Ivakkak sled dog race mushers reach Kangirsuk

Allen Gordon and Johnny Kooktook of Kuujjuaq were the first mushers to arrive in Kangirsuk in Nunavik's 400 km Ivakkak sled dog race.
Musher Allen Gordon of Kuujjuaq goes for a practice run the day before the start of the 2014 Ivakkak sled dog race in Kangiqsujuaq with a load of four young women from the community. (Alec Gordon/CBC)

Racers in the Ivakkak dog team race in Nunavik have reached Kangirsuk, Que.

They began arriving Thursday afternoon. Allen Gordon and Johnny Kooktook of Kuujjuaq were the first to arrive in Kangirsuk.

Race organizers have decided teams will spend two days in Kangirsuk before the race resumes. The teams will head next to Aupaluk, and then on to the finish in Tasiujaq.

The race began on Monday in Kangiqsujuaq. This year's Ivakkak race will cover about 400 kilometres in Nunavik.