Pirena 2009– Grand Prix Affinity Advance is one of the races that count for the International Sled dog Sports Federation –IFSS- World Cup. Pirena also counts for the European Sled dog Racing Association –ESDRA- Europe Cup.
Pirena Director, Pep Parés, is the vice-president of the IFSS (International Federation of Sleddog Sports), where also is the Spanish responsible. With this responsibility, Pep Parés had started a campaign to collect signatures to make this sport recognised by the IOC (International Olympic Committee). This initiative had the support of a lot of people around the world. 37 countries from five continents have yet representation in the International Federation. The goal is to converting the mushing in an Olympic sport in 5 years.