Registration & Vet Check
19th February, 2018 (9.00 - 15:00)
Archie Anderson Pavilion at the PAEX grounds.
Mushers will be arriving to have each race dog checked by one of our vets to ensure they're in the best of health and fit to race.
19th February, 2018 (16:00)
P.A Exhibition Hall.
The mushers and their handlers will be attending a meeting with the race marshals to go through the race in detail.
Mushers Meet & Greet
19th February, 2018 (17:30)
P.A Exhibition Hall.
All are welcome. Why not come along to the main exhibition hall and meet & greet the mushers, their handlers, organisers and volunteers.
We'd be delighted to meet you and share some of the evening with you, enjoy a light buffet and see mushers draw their bibs in registration order.
Race Day... Here we go! (DAY 1)
20th February, 2018
START LOCATION: ELK RIDGE RESORT
1000 - Mushers and Dogs start arriving to prepare
1130 - Opening Ceremony and lighting of Red Lantern
1200 - RACE STARTS 12 DOG (2 minute intervals)
1600 - 12 dog teams likely to be returning to Elk Ridge having completed the loop
1800 - RACE STARTS 8 DOG (2 minute intervals)
1900 - 12 dog teams start to arrive at McLennan River
2030 - 8 dog teams start to arrive at McLennan River
On the Trail Racing... (DAY 2)
21st February, 2018
0000 - Teams could start arriving at Harold's
0800 - Dog teams could be arriving at *Farford's
0000 - Dog teams could be arriving/finishing at La Ronge
*8 dog teams must take manditory 5 hour rest at Harold's plus an additional 2 hours before finishing in La Ronge
*12 dog teams must take a mandatory 8 hour rest anywhere up to and including La Ronge
On the Trail Racing... (DAY 3/4)
22nd February, 2018
0530 - 12 dog teams could be arriving at Stanley Mission
1230 - 12 dog teams could be arriving at Grandmothers
1500 - 12 dog teams could be arriving back at *Stanley Mission
1700 - Official end of 8 dog team race
*12 dog teams must take a mandatory 5 hour rest at Stanley Mission
12 dog teams will continue to race towards the finish arriving at La Ronge from circa 0100 on Friday.
On the Trail Racing... (DAY 5)
24th February, 2018
0600 - Official end of 12 Dog team race
0900 - Awards Breakfast at La Ronge Hotel Suite.
All are welcome. Tickets $20 per person.