News Articles

June 18, 2015

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race has a new Executive Director – Yukon.

May 29, 2015

Four fresh faces will sit on the Alaska and Yukon boards of directors for the 2016 Yukon Quest International 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race.

April 22, 2015

Yukon Quest International Association (Yukon, Canada) is looking for an Executive Director to join our team.

March 11, 2015

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race would like to clarify that per race rules, no two-way communication devices are allowed on the trail.

February 22, 2015

It was an emotional end to the 2015 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, as the new champion and a four-time past champion took centre stage at the Finish & Awards Banquet.

Before a packed room at the Westmark Fairbanks, Brent Sass and Lance Mackey entertained with...

February 20, 2015

It was far from easy, but Rob Cooke said all the sacrifices and tough stretches on this year’s Yukon Quest trail were well worth it, as he crossed the finish line in Fairbanks Friday afternoon to claim the Red Lantern.

"It was really tough,” said Cooke. "I think I got off lightly in 2013...

February 20, 2015

It wasn’t quite the lantern he had hoped for, but when Lance Mackey crossed the finish line in Fairbanks Thursday evening, he was handed the “Almost Red Lantern”, marking the end of a journey that revitalized the four-time champion.

"I don't have to win this damn race to be successful,"...

February 19, 2015


When the awards are handed out at the Finish Banquet Saturday night, Damon Tedford can count on his name being called.

February 18, 2015

1:00 am

It’s been 22 years since Ed Hopkins ran his first Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, and with five previous finishes under his belt, it’s the sixth race that may prove most memorable.