Yukon Quest

EDITORIAL: Where the Quest faltered, the community stands tall

Literally anything would have been better than nothing

  • Sep 11, 2020

 

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.

Brent Sass wins the 2020 Yukon Quest

This is the Alaskan musher’s second consecutive win

Brent Sass leading Michelle Phillips as Yukon Quest finish nears

Both teams left Braeburn overnight with 11 dogs on the line headed for the finish in Whitehorse

Michelle Phillips and Brent Sass closing in on final Yukon Quest checkpoint

The two mushers have leapfrogged each other since leaving Dawson City

Mushers Dave Dalton and Chase Tingle scratch from Yukon Quest

Both mushers said their dogs caught stomach viruses. This was Dalton’s 30th and final Quest

Michelle Phillips leads the Yukon Quest into Pelly Crossing

The Yukoner reached the checkpoint at 8:11 a.m. with 12 dogs on the line

Yukon Quest leaders head for Pelly while remainder of field rests in Dawson City

Brent Sass hit the trail with his team at 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 7

Updated: Richie Beattie’s Yukon Quest dog team arrives in Dawson before he does

“I see the dog team coming from a distance around the bend and there was no musher”

Taking care of a team of Yukon Quest sled dogs starts with having a routine

“It’s something you’re used to doing and you don’t think twice about it”

Half the 2020 Yukon Quest field reaches Dawson City

Six mushers, including Tagish’s Michelle Phillips, reached Dawson on Feb. 6