News Articles

February 01, 2020

Poised as we are on the cusp of the race start, it’s worth pausing a moment to examine the central question underlying the whole enterprise: why would anyone want to run 1,000 miles with their dogs through a daunting landscape in what is inarguably (sorry T.S. Eliot) the cruelest month in the...

January 31, 2020

Mushers competing in this year’s YQ300 drew their bib numbers at today’s race meeting. The field of 18 will start in the following order:

January 30, 2020

Competitors in the 2020 Yukon Quest were briefed on trail conditions during today’s musher meeting at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Fairbanks. The briefing was provided by Mike Reitz, Trail Coordinator for the Alaskan side of the Yukon Quest trail.

January 30, 2020

The official Start & Draw Banquet for the 37th running of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race was held this evening in Fairbanks, Alaska. Mushers, dog handlers, race officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans gathered at the Westmark Hotel in downtown Fairbanks to take in...

January 29, 2020

CODE OF THE TRAIL: Competitive efforts in the spirit of the Yukon Quest are only valid if dog care is implemented at the highest level. A dog musher recognizes and accepts that honor on the trail is only achieved through the constant respect and care for the dogs. It is on this the mushers...

January 23, 2020

CLICK HERE to visit the 2020 Quest Guest Online Auction.

Bids start at $450USD. The Quest Guest online auction will close on Friday, January 24 at 1:00PM AKST/ 2:00PM PST.


January 18, 2020

There is an obsolete word that I love that decidedly shouldn’t be obsolete: resistentialism. It refers to the phenomenon of believing that inanimate objects engage in spiteful behavior, & it could well also refer to the parade of mishaps, blunders & endless steps one takes along...

January 02, 2020

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is pleased to introduce Peter Reuter as the 2020 Race Marshal.

October 21, 2019

Draw #            Ticket#           Amount          Name

1.                     197                  $400.00           Bill Black

25.                   116                  $100.00           Forest Chumbley

50.                   164                  $400.00...

September 10, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Yukon Summer $10,000 Raffle!

First Prize Winner ($10,000) - Roxanne Morgan 

Second Prize Winner ($1,000) - Eva Monique Riedwyl Glanzmann

Third Prize Winner ($500) - Travis Ritchie

Thank you to all the volunteers who sold...