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From: Whitby, ON, Canada
YRQ 2011 - FinishYRQ 2012 - Scratch
YRQ 2011 - FinishYRQ 2012 - Scratch
From: Norwich, , United Kingdom
YRQ 2012 Solo K1 FinishDW 2013 Solo K1 Finish
To give it all I\\\'ve got, race seriously, survive and finish well without stopping.
Did it all wrong in 2012, I know I can do so much better.
RNLI Read our blog (with link to the fundraising page here: http://bearlyscared.blogspot.co.uk
From: London, , United Kingdom
Lots of canoeing in the UK and even made it onto Lake Superior a few times on holidays. Swam in a relay of the English Channel in 2012 (having been barely able to swim the length of a pool before starting training and have wanted to do this for ages and finally found a friend mad enough to join me.
To finish and not be eaten by bears! Have just read that team mate wants to finish in top 3 so am off to the gym!
To be declared a hero by all of the Canadians I have ever met if I finish.
Paddling for a few years, mainly sea kayaks and canoes. All trip orientated and this will be my first race. Plenty of camping experience.
To finish within the top 3 of our class! And to enjoy it!!
I’ve wanted to complete in this race for several years so decided it was time to learn how to paddle and just do it! The adventure and the challenge are too much for me to resist.
From: Altona, MB, Canada
Lots of wilderness paddlingLast years YRQ
Improve from last year
Had a blast last year! Met some great people
Raising money for a Bavarian foundation for people who need helpwww.morethanmiles.info
From: Rueckersdorf, , Germany
3 day backcountry paddling in Keji National Park, Nova Scotia andTerra Nova NP, NewfoundlandSeveral paddling experience on german rivers and lakes.Hiked a part of theeast coast trail,NSand the west coast trail, BC.Hiked up the Kili in Tansania, the Camino in Spain,
to have a great time and a lot of fun on the river and with all the people.to get a finisher pin!!!get new experience deepen confidence to my love Miriam
bringing together adventure and raising money for people who need help
paddling on german rivers and lakes, but not so experienced yet. :-)A lot of hiking experience
to reach the finishing line in time and HAPPY and HEALTHY!!to stay dryto get some new experienceto have a lot of fun, meet nice people and have a great time
Because my boyfriend needs a teammember :-)I think it's a great adventure and we can have a lot of fun and raise some money for people who need help
From: rugeley, , United Kingdom
Uk marathon and touring racing. Sea and river camping from boats
Deb made me!50th year challenge
From: belper, , United Kingdom
Three DW racesUk marathon racingRiver camping from boatGrand Canyon Rafting/Camping trip
A unique challenge
From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada
YRQ 2011 2012
Had fun last year.
From: TOKYO, , Japan
YRQ 2007 TAMDEM kayak FINSHYRQ 2011 SOLO kayak FINSHYRQ 2012 voyageur canoe
YRQ 2013 IWANT Try To C-1 CANOE
From: Kingston, ON, Canada
Finish, and be able to exit the kayak unaided.
From: Port Moody, BC, Canada
2012 YRQ - Scratch
Yukon 2012 -Scratch
Finish and enjoy the experience
From: Roslin, ON, Canada
Numerous multi-day wilderness tandem and solo canoe trips. Paddled 17 days solo across Algonquin Park in 2010. Paddled the Yukon River, Whitehorse to Dawson City in 2012.
To paddle to the best of my capability and complete the race in the allotted time.
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
20 years Sea kayak tripping on West Coast2011 Susitna 1002012 Mt Kilimanjaro
To finish and remain on speaking terms with my brother and team mate
It\'s all about the adventure. Life is too short.
From: Windsor, ON, Canada
Racing....none.Camping and canoeing in Algonquin Park.SOT kayaking around Essex County.
Finish.....and yes, more importantly still be on speaking terms with my brother who invited me on this quest.To include 'YRQ 2013 Finish' in future bios.
See what I can do with this aging body and continue to set new goals.
Special thanks to Kent-Macpherson Appraisals and our family for their support. Huge thanks go out to our parents, Dave and Joan Smirl; your generous support has allowed us to step up from a duct taped barge to a brand new Clipper!
From: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Competitive swimmer in a previous life; recreational triathlete on occasion.
If we finish without getting lost or eaten by a bear, we will be happy! If we stay dry it will be even better :-)
YRQ is a great event and a truly unique way to experience a spectacular part of our country.
Nothing in terms of canoe racing but I was a former competitive swimmer and triathlete many moons ago.
To have a good time and see what the Yukon river is all about.
My brother thought this would be a good idea and I said why the heck not.
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
finish with a goal in mind and have a blast doing it!
From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada
Finish with a smile!
From: Brentwood Bay, BC, BC, Canada
Kayaking around and along various islands (Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island)
From: Edmonton, BC, Canada
Same as Paul Potvin
From: Spokane, WA, United States
1/2 of the YRQ 2010
finish and not fall in the river
From: Medical Lake, WA, United States
DNF Yukon 2010.
This is my first canoe race
Keep the dry side dry and the wet side wet for 444 miles
New Challenge and this team requires adult supervision
From: Kihei, HI, United States
Finish tired, happy and healthy.
From: Austin, TX, United States
Cycle NutritionAnd a special thanks to all the support we are getting from family
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
Years of wilderness canoe tripping. Whitewater courses. ORCKA lake water certified
Celebrating with a cold beer in Dawson City
To see what I am made of
A few short canoe races, many wilderness trips, number of whitewater courses and number of ultramarathons (ok that\'s running, but still ...)
Kick ass. Take names. Try not to fall out of canoe.
It looks cool to the chicks
Kętrzyn City, Central Sports Centre OPO \"CETNIEWO\" , Philips Lighting Poland, Alvika Outdoor Equipment, Sat Film
From: Gdynia, , Poland
www.gienieczko.plI have crossed Yukon from Bennet Lake to Bering Sea, Pelly River, Niusutlin River, Teslin Lake and Teslin River, Athabasca, Great Slave River, Mackenize. My latest success is Lena crossing, the greatest Siberian river, from its springs to the estuary - 4328km i 63 days. Always solo.http://askyakutia.com/2012/07/marcin-gienieczko-the-polish-adventurer-is-sailing-on-a-canoe-on-the-lena-river-from-its-estuary-to-the-delta-his-stay-in-yakutsk-photos/
new challenge in my life
From: Faro, YT, Canada
Marathon Canoe RacingWilderness Canoe TripsYRQ 2012
From: Milton, NS, Canada
To experience this amazing event a second time.
From: Belrose, NSW, Australia
3 YRQ 1 Yukon 100014 HCC 1106 Murray 4002 Murray 200
Feed my Yukon addiction
From: Upper Coomera, NSW, Australia
10 Hawkesbury River Classics 3 Murray River Marathons2007 YRQ
Have a great time and do well
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
no racingsome outdoor experience
no racing experienceextensive wilderness experience
From: Pagosa Springs, CO, United States
-Soloed 24 hours of Moab (self proclaimed world championships of endurance mountain biking) -30 years Grand Canyon river guide, Trip Leader.-Climbing Guide and avid ice climber-Outward Bound Instructor
To finish in fine style
Seems like a great and fun way to see the Yukon river.
Several Yukon River Quest races
To finish happy and healthy in Dawson City and enjoy 5 Fingers Rapids!
From: Carcross, YT, Canada
3 YRQnumerous extended backcountry paddling trips
to have a blast with a great bunch of women.
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Get to Dawson faster in our new boathaving even more fun than previous years/if that's possible/
The view just never gets old.And of course spending time with my best girls
Many YQR races
Finish strong and happy...can't wait to see Dawson City again!
From: Torontto, ON, Canada
Yukon River Quest Several times/all adventure races in the Yukon
Have fun and finish!
From: Victoria, BC, Canada
Lots of races..
have fun and finish
Because it was fun the last time and I like the girls I am doing it with..
From: Gramastetten, , Austria
12 times YRQ
To finish it
no racing, but i used to be a canoe guide here in the Yukon
finish without gettting hurt!
need a challenge!
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From: sherbrooke, QC, Canada
A lot of wilderness experience. Cross skiing, sea kayak in the pacific, atlantic. Etc...won the world kayaking championship
An athlete runs with is lungspersevere with is heartand wins with is courage
Just persevere and have fun
Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. http://www.outwardbound.ca/
From: South River, ON, Canada
flatwater paddling instructor & guide for 10 + seasons, 1st race
To be a contributing part of the team, to finish safely and raise awareness and funds for Women of Courage program, to visit the Yukon.
From: Canmore, AB, Canada
First big race.Pretty new to paddling. Many years experience mountaineering.
To enjoy the challenge, work together with new friends, finish strong, and ride a great river
To challenge myself, have fun, and to raise funds for Outward Bound's Women of Courage participants/ courses.
First race. 20+ years of canoe tripping, including flat and moving water.
To finish strong and connected to the Yukon River and my team.
Raising funds and awareness of Outward Bound's Women of Courage Program.
From: New Hamburg, ON, Canada
From: Ucluelet, BC, Canada
Was involved in the Yukon River Quest in 2012. Has 10 years paddling experience in both facilitating and guiding others and personal pursuits.
To finish strong, not win... but for our team to finish united and proud of ourselves. Maybe to try and beat our time last year!
To bring awareness and support to the Women of Courage program for Outward Bound Canada and challenge myself. As well to enjoy the beautiful Yukon Territory with a boat of amazing people.
My passion includes multiday climbing and wilderness expeditions, which has included river canoeing, sea kayaking, mountaineering and alpine climbing.
We'd all like to win, that way we get more prizes! But really, enjoy the wilds and challenge of the Yukon.
Spread awareness and gain funding for the Outward Bound Canada Women of Courage programs. http://freehealin.blogspot.com/?m=1
From: Mississauga, ON, Canada
15 Years of national/international racing experience in sprint canoe, dragon boat and stand up paddle boarding. Wilderness experience...canoe tripping, backpacking, climbing and playing in the mountains are my other favourite pastimes : )
To feel connected as a crew in both paddling and spirit, to finish strong (of course competitive me would LOVE to win!) and to not forget to take in every minute of the beautiful Yukon River wilderness and remember how lucky I am to be paddling this river with such a great group of people!
This is an amazing opportunity to support a cause I truly believe in through the two things I love most; paddling and adventure! : )
First race, but a lifetime on the water and in the wilderness. Can't wait to get out on the Big Yukon River
Support my team in all our shared goals, and hope to put a good showing on our time
From: Hanley, SK, Canada
Six years of guiding/ instructing wilderness trips, primarily in the mountains.
To finish with everyone still in the boat!
To raise money for Outward Bound's Women of Courage program, and because I like to be able to say I'm hard-core.
Outdoor pursuits diploma, several years working with the Rocky Mountain YMCA Camp Chief Hector, an Outward Bound alumnus and a climbing instructor. First race!Hiking, climbing, tripping, and geology are favorites. I can't wait to do a ton of paddling this summer!
To contribute to an awesome team and community, and be part of a cause that's important to me. To go to the Yukon, finish the race strong, and enjoy it to the fullest.
To raise funds for the Women of Courage Outward Bound program, so that women who need a healing experience can have access to it!
ECOFOR. Ecofor is a natural and cultural heritage resource management company with offices in Fort St James, Fort St John, Whitehorse, and Prince George. They offer multidisciplinary environmental consultation, specializing in fisheries, wildlife, cultural heritage, land use planning, and forestry
A few YRQ\'s
To Finish strong
A reasonable challenge for my 50th birthday
From: Bushey, , United Kingdom
Devizes to Westminster, Kayaking from Stavanger to Bergan (Norway), following the route of the Cockleshell heroes, Kayaking around Cyprus.
To raise £5000 money for the Afghanistan Trust through www.justgiving.com/3PARA-YUKON
From: Colchester, , United Kingdom
Too many years spent carrying the world on my back up and down hills so decided to sit down for this one
To raise as much money as possible for the Afghanistan Trust.
Seemed like a good way to get two weeks off work
Devizes to Wesminster
Ensure that I Smash the other reg blokes to boast that they got beat by a disabled bloke !
To raise £5000 pounds in order to help the injured member of the parachute regiment and their familys.
From: Hucknall, , United Kingdom
Raise £5000 for the Afghanistan Trust helping injured British Paratoopers like me recover from injuries.
Just to be close to Allan Jackson is enough !
www.teesfinancial.com/ have kindly sponsored us for this event
www.justgiving.com/3PARA-YUKON/ is the link to donate towards a very worthwhile cause that supports paratroopers and their families injured in Afghanistan. http://afghanistantrust.org/
To raise as much money as possible for a very worthy charity, the afghanistan trust which supports injured service personnel and their families. https://www.justgiving.com/3PARA-YUKON/
Felt like challenging myself and was a good opportunity to raise money for a worth while cause.
From: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Long distance kayaking expeditions around the British coast
Raise money for the Afghanistan Trust.
McDonald Bros. Electric Ltd. and Rocky's Plumbing & Heating Ltd. of Inuvik, NT.Also thanks to our families for their support!
YQR 2012Various sprint races around the Mackenzie DeltaVery comfortable in the wilderness, look at where we live.
Would really like to improve on last years race.To feel better at the end. Top 3 in our category.Hopefully top 10 overall.
I think we can we can do better. Learned a great deal from some amazing people last year. We are also trying to grow the sport in our area and this race has really sparked the interest.
From: Inuvik , NT, Canada
YRQ 2012,short distance sprint racing throughout the MacKenzie Delta, grew up paddling to hunt and fish.
Do better than last year by making top 3 in our category and have a better race experience.
The personal challenge,to meet more great people and now hooked on the Yukon River Quest.
From: Perth, ON, Canada
Short races and longer recreational paddles.
Bond with the old man, see what all the fuss is about, and hear the cowbell in Dawson.
Done with being support crew.
From: Ottawa, ON, Canada
3X Jock River Canoe Race, have run a number of 10/15K races, enjoy friendly competition in variety of sports.
Finish within the allotted time, get one of those last decades back, have a reason for the pain I already wake up to every day.Figure out how to upload my photo to this website.
Quality time (arguing) with daughter. Not sure what happened...opened my mouth at wrong time and couldn\'t get foot out. Didn\'t realize I\'d said that out loud.
From: Fort Benton, MT, United States
NIC Challenge Adventure Race, Peaks to Prarie Triathalon, Multiple Backcountry (AK)- unsupported hunts; multiple day canoe trip experience; Smith River, MT, 40 Mile River-AK, Beaver Creek-AK, Upper Missouri River Breaks, MT, Deschutes River, OR, Chatanika River, AK, Delta River, AK and Tangle River, AK
Finish in the alloted time.
I love to paddle and it sounds like a good time.
From: Farmington, MI, United States
NIC Challenge, Bridger Ridge Run-multiple ultra long distance running races, Multiple backpacking trips-Bob Marshall Wilderness
Sounds like a good time.
Help for HeroesRoyal Anglian Benevolent FundCancer Research
Ex Royal Marines CommandoJungle TrainedMountain TrainedArctic TrainedUltra Distance Running Eco Trail Paris 2013Yukon River Quest 2010
YRQ 2008YRQ 2010
Enjoy the luxury of a better canoe and use it to full effect to come in less than 50 hours! Don't get sea sick or food poisoning this time either...
From: Grays, , United Kingdom
Yukon River Quest 2010
To complete it without hallucinating and in a quicker time than last time. Lighter boat + More Horsepower = Faster time :-)
It's a challenge
From: Basildon , Essex, United Kingdom
Thames River Pagent
From: Kettering, , United Kingdom
Avoid serious Injury
From: Luton, , United Kingdom
Paddled in a Kayak around St. George's Caye in Belize after five weeks in the jungle.Know the Brecon Beacons like the back of my hand.Completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks a few times. Fell off Pen y Ghent when racing at night, pissed.Been to a few deserts on extreme career breaks.
Survival.New Steelbacks record time.
To live the dream and relish the misery.Seeking a challenge.
From: Cheshunt, , United Kingdom
Wild trekking in Australia, Peru, Afghanistan. Previously an international competitor representing Australia at cycling in China and Japan, also a physical training instructor for the British Army.
Be part of the team that beats the previous "Steelbacks" team time. Not collapse like a big sick hallucinating wimp!
To take on the mental and physical challenges that others shy away from. Live on the edge, or give up your seat to someone who needs it!
From: Ulverston, , United Kingdom
Paddled Devizes to Westminster twice.took a 10 day wilderness trip on the Bloodvein River a few years back (amazing)
show that i can be just as tough as the boys.
I love a challenge. Cycled 1000 miles from John O\'Groats to Lands End (whole length of the UK) and i\'ve been looking for something new since. Opportunity came up so why not :)
From: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Murray Marathon 2011Ocean Ski races
Finish to be fit enough to have a beer at the end!
An excuse for a holiday (if you could call doing this a holiday)
Help for Heroes - a charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain's current conflicts.www.helpforheroes.org.ukOur fundraising page is:http://www.bmycharity.com/InterserveYRQ2013
From: Chalfont St Giles, , United Kingdom
Yes but a very long time ago!
Survive and beat all the girls teams!
I like a challenge and to raise large amounts of money for Help for Heroes.
From: Bath, Avon, United Kingdom
Fundraising for Help for Heroes
From: Coughton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
YRQ 2012 finisher
To see a bear, stay dry and complete
To raise a huge sum for injured service personnel
From: Ewhurst, Surrey, United Kingdom
No previous paddling or wilderness experience
To complete the race and in a quicker time than last year's boat
Mental challenge, personal challenge and to raise money for Help for Heroes
From: Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
White water kayaker but have also done a little open water kayaking in British Columbia and Norfolk. I hike quite a lot and like to go mountaineering. 3 weeks mountaineering in Peru, spent a week walking along the Inca trail, 2 weeks hiking along the pacific crest trail in Washington State and have walked coast to coast in the UK. Completed all the Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition sections. Also member of the Reserves for 7 years.
I aim to help the team complete this challenge within a good time. I aim to help motivate and encourage the team and add a strong phusical presence in getting us to the finish.
Raising money for Help for Heroes is a strong motivator for me as it is a charity close to my heart; I am a member of the reserve forces, the majority of my friends are in the forces also and I have seen first hand the work that this charity does and it is highly commendable.
From: Lichfield, , United Kingdom
To raise money for Help for Heroes and to challenge myself. I believe there would be a great sense of achievement after such a challenge
Australian camping and London Marathon finisher 2011
To complete the Yukon challenge in an impressive time
Challenge myself to achieve something extraordinary both pysically and mentally demanding and outside my comfort zone. It's my goal to achieve this whilst also raising funds and awareness for such a worthwhile charity as Help for Heroes.
From: Maida Vale, , United Kingdom
One-off short paddling races
Complete the course
Physical endurance challenge
From: Harrogate, , United Kingdom
YRQ 2012 finisher. Numerous marathons completed and various long distance walking experience.
Go faster than last year
To raise large amounts of money for Help for Heroes
From: Windlesham, Surrey, United Kingdom
To finish within 45 hours
To continue to raise the Help for Heroes profile and to raise a significant sum of money for a great cause
From: Crawley Down, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Finish in style
To raise money for a worthy cause and keep Bish warm
From: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, United Kingdom
YRQ 2012, got to halway stage, a team member had to retire due to illness
To get under the 50 hour mark
Raise money for charity plus conquer the Yukon
From: East Grinstead, Sussex, United Kingdom
Yukon Veteran! 10 years as a Royal Marine Commando
To complete the race as a team and improve on last year\'s time
To raise money for a great cause and personal experience
From: Cradley Heath, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold). Expedition trekking in Derbyshire and Peak District in difficult weather conditions. Teenage member of the Army Cadet Force. In recent years I participated in a number of half marathons the most recent in Sept 2012 X Runner Wild Thing Race, a 10k run with assault course and obstacles.
To complete with a competitive time, create a memorable experience which in turn will help raise funds for Help for Heroes.
To push myself to a new level of overall endurance and at the same time raise a large sum of money to support the work of the Help for Heroes charity.
Arrow Cab Ltd (High River AB)
From: High River, AB, Canada
Have done a lot of car racing, not so much canoe racing.
To make it to Dawson City and do a celebratory "toe shot" at the local pub
To see what it feel like to do an extreme race..... and win ;-)
Lots of paddling and racing in a War Canoe.
To stay upright in the river and arrive at DawsonCity still happily married :)
like a good challenge
Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
From: diomede, AK, United States
hiking, backpacking, camping all over the world.kayaked solo down the yukon from whitehorse to kaltag last year. then hiked over to unalakleet on the bering sea coast.
to try to keep ahead of the minimum pace and finish the course in style. (i didn\'t race when i did whitehorse-dawson last year.) and to enjoy the yukon and the event.
i loved the river last year. i\'m interested in doing the yukon 1000 someday. this year i have only a small window of time, but i can do the YRQ.
Old Hippies in Rockers
From: Springfield, OR, United States
Show What Old Hippies Are Made Of
Paddle among the ghosts of legends
Some wilderness river paddling, including Horton, Ogilvie (short section), Big Salmon, Yukon and some other rivers. Never a race.
Have fun and see if I have what it takes to finish it!
I\'ve done some x-country mountain bike races 35 + 90 KM respectively.Annual Restigouche river trips (150km), avid x-country skier.
I hope to complete this quest and understand more about my limits and mental coping ability.
From: Heuvelton, NY, United States
YRQ 2007, 2008; Yukon 1000 2009, 2011
Fast, friendly finish with good friends and competitors.
Experience the place, race and space of it all again.
From: Boonville, NY, United States
Adirondack 90 Miler Canoe Classic (x16 years)Yukon River Quest (2008)Yukon 1000 Mile (2009 and 2011)
To make each course line and turn point even better than last time!
From the Spell of the Yukon:“There is a land--oh, it beckons and beckons, And I want to go back-- and I will.”
From: Sherburne, NY, United States
General Clinton 70 miler - X30 yrs. Adirondack 90 miler - X29 yrs. Yukon 1000 miler - 2 yrs. YRQ - 1yr. 30 years of other various length canoe races in upstate New York.
Finish in knowing that I have given my all, proud of my performance, ALWAYS keeping bottom side down, and cherishing the wonderful opportunity to paddle the YRQ with previous teammates.
The internal challenge, an opportunity to paddle with such special canoe friends, and of course to return back to the WONDERFUL beauty and hospitality of the YUKON !
From: Corsica, PA, United States
Yukon 1000 2009Adirondack 90 (9x)General Clinton 70 (14x)
Enjoy paddling through the YukonPaddle hardenjoy being with my teammatesfinish strong and happy
The call of the Yukon once more.Finish a goal I began in 2002.
From: Watertown, NY, United States
Adirondack Canoe Classic - 90 miler (x15)General Clinton Canoe Regatta-70 miler (x16)Yukon 1000Adirondack Winter 46er (x3)Northeastern 111Adirondack Cannonball (x4)
From: syracuse, NY, United States
11 years sprint racing circuitAdirondack 90General Clinton 70Yukon1000
Finish in one piece!
to join my fellow Yukon veterans for another memorable run down the Mighty River!
From: Syracuse, NY, United States
Adirondack 90General ClintonYukon1000
to see it all again
an excuse to get back to the Yukon!
Our Support Team: Lisa and Brooke
CEM International - Want to thank the good folks at CEM for supporting us with our race this year by purchasing our new canoe! More importantly they support us with their encouraging words and interest in our race.
From: Flin Flon, MB, Canada
Day trippingEdmonton to The Pas, on the North Sask. 2012 YRQ
Hopefully make some improvement to last year\'s time.
Had a blast last year! Enjoyed the comraderie and social aspect of the race. Enjoyed the training.
Day Tripping2012 YRQ
To finish again and enjoy the view!
Enjoyed the experience last year. Great excuse to see friends again!
Cabot Trial Realay Race, a 300K foot race around the Cape Breton Highland National Park. Nothing in comparison to what I just signed up for.
To paddle to the finish line
Love the water, avid surfer, sailor, fisherman, thought I would give canoeing a go. Looking forward to a new challenge
To complete the race before the final whistle blows.
An exciting event to push myself both physically and mentally.
Paddled in the Yukon River Quest for 8 years.
To have fun and to finish!
I enjoy paddling with a strong group of women and also to bring awareness to breast cancer. To let other others know you can live a strong and healthy life after being affected with this disease.
Yukon River Quest 5 previous years. Camping and hiking in the Yukon.
To train well and arrive in Dawson with a healthy group in the boat and still smiling.
I just love it!!!
This is YRQ #11.
enjoy the river, make good time, stay healthy, encourage others
Continue supporting breast cancer initiatives; model active post-treatment lifestyle for breast cancer survivors; honor those who did not survive
No race experience but love being on water and in wilderness. The most recent leisure paddling is on the Wind and part of the Peel River last summer.
Finishing the race with all other inspiring women.
I have learned that I shouldn't take my life for granted. Live moment to moment with gratitude.
Recreational Kayaker. This will be my first race.
Get to Dawson healthy, happy and mostly sane.
To contribute and support as best as I can the strong and dedicated women of paddlers abreast. And for the challenge.
3 prior YRQ races - 2009, 2010, 2011Recreational kayaking
Stay healthy while enjoying the river and camaraderie with a great group of women.
To help support breast cancer awareness and show that breast cancer survivors can live full active lives.
6 previous YRQ, canoe and kayaked various rivers and lakes in the Yukon and Sask.
To encourage other breast cancer survivors to join us in our beautiful canoe. Yes, you can do it, if you want to!To paddle at such a pace that I am a full participant from start to finish, and have a big smile on my face at the finish line.
It is fun paddling with the group, and a very good reason to get in shape.
Paddled several Saskatchewan and Yukon Rivers. Participated in the YRQ 11 previous years. Have done lots of camping and have participated in and instructed outdoor recreation programs.
To train well and arrive in Dawson with a healthy team. Arriving friday night last year was awesome but arriving safely is always the most important goal.
We race to raise awareness of breast cancer and to demonstrate that people can live healthy active lives after treatment. This race is an empowering experience for women, especially those who have felt they lost control over their bodies through the necessary surgeries and treatment. We also race to honor the memories of so many wonderful women who lost their battle and to provide hope for those still fighting the diesease. We race for the hope that our daughters and other women will not have to face the disease without a cure.
From: Anchorage, AK, United States
Finished all previous YRQs.Yukon 1000Dyea to Dawson 1997 & 1998
Finish like in years past
Ten previous YRQsYukon 1000Dyea to Dawson 1998
Paddle well and finish happy.
From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
36 years of paddling/fishing/camping in canoes. This will be our first race.
Finish with my daughter still speaking to me.
My other daughter competed in YRQ 2012 in a voyageur with Team Whoa. We helped with their team support, and after that decided to give it a go this year.
My parents had me in a canoe since I was little. First time racing.
My sister had a great experience in YRQ 2012. Hoping I will too.
From: Thorndike, ME, United States
4 yukon river quests 1 yukon 1000 43 years whitewater racing
have fun finish win
because i stil can
From: Swan River, MB, Canada
Professional Cyclist for 5 years
have fun finish win what ever the order
for the love of racing
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Yukon River Quest
Finish in a respectable time.
Enjoy the scenery and finish healthy
One fun race. Decent amount of canoe trips. Quite a bit of wilderness experience.
From: Denver, CO, United States
iron man 70.3, colfax marathon, couple half marathons, some canoe experience
To look good while paddling
seems like a great adventure
Wenonah Canoes www.wenonah.comABC MotorhomesBogsModern Dwellers Chocolate LoungeMidnight Sun BreweryYWCA Anchorage
ON WATER: YRQ 2009 ON SNOW: Iditarod 2004; Copper Basin 300 2003; Yukon Quest 300 2002; Denali 300 2001. ON LAND: Mount Marathon trail race, 1995-1998; couple of marathons. Nothing to brag about.
Add another feather to my cap for the Big 5-0!
\"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I\'d have not a single bit of talent left and could say \'I used everything you gave me.\'\" I\'ve got some more talent to get used up!
From: anchorage, AK, United States
YRQ 2009outrigger canoe racing on Maui
survive the river serpent
Susitna 100 race across frozen Alaska (foot)Fireweed 200 (bike)Fireweed 400 (bike) qualifying for race across america
Thus far, 2 women voyager teams are entered. I\\\\\\\'d like our team to come in first or second :)
Why wouldn\\\\\\\'t you?
From: Eagle River, AK, United States
Yukon River Quest 2007-2009 in a solo kayak
Well, if you asked my mother,she\\\\\\\'d say I was trying to get out of a family vacation, but really, the thought of a week in Mississippi in June has nothing to do with this. :-) Addendum: Alabama. Who knew? Thanks, mom.
Clean Air ChallengeHAMMER Adventure RaceGold Nugget triathlon
Formerly worked as a professional guide. Spent 2000+ days in remote areas of the world
I grew up in Alaska rafting, fishing, hiking, and camping on most weekends. Being the youngest one in the group, most of my outdoors experience comes from this past year at Alaska Pacific University where I took multiple Outdoor Studies classes. These classes taught the basics of wilderness survival, and most importantly how to stay warm, dry, and [if you are the other two] happy in all weather. I've kayaked and canoed before, but no longer than day trips. In these past few weeks of training with the Modern Dwellers Voyageur Team, I've gained a lot of experience and time on the water. Listening and talking with the more experienced outdoors women on the team has also helped expand my knowledge.
As a team our aims for the race is to first and foremost finish, placing is just an added bonus. stay strong, stay motivated, help those in need, and keep on paddling - those are the aims.
4.5 x YRQHawkesbury Canoe Classic 2012Hobart Marathon 2013
Leave nothing on the river.
From: Stittsville, ON, Canada
2.5 X YRQ'S
Frost Management Consulting
Many Yukon River Quests, born and bred Yukoner....with extensive outdoor adventure experience. Raced the 16 day Saskatchewan RIver Quest with some amazing paddlers.
Keep up to my bow paddler, and get to stay out of trouble and injury free before the race
Oh you know, its what we do....chasing the gold to Dodge.
From: Subbury, ON, Canada
Some River Quests, some Yukon Rivers, some B.C. rivers, and a Saskatchewan river.
Don't worry; be happy!
One more time with the ol' man - he's 70 this year!!
Done a few YRQs and a few Yukon Rivers
Keep the canoe in fast water, find Kirkman more easily than last year and solve that fast line beyond Ancient Voices and hear their encouragement..
From: Whitehorse, Yukon, VIC, Australia
Try to enjoy the last five hours.
Multiple canoe trips in the Yukon.
To be tough and strong, and not make myself sick on wine gums.
My mom really wanted a team to support.
YRQ 2011 AND 2012
MEADIAsolutionsCabott & Cabott, Barristers New Market Foods (New Denver, BC)Jan Stick, NDP MLA Riverdale SouthStephen Sparks
3 YRQ's, lots of canoe tripping experience, dabbled in whitewater paddling - recently in solo canoe
would love to finish without injury and under 50 hours if the weather is kind to us
have always wanted to race in a 6 person voyageur canoe on a women's team.And....I'm addicted to this race!
YRQ 2010-11-12, 2011 Yukon 360 and everything else you can do under the midnight sun or under the sundogs
Getting the most and best "available current" to get to Dawson in a respectable time.
Because being "Currently available" it is an amazing way to end a school year and start the summer...no string attached....just a bow line.
I'm a Pisces, need I say more? In, on and around water . . . it's all good. I also have 33 years of Yukon experiences - hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, skiing, jogging, etc. with an occasional race thrown in just for fun.
Just keep paddling . . . and try to remember to smile occasionally (after all, the pain is only for 50 hours or so!).
I heard they were Currently Available so I signed up. Then I found out that they're straight!!Oh, and I've always wanted to do this race.
I was in an adventure race once. I think we brought beer and pop-tarts.
Stay in the boat all the way to Dawson.
The river called.
Growing up on Vancouver Island, in what now seems another lifetime I regularly paddled outrigger canoes, dragon boats, and further back still, rowing skulls. Then I moved up north where the water was frozen for a whole lot of the year. I'm still recovering.
I am excited to spend some time on the water again, be part of a team, and see the gorgeous Yukon scenery on the way to Fabulous Dawson City. Also, to do all this in 50 hours... or so my team tells me!
Bronze medal, Canadian Age Class Speedskating Championship.Recreational canoeing, biking, and camping with my bushman fiancé.
To have fun, not fall in the water, and place competitively.
It is the chance of a lifetime! I want to see what my body is capable of.
From: Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Raced 2 years in Sourdough Rendezvous Bathtub raceRaced in tandem kayak with my father in 2011 YRQ
Finish in time to still have some fun in Dawson!
The river has a habit of calling me back. This year I would like to really challenge myself by going solo.
Superb support crew
From: Christchurch, , New Zealand
6 years of kayaking the coastal and inland waters of New Zealand. 20 years tramping(hiking)in the New Zealand wilderness.
To finish, to experience the legendary Yukon and to honour the good work of Celia, our superb support crew.
The doctor recommended getting some exercise to lower the blood pressure and our mate Dave reckons this would be a great event.
From: Martinborough, , New Zealand
Relative late coming to kayaking. In recent years ocean, lake and river kayaking around New Zealand.
Finishing would be good, preferably without embarrassing myself
Lots of hiking and mountain biking and river trips including the Firth and Tat Rivers
The finish with a smile on my face!!!
A personal challenge and I'm turning 50!!
YRQ several times
Fun, Laughter and Survival with others
Celebrating turning an age of NO return-adding, yet, another element to life.....
The odd adventure race, biking, hiking and paddling in the Yukon
To arrive awake and afloat with amerry crew
To celebrate the big FIVE 'O' with friends
ENjoy the other 250 years of wisdom and lots laughs.
A first at 50! Although I have enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking, biking and skiing - and swimming.
To make it in relatively good shape, stay awake and stay paddeling. Have fun with people in the same boat as me!
Was asked! A new adventure with good people.
No paddling races but many canoe and kayak wilderness trips
To finish the race with a smile on my face
My friends that are turning 50 finally let me on their team! I've been wanting to do this race for a while in a voyageur canoe with friends.
From: Beaver Creek, YT, Canada
YRQ 2012Death race 2010
Go faster that last year !
Try my new handmade canoe !
From: Chibougamau, QC, Canada
Finish faster than last Year !
Try Pat's new boat !
From: Ota-ku, , Japan
yukonriverquest2012MARATHON DES SABLES2009
From: Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
26th marathon des sables
A leisure with dear friends
I would like to feel the nature of Canada.
From: Chiba-city, Chiba-ken, Japan
From: Saitama-city, Saitama, Japan
From: Miura-gun, Kanagaw-ken, Japan
2012 yukonriverquestAdventure racing RaidGauloisesAdventure racing Eco Challenge
We run the whole distance happily.
From: Fukuoka-city, fukuoka, Japan
A beauty day on the west coast
From: Sooke, BC, Canada
I have lived in the rain forrest my whole life. When I was a child my wetsuit was a seal skin. I was catching fish with bears in by the time I was 8 years old. When I turned 15 I was flying with eagles.
experience the yukon in all its glory.
bradon needed a crazy mofo to join him
From: Whitehorse, , --
Born in Whitehorse Brandon spent his summers growing up on mine sites. Brandon is lethal in a D9 Dozer.At the age of 6 years old Brandon was accepted by a wolf pack he spent his endless summer nights running wild and howling at the moon. He once helped take down a bull Moose with his wolf brothers.
find his long lost brothers
No Racing experienceVarious solo trips throughout the West Coast. Desolation Sound/Tofino/Queen Charlottes...
To finish with a smile.
From: Teslin, YT, Canada
A few solo kayak trips and a few river canoe trips
Finish the race
To know I can do it.
Some paddling experience
For the challenge
William KleedehnThe Little PeoplePristine Wilderness ToursAdorna Landscaping
Many wilderness trips.
Get to Dawson before Magnus.
Yes, many wilderness trips.
Make mama proud.
Copyright © 2012 Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association / Peter Coates.