Other Important Info
- Best Practices on the Yukon River (important for racers, support crews, volunteers): 1) Yukon River Heritage – An illustrated introduction for river travellers: https://yukon.ca/sites/yukon.ca/files/tc/tc-yukon-river-heritage.pdf and 2) Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Best Practices for Heritage Resources: http://www.trondek.ca/downloads/THBestPractices.pdf
- Leave No Trace! The YRQ also urges everyone to follow these LEAVE NO TRACE practices when camping in remote areas, especially in regard to disposal of waste.
- Food for the Long Haul to Dawson (updated after 2019 race) – Read this fantastic article by Pat McKenna as she shares some of he r professional knowledge and experience. Also see her “What’s For Dinner on the River” (pdf).
- IMPORTANT: Waiver (information only) the actual waiver is signed online when you register.
- IMPORTANT: Medical Insurance Requirement for Emergencies
- IMPORTANT: SPOT device information and set-up (required for SPOTs, InReach tracking info also must be submitted)
- YRQ Waypoints as displayed on the Race Tracker (click once to download Google Earth file. This format is one that is usable by most if not all GPS programs. It is not just for Google Earth, although it is GE’s native format)
- YRQ Waypoints in GPS Exchange format (.GPX)
- YRQ Waypoints as Comma Separated Values file
- Yukon River Water Levels Above White River (real time – also search other measuring points on this site – note disclaimers)
- How to Measure your Canoe or Kayak
- Canoe & Kayak Rental Info (new for 2019 – includes C4!)
- Negotiating Five Finger Rapids(PDF)