2-5 April 2020

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Welcome

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”.

Each year, the race 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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Volunteer on Tobacco Trail?
Do you like animal generally and dogs especially ?
Are you curious about sleddogsports and want to know more about competitions?
Are you passionate about what happens where you live ?
Then YOU are the PERFECT volunteer for Tobacco Trail, an invaluable link between
organizer, competitors and the public.
What does a volunteer do?
The tasks are many and varied. The competition starts Thursday early morning when we open registration for the Mushers and have the mandatory veterinarian check. On Friday we start the race and finish some time between Suturday night and Sunday morning, with a prize ceremony on Sunday evening.
There are simple duties where no special experience is required, and there are duties where you work together with veterinarian team and the secretariat/organisers.
What`s a long distance race with sleddogs?
A long distance race continues around the clock, through the day and night. The competitors race in different categories. Start, finish and checkpoint are in Lannavaara.
Volunteers are needed around the clock from the race start to the last team crossing the finish line. As individuals are not able to work around the clock, we need plenty of volunteers to make up a full schedule.
All help is welcome so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you can help for just a few hours or whole days.
Food, drink and lodging during the race?
Volunteers have free food and lodging (can be on the floor) during the race. Bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and headlight!
Do you want to help us?
Send a mail to Birgitta Fernström: birfernstrom@telia.com eller SMS +4670 2320063
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Frivillig på Tobacco Trail ?
Gillar du djur i allmänhet och hundar i synnerhet?
Är du nyfiken på slädhundssporten och vill veta mer?
Brinner du för det som händer saker i ditt närområde?
Då är DU den PERFEKTA frivillige till Tobacco Trail, en ovärderlig länk mellan tävlingsarrangörer, deltagare och publik.
Vad gör en funktionär?
Frivilliguppgifterna är många alltifrån enkla uppgifter där ingen särskild erfarenhet krävs till uppgifter i samarbete med bl.a. veterinärteam, skoterpatrull och sekretariat.
Vad är en långdistanstävling med draghundar?
En långdistanstävling pågår dygnet runt, deltagarna kör olika etapper med vila på fasta checkpoints. Start, mål och checkpoint sker i Lannavaara.
Frivilliga behövs dygnet runt från start tills sista spann är i mål. Alla jobbar inte dygnet runt, vi ser till att dela upp oss och därför behöver vi vara många.
All hjälp är välkommen så tveka inte att höra av dig om du vill hjälpa till några timmar eller flera dagar.
Mat, dryck och logi under tävling?
Frivilliga bjuds på mat och logi (detta kan vara golvplats).Medtag sovsäck, liggunderlag och pannlampa.
Vill du hjälpa oss? Kontakta Birgitta Fernström: birfernstom@telia.com eller SMS +4670 2320063
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Copyright © TORNE RIVER Sleddog Club 2020

Official race photographer Anna Öhlund
(Image copyright 2020 Anna Öhlund)
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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