Origin of Greenland’s Running of the Moskus Race
The first race was held in August of 2012 and was the idea of some employees of the original race host – Polar Field Services . The number of participants in the first event was 50 and has grown steadily over the years. The number of participants was over 180 in 2015. As they say, not bad for a town of 499. Here are some descriptive field notes from the 2013 event
The race is truly a Kangerlussuaq community effort. Many local businesses and groups, from tour companies to local artists and craftsmen, to the Kangerlussuaq school’s young student body, helps organize and host the event.
Message From our Previous Schoolmaster
“The school really appreciate the support from the musk ox run.” Mvh. Jens Borch Scharnberg
“…The money is being used to pay for small cottages in Denmark. Our 6 graders goes to Denmark for 8-10 days in May. From the cottages the children goes to visit places, that gives them a greater perspective in life. It can be an Experimentarium, Planetarium but they also visit a school in Denmark and work places. So the money is also for tickets. The municipal pays the aeroplane tickets and the parents also make events where they earn money for the trip.” Mvh. Jens Borch Scharnberg