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TOBACCO TRAIL 2021 CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

It is with great sadness that we, the organising board of Tobacco Trail, must announce that Tobacco Trail 2021 is CANCELLED due to the corona virus pandemic.

Despite our greatest efforts to make a safe race, and seeking permissions and input from all of the relevant authorities, the final decision was made at 17.00 this afternoon (Sunday 28th February) that the race will not go ahead this year. As organisers we are all obviously very disappointed but the safety of the community, those that live in it, and the mushers that wanted to take part, must come first. We are determined that Tobacco Trail will live on and we hope that all the mushers that signed up this year will be back in 2022! We will be very excited to welcome you to our beautiful area.

Thank you to everyone that has shown support for the race: sponsors, suppliers, mushers, volunteers. We will see you back in 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 (12-14 dogs)

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It is with great sadness that we, the organising board of Tobacco Trail, must announce that Tobacco Trail 2021 is CANCELLED due to the corona virus pandemic.

Despite our greatest efforts to make a safe race, and seeking permissions and input from all of the relevant authorities, the final decision was made at 17.00 this afternoon (Sunday 28th February) that the race will not go ahead this year. As organisers we are all obviously very disappointed but the safety of the community, those that live in it, and the mushers that wanted to take part, must come first. We are determined that Tobacco Trail will live on and we hope that all the mushers that signed up this year will be back in 2022! We will be very excited to welcome you to our beautiful area.

We will now start the process of making fee refunds according to our cancellation policy on the website (see 'refunds and cancellations' at the bottom of the 'sign-up' page). This may take a while so please be patient but you can also contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you to everyone that has shown support for the race: sponsors, suppliers, mushers, volunteers. We will see you back in 2022!!
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REGISTRATION NEWS!!!!

We have now reached our maximum limit of 30 participants. This cap has been introduced so that we can organise the race with social distancing measures.

Any registrations received from this point forward will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations. As soon as a place becomes available to someone on the waiting list, you will be contacted in order of registration and will get a limited time to reply before the place is offered to someone else.

If your name does NOT appear on our website list (see link below), it means we have NOT received both your registration form AND your registration fee. Please contact us as soon as possible if this is the case so that we can make sure you are cleared to race. 🙂

If you have already signed up but would like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so we can release your place to someone else.

Thank you!

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Copyright © TORNE RIVER Sleddog Club 2020

Official race photographer Anna Öhlund
(Image copyright 2020 Anna Öhlund)
Website by Sapphire Blue Web Design