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 marshal was also busy going around clearing his chick list to make sure everything is in order.
The dogs were mushed a few kilometers from town out onto the sea ice, special attention is given to insure that the dogs are out of the tidal area as the area affected by the tide can be dangerous with shifting sea ice.
With these final preparations out of the way we are now ready to hit the race trail!