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 groundskeeper at Inuvik’s golf course, getting the course ready.
If you would like to see the golf course, why not check out this interview on Sun News with Inuvik mayor Denny Rodgers and Ezra Levant
Canada’s football league is the CFL and the top team are the BC Lions. Three players visited the high school this week. They spoke about the many challenges which they had to overcome on their way to achieving their dream of playing pro football: Obstacles like not having fathers at home, being raised in poverty, even serving time in a young offenders’ facility.
It was an inspiring event and everyone had a great time.
The Arctic Winter Games are coming up and they include arctic sports. Games like the one-foot high kick, two-foot high kick, Alaskan high-kick, the airplane, etc.
These photos were taken at the recent tryouts held in Inuvik at Sie Alexandre Mackenzie School.
During the winter it’s always a good idea to get active. Inuvik has great gym facilities which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The passes are only about $40 a month and you get a magnetic swipe card. You can stop by any time. There are treadmills, weights, rowing machines, presses, stair machines and more.
Third photo courtesy Merven Gruben: Ultra-marathon runner Alicja Barahona ran 370 km from Inuvik to Tuk and back in under a week.
Local runners took a bus and ran alongside her, for the last 30km of her journey.
The fundraiser — which took place at -30 —- gathered almost $20,000 for the Inuvik Homeless Shelter.