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!!
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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