Registration open for endurance events

For those who like to push themselves to the limit, registration for two of the Yukon's most grueling events is now open. Both the Yukon Adventure Challenge and the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay are accepting entries.

For those who like to push themselves to the limit, registration for two of the Yukon’s most grueling events is now open.

Both the Yukon Adventure Challenge and the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay are accepting entries.

Early registration for the bike relay, a 238-kilometre race between Haines Junction, Yukon, and Haines, Alaska, that accepts solo riders and teams, ends May 21. Only teams that register before that date will be guaranteed a souvenir T-shirt. Organizers are expecting approximately 1,200 riders spread over about 200 teams to participate in the June 19 event.

With Whitehorse’s world-class adventure racers Greg and Denise McHale opting to compete in this summer’s Yukon Adventure Challenge, taking place June 11-12, instead of organizing it, the field looks as daunting as the event itself.

The 24- to 36-hour race features two-, three- or four-member teams and is now a “supported race,” meaning teams will be required to have a support crew to transport gear from checkpoint to checkpoint.

The location of the checkpoints and the finish line will be released to teams on June 11 at 6 p.m., six-hours before the midnight start time.

To learn more about the bike relay or to register visit www.kcibr.org or call Mike Gladish at 668-4582.

For more information on the Adventure Challenge go to www.yukonadventurechallenge.ca or call Mike Tribes at 334-9009. (Tom Patrick)