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New mandatory rest 2016

Due to the lengthening of the race from last year’s 305km to 322km, the Board have taken the decision to increase the mandatory rest time to 15 hours total. This is an increase of one hour on previous years. 

For 2016, 9 of the 15 hours can be taken at the Musher’s discretion at the first two checkpoints (Ovre Soppero I and/or Saivomuotka). On leaving checkpoint 2 (Saivomuotka), the Musher must have rested a minimum of 9 hours. The remaining 6 hours must be taken at Checkpoint 3 (Ovre Soppero II).