Before the onslaught of excited fans descended upon Wednesday night’s Meet the Mushers event in Fairbanks we sat down with the 2018 Yukon Quest freshman class to get some further insight into their preparation, anticipation, and expectations for their rookie run.
Not everyone can come to the Yukon Quest, but they can feel as though they’re experiencing it thanks to a talented team of photographers.
Competitors in the YQ300 drew for bib numbers at this afternoon’s Mushers and Handlers meeting. The start order is as follows:
In the order they signed up in, one by one the 2018 mushers of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race drew their starting position at the Start & Draw Banquet, taking the time to thank sponsors, handlers, family, and friends for their support.
The volunteer trail breakers in Alaska and the Canadian Rangers in Yukon have been working hard breaking trail to ensure the safety of the mushers and teams.
The trail report is as follows:
Mile 101 to Central
The approach to Eagle has good snow with the top...
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We want to get to know the teams who intend to run the 2018 1,000 or YQ300 mile race, so we've reached out with some questions! We'll update the website weekly (as available) for fans to learn more about the teams they'll be watching in February.
Fans of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will get to meet the 2018 mushers before and after the race thanks to Fred Meyer and Inukshuk Professional Dog Food.
The trail for the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will be clear for mushers, thanks to the continued support of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG).
Veteran Katherine Keith from Kotzebue, Alaska was the final musher to sign up for the 2018 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race.