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.