The Hudson Bay Quest is a wilderness race. It is a competition between the musher, dog team, weather, terrain and other competitors.
You have the possibility of encountering severe weather conditions. Past races have had temperatures of +2 – 5 C with rain to -30 C with 40 kilometer winds equalling -45 C. Trail terrain will range from lakes, rivers, tundra and snow roads. Possible snow storms or ground blizzards may stop your progression for up to 36 hours.
The Hudson Bay quest is a race like no other and an experience of a life time in a dog sledding career, but it is not a race to be taken lightly.
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It's been a busy couple of days folks! We were notified on February 01 that the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race has been forced to cancel this year's race due to poor trail conditions. We can only imagine how tough it was on the organizers that had to make that call - there is so much planning and volunteer hours that are put into setting up a race that size!
The HBQ committee was approached to allow 3 more racers in, and our already registered racers supported the move even though the deadline passed since these racers had planned on hitting the Canadian Challenge, so we are pleased to welcome some teams that will be travelling from Ft. St. James, BC, and Whitehorse, YT.
Our snazzy group of 14 racers looks like the following:
1.) Dan DiMuzio Kennel - Sleddog Energy Churchill, MB
2.) Charlie Lundie Kennel - Charlie's Kennel Churchill, MB
3.) David Daley Kennel - Wapusk Adventures Churchill, MB
4.) Justin Allen Kennel - Wapusk Adventures Churchill, MB
5.) Peter McClelland Kennel - White Wilderness Ely, MN, USA
6.) Shawn McCarty Kennel - White Wilderness Ely, MN, USA
7.) Jamie Nelson Kennel - Rocky Glenn Togo, MN, USA
8.) Craig Houghton Kennel - Craig and Sean Racing Dogs Fort St. James, BC
9.) Leanne Bergen Kennel - Gone to the Dogs Racing Sioux Lookout, ON
10.) Ryan Anderson Kennel - AnderTier Racing Ray, MN, USA
11.) Stefaan De Marie Kennel - Akela's Den Racing Kennel Christopher Lake, SK
12.) Marcel Marin Kennel - Underdog Ft. St. James, BC
13.) Jacob Heigers Kennel - isiBindi / Riverice Whitehorse, YT
14.) Nathaniel Hamlyn Kennel - Step Up Kennels Whitehorse, YT