February 13, 2019

Four more across the line today, while up on the summits a convoy of mushers battle continued foul weather, and things could get interesting with the next five mushers out of Two Rivers.

February 13, 2019

2-13-2019  10:22 PM

So this armchair musher had to see more of the race for herself, so once again I jaunted off to a checkpoint. This time to Two Rivers to see Deke, Jason, Andy, Rob, and Curt. Was so good to see the crew in Two Rivers, all looking chipper after having to hold up in 101...

February 13, 2019

Due to increasingly dangerous conditions coming into Fairbanks, including overflow and wind-blown snow, the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will be moving the finish line.

The finish line will be moved from its current location, the Morris Thompson Culture and Visitors...

February 13, 2019

Before Yukon Quest rookie Martin Apayauq Reitan was ever born, he was part of a mushing family. 

His father, Ketil, is a recreational and sport musher from Norway who met his future wife, Evelyn, while mushing across northern Alaska.

She would eventually become a handler for Ketil...

February 13, 2019

With wind and snow kicking up throughout the day, six more mushers crossed the finish line, two more are on their way, two are poised to depart, and the rest of the field waits out a winter storm engulfing Eagle and Rosebud summits.

February 12, 2019

2-12-2019 5:45 PM

First off congratulations to Paige, Torsten, Denis, and Jessie. Nathaniel appears to be on his way to rounding out the top 10, with Ryne right behind him. Bet he glances over his shoulder a bit on that run. Cody and Brian are also in the relative safety of Two Rivers,...

February 12, 2019

Late yesterday evening, Misha Wiljes came in to Central checkpoint with Joker, a five-year-old male on her team who died approximately three miles outside of the checkpoint.

February 12, 2019

Head Veterinarian Dr. Cristina Hansen stated that late yesterday evening, Joker, a five-year-old male dog on Misha Wiljes’ team died approximately three miles outside of Central. Wiljes carried Joker into the Central checkpoint in her sled.

The Yukon Quest will conduct a preliminary...

February 11, 2019

The 2019 Yukon Quest title belongs to veteran Eureka, AK musher Brent Sass. Crossing the Fairbanks finish line with 14 dogs at 12:40 AKST, the win marks Sass’ second Quest championship, and the second year in a row the winning musher has finished with all 14 dogs.

February 10, 2019

2-10-2019 11:09 PM