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On a mission to change the world of dog mushing
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Thomas Wærner Team QRILL Pet
Our story

Healthy, happy and enduring sled dogs and athletes 

Focusing on race-winning performance, along with making a positive contribution to a unique and challenging endurance sport, the QRILL Pet Mushing Team is more than ‘just’ a team. Our mission is to indisputably become the best long distance dog sled team and set a new standard for all sports teams in the world.

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OUR Team

Meet our mushers

As the world’s first professional long-distance dog sled team, we can proudly say that QRILL Pet Mushing Team represents some of the best mushers in the world. Learn more about our team members Joar Leifseth Ulsom, Marit Beate Kasin, Thomas Wærner and Hanna Lyrek


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The beginning

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The unique trails around the world

Iditarod (Alaska, USA)

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as the Last Great Race on Earth, is an annual long-distance sled dog race held in March. Started in 1973, the race covers a trail from Anchorage to Nome in Alaska and is one of the toughest and highly competitive races. The Mushers and a team of 16 dogs cover a distance of 1000 miles / 1600 km in 8-15 days.

Femund Race (Røros, Norway)

The Femund race, one of Europe's toughest long distance races, is an annual long-distance dog sled race started 25 years ago. The race is extremely challenging for both mushers and dogs, where they may face temperatures as low as -40°C and occasional snow storms. The race starts in the historic mining town of Røros, which is listed among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites

Finnmark Race (Alta, Norway)

Finnmark Race is Europe’s longest and the world’s northernmost sled dog race. The race was first to run in 1981 and has been going strong ever since. Starting in Alta, the race today covers a  distance of 1200km across Finnmark in Norway. The trails take the mushers and dogs through woods, mountains and the arctic plateau, often accompanied by beautiful northern lights. 

Yukon Quest  (Alaska, USA & Yukon, Canada)

Yukon Quest is a 1000-mile (1600km) long distance dog sled race that goes across two countries in the wilderness of northwestern North America. The race takes place every year on the first Saturday in February and last for about 10 to 16 days. The race has been following historical Gold Rush trails and mail delivery dog sled routes from the turn of the 20th Century, since 1984. 

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Thomas Wærner takes the title - Femundløpet 2022
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Focusing on race-winning performance, along with making a positive contribution to a unique and challenging endurance sport, Team QRILL Pet is more than ‘just’ a team.