Yuka Honda

44 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Marmot, Woody Note (www.loghouse-fan.com), Iwate University, Bema Electronics Inc., all my friends and family!

Nationality: Japanese
Current Residence: Yukon
Occupation(s): Anything
Kennel Name: Ginga Express Kennel
Name Origination: Keizo Funatsu and I named it after Kenji Miyazawa's popular book "Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru."
Kennel Bloodlines: Grant Beck, Aliy Zirkle, and my own
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 29

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
My dogs are really smart and beautiful. They are my family.

How did you get started running dogs?
Crazy Musher Grant Beck taught me how to do it in 1998.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Hugh Neff asked me to do it.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Mostly my nephew Nozoya (6yrs old) named them.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 - Yukon Quest - 9th, 2015 - Iditarod - 55th, 2014 - YQ300

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2016 9 10d 15h 43m
2012 15 12d 2h 28m

Messages to Mushers

Yuka-chaaaaa~n, gambatteeeee~~~! I wish I could go to Pelly if I don't have a meeting to attend on Wednesday morning at work... Have a fun race and stay safe! Love you~ Hug, Midori
February 03, 2017
Saw you come into Braeburn last night Yuka. It was such an amazing experience for me to mingle with the crowd at the lodge and then head out to wait for your arrival. After driving from Whitehorse, I realized what a feat it is to run a 100 miles a day. so amazing, and your dogs still looked great. Hope all is well with your run today. God speed, and I will keep cheering for you on the rest of your journey!!!
February 05, 2017
Yuka-han, mimamottemasu!
February 10, 2017
Dear Yuka I send hugs and support for you in this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.
February 10, 2017