HEAD RACE MARSHAL - Bart de Marie:
Bart is an aeronautical engineer from trade who now works as an IT network Solutions specialist in Prince Albert, SK. He lives with his partner, Karinna and their two sons, William and Samuel in Christopher Lake, SK.
Bart has been involved with the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog race since 2005, where he saw his brother run the 12 dog race. The year after he ran the 6 dog race and has since participated 3 more times as a musher in the 12 dog race in 2008, 2009 and 2013. He also has been involved in helping organizing this race as a volunteer trail worker, website developer or as a handler for his brother and for the past few years as a member of the board of directors of the Gateway North Sled Dog Race Association. Bart is so far also the only Saskatchewan resident ever to run and finish the Yukon Quest Sled Dog race. A 1000 mile long distance race that runs from Fairbanks Alaska to Whitehorse Yukon. He ran this race in 2010.
Other races include the Fort St. James 200, Torch River run and some other smaller local mid distance races over the years.
Bart brings a decade worth of (Canadian Challenge) Sled Dog Race experience with him. His variety of participation levels (musher, handler, volunteer, board of directors), we feel confident that he is up to the task to lead this 20th Canadian Challenge Sled Dog race into another successful edition.

RACE MARSHAL - Jim Cunningham:
Jim has raced Siberian Huskies for 18 years in US and Canada ending his racing career at the IFSS World Championships in Dawson City, Yukon representing Canada.
Have been marshalling for the past 22 years in the USA and Canada in different categories from sprints to ski-joring to distance.
Accredited Race Marshal by the International Federation of Sleddog Sport and the Siberian Husky Club of Canada.