During the 5k run (happening under the midnight sun, around 11pm) one runner displayed amazing dedication. Farrell Pope, high school student in Inuvik, completed the run despite a broken leg.
It was the highlight of the year. Pure, positive-thinking sportsmanship.
The Midnight Sun Run happened a few weeks ago at the end of June.
Runners can complete a 5k, 10k and 21k (half-marathon) starting at 10pm. The run happens at the peak of 24-hour sunlight.
Here’s the midnight sun, at the exact second of midnight. The photo is a little overexposed, but you get the idea. Summer is bright here!
Walking around at 12:30am last night, unable to sleep.
Looking around at a very illuminated Inuvik, and realizing: 24-hour sunlight is now here.