News Articles

February 09, 2020

This afternoon at 1:08pm PST veteran musher Dave Dalton (bib #10) scratched from the race in Dawson City. His decision was made in consideration of the health of his team as a few of his dogs had contracted a stomach virus.

Twelve teams remain in the 2020 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile...

February 09, 2020

The basic layout of the race is fairly linear to the eye—the checkpoints establish the connecting dots & the topography dictates largely how the trail winds its way from one to the next.

February 08, 2020

Fresh off 36 hours of rest, competitors and their teams departed Dawson to tackle the longest leg of the race: 210 miles of Yukon trail, including King Solomon Dome and the Black Hills, with only trail camping and the Scroggie Creek Dog Drop for respite on their way to Pelly Crossing.

February 07, 2020

The Dawson City checkpoint welcomed five teams over the course of the day, as those already across the line soaked up the remainder of their 36-hour rest. 

Nora Själin became this year’s first rookie to reach the halfway mark, making the line just before 7am PST. The Norwegian musher...

February 07, 2020

Competitors were briefed today at the Dawson City checkpoint on trail conditions for the second half of this year’s race. The briefing was provided by Ranger Sgt. John Mitchell, exercise coordinator of the four patrols of Canadian Rangers responsible for establishing and monitoring trail on the...

February 07, 2020

Plenty has been written in the past about the merits & wonders of the Spirit of the North. But plenty has been written about love, too, & faith & self & how we fit into the world around us, & we still don’t quite have a sense of those, do we? & today, while the first...

February 06, 2020

The top six are now across the line in Dawson, the first 500 miles of trail behind them, and a well-earned 36 hours of rest in their future as they prepare for the second half of the race.

February 05, 2020

Day 5 of the race saw the frontrunners make their way out of Eagle in the early hours of the day. It’s the final stretch of trail until the teams get a much deserved 36-hour mandatory break in Dawson City.

February 05, 2020

While the mushers wind their way through the storied miles of the Yukon & settle into some of the most gorgeous country imaginable, there is another group of people making what some might consider a comparably daunting & arduous trek: the handlers.

February 04, 2020

By days end Brent Sass overtook the lead, being the first to arrive into Eagle at 7:47pm AKST. He dropped two dogs at Slaven’s Roadhouse Dog Drop, arriving with 12 on the line. He and his fellow frontrunners spent time in both Slaven’s and Trout Creek Hospitality Stop.