News Articles

February 05, 2017

At this point in the race, a musher begins to settle into the feeling of the trail. The hype & excitement of the start begin to fade, replaced instead with the relentless rhythmic sound of the dogs’ feet upon the ground, that muted jingle of the necklines against the collars, the swishing of...

February 04, 2017

The 34th running of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race got off to a crisp and sunny start today as crowds gathered under bluebird skies to take in the excitement

February 04, 2017

As the announcer counts down (3…2…1…GO!) the mushers are full of excitement but also full of a huge relief. Everything they’ve worked so hard for is finally here, and nothing else matters but the dog team in front of them. The crowd lining the chute is cheering loudly and happily, amazed at what...

February 03, 2017

People often wonder what goes through a musher’s head right before a race. For both of us, the closer we get to the starting countdown, the more impatient we get to be on trail. The mushers have all had months of preparation leading up to this point. Their drop bags all wait for them along the...

February 03, 2017

It’s been a few years since we occupied the hallowed cushions of the armchair musher, but our seven week-old little girl Ada has sidelined us for this year’s Quest, so here we sit, all three of us enthralled at the race before us. The other two of us are Kristin Knight Pace & Andrew Pace,...

February 03, 2017

Competitors in the YQ300 drew for bib numbers at this afternoon’s Mushers and Handlers meeting. The start order is as follows:

February 03, 2017

Competitors were briefed today on trail conditions for the 2017 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race by Ranger Sgt. John Mitchell, exercise coordinator of the four patrols of Canadian Rangers who break trail on the Canadian side...

February 02, 2017

The official Start & Draw Banquet for the 34th running of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race was held this evening in Whitehorse, Yukon.

January 27, 2017

Fans of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race and the YQ300 will have the opportunity to meet with the mushers running in the 2017 race this year, thanks to Inukshuk...

January 24, 2017

This statement is regarding General Race Procedure Rule # 8 pertaining to vaccination requirements to prevent the infectious disease kennel cough.