Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race



Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

This legendary dogsled race follows a 1,000-mile (1600 km) route through the vast wilderness between Whitehorse, Yukon, and Fairbanks, Alaska. Most front-runners complete the rigorous Yukon Quest journey in 12 days. Dramas unfold on the trail daily—teams running neck and neck, racers helping one another out of perilous situations, exhausted mushers seeing apparitions on the trail.

There are other long-distance sled dog races, including the higher profile Iditarod, but the Yukon Quest takes one of the most isolated, rugged routes on the continent, earning the moniker ‘the toughest sled dog race in the world’. This international event attracts about 30 dog teams from around the world, competing for about $125,000 U.S. in prize money. Media and visitors gather in Dawson City, the halfway point and mandatory layover, to see and hear first-hand the rigours of the race.

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Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
867-667-8291
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
867-456-7555
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 14 2015
Haines Junction
(867) 633-8481
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 14 2015
DaKu Cultural Centre
Jun 13 2015
Palace Grand Theatre
(867) 667-5121
Jun 18 2015 - Jun 19 2015
(867) 993-2920
Jun 20 2015
Dawson City Golf Course
867-993-2500
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 21 2015
Between 7 pm and 7 am
Jun 20 2015
Additional events may take place throughout the Yukon

Inquire in all local communities at the Visitor Information Centre as additional events may be taking placed throughout the Yukon.