Rules & Preparation

Rules & Preparation

Rules & Preparation

Rules

Official Race Rules for the 21st Annual Yukon River Quest Paddling Race

Important Racer Info

  • YRQ 2019 Racers Briefing (English version only – downloadable Powerpoint – note new cutoff times in 2019 Rules). Read before you get to Whitehorse. All team members are still required to attend the safety briefing the day before the race after final registration. Attendance by all paddlers is mandatory: Voyageurs and C4 teams at 4 PM, Solo and Tandem teams at 5 PM at Yukon Visitor Centre.
  • Also see Carmacks Briefing Notes (updated for 2019) by Al Foster. NOTE: Support Crew briefing now on SUPPORT page!
  • Also see Carmacks Support (pdf) about support services offered by Coal Mine Campground for teams coming without their own support crews. Highly recommended!
  • 2019 Race Event ScheduleIMPORTANT! YRQ asks for the cooperation of all those involved in following the race to keep the highways safe. There is no stopping along highway shoulder to view the race.

Racer Preparation