Nouvelles

February 03, 2020

Imagine for a moment that you have just spent the better part of two days on the tips of your toes, your knuckles white & clenched about the roughened & splintering grip tape on your handlebar, cascading through spruce forests, launching into gulleys & careening around sharp turns....

February 03, 2020

The Quest Guest Program is an online auction whereby friends and fans of the Yukon Quest bid on their favourite musher. As one of the perks, the highest bidders get a chance to have lunch with their musher before the race. We had a chance to speak with some of the Guests at the Quest Guest lunch...

February 02, 2020

Defending champion Brent Sass maintained his hold on the lead through most of the second day of the 2020 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, but veteran Canadian musher Michelle Philips was hot on his tracks and eventually overtook on Birch Creek.

February 02, 2020

This afternoon veteran musher Chase Tingle (bib #14) was issued a time penalty of one hour for replacing broken parts on his sled at Mile 101, as per rule #11.

This time penalty will be served in Dawson City.

February 01, 2020

The 37th Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race got underway under crisp and clear skies this morning in Fairbanks. Cheering Quest fans lined the chute to see off this year’s competitors, from veteran Richie Beattie who led the pack out in bib #1, to defending champion Brent Sass,...

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...

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