2024 Nunavut Quest Begins Monday

2024 Nunavut Quest Begins Monday

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Iqaluit, Nunavut –April 12, 2024– The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is excited for this years Nunavut Quest. The race will start on Monday, April 15th, in Arctic Bay. Twelve mushers from three communities will make the estimated one-week trek from Arctic Bay to Pond Inlet.


•Jashua Qiliqti Ivalu

•Jinneal Uttak(Nanuraq)

Arctic Bay

• David Oyukuluk

•Jeremy Koonoo

•Michael Qaunaq

•Donovan Qaunaq

•Tom Naqitarvik

•Andrew Philip Taqtu (Apak)

Pond Inlet

•Lee Inuarak

•Panuilie Enuaraq

•Daniel Inuarak•Owen Jaworenko

QIA supports Nunavut Quest through it’s $100, 000 allotment from the Qikiqtani Truth Commission funding, dedicated to the Qimuksiqtiit Revitalization efforts.

This year’s prizes are as follows:
1st Place – $20,000

2nd Place – $15,000

3rd Place – $10,000

4th Place – $5,000

5th Place – $2,500

6th – 12th Place – $2,000

There will also be group of students from Igloolik, supported through QIA’s Ilagiiktunut Fund programming and in partnership with Nunatsiaq News and Connected North, travelling with the race and acting as official timekeepers. The students will be outfitted with a Mobile Starlink device and will send updated throughout the race.

QIA encourages Inuit and community members to stay tuned to QIA’s facebook page and website for further updates and news on the Nunavut Quest and its participants. You can see live tracking information from our Garmin devices at www.qia.ca
Good luck to all 2024 Nunavut Quest participants!


For media contact, please contact:
Karen Flaherty
Director, Strategic Communications
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
(P)867.975.8398 or toll-free 1.800.667.2742

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