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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)

Photo: Anna Öhlund

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Norwegian Tomas Werner wins Iditarod 2020. Its was an enormous performance after many years. We who are interested of long distance followed Mats Pettersson from Kiruna. This year he is at home, but one of his ”pupil” Fabio Berlusconi came to Nome March 22 with 10 dogs.

Another friend who have compete in Tobacco Trail is Tom Frode Johansen from Norway. He have also finish Iditarod.

Fabio Berlusconi
Hometown: Lomazzo, ITALY

Biography
Fabio Berlusconi, 34, was born and raised in the Lake Como area on northern Italy. He has a Master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Translation from the University of Milan. Fabio has been mushing since 2011, when he moved to Kiruna, Sweden, and started handling and guiding tours for Iditarod veteran, Mats Pettersson. In the following years he began racing in Scandinavia, and in 2018 he decided to focus on running the Iditarod. He has spent the last two winters in Willow and ran his qualifiers with Iditarod Champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom’s dogs in 2019. This year, he expects to show up at the start line with a team from Linwood Fiedler’s Wayfinder Kennel. In the summertime, Fabio works as a fly fishing guide, which is his other great passion besides dogs; he also loves mountain biking, hiking, and music. He plays guitar and has been a professional musician. Fabio is a member of the Torne River Sleddog Club.
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Refunds

All payments via our website has been refunded and that the transaction will take 5-10 days.

People that have payed their entry fees via swish or direct payment to our account needs to contact lotta.olausson@icloud.com
with their bank details so that we can refund their entry-fees.
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Tobacco Trail 2020 cancelled.

It is a tough blow for us in the competition organization to have to announce that the Tobacco Trail 2020, long and medium distance, has been canceled due to the spread of the corona virus. The Swedish Sports Dog Association announced tonight that all racing activities will be suspended until further notice. This is to prevent further spread of the corona virus.

Finnmarkslöpet has chosen to cancel FL1200 and we think that is the wisest decision since we have some teams and crew that has been to Finnmarkslöpet.

The competition organization will announce solutions and alternatives to repay starting fees.

We regret the extra hassle this entails for all participants and hope that everyone is motivated to return next year.

We would like to thank everyone who worked for the new Tobacco Trail concept, especially our partners in Lannavaara, our sponsors and officials who have done a fantastic job and all the support we received for this year's competition. We warmly welcome you back next year.

Tobacco Trail Competition Organization
Birgitta Fernström / competition manager /
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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