It is the 9th year the runners club in Ilulissat is arranging the 3 day race "Kangia Race". They started Friday afternoon and will be back Sunday. Due to a long winter, it is still cold in Ilulissat with lots of snow in the mountains, which could be the reason for that only 22 teams are participating this year.
But they were all ready and happy at the very vet football field.
They have to be 2-3 runners per team for safety reasons. Each team has to have a radio, tent, sleeping bags, first aid etc. They pack all this very tight to fit in a backpack which they run with the entire race.
All the runners start at the same time each day and sleep at the same spots out in the big great nature.
I have been participating in this race 5 times and I can tell you it's a great race, very challenging and amazing!
Here you see the runners getting ready at the countdown.