Cain's Quest 2008

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Nov 30, -0001 12:00 AM
The third annual Cain's Quest, held March 9-14, 2008, was deemed another success. At the starting line in Labrador City, 27 teams from eastern Canada and the U.S. lined up, ready to test their mettle in the longest snowmobile endurance race in Canada - 2,000 km of ungroomed powder, over hills and valleys, across lakes and bogs, and in extreme cold and snow conditions. It's an extreme challenge and this year 13 teams failed to make the entire trek to Churchill Falls, Happy Valley-Goose Bay and back to the finish line at Labrador City. The winners of the $25,000 first place prize were teammates Gerard Rumbolt and John Efford from Labrador City. They finished the course at 10:33:01 on March 13. The last team crossed the finish line at 1:18:00 on March 14. Here are some views of the race, submitted by Downhome readers Neil Simmons and Darrell King (also an organizer with Cain's Quest).