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 upcoming race season. For 2022, the Yukon Quest will be running four races, YQ300 & YQ100 in the Yukon and the YQ550 and YQ200 in Alaska. The four races will run over 1,000 miles through 11 communities in Alaska and Yukon, following historic Northern travel routes.

The Yukon Quest 2022 is running four races, including:

  • YQ550 ALASKA: Saturday, February 5th, 2022
  • Start Time: 3 pm Local Time
  • It begins at Tok, Alaska, ends at Fairbanks
  • Purse: $35,000

 

  • YQ200 ALASKA: Monday, February 7th, 2022
  • Start Time: 3 pm Local Time
  • It begins at Circle, Alaska, ends at Fairbanks
  • Purse: Based on Entry Fee

 

  • YQ300 YUKON: Saturday, February 19th, 2022
  • Start Time: 3 pm Local Time
  • It begins at Shipyards Park, Whitehorse, ends at Pelly Crossing
  • Purse: $35,000

 

  • YQ100 YUKON: Saturday, February 19th, 2022
  • Start Time: 4 pm Local Time
  • It begins at Shipyards Park, Whitehorse, ends at Braeburn
  • Purse: $5,000

 

To encourage mushers to sign up for races on both sides, the board introduces the Yukon Quest Cup, in which mushers that finish a race in both Yukon and Alaska will have a chance to win the Yukon Quest Cup ($5,000).

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 four 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