Canada’s Longest Snowmobile Endurance Race

10 Jan 2011

Cain’s Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race is the main annual winter event in Labrador and is said to be the ultimate in extreme racing.  On March 12, 2011, racers will gather in Labrador City and roar off on a 2,500-km journey through the Labrador wild, hitting 18 remote checkpoints and a further nine community checkpoints. Racers will have to bring their “A game” in this true test of endurance. And indeed they should. Racers compete for a shot at a $65,000 prize purse.

In March 2011, Cain’s Quest will be hosting its first ever “Ladies Edition”. At 650 km, in a race to Churchill Falls and back, ladies will compete for a $20,000 prize purse.

The main race route includes the communities of Labrador City/Wabush, Churchill Falls, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale, Natuashish, and to the province’s most northern town of Nain. Racers will travel during day and night, depending on personal navigational skills and their knowledge of GPS tracking, to make their way from checkpoint to checkpoint. Riders will tackle the variance in terrain and unpredictable temperatures and weather patterns.

Snowmobile enthusiasts and race fans across the globe will be able to watch the race in real time on the Cain’s Quest website. But the real excitement, of course, will be for those watching from the front line.

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