XII International North Hope Stage Sled Dog Race 2018

Dates: February 10-16, 2018

Overal distance: 340 km

Race marshal: Don Lyrek, Norway

Judge, RM Assistant: Elena Litvinova, Russia

Head Vet: Caroline Griffitts, USA

Classes:

  • 8-10 dog team (12-dog pool)
  • 6-8 do team (10-dog pool)
  • 2-dog skijoring (3-dog pool)
  • 1-4 dog pulka (5-dog pool)

North Hope Light 2018:

  • 8-dog team
  • 6-dog team
  • 2-dog skijoring
  • 1-dog skijoring

Race programme:

  • Feb.9 – Vet Check, Mushers Meeting
  • Feb.10  – opening ceremony, ceremonial start, Rookie Meeting
  • Feb.11 – Stage 1 60 km/ NHL Stage 1 30 km
  • Feb.12- Stage 2 70 km/ NHL Stage 2 35 km
  • Feb.13 – Stage 3 40 km (main event only), Stage 4 40 km (night leg)/ NHL Stage 3 – 40 km (night leg)
  • Feb.14 – rest day, seminalrs, presentations, clinics
  • Feb.15 – Stage 5 80 km (campout checkpoint)/ NHL Stage 4 – 40 km
  • Feb.16 – Stage 6 50 km/ NHL Stage 5 – 25 km; closing and awards ceremony, mushers banquet

Also in the programme: a traditional ceremonial start along the town streets and a charity ride for children, new presentations and clinics, unassisted campout checkpoint in the Russian bush, North Hope Post, new guests and speakers and a worthy prize fund from our generous partners, home-like, family atmosphere and many more.

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