Nunavut Quest 2008 Update

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Nunavut Quest Underway

There were no clear leaders in the Nunavut Quest dog mushing race from Iglulik to Arctic Bay as of May 2. Iglulik's Joey Aqqiaruq Sarpinak was the first to arrive at camp one, while Arctic Bay's Moses Oyukuluk was the first at camp two. Mushers have already faced their share of challenges in the race. After being held up one day at camp one due to a blizzard, mushers were back on the trail to camp two as of April 29. To make up for a shortage of dog food, mushers also took some time to fish at camp two. Organizers also said a crew would arrange to bring seal as dog food close to camp four May 2.

Nunavut Quest mushers race approximately 80 kilometres per day and are expected to arrive in Arctic Bay May 6 if there are no further delays. Winners will be determined based on time, and official results are expected to be announced in Arctic Bay the evening of May 9.

** Update: The mushers have arrived at the last camp site and will be in Arctic Bay tomorrow, May 7, 2008 around noon at some point during the afternoon or early evening (they didn't leave last camp until early this afternoon). **



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3 comments:

down south said...

You will be at the finish to witness this event, right?

Kennie said...

hopefully .... can't guarantee it - depends on where my kids are.

Way Way Up said...

Monty took his skidoo tonight down to the last camp. He said the sea ice was ruff.