the Released Parties) or from the condition of any property, facilities, or equipment used.  I also understand that there may be risks that are unknown to me and/or the Released Parties, and which may not be reasonably foreseeable.  My participation in the Activity is entirely voluntary, and I acknowledge my option not to participate in the Activity if I deem it unsafe, unreasonable, or imprudent.  I assume all risks of loss, injury, or damage of any kind or nature arising from or connected to my participation in the Activity.  I accept personal responsibility for any injury, including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, dismemberment, and death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind or nature, that I or my guests may suffer arising out of or in connection with my participation in the Activity.  I accept that I have had the opportunity to assess the event, the course and have accepted to my own belief that it is reasonably safe in all circumstances.  This is a sports event that carries risk and I accept that risk of my own free will.
  3. LIABILITY RELEASE AND INDEMNITY:  On my own behalf, and on behalf of my heirs, agents, assigns, beneficiaries, executors, administrators, next of kin, and guests, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, and forever discharge the Released Parties of and from all liabilities, claims, actions, proceedings, demands, suits, damages, costs, losses, or expenses of any kind or nature including reasonable legal fees and costs (“Claims”) arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in the Activity, and further agree to indemnify and hold each of the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all such Claims including, but not limited to, all legal fees and disbursements up through and including any appeal.  I understand that this Release and indemnity includes any Claims based on the negligence, action, or inaction of any of the Released Parties and covers bodily injury (including death), property damage, and loss by theft or otherwise, whether suffered by me before, during, or after such participation.  For the purposes hereof, the “Released Parties” are Malpeet K9 Academy, its subsidiaries, business units, affiliates, parent companies, past and present, its predecessors and successors and their respective officers, directors, managers, members, employees, agents, legal advisers, shareholders, trustees, joint venturers, partners, successors and assigns, past and present.
  4. To the extent that I am able I release myself from the Unfair Contract Terms Act and Unfair Contract Terms Regulations in force from time to time and waive my right and entitlement to seek redress for death or personal injury and or any other loss arising from my participation in this event.
  5. PHYSICAL CONDITION:  I hereby certify that I am in good health, mentally capable, and physically fit for participation in the Activity; have the skill level required in conjunction with the Activity, and have not been advised otherwise.
  6. CANINE PHYSICAL HEALTH:  I hereby certify that my canine is in good health with up to date vaccinations and is physically fit for participation in this event and activity.  I can confirm that my canine is well behaved, well trained and cared for and not likely to act aggressively or bite any third party during the participation in this event.  I confirm my Canine has full third party liability insurance that will cover any liability arising to any third party be they a participant in this event, a spectator or any other person or property.
  7. PUBLICITY RIGHTS:  I grant the Released Parties the right to photograph, record, and/or videotape me and further to display, edit, and/or otherwise use my name, face, likeness, voice, and appearance, in all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, (including, without limitation, in computer or other device applications, online webcasts, television programming, motion pictures, films, newspapers, and magazines) and in all forms including, without limitation, digitized images or video, throughout the universe in perpetuity, whether for advertising, publicity, or promotional purposes, including, without limitation, publication of Activity results and standings, without compensation, residual obligations, reservation or limitation, or further approval, and I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties for any Claims associated with such grant and right to use.
  8. GOVERNING LAW: Irrespective of the actual place of execution of this Waiver and Release, except for arbitration, this Waiver and Release shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of England and Wales with the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any legal action relating to or arising out of this Waiver and Release shall lie solely and exclusively in the English and Welsh Courts of the United Kingdom.
  9. I hereby irrevocably consent to jurisdiction and venue in those courts.
  10. I, AS PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A MINOR UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE, HEREBY CONSENT ON BEHALF OF SAID MINOR, TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT ABOVE IN THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE.

I HAVE READ THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND WITHOUT INDUCEMENT OR ASSURANCE OF ANY NATURE AND INTEND IT TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW AND AGREE THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID, THE BALANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING, SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.  I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT AND REASONABLE TIME TO REVIEW THE FULL CONTENTS OF THIS WAIVER AND SIGN UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING THE FULL CONTENTS OF THE SAME.

VISUAL/IMAGERY CONSENT

  1. I give consent for me, my dog and my spectators to appear in photographs, films, videos, or any other marketing media material that illustrates the work of NewLink Wales and/or Malpeet K9 Academy/Biathlon.
  2. I, AS PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A MINOR UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE give consent for the child to appear in photographs, films, videos, or any other marketing media material that illustrates the work of NewLink Wales and/or Malpeet K9 Academy/Biathlon.
  3. I permit NewLink Wales and/or Malpeet K9 Academy/Biathlon to take video footage and/or photography of myself and my dog and grant permission for this material to be used either in its complete form or in part, alone, or in conjunction with any wording or imagery for all uses in NewLink Wales’ and or Malpeet K9 Academy’s/Biathlon publications, promotions, or other media.
  4. I grant the above permission on the understanding that the video and/or images and the press release will not be used in a manner that is derogatory, defamatory, or detrimental to myself.
  5. I agree that I do not own the copyright nor are entitled to any rights whatsoever in any of the images and at no time in the future will I make any claims against the copyright holder or the audio visual company, photographer or PR agency.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Bruce on 02920 529002 or email [email protected] or Simon Mallin on 08455192359 or email [email protected]


Fundraising for NewLink Wales

"NewLink Wales has given me not just hope, but the professional, accredited courses to enable me to move forward with my life." - Ruth, Service User

The Malpeet K9 Biathlon is one of many ways we raise funds to help us continue our work. If you'd like you and your dog's athletic efforts to help us keep going, the links below will show you how. Thank you for your support!

Set up a fundraising page on our website  (select 'NewLink Wales fundraising' as the Appeal, and 'Malpeet K9 Biathlon' as the event)

Set up a Fundraising page on LocalGiving

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