The itinerary for 2018 is as follows…..

In order for athletes and volunteers to make some of their arrangements the following is the proposed itinerary for 2018. It might be subject to tweaking as the race gets closer, but the principle dates for the benefit of booking flights and accommodation in Whitehorse won’t be changing.

Weekend 3rd/4th March

First Athletes arrive in Whitehorse.
The pre race events will all be centred around the High Country Inn (tbc) in Whitehorse.

Monday 5th March

Last sensible date for athletes to arrive.

Tuesday 6th March

pm – Race welcome.
pm – Mandatory Kit check.
pm – Evening Outdoor kit and sled testing session.

Wednesday 7th March

am – Loading vehicles (primarily sleds onto trailer) and depart.
pm – Travel to Dawson with stops along the way for sight seeing etc.
pm – Sourtoe Cocktails at Downtown Hotel Dawson City. Evening meal and Bar available.

Thursday 8th March

am – Opportunity to look around Dawson.
am and pm – Leisurely travel up the Dempster Highway to Eagle Plains with stops along the way for sight seeing.
Evening – Arrival at Eagle Plain. Evening meal and bar available.

Friday 9th March

am – 9.00am – Race starts.
pm – Athletes cross into the Arctic Circle.

Monday 12th March

am – 9.00am – 120 mile race finishes at Ft McPherson.

Monday 12th to Saturday 17th the 350 mile race continues.

Tuesday 13th March

am – Flight from Inuvik for 120 athletes returning to Whitehorse.

Wednesday 14th March

am – Alternative flight for 120 athletes returning to Whitehorse


Friday 16th March

pm – Drum Dancing and display of Arctic Sports in Tuktoyaktuk (tbc)

Saturday 17th March

am – 9.00am – 350 mile race finishes at Tuktoyaktuk.
am – Athletes and support crew depart Tuktoyaktuk.**
pm – Athletes and support crew arrive Eagle Plains.**
Evening – Stop over at Eagle Plains. Evening meal and bar available.**

Sunday 18th March

am – Athletes and support crew depart Eagle Plains for Whitehorse.**

pm – Athletes and support crew arrive back at Whitehorse.**

Monday 19th March

pm – Post race celebration meal and Inukshuk presentation.

** NOTE – The return travel arrangements are all subject to the road being open to Eagle Plains on the journey back. Athletes are STRONGLY advised not to book their homeward flights out of Whitehorse before Tuesday 20th March and in addition are advised to have travel insurance to cover the possibility of being delayed further.