Percy Dewolfe Memorial Mail Race

Join us as we cheer on world-class mushers as they honour a local legend – Percy “The Ironman” DeWolfe.

The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race is a 210 mile (338 km) international dog sled race, running from Dawson City, Yukon to Eagle, Alaska and back! The race follows the Yukon River along the same historic mail once travelled by DeWolfe.

The history of this event dates back to 1898, when a young man from Nova Scotia arrived in Dawson City. After over a decade of trying to “make it” as a Northern fisherman, DeWolfe got the contract to carry the mail to Eagle. He carried the mail regardless of the weather (sometimes battling -50 temperatures and treacherous weather), often putting the mail’s arrival before his own safety.

Now, each year in March (since 1977), we run this race to commemorate his dedication and commitment!

Mar 26 2015 - Mar 28 2015
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Jul 1 2015
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Jul 10 2015 - Jul 15 2015
Atlin, BC
1-867-335-1428
Jul 18 2015
Yukon-wide
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648

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Jul 24 2015 - Jul 26 2015
Teslin Tlingit Council Heritage Centre
867-390-2532 ext 333
Jul 25 2015
Start: Palace Grand Theatre
867-993-7400 x 299
Jul 30 2015 - Aug 2 2015
Various
867-668-3331