Rocky Brougham's Speleolympics reborn... who's got dogs? ?

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Rocky Brougham's Speleolympics reborn... who's got dogs? ?

Postby fr73ed » Aug 9, 2018 9:03 pm

A slightly differnt style.
This sounds like what Rocky invented with a great twist, takin yer dawg with you thru a watercrawl, backwards running( ala White Salmon...) mud crawls,unfortunately doesn't look like any ropework with yer dawg but maybe next time...but them other contestants ain't got a chance against cavers...
Anyway, thought some of you younger cavers in TAG might want to see how tough these contestants are. Y'all can win,you're cavers, this is second nature to ya...

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Held at VWK9’s world-class 320-acre canine training facility in Anniston, Alabama, The U.S. Canine Biathlon® was founded by our Race Director – Paul Hammond (the Mad Brit) not only for those who love the challenge of obstacle racing but their canine companions. This 4+ mile event features more than 40+ purpose-built obstacles over varied terrain including forest, sand, and water.

The U.S. Canine Biathlon® is open to all types of Handler-Canine teams including Civilian pets, Search & Rescue, Military working dogs, or Police Dog teams. In addition, the race is open to challengers and thrill seekers of all ages and experience levels. Scores will be determined not only by course time but also criteria based on the age of both the runner and the canine partner. The U.S. Canine Biathlon® is also open to individual entries who wish to complete without a canine partner or those canine teams who wish to take on the course as a group.

Serious competitors and serious group competitors will race on Saturday, May 18, 2019 with an awards ceremony starting around 6:30 PM CST in the main pavilion area.

Biathlon Racing will continue on Sunday, May 19, 2019 for competitors and groups that want to take on the challenge but are in it for the fun of it. Sunday Funday will include all of the same amenities as the Saturday racing (vendors, food trucks, beer truck, children’s bouncy house), and each racer will be timed, but their times will not be considered for top prizes.

U.S. Canine Biathlon
Learn more about everything going on at this year’s U.S. Canine Biathlon.

Special thanks to all our sponsors for helping us put on a world-class event!

Schedule & Entertainment
Friday, May 17th – We’ll kick off biathlon weekend with an early packet pickup from 5:00 PM CST to 8:00 PM CST accompanied by music on the nearby stage.

Saturday, May 18th – On Saturday, May 18th, we’ll have packet pickup from 7:00 AM CST to 12:00 noon CST and will include a full day of competitive biathlon running. All day Saturday we’ll have the biathlon pavilion filled with vendor booths, live music, games, demonstrations, and multiple food vendors. Only Saturday runners and groups will be considered for biathlon prizes, which will be handed out at an awards ceremony starting around 6:30 PM CST on Saturday evening. Saturday night will be capped off with a live band on the main stage.

Sunday, May 19th – we’ll host another packet pickup, followed by a morning of biathlon running. Sunday Funday is perfect for those biathlon runners that are up for the challenge but do not want to be considered for top prizes.

Overnight Tent & RV Camping
Bring your RV camper or tent and plan to stay on-site. This will be “dry-camping” style camping with access to porta showers and porta potties. To register for a spot in our campsite, please email: or purchase a spot from the store within RunSignUp.

Food & Vendors
Each Biathlon runner will receive 1 meal ticket in their race packets to be redeemed at one of our on-site food vendors. Extra meals are available for purchase from on-site food vendors.

If you have not heard, this Biathlon is about your canine and you bonding, we love our canine friends more than humans. If this is your first Biathlon, be prepare to be challenged, meet great canine people and have a lot of fun. Welcome to the Biathlon Family.

Hiking Trails
Want an additional challenge? We’re opening up a few hiking trails nearby for our biathloners to warm up their legs before or after taking on our course.

We’ve secured full event photography to enable us to capture in the moment photography throughout our course and in the pavilion area. We know these photos are very important to you and we want to make sure we capture your moments with your canines and team partners.

Biathlon Bag Check
We’ve heard your wishes for a bag check, and will implement a bag check this year. Stay tuned for more details on this later on.

4 + miles

15+ water obstacles

15+ purpose built obstacles

Age Handicap Bonus System

Compete together or compete alone

Live concert on Saturday night

Food and drinks available (who doesn’t love BBQ?)

T-shirt and medallion for every participant

Music entertainment on Friday night

Professional photography

Dedicated (very scenic) Hiking Trails for those wishing to walk their canines the day prior or after race day.

RV/Camping Access

Vendor Booths (canine related)

We love hearing from our biathloners! Below are a few reviews from past events!

“EPIC – Insane course with brilliant set up & management”
“Epic, insane course with brilliant set up and management, amazing staff, fantastic K9s and the most fun I’ve had in years! I did this while still on chemo, recovering from cancer and if I can do it – anyone can!! Paul is brilliant (and a bit mad but he’s English so that’s normal) and he and his team organized this event with military precision. Bring it on!!!” – Helen and Lads

The U.S. Canine Biathlon is a yearly event hosted by VWK9 in Anniston, Alabama. The course is 3.5 to 4+ miles long with 40+ purpose-built obstacles over varied terrain including forest, sand, and water. The event is open to handler-canine teams including civilian pets, search & rescue, military working dogs, and police dog teams.


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that dint work as planned, it was sposed to be just a link, but oh well, it is what it is, eh what, chaps...hope it comes thru ok...

cya there,

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Re: Rocky Brougham's Speleolympics reborn... who's got dogs

Postby ohiocaver » Aug 12, 2018 1:26 pm

Sounds wild. Also sounds like a doggie trip to the car wash will be in order afterwards! :banana_yay:
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