The itinerary for 2020 is as follows…..
In order for athletes and volunteers to make some of their arrangements the following is the proposed itinerary for 2020.
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 21st to Sunday 23rd February
Athletes to arrive in Whitehorse.
The pre race events will all be centred around the High Country Inn in Whitehorse.
Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th February
Mandatory kit check appointments
Monday 24th February
pm – Race welcome.
pm – Final Mandatory Kit check
Tuesday 25th February
am – Outdoor kit and sled testing session
pm – Loading vehicles (primarily sleds onto trailer)
Wednesday 26th February
am – Depart from Whitehorse
pm – Evening meal and bar available at Eagle Plains at own expense
Thursday 27th February
am – 10.30 am THE RACE COMMENCES at Eagles Plains
pm – Athletes cross the line into the Arctic Circle
Sunday 1st March
am – 10.30am – 120 mile race finishes at Ft McPherson.
Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th the 380 mile race continues.
Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th March
120 mile athletes return to Whitehorse either by road or by air from Inuvik to be booked by athlete.
Saturday 7th March
am – 10.30am – 380 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 8th March
am – Athletes and support crew depart Eagle Plains for Whitehorse.**
pm – Athletes and support crew arrive back at Whitehorse.**
Monday 9th 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 10th March and in addition are advised to have travel insurance to cover the possibility of being delayed further.