Race Rules of Interest
Marathon mandatory layovers are at Finland (upbound) and Two Harbors (downbound). Both are for 6 hrs. (Start differentials will be adjusted at Finland).
Marathon total rest time is 32 hrs.
There is no set location for Mid-distance layovers.
Mid-distance total rest time is 8 hrs.
Start differentials will be made up at Finland (Marathon) or wherever the mandatory vet check is made during a layover (mid-distance race).
Marathon teams can be 12-14 dogs at start and must have a minimum of 6 at all times.
Mid-distance teams can be 6-8 dogs at the start and must have a minimum of 5 dogs at all times.
Time cards and vet cards do NOT have to be carried with the musher.
Only northern dog breeds will be allowed to enter.
Marathon: 5 pm Fri. Feb. 8. Also, a team may be removed from the race anytime it is deemed non-competitive by the race marshal.
Mid-distance: All teams must check out of Finland within 12 hrs of the departure time of the first team. All teams must finish within 12 hours of the winner.