RACE UPDATE- Day 1 March 2, 2018, Labrador City, NL, Canada
The Cain’s Quest Snowmobile Endurance Race got off to a roaring start on beautiful Friday afternoon in Labrador City! Racers headed out to Churchill Falls for their first layover from the Start Line on Elm Ave in Labrador City. Forty-one two-man teams and their support crews, made their way through Labrador’s backcountry in the first leg of the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race.
A fast ride to Checkpoint #1 Churchill Falls as expected. At this time, eleven teams are still making their way through the country.
Early on in the afternoon Team 99 & Team 80 ran into some mechanical issues . Also stalled were Team 92 for a short time. All teams made it in to the Checkpoint safely, with the last team arriving at 20:43 pm.
The layover Checkpoint #1 Churchill Falls is twelve hours in length, after which time racers will head north to remote Checkpoint #2 Sail Lake. Racers will have access to pre-purchased fuel at the remote checkpoint, Sail Lake, then on to Nain for their for the next 12-hour layover.
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Cain’s Quest is the world’s toughest and longest snowmobile endurance race. It is an incredible off-trail riding adventure where teams of two battle in an all-out race through 3,200 kilometres of deep snow and thick wooded areas in some of the most remote parts of Labrador. The race is managed by Cain’s Quest Inc., a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.