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February 13, 2016

Below are the two winning stories from the Yukon Quest (Short) Story Writing Competition held by the Yukon Literacy Coalition and Yukon Quest.

February 13, 2016

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race action started early today in Dawson as Brent Sass finished his 36-hour layover and headed for Pelly Crossing at 12:21AM. He and his...

February 12, 2016

Early this morning, veteran musher Hank DeBruin (bib #10) from Haliburton, Ontario scratched from the race in Eagle. His decision was made for the morale and health of his team.

February 11, 2016

The dog yard is filling up in Dawson on the sixth day of the Yukon Quest, as six mushers arrived at the Shaw Direct Checkpoint.

February 10, 2016


Day five of the 2016 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is in the books, with the top five mushers reaching the halfway mark of their race— and a well-earned 36-hour rest— in Dawson City, while...

February 09, 2016

As of Tuesday evening all teams in the 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race left Circle, making their way to Eagle and, eventually, over the Canadian border to Dawson City.

February 08, 2016

The blistering pace continued for the top five in the 1,000-mile race and a Champion was announced in the 300 as the third day of the 33rd running of the Yukon Quest draws to a close.

February 08, 2016

This afternoon the Yukon Quest received notification that Bib #10, Hank DeBruin requested assistance due to an unforeseen issue with one of his sled dogs. The dog was transported from ...

February 08, 2016

Yesterday evening at 5:25pm, rookie musher J. Jay Levy (bib #16) from Durham, North Carolina scratched from the race at Mile 101. Her decision was made for the well-being of her team.

February 07, 2016

Broncos & Jaguars couldn’t hold a candle to sled dogs this Sunday as the second day of the Yukon Quest played out under beautiful bluebird skies. “We don’t care about the game,” said one checkpoint volunteer, “we only care about the race!”