The Canicross Open World Cup is held as a chase race (chase start). Here two runs belong to one race. On Saturday, the long distance is run (approx. 5 km), with fixed time intervals between the individual starters. On Sunday the short distance (approx. 2 km) follows in the hunting start. Here the participants start in the time intervals, which result from their running time of the long distance of the previous day. For example, if two runners have the same time in the long distance on Saturday, they will start at the same time on Sunday. Whoever finishes first on Sunday is automatically the winner of the pursuit race. Children and youth run the 2 km course on both days.