Yukon Quest International Association Announces Race Format for 2022 June 11, 2021 (Fairbanks, AK & Whitehorse, YT)

The Yukon Quest board of directors in the Yukon and Alaska would like to express their sincere gratitude to its valued sponsors, members, mushers, volunteers and participating communities for continuing to support this uniquely northern event.

The Joint Board of Directors of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race have made some exciting decisions in regards to the 39th running of the Yukon Quest. For 2022, the organizations will run two races. The first race, starting in Fairbanks Alaska on February 5 and the second in the Yukon starting on February 19, which will follow the traditional YQ 300 route, with a start in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Looking at all aspects that may affect putting on a 1,000 mile race between the two countries as well as considering feedback from their loyal mushers, the joint boards made the final decision to move forward with this race format for 2022. Offering two races will also give mushers more opportunities to qualify for the 1,000 mile race in 2023!

The Yukon Quest International Association (Canada) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at Mount McIntyre, in the Grey Mountain Room. Everyone is welcome to attend in person, or by zoom, or by call-in. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to register and for board nomination forms please contact the Yukon Quest office at: yukondirector@yukonquest.com