Dates: February 16-22, 2019

Overal distance: 340 km

Race Marshal: Don Lyrek, Norway

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)
  • 2-dog pulka (3-dog pool)

North Hope Light 2019:

  • 8-dog team
  • 6-dog team
  • 2-dog skijoring
  • 1-dog skijoring
  • 2-4 dog pulka

Race programme:

  • Feb.15 – Vet Check, Mushers Meeting
  • Feb.16 – opening ceremony, ceremonial start, Rookie Meeting
  • Feb.17 – Stage 1 60 km/ NHL Stage 1 30 km
  • Feb.18- Stage 2 70 km/ NHL Stage 2 35 km
  • Feb.19 – Stage 3 40 km (main event only), Stage 4 40 km (night leg)/ NHL Stage 3 – 40 km (night leg)
  • Feb.20 – rest day, seminars, presentations, clinics
  • Feb.21 – Stage 5 80 km (campout checkpoint)/ NHL Stage 4 – 40 km
  • Feb.21 – Stage 6 50 km/ NHL Stage 5 – 25 km; closing and awards ceremony, mushers banquet

Also in the race program: a traditional ceremonial start along the town streets and a charity ride for children, new presentations and clinics, a race vet clinic by the best race veterinarians from all over the world, unassisted campout checkpoint in the Russian bush, partnership with Scandinavian mushing world and special race entry conditions for the mushers entering the sister-races, a project of an exclusive collectors’ race poster by common artistic effort of a legendary Alaskan artist Jon Van Zyle and the winner of the art contest Sled Dogs Through Kids Eyes, new guests and speakers and a worthy prize fund from our generous partners.

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