10-12 April, 2022

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10-12 April, 2022

 

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Welcome to Tobacco Trail, a long distance sleddog race in the far north of Sweden. The origin of the race goes back to when two warm hearts wanted to share one cold place; sled dog professionals and enthusiasts Birgitta Fernstrom and Taisto Thorneus saw the potential of a race in their home town of Kiruna (famed for its Iron Mine) and Saivomoutka at the Finnish border. For locals, this path is best known for its use during WWII when smugglers would transport tobacco and other contraband goods between the borders, so it’s not hard to see how the race got its name “Tobacco Trail”.

These days, the race focuses around the town of Lannavaara and offers a fun, exciting and friendly competition for all mushers in the following categories:

 

  • 150km (approx.) for Limited Class (6-8 dogs)
  • 300km (approx.) for Limited Class (8 dogs)
  • 300km (approx.) for Open Class (12 dogs)

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Nytt start datum för Tobacco Trail 2022!Tobacco Trail den 10 – 12 aprilVi flyttar starten från fredag till söndag den 10 april kl.11.00. Starten går utanförAurora Mountain Lodge i lannavaara. New date for the start of Tobacco Trail 2022!Tobacco trail 10 - 12 april 2022.The start will now be on Sunday the 10th April at 11.00.The start will be at Aurora Mountain Lodge in Lannavaara. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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REGISTER NOW ONLINE! Thanks for everyone's patience as we've dealt with some technical difficulties with the registration form on our website. We've done some fixes and had some new registrations in the last few days so everything should be working again, so if you would like to take part in the race, please register!In the unlikely event that you still have problems registering, or you have registered and paid but your name does not appear on the list of mushers on our website, then please contact us at info@tobaccotrail.se.Happy Trails! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Last weekend dogs, musher and handlers enjoyed a well organised Kauppinen wide open championship. This year the distance was 153km including a 90 min rest and a overnight checkpoint. Great traning competition!Results:1: Zbynek Hruska : 07.56 (10 dogs)2: Per Svedin : 08.07.40 (10 dogs)3: Taisto Torneus : 08.13 ( 8 dogs)4: Thomas Rosenkrantz : 08.15,40 (10 dogs)5: Anna-Lena Hallergren: 08.30,20 ( 8 dogs )6: Tony Wachs : 09.19,45 ( 9 dogs )7: Sami Silvennoinen : 09.28,30 (9 dogs)8: Rebecca Tegl : 09.32.30 (8 dogs )9: Marcos Glez : 10.30 (10 dogs )Junior class:1 : Frida Kalla : 09.43,30 ( 6 dogs ) ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Copyright © TORNE RIVER Sleddog Club 2022

Official race photographer Anna Öhlund
(Image copyright 2022 Anna Öhlund)
Website by Sapphire Blue Web Design