Cain’s Quest is returning to Labrador’s Tundra for the 3,000-mile Snowmobile Endurance Race.
A total of 37 teams are registered and scheduled to be on the starting line on Saturday, March 4, first the first time since COVID-19 struck in March 2020.
Chris Lacy is the Chair of the Cain Quests Board and said while it’s exciting to be nearing the start of the race, organizers are scrambling to find volunteers to help the race run. A volunteer blitz is scheduled for this weekend at the Labrador Mall in Labrador City to try to get people on board.
Lacy said last Wednesday, “we need people at the starting line, we need people at the finish line, we need organizing the banquet, we need people organizing the fan nigh, which is one of the biggest events that we have.”
The team also needs volunteers to work the race check point, he added, including the remote areas of Labrador, hundreds of kilometers away from residential areas.
Lacy said teams are excited to return to Labrador after 3 years away from the race which has garnered international attention and draws competitors from across NL, Canada and Europe. He said 1 team is returning from Finland this year.
“Just knowing that we are able to do it again and get back on the snow and start bringing this type again is something that is the most exciting to me.”
Teams are usually made up of 4 to 5 people, and a run at Cain’s Quest can cost more than $40,000.
“People can’t fathom what it is until it starts happening and you start following them and tracking them,” Lacy added.
“Following the racers and seeing them what they have to go through, every community and checkpoints where they go through, how hyped they get. And then facebook is just full of it the full week of the race. It is just amazing.”
Courtesy Cain’s Quest Website.