Polardistans/ WSA/ IFSS Announcement
Polardistans 2021 to double as IFSS and WSA Long-distance World Championship 2021
We are pleased to announce that Polardistans, the long-established long-distance race for purebred sled dogs, has joined forces with the IFSS and the WSA. Through this unique partnership Long-Distance World Championship titles will be on offer at Polardistans in both purebred as well as all-breed classes.
Polardistans will take place from 2-6 March 2021 in Särna (Sweden) and will kick off the largest sled dog festival ever celebrated in Europe. From 2-14 March 2021, close to 500 purebred and all-breed sled dog teams are expected to compete for World Championship titles in Skidog, Sled Sprint and Mid-Distance and Skidog and Sled Long-Distance classes at three venues (Särna, Ramundberget and Åsarna) in central Sweden.
At Polardistans, in the 300 km race World Championship titles will be available for purebred teams in 1-4 dog pulka as well as 8- and 12-dog sled classes and for all-breed teams in 8- and 12-dog sled classes. The IFSS long-distance race rules supplemented by a number of Polardistans specific rules apply.
No one can predict what will happen during the next months when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. We might face new travel restrictions worldwide and other regulations that will affect how sport events can be organized. Therefore, Polardistans, the WSA and IFSS will make their final decision on whether the 2021 On-Snow World Championships can go ahead by 1 December 2020.