Yukon Quest

Brent Sass crosses the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race finish line in Whitehorse on Feb.11 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon Quest registration opens for four races

Yukon Quest registration in the territory and Alaska opened on Aug. 21

 

Registration for the 2022 Yukon Quest opens Aug. 21. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Registration for the 2022 Yukon Quest will open Aug. 21 for races in the Yukon and Alaska

The 2022 Yukon Quest will feature four races in Yukon and Alaska and will include the newly introduced Yukon Cup

 

The 39th running of the Yukon Quest international dog sled race will be split in two – the first on Feb. 5, 2022, starting in Fairbanks, and the second Feb. 19 starting in Whitehorse.

The Yukon Quest splits the distance: One race becomes two for 2022

After receiving musher feeback, the Yukon Quest Joint Board of Directors to hold two shorter distances races instead of going forward with the 1,000 mile distance

 

For the second year running, the Yukon Quest will not have 1,000 mile race. Crystal Schick/Yukon News

The Yukon Quest will be two shorter distance events instead of a 1,000 mile race

After receiving musher feeback, the Yukon Quest Joint Board of Directors to hold two shorter distances races instead of going forward with the 1,000 mile distance

For the second year running, the Yukon Quest will not have 1,000 mile race. Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Bev Regier is retiring from the Yukon Quest after spending 18 years with the organization. John Tonin/Yukon News

Yukon Quest president Bev Regier retires after 18 years

Yukon Quest president Bev Regier said the choice to retire was a “difficult decision.”

Bev Regier is retiring from the Yukon Quest after spending 18 years with the organization. John Tonin/Yukon News
Josi Leideritz, the executive director for the Yukon Quest International Association (Canada), poses for a photo in Whitehorse on Oct.1, 2020. The Quest announced plans for its 2022 race to start in Fairbanks on Feb. 5. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

2022 Quest planning gets underway

Race would begin Feb. 5 in Fairbanks

Josi Leideritz, the executive director for the Yukon Quest International Association (Canada), poses for a photo in Whitehorse on Oct.1, 2020. The Quest announced plans for its 2022 race to start in Fairbanks on Feb. 5. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Hans Gatt wins inaugural 2021 Yukon Journey

The Yukon Journey, a 255-mile race from Pelly Crossing to Whitehorse, kicked off on Feb. 24

Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Whitehorse musher Hans Gatt crosses the 2021 Yukon Journey finish line in first place at approximately 10:35 a.m. on Feb. 26. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Susie Rogan is a veteran musher with 14 years of racing experience and Yukon Journey organizer. (Yukon Journey Facebook)

Yukon Journey mushers begin 255-mile race

Eleven mushers are participating in the race from Pelly Crossing to Whitehorse

Susie Rogan is a veteran musher with 14 years of racing experience and Yukon Journey organizer. (Yukon Journey Facebook)

Yukon Quest hires new Yukon executive director

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race announced the hiring…

EDITORIAL: Where the Quest faltered, the community stands tall

Literally anything would have been better than nothing

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UPDATED: Yukon Quest cancels 2021 Canadian race

Sept. 3 announcement highlights COVID-19 impacts as rationale

The 2021 Yukon Quest will be like no other

The Yukon Quest’s announcement on June 17 of separate races in Alaska…

Yukon Quest announces plans for two separate races

Due to COVID-19, separate races will be held in Alaska and the Yukon

Yukon Quest co-founder dies

Yukon Quest co-founder LeRoy Shank died earlier this month in Fairbanks, Alaska.…

Olivia Webster is the final musher to finish the Yukon Quest

‘I guess I’ve always been a grandpa’s girl and he’s my best friend, so I kind of wanted to be like him and so I did it’

Yukon’s Rob Cooke and company finish 10th in the 2020 Yukon Quest

Cooke and his 14 Siberians crossed the finish line at 9:07 a.m. on Feb. 15 in Whitehorse

Finish and Awards Banquet brings closure to 37th Yukon Quest

The Red Lantern winner Olivia Webster arrived halfway through the banquet

More Yukon Quest mushers reach finish in Whitehorse

Swedish musher Nora Sjalin is this year’s Rookie of the Year Award winner

Updated: Brent Sass wins Yukon Quest after completing the final stretch in one run

The three-time winner ended the race with a 15-hour 160-km run from Braeburn to Whitehorse

Michelle Phillips finishes second in 2020 Yukon Quest

The Yukoner finished the race at 6:51 p.m. on Feb. 11 with 11 dogs on the line.