Cain’s Quest enters final stretch

Evan Careen
Published on March 10, 2016

Three teams made it into Checkpoint 15 at L'Anse Au Loup Wednesday morning. Friday will see the last push to the finish.

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With the race drawing to a close the three leading teams in Cain’s Quest will be held in Esker, the final checkpoint, until morning.

Just over half of the 37 teams who started are still in the race, covering nearly 3,500 km of challenging terrain by the time they travel from Esker to the finish line in Labrador West.

This decision was made to assure a daylight finish in Labrador City. The race rules state: “To assure a daylight finishing in Labrador City, if the first place team arrives in Checkpoint No.19 (Esker) on or after 4 p.m. the Race Marshal will designate a Mandatory “off the clock” period until 7 a.m. the next morning.”

To keep things fair, each team checking into Esker after the top teams restart will be delayed the same amount of time. Once the top three teams crossed the line, no other teams will be subject to the delay.

Barring any unexpected issues, racers are expected to start arriving at about 10 a.m. The finish line is located on Tanya Lake in Labrador City.

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