In the FIAPBT we preferred not to
place our credit inside the historical pictures, since we considered that it is
a way to spoil it, diminishing the fan enjoying and would damage to an
historical value, which is patrimony and
inheritance of the own breed.
AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER FEDERATION (FIAPBT)
The MARATHONPIT is a modality derived from mushing
(shot of sleigh with dogs). The MarathonPit is a work-sport discipline
that consist of running with a APBT tied to the waist with a scaling belt and
an elastic firing line that goes until the harness of the animal.
In order to practice it, a harness is only needed shot
for the dog (they are not valid those of stroll nor those of drag weight), an
elastic firing line and a belt of scaling for the runner, this belt is the more
wide to protect the back of the runner of the pulls of the dog.
You can make MarathonPIt to compete or simply
practicing it like sport in which to share time and experiences with your
companion, for to consolidate your relation. The ideal is to go to the
field to train, but if it is not possible, also it is possible to be practiced
in a park in the city.
The binomial man-APBT makes this sport specially
attractive, that only the one that practices it can describe.
OF THE INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER FEDERATION (FIAPBT) FOR THE
made revision was the 2009 December, 21
1) ONLY the participation of APBT of pure breed dog is
admitted and crediting his original pedigree ADBA in the same day of the race
when gathering the number. Photocopies are not admitted.
2) The participant APBT must be in good physical
form and surpass the obligatory veterinary control. However, the participant APBT
will must have like minimum 5 months old for the modality of MarathonPit 3
, 8 months for the MarathonPit
6 and 10 months for
the rest of modalities of MarathonPit.
3) The vaccination record is due to
present/display the day of the Championship. They must have update the
vaccinations obligatory and to have position the microchip. Is obligatory to
have the License like owner of APBT.
4) The APBT that are aggressive with other dogs,
took the exit with muzzle type basket, that is to say, the muzzles that allow
to open the mouth to the dog and to breathe without problems, or to make it in
last place with prudent distances to avoid disagreeable collisions. In any
case, it will be responsibility of the runner to control at all moment to his
APBT, being able to be retired of the race in case of not doing it.
The runner will must know to his dog and to take the
measures necessary to control him at all the moment. In any case, the runner will be the ONLY in charge to cover the damages that could cause his
5) Females in fervor (heat) will not be able to
compete. They will not be able either to attend, for the nondistraction of the
males. The dogs of the public assistant, are forced to take strap. This
prohibited the travelling sale in the Championship.
6) The heat affects more to the dog than to the
person. Over 20ē them passes so bad and is not advisable that them runs. From
20ēC in the shade, will be the Judge of race that decides to trim the
distance of the Championship (maximum 3 km.) or to even annul it, since the
dogs can undergo heat blows.
The Championships will not be cancelled in case of
7) Before the begin the race, will be inform to
the runners of the layout of the circuit, signaling, circumstances to consider
The exits in slope, are not advisable since we could
fall in the first strides. The use
of gloves is recommended, to protect the hands of the runner in possible falls.
The routes will be of sand. Is necessary to try to
avoid the zones of asphalt, cement and similar routes, since it can damage the
pads of the dogs.
8) During the race, must have food supply points
for the runner and the dogs throughout the route, like minimum each 4 km, in
order to allow the dogs to refresh and to avoid a possible dehydration.
9) In the race the APBT will have to run in front
of the runner or alongside, not being able the runner to exceed him at any
moment, unless it is for throwing a little orienting him in his way, by
confusion and straggler has remained momentarily, but only the time necessary
for the overcoming of the obstacle or to make return to the dog to the circuit.
10) The arrival will be determine when crossing the
dog the line of goal. It will be responsibility of the runner to take the
visible number at all the moment in the race, specially in the arrival to goal.
It will be obligatory to give the number in the same destination of the
11) The Judge of race, will be the one
that considers a sentence in firm in a possible negligence on the part of some
runner. The Judge, will be present as much in the exit as in the arrival of the
participants and will be in contact with the control posts throughout the route
of all the race.
12) Reasons for disqualification:
The physical or verbal aggressions to the dogs
(own or others).
Not to happen through all the race controls.
To soil the field.
take the visible number.
Not to let pass to another runner who previous
to the voice PASO tries to advance to us. The advancement will be made
by the left part, leaving frees that zone the advanced runner.
To run occupying all the track, leaving to the
dog to run to a side and the runner by the other.
Will be penalize to soil the route of the race with
the rest of food supply, bottles of water, or with lees of the dogs. It will be
responsibility of the runner, to throw its sweepings in the wastebaskets
qualified to few meters of the food supply point, as well as to clear of the
way lees of his dog, otherwise, the runner will be disqualified.
For the this last, if the animal spontaneously puts
himself to defecate, the runner is forced to stop until his APBT finishes it,
separating to a side of the way not to obstruct the other runners who happen
then and before continuing the race, is when he must retire of the circuit the
lees of his dog so that they are not been above by which they come behind.
13) When the runner is registering for the
Championship, person in charge becomes of any damage with him or with his dog
that can cause during the development of the competition.
Free dogs will not allow themselves neither before,
nor during, nor after the race.. The runner will have to take with himself to
his APBT at any moment.
The participants will have to be greater of 18 years old.
If they are of smaller age, must credit an authorization of his parents.
The categories are:
Junior: 14 to 17 years (with authorization of the
Senior: 18 to 40 years
Veteran A: 41 to 50 years
Veteran B: more than 50 years
The categories are detachhed, in addition by sex: men
In each race it must have a minimum of 5 participants
by category. In opposite case, the categories first will be grouped by
participants in general, after by sexes and finally by ages.
The organization will count on an insurance of civil
responsibility, that covers the competition with the normal development of the
The APBT must go equipped with a suitable harness that
cannot injure him (shot harness). Runner and dog will go united by a firing
line, with shock absorber. The runner must have a belt in which to hook this
firing line, with a maximum length 2 meters.
Belt of scaling. B) Firing line. C) Harness of shot
for the dog.
c) Harness of shot for the dog.
The accreditation of the
titles of Champion (CH), will be added in the name of those American
Pit Bull Terrier
that would win in MarathonPit Official competitions, in which, the title is in
play. The Champion (CH) titles, only will be able to get in Official competitions
by the FIAPBT and that these
competitions must be National, Continental or the World scope, but not in
competitions of Communities or Regions.
The accreditation Sub
Champion (Sub CH) titles, also will be added in the name of those American
Pit Bull Terrier
that get the second place in Official MarathonPit competitions, in which the
title is in play. The Sub Champion (Sub CH) titles, like the
Champion (CH) titles, will be also added in the name of the APBT within
the FIAPBT genealogical
Supposing that in a same
Official by the FIAPBT MarathonPit competition is in play two or more titles, the
absolute competition winner would obtain only one title, the title that
includes higher territoriality, being vacant the rest of titles for the
participants whom after the absolute winner, better classification they
obtained in the same competition.
In the moment that would
be possible with guarantees for the FIAPBT one calendar with more number of MarathonPit competitions
in the same season, for to obtain the titles (CH and Sub CH) would obtain it, only those American Pit Bull Terrier
that add more number of points in the competitions way, will be the APBT that
showed more competition regularity in the same season, that the rest of the opponents
Subjects important to
heat affects more to your dog than to you. You never take it to run over 20ēC
To avoid in all the possible one to run by asphalt
or loose gravel roads.
APBT must take the rate when beginning to run. Give to him time, affection,
tact and much patience with him until he learns. Everything being based on
game, working it positively and with prizes. he always must remain with desire
to continue, so that in the following training he leaves with more desire.
- The APBT is ok who is running ahead of the
runner and if is necessary to give motivation him with spirits. You must be
patient with your APBT in the training and to be conscious that in the
Championship, all the dogs by inertia run, you will be surprised pleasantly.
It accustoms in all the possible to your APBT to the Harness with which
he will run.
The important thing is to participate and in special which benefits your
and your APBT running together, consolidating your relation and in special that
benefits your and your APBT running, acquiring good physical form and knowing
good friends the APBT.
The championships will be of: 1) 3 Km. MARATHONPIT 3
2) 6 Km.
MARATHONPIT 6 -
Only they will be able to participate in the MARATHONPIT championships, APBT of pure breed dog, no
mixed, with his pedigree ADBA, showing the
original one at the time of the inscription. All the vaccines and the larvae to
the day. Vaccine of rabbit and microchip. Surely of civil responsibility and
license of PPP possession.
and we wait you here with your great APBT.
Mariano Peinado Oriol Lloria
President FIAPBT Technical Director of MARATHONPIT
wishes to form National and International Oficlal Clubs of MarathonPit. If you
are interested in to create your Club in your Country, contact with the FIAPBT;
email@example.com To read more on
this last one.
If you are interesting in practice this work-sports with your APBT, contact with us and we
will inform to you into the club of MarathonPit accredited by the FIAPBT
nearest to your locality or country.
The full field equipment of MarathonPit, costs
approximately 70 Euros and they send it to your home.
OF MARATHONPIT RULES IN FRANCAIS: http://lil.amstaff.free.fr/iapbtf/marathonpitrules.html
Championship of MarathonPit 2008 (We recommended to see it in high quality)
ourselves that the new and summary of the MarathonPit Championship 2009 with
the organizers interviews, has been showed in the more important National mass
media of Television, Radio and Newspapers. Soon, also we will be able to see it
in the most important National and International specialized dogs magazines.
The FIAPBT as always, fighting to show the society the positive image of the breed.