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Continued poor weather conditions mean another day in Quaqtaq

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There hasn’t been much improvement in weather between Quaqtaq and Kangiqsujuaq. Because of this, the race will have to be cancelled another day to insure the safety of the teams and support crew.

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Poor weather conditions put the race on hold another day.

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Due to continued poor weather conditions, and forecasted high winds for tonight, the race officials along with their support crews have decided that it would be better to cancel the race for today. Better weather is in the forecast for…

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The race gets back on the trail!

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Weather conditions have improved, Racers will begin departing at 10am. The racers will be leaving in the following order; Willie Cain Aisa Surusila Maasiu Arngak Peter boy Jean Marie Sandy Jaaka 7 Novalinga George Kauki Junior May Aloupa Kauki

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Continued poor weather conditions postpone the race for another day.

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Due to safety concerns the race has been postponed another day. High winds and poor trail conditions on the land are the result of this decision. The race scouts spent the morning on the trail ahead monitoring the conditions and…

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Race will be postponed another day.

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Due to continued concerning winds, Ivakkak will postpone its departure from Kangirsuk, tentatively by another day. Some of the crew members are talented musicians and are offering to entertain the community of Kangirsuk tonight!

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Team 11 Drops out of the Race

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Musher Edua Lucassie and his partner Steven Airo (team 11) have decided they will be dropping out of the race. One of his female dogs went into heat, which has been giving the team issues. Removing the dog from his…

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Race on hold due to forecasted high winds

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The Race officials along with the Teams have decided that with the projected high winds in the forecast it would be safer for the teams to stay in Kangirsuk today. Charlie Alaku and the crew members will be busy checking…

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Mushers leave this morning.

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The mushers are scheduled to hit the race trail again by 10 o’clock this morning. The next community for them to hit will be Kangirsuk, but before reaching the community the mushers will be stopping and setting camp at Nuluaqtalik.…

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Tasiujaq hosts a community feast to welcome Ivakkak 2018!

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The community of Tasiujaq hosted a feast to welcome all the Participants and staff to their community, and of course to the start of the 2018 edition of the Ivakkak Race. The Mushers and Support crew enjoyed great food along…

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Preparation Day before the start

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The Ivakkak Crew along with the mushers are taking care of their final preparations before the start of the race tomorrow. Julie Ducrocq, Ivakkak’s vet tended to a few of the dogs who had injuries. Johnny Ovvout, Ivakkak’s returning race…

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 Race delayed due to stormy weather.

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Due to weather, the start of the 2018 Ivakkak Dogsled Race has been delayed. The new starting date is Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10am. The Trail Coordinator, Charlie Alaku along with 5 support crew members left Kangiqsujuaq on Wednesday, March 14…

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