Northwest Passage Marathon and Ultramarathon Details
8:30 a.m. Flight from Yellowknife to Arctic Watch, arriving at Arctic Watch at 4 p.m.
Cross the Cunningham River to Arctic Watch by raft.
Meeting in the great room for introductions, explanations, tea, coffee, cookies.
Settle into rooms
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Meeting to discuss race details.
Training day - participants have the opportunity to view sections of the course, and warm up for the coming race.
Day 3 – Race day
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Ultra race starts at 9:30 a.m. from Arctic Watch. All marathon runners will travel from Arctic Watch to Polar Bear Point by Unimog truck. Marathon race starts at 10:00 a.m. from Polar Bear Point. The course profiles the shores of the Northwest Passage, before turning inland over the tundra back to Arctic Watch.
All runners will be accompanied by an ATV support vehicle carrying food and clothing.
Day 4 – Experience Arctic Watch
Today is a chance to see more of Arctic Watch and its wildlife. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Go sea kayaking, hiking, ATVing to see Arctic scenery and wildlife such as muskox, arctic foxes, and whales. This one day safari gives race participants the opportunity to experience the Arctic in one of Canada's few truly untouched environments.
Day 5 – Departure
Today is your last day at Arctic Watch. We hike to the waterfalls in the morning. This torrent of cascading water over a series of triple waterfalls provides stunning viewds and a great place to visit for roaming muskoxen. The plane arrives in the afternoon to take you back to Yellowknife.
Accommodation is in small private cabins. Arctic Watch has sixteen cabins.
Minimum group size is 12 runners, maximum is 32.
Northwest Passage Marathon Package at Arctic Watch: TBA
Transportation from Yellowknife: Included
Total cost per person: TBA