Ivakkak 2015 – Day 1 Race Results

The 2015 Ivakkak dog team race began today at 10am in Kuujjuaraapik. The Ivakkak dog team racers travelled 83.5 KM today. Peter Itukallak arrived first after 7 hours and 19 minutes of racing. Novalinga Novalinga came in 2nd and Harry Okpik came in third. Everything went well for all racers.

They came across some fog which cleared as well as some winds later on that also cleared. They finished the first leg of the race to a nice orange sunset. Later they set up camp under the Northern lights. They will resume the race tomorrow morning at 9am and arrive in Umiujaq around 5pm

1st Day Standing Results

1IttukallakPeter IttukallakJuani Nutaraaluk5Puvirnituq7:18:547:18:54
2NovalingaNovalinga NovalingaJuani Uqaituq10Puvirnituq7:21:147:21:14
3OkpikHarry OkpikGary-Joe Angnatuk6Quaqtaq7:28:247:28:24
4SurusilakAisa SurusilakRichard Surusilak9Puvirnituq7:35:177:35:17
5GordonAllen GordonJohnny Mangi Kooktook3Kuujjuaq7:41:227:41:22
6CainWillie Cain Jr.Daniel Cain Annahatak4Tasiujaq8:02:228:02:22
7KaukiGeorge KaukiBryan David7Kuujjuaq8:14:448:14:44
8MayJunior MayAhuya Snowball May8Kuujjuaq8:29:108:29:10
9ElisiapikZackariasie ElisiapikSimon Ningeok2Inukjuak8:48:278:48:27
10Cain Billy CainDavid Nayome1Tasiujaq8:49:458:49:45
Ivakkak 2015 – Day 1 Race Results

Comments (3)

  1. Merci. Good to know what weather the teams have been experiencing. The mushers are very strong with endurance and courage. A calming way to end the day.

  2. Good luck to all racers. Nunavimmiut are proud of all the mushers and their partners keeping the tradition alive. I hope the “Spot” indicators will be activated soon so that we can follow the racers on the internet ,if the person responsible is incapable, there should be a replacement assigned to look after this immediately.

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