FCI World Championship and CSS World Winner event

2022 – LURE COURSING

26th – 29th of May 2022

Kalajoki, Finland

We welcome you all to Kalajoki to have a great sighthound event with us. We are excited to host the first FCI World Championship and CSS World Winner event - Lure Coursing.

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Stay on track.

We have ready made plans to organize WCC 2022 and CWCW 2022 from 26th to 29th of May 2022. Depending on the amount of entered dogs, breeds can reschedule and can be moved to another day.

Local sighthound clubs that will organize the event have more than 15 years of experience arranging sand coursing – you will be in good paws!

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Kuvaaja Vesa Rönty

Beach area

The Kalajoki beach area is clean, safe and beautiful. Races will be run on sand tracks and we'll be using a special sand pulley which is low profile to use and stays in the sand.

Enough space

Kalajoki Hiekkasärkät has space for at least three parcours / coursing tracks. So we won't run out of space, that's for sure!

To do

In Kalajoki Hiekkasärkät area you'll find a large camping area, many hotels, bars and even a spa. There's a lot to do even after the final race is run after each day, so go and explore!

Visit Kalajoki

WCC 2022 has active co-operation with Visit Kalajoki. They are taking the responsibility for organizing accommodation and all other common area arrangements. For more info (f.ex. location and how to get there) click here.

KALAJOKI AREA FACILITIES

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SCHEDULE

Thursday 26.5.

13:00 –

Day One

16:00 – 16:30

Registration of dogs and veterinary check (per country) for dogs competing on Friday

17:00

Judge meeting, judging on Friday

19:00

Team leader meeting

Opening ceremony

Organizers

Organization:

FCI - Fédération Cynologique Internationale

Organizer:

The Finnish Kennel Club - Finnish Sighthound Association in collaboration with MOSH ry and OSVKH ry

Regulations:

FCI Regulations for International Sighthound Races and Lure Coursing Events are valid from 01.01.2022.

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE RUN.

By plane

The nearest airports are in Kokkola (about 70 km) and Oulu (about 130 km). From there you can take either a train or a bus or rent a car.

By train

The nearest train stations are in Ylivieska (about 40 km) and Kokkola (about 70 km). Train timetables and ticket prices can be found on VR's website. There are bus connections to Kalajoki from both stations.

By bus

You can easily get to Kalajoki by bus from Kokkola and Oulu. There is also a bus connection from Ylivieska. Bus timetables and ticket prices can be found on Matkahuolto's website.

By sea

You can travel to Finland by a ship that arrives in Helsinki, Turku or Vaasa. Vaasa is the closest port to Kalajoki (about 185 km). From the port you can take either a train or a bus or rent a car.