The itinerary for 2019 is as follows…..
In order for athletes and volunteers to make some of their arrangements the following is the proposed itinerary for 2019. 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.
Friday 1st to Monday 4th March
First Athletes arrive in Whitehorse.
The pre race events will all be centred around the High Country Inn in Whitehorse.
Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th March
Mandatory kit check appointments
Tuesday 5th March
am – Race welcome.
pm – Mandatory Kit check.
pm – Evening Outdoor kit and sled testing session
pm – Loading vehicles (primarily sleds onto trailer)
Wednesday 6th March
am – Depart from Whitehorse
pm – Evening meal and bar available at Eagle Plains at own expense
Thursday 7th March
am – 10.30 am THE RACE COMMENCES at Eagles Plains
pm – Athletes cross the line into the Arctic Circle
Sunday 10th March
am – 9.00am – 120 mile race finishes at Ft McPherson.
Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th the 350 mile race continues.
Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th March
120 mile athletes return to Whitehorse either by road or by air from Inuvik
Saturday 16th March
am – 10.30am – 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 17th March
am – Athletes and support crew depart Eagle Plains for Whitehorse.**
pm – Athletes and support crew arrive back at Whitehorse.**
Monday 18th March
pm – Post race celebration meal in Whitehorse
** 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 19th March and in addition are advised to have travel insurance to cover the possibility of being delayed further.