22nd Yukon River Quest set to start in modified race

22nd Yukon River Quest set to start in modified race. This year’s COVID-adapted event will see 48 teams “Race to the Midnight Sun” By YRQ MEDIA – The race roster is set for the 22nd Yukon River Quest, which will begin on Wednesday, June 23 in...

Registration opens Feb. 14 for 22nd Yukon River Quest

Yukon and other Canadian teams invited to register for COVID-adapted “Race to the Midnight Sun” and new Half Quest on June 23-26, 2021. WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Registrations will be accepted beginningFebruary 14, 2021 for the 22nd Yukon River Quest (YRQ),...

Virtual YRQ ready to launch

A virtual race on the Yukon River will occur this summer for paddlers worldwide who are unable to experience the “race to the midnight sun.” WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CANADA –  Even though the 2020 Yukon River Quest has been cancelled due to COVID-19, there...

Cancellation of 22nd annual Yukon River Quest

COVID-19 travel restrictions and concerns for health and safety of paddlers, volunteers and communities behind decision to cancel June 2020 race WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CANADA –  The 2020 Yukon River Quest has been cancelled. The board of directors of the Yukon River...

Registration opens Nov. 1st for 22nd annual Yukon River Quest

Sign up early! “Race to the Midnight Sun” dates are June 24-28, 2020 WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Registrations will be accepted beginning November 1, 2019 for the 22nd annual Yukon River Quest (YRQ), which will be held June 24 to June 28, 2020. The 715-kilometer (444-mile)...

2019 Yukon River Quest Awards

A record was broken in the C4 Open class and a new record was established in the new C4 Women’s class (see below). Prize money is awarded to teams that beat others in their class and finish within 25% of the winning time in their class. For list of all finishers in...

Another record field set to start 21st annual Yukon River Quest

Pre-race tally has 124 teams from 13 countries entered in “Race to the Midnight Sun”. By YRQ MEDIA The race roster is set for the 21st annual Yukon River Quest, which will begin on Wednesday, June 26 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. This year’s field, as...

Registration opens Nov. 1st for 21st annual Yukon River Quest

Registration opens Nov. 1st for 21st annual Yukon River Quest October 31, 2018 “Race to the Midnight Sun” expands prize money throughout classes as YRQ moves into third decade. Race dates are June 26-30, 2019 WHITEHORSE, YUKON, CANADA – Registrations will be accepted...

2018 Yukon River Quest Awards

[Teams that finished under 55 hours receive prize money] Solo Classes [Recipients of hand-made canoe pendant from Gold Trail Jewellers of Dawson City, as well as prize money] Open Solo Canoe C1: Team # 116 Sika Adventure – Bryan Allemang, Whitehorse, YT, Canada...

Record Field Set to start 20th Annual Yukon River Quest

Pre-race tally has 115 teams from 15 countries entered in “Race to the Midnight Sun” 20th anniversary events celebrate race heritage; who to watch on the river. By YRQ MEDIA The race roster is set for the 20th annual Yukon River Quest, which will begin on Wednesday,...