Canicross is the sport of cross-country running with dogs. It started in Europe and is also very popular in UK. All you need is a dog, a canicross belt, a bungee line and a harness. The races are usually over a course five to seven kilometres. People run with one or two dogs. The runner wears a waist belt, and the dog is connected to the runner by a bungee line which reduces shock both to the runner and the dog when the dog pulls. Canicross is not only a great way for the runner to keep fit but also great exercise for dogs. It encourages people and their dogs to take part in outdoor activity and meet other like-minded individuals.