December 18, 2018 – The organizing committee of Ivakkak 2019 is happy to announce that annual dog race will return to the Nunavik trails on Monday February 25, 2019. The race will depart from the community of Chisasibi heading north along the coast to the finish line in Inukjuak. It will be the first time that the Ivakkak Race goes in Chisasibi. Registration forms are now available for potential racers and their partners to fill out for the 18th edition of the Ivakkak race. The number of dogs varies from 10 to 12 per team.
As in the past, the teams are followed by a support crew that includes a veterinarian. The safety and welfare of all participants and dogs is of utmost importance to Makivik Corporation and the Ivakkak race organizing team.
For the Ivakkak’s 18th edition, the mushers will pass through the communities of Kuujjuaraapik and Umiujaq, finishing in Inukjuak. The race is expected to last for an estimated 10 days, depending on the weather.
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