History and former results

 

Everything started in 2014. Many races cancelled due the disasterous winter. In Finland, almost all mid- and long distance races was cancelled because of bad snow conditions. Then we start to think: Tankavaara area is one of the snow-guarantee places in Finland, can we make some small happening in there…was late of March so we start organizing things immediately, we got permission to use one old track and hurry we put some information in facebook. So, next we had to find tempting name. Race center was in Tankavaara Gold Village, track goes through Finnish prospectors historic areas, winner gets gold, second gets silver and third gets bronze, so this happening got the name GOLD RUSH RUN to honour of the history of prospectors.

Happening was organized very short notice, but still there was immediately ten participations. Few have to cancel cause busy on the work, and first day start there was five mushers and also few trekkers going on the track in beautiful national park. Although whole happening was organized in two weeks and only five mushers started the race, the atmosphere was high and sunny weather favour mushers. After the race it was clear that we organize this happening again in 2015 and much bigger!

 

Gold Rush Run 2018:

Open class 265km:

Limited class 2x70km:

Sport class 2x 45km:

Gold Rush Run 2017:

Open class 265km:

Limited class 2x 70km:

Sport class 2x 47km:

 

Gold Rush Run 2016:

Open class 255km:

Results open class jpg

Limited class 2x 85km:

Results limited class jpg

Sport class 2x 40km:

Results sport class jpg

 

Gold Rush Run 2015:

Open class 300km:

Total
1.                  Ole Wingren 15:32:14
2.                  Alister Dunlop 16:11:30
3.                  Christine Karijord 17:11:20
4.                  Alexaner Schwarz 17:21:34
5.                  Philip Ross 18:08:14
6.                  Tone Ekrann Aarak 18:32:12
7.                  Matti Salmi 18:34:30
8.                  Jussi Riihimäki 18:52:26
9.                  Jaakko Raunio 19:06:24
10.               Dag Broch 19:44:32
11.               Thom Brenner 20:19:52
12.                Katja Bosch 20:20:55
13.                Tinja Myllykangas 20:23:55
14.               Ulla Halonen 29:13:30
DNF                 Joni Elomaa
DNF                  Milla Alatalo
DNF                  Katja Lindberg
DNF                 Juha Laine
DNF                 Tapani Arpiainen

 

Limited class 2x85km:

Results 8dogs.
Friday Saturday Total
25. Istvan Drahos 5:59:36 6:27:06 12:26:42
26. Tomas Nyheim Lambela 6:15:19 6:27:23 12:42:42
23. Kari-Matti Bruun 7:05:54 6:45:10 13:51:04
27. Kelly Roller 6:29:03 8:04:05 14:33:48
22. Sini Ampuja 7:10:28 8:02:56 15:13:24
21. Reija Aaltonen 7:13:22 DNF
24. Tiina Maaninen 8:21:57 DNF

 

Sport class 2x45km:

Friday Saturday Total
1. Ritva Hannuniemi 1:58:36 2:12:55 4:11:31
2. Jari Snåre 2:02:16 2:19:24 4:21:24
3. Ronja Snåre 2:04:18 2:21:26 4:25:44
4. Outi Kunnari 2:28:45 2:30:23 4:59:08
5. Anne Kiijärvi 2:28:36 2:34:56 5:03:32
6. Kirsimarja Vessari 2:34:52 2:50:12 5:25:04
7. Laura Kääriäinen 2:44:46 2:55:08 5:39:54
8. Jaana Wiks Näsi 2:48:41 2:56:39 5:45:20
9. Charlotte Hayden 2:56:09 2:59:02 5:55:11
10. Minna-Mari Posti 3:35:53 4:05:08 7:41:01
11. Annika Ingerö 3:45:01 4:07:13 7:52:14
12. Mika Karhapää 3:59:26 4:10:59 8:10:25
39. Satumarja Stenman DNF

 

Gold Rush Run 2014 (2x85km):

Open class:

  1. Jussi Riihimäki   05:29:48 / 05:50:13 = 11:20:01
  2. Antti Parkkima   07:00:57 / 07:12:24 = 14:13:21
  3. Ossi Kaltti   05:12:38 / DNS

Limited class:

  1. Hannu Tirkkonen   05:20:43 / 05:37:00 = 10:57:43
  2. Katja Lindberg   06:43:57 / 07:39:24 = 14:23:21