Though relatively new to the Northern Games, the sledge jump is a physically challenging event.
In the sledge jump, athletes must jump with both legs together over a row of ten sledges.
Upon coming to the end of each row, the athlete has one jump to turn around and five seconds to begin jumping the row in the opposite direction.
If any sledges are touched or knocked over, the athlete's turn is complete. The athlete that jumps the most sledges is declared the winner.
About Northern Games
The traditional Northern Games originate from the time when the Inuvialuit were still semi-nomadic and are played for both fun and survival, developing strength, endurance, and resistance to pain, or when groups from different areas visited.
Today, the annual Northern Games keeps the traditions of celebration, gathering, and sharing alive.