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Information about festivals, sports tournaments, holidays, and other events in Greenland.

Running Marathons in Greenland

Arctic Circle Skiing Race
Race across the Sisimiut countryside on the west coast of Greenland, approximately 65 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. The total distance of the race is 160 kilometers and it takes place over three days. Two shorter distance races are held at the same time, a 100 kilometer race and a mini race for young people.

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This five day, multi-sport adventure race aross South Greenland takes place in September. Two person teams participate in several stages that include running, abseiling (rappeling), mountain biking, and kayaking..

Arctic Midnight Orienteering
Annual, multiple-day event organized by Ilulissat Orienteering Greenland (IOG) club that takes place in Llulissat, during the summer months, usually in June or July.

Arctic Palerfik Dog Sledding Race
Annual, 3-day dog sledding race in Ilulissat that usually includes more then 100 sleds, 200 participants, and about 1000 sled dogs. Usually takes place in April.

Past Sports Events in Greenland

2002 Arctic Winter Games
In 2002 the Arctic Winter Games took place March 17-23 in Nuuk, Greeland and in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Included sports and events included basketball, curling, dog mushing, gymnastics, ice hockey, speedskating, wrestling, Dene Games, and Inuit Games.

See also:
Other Events in Greeland
Greenland Travel Guide
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