Rookie Information

Yukon Quest International would like to welcome all rookies taking up the challenge of running our 1,000 miles race!

Please find below all the necessary information, tips, and advice you will need to prepare and plan your adventure on the Yukon Quest trail.

Should there be any missing information, or should you have further questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices (see contact details below).

“The toughest thing is to make a mistake and not lose hope, to keep moving forward. Aspiring dog mushers should always remember you’re dumber than you think. You should only be competing with yourself.”
Hugh Neff - Quote from an interview with Max Winkelman, Communications Assistant

Please view Tips from Veterans (230Kb PDF) for more advice!

General information:

Audio Files from the 2017 Workshop (held December 2016)

               Coming soon!

Audio Files from the 2016 Workshop (held November 2015)

Audio Files from the 2015 Workshop (held October 2014)

Audio Files from the 2014 Workshop (held October 2013)

Audio Files from the 2013 Workshop (held October 2012)

Audio Files from the 2012 Rookie Workshop (held October 2011)

The event took place Saturday, October 8th 2011 at the Carlson Center during the "Go Winter! Expo". Audio files from the workshop are now posted so everyone can benefit from the presentations.

Audio Files from the 2011 Rookie Workshop (held in October 8th 2010)

Audio files from the 2010 Rookies Meeting

*Please note: the information being presented above is “informational” and not the official interpretation of rules, trails, officials, personnel or anything else*

 

 

For questions, please contact either Yukon Quest offices at:

Fairbanks Office
Maria "Frog" Roberts                                                                                                   
Phone: (907) 452-7954
Fax: (907) 452-7959
Email : alaskaoperations@yukonquest.com 

Whitehorse Office
Natalie Haltrich
Phone: (867) 668-4711

Email: yukonoperations@yukonquest.com