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Children with Cancer UKTogether for Short Livesuk.virginmoneygiving.com/DarranWilliams
From: Norwich, United Kingdom
DW 2013, 2014YRQ 2012, 2013
To improve from last year and raise money for two very worthy causes
From: Morden, MB, Canada
From: Whitby, ON, Canada
Seko Construction - www.sekoconstruction.comStryder Construction - www.stryderconstruction.comWest Pro Productions - www.westproproductions.com
Stollery Children's HospitalRight to Play
From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada
To finish no matter what the river and weather throws at us.
From: St Michael, AB, Canada
Cross the finish line with a smile :)
"How do you feel about canoeing" ......
From: Tega Cay, SC, United States
2-Texas Water Safari 2-Florida Everglades challenge Missouri River 340Mississippi River from it's source in Minnesota to New Orleans.
From: Gallatin Gateway, United States
Yukon River Quest 2008numerous wilderness self support kayak and raft trips46 years paddleing
I like racing and suffering
From: Burton-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, United Kingdom
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
From: St Lawrence, NL, Canada
Many wilderness canoe trips. Some of which I remember.
To finish and celebrate with a sour toe cocktail.
Always wanted to paddle the Yukon River.
From: Peace River, AB, Canada
Completed the 200km Skating Tour in 1985 & 1986 put on by the Association of the Eleven Frisian Cities.
To test myself. To challenge my personal strengths.
From: Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
My Spirit of Adventure
From: Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Planning to compete in the Great Glen Paddle, a sixty mile race from the west to the east coast of Scotland via Loch Ness. Various multi-day trips to the west of Scotland, Scilly Isles and along the Thames river. Running various distances including marathon.
To finish, and not become bear food!
From: London, London, United Kingdom
Kayaking experience is mainly sea kayaking in the UK. Marathons/ultras (running) and adventure races.
Voyageur Outdoor Services, SwitzerlandAlsace Canoës, FranceBlachford Lake Lodge, NWT
From: Basel, Basel Stadt, Switzerland
Numerous canoe trips in Europe and Canada
Arrive in Dawson
Always wanted to go to Dawson
From: Rorschwihr, Haut Rhin, France
Canoe races in France
Go to Dawson!
We are raising money for a scholarship fund for students in TRU's Adventure Studies Department.
From: Satlspring Island, BC, Canada
I have not participated in many adventure races. However I have an extensive outdoor adventure resume. I white water kayak (class 4 boater), sea kayak, white water raft and participate in many other outdoor activities. I have worked as a guide in all three of the above listed sports as well as participate in them as a recreational. I have paddled many multi day rivers and have completed numerous expedition type trips. I have worked at a University teaching adventure activities to students for the last 11 years.
I would like our team to finish but I would also like to be competitive.
I know a number of people who have completed the Yukon Quest down river race and all of them had said it was a blast.
From: Kamloops, BC, Canada
I want to complete the race but do well.
From: rugeley, United Kingdom
Uk marathon and touring racing. Sea and river camping from boatsYRQ 2013
To finish, in Dawson this time!
Deb made me! Again!I did not drink enough in the heat last year, even though Deb kept reminding me, so as the school report would say, 'must drink better'. Most important of all, the river, people, organisers and the paddlers you meet are amazing, with the scenery mind blowing.
From: belper, United Kingdom
Three DW racesUk marathon racingRiver camping from boatGrand Canyon Rafting/Camping trip
A unique challenge
Kevin and future Voyageur team
Spring Creek Outfitters -- Mountain Iron, MN
I am raising money for Cross Hill Community Church in Virginia, Minnesota. For more information, check out www.crosshillchurch.org.
From: Mountain Iron, MN, United States
Began paddling solo at age 8 in my grandfather's canoe and have been paddling ever since. I am an avid canoe camper, fisherman and hunter. I specialize in cheaply outfitting and guiding canoe camping trips for people who have never been out before. I also build cedar strip boats, and plan on racing in one of the boats I have built.
"As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body." Philippians 1:20
Tackling a bucket list item while raising money for our church -- www.crosshillchurch.org.
From: Waterloo, ON, Canada
Avid wilderness tripping, completed first expedition race, Muskoka River X 2013 and now I'm hooked.
Experience the vastness of the Yukon River between WhiteHorse and Dawson City.
Want to experience the north west of our country from a canoe. And rv'ing across the country is another bucket list experience.
Lives to be outdoors, wilderness tripping, Muskoka River X 2013
Dawson City Gold
Feel the heat of the Midnight Sun.
Elka Pieterman Group, NetherlandsElka Pieterman BVBA, BelgiumHandyman BVBA, Belgium
From: Wijnegem / Antwerp, Belgium
First time in a canoe raceClimb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2009Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra 2012Several trainings in the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium
To finish with the whole team and do something beyond our limits
As for teambuilding and doing something extra ordinary
First time in a canoe race20 km running in Paris 201020 km running in Brussels 201010 miles of Antwerp 2012Several canoe trainings in the Netherlands and in Belgium
To finish with the whole team and make it to remember
As member of the team participating to do something extra-ordinary
Climb Kilimanjaro, 2009Biking 500 km in India, 20123 times run of 10 miles in Antwerp6 half marathons in Holland and in Belgium3 marathons (2 in Antwerp and 1 in New York)
To start as a "team of individuals", and to finish the YRQ as a "real team"
Physical and mental challenge for us as a team!
From: Breda, Netherlands
No wilderness or extreme paddling experience, just running and cycling. Paddling training in the Netherlands and in NorwayClimb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 2009Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra, 2012The will to win, to conquer the YRQ and push myself physically and mentally
To be a worthy team member, have fun and finish strong!
First: My boss told me to do so :-)Second: My team members can't do without meThird: I need the challenge
From: Breda, Netherlands, Netherlands
This will be my first canoe raceBiking in India from Udaipur to Agra, 2012Quite some canoe trainings in the Netherlands and in Norway
To finish strong with our team, experience together the "Will tO Win" and celebrate together our success in Dawson City
The YRQ is a unique opportunity for me to do something with our team that I would normally never do myself. This race will challenge me to cross my borders and I will do my best for the team effort.
First part Yukon River Canoe challenge, 2013(Whitehorse to Carmacks)Climbing Kilimanjaro, 2011Several half marathons in the Netherlands
To finish this extraordinary adventure!
To finish the Yukon River Quest with the Elka Pieterman team
Elka Pieterman Group, NetherlandsScanor SA, NorwayMenz und Konecke GmbH, GermanyHandyman BVBA, Belgium
From: Antwerpen, Belgium
Climb Kilimanjaro in 2009Biking from Udaipur to Agra in India 2012Running half marathons and 10 miles in Belgium, Holland and New York
Building the future together with our International Management Team.
As for teambuilding and doing something extra ordinary to challenge myself physically and mentally
This will be my first canoe race.Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2009 and 2011.Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra in 2012.Canoe trip from Whitehorse to Carmacks July 2013.Run marathon of Rotterdam, Ney York and many other half marathons.Quite some canoe trainings in Netherlands, Belgium, Norway.
To Finish strong with our team and expience together the "Will tO Win".
We like to participate in the Yukon River Quest 2014 as a special experience and also we like this extreme adventure in the Canada wilderness.
From: Niederkruchten, Germany
This will be our first canoe race :-).Climb Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 2009.Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra in 2012.Many MTB trips including Birkebeinrittet in Norway.Quite some canoe trainings in Netherlands, Germany and Norway.
To Finish with our team and expirience the race to the midnight sun.
We like to participate the YRQ 2014 as a special teambuilding experience and also we like this extreme advanture in the Canadian Wilderness.
From: Skytta, Norway
First real challenge in a canoe.Several MTB races in Norway, and long distance Audax like bike trips.Done marathon lenght ski race and several terrain running races.Several multi day hiking and skiing in Norway, in tent or cabins, winter and summer.Survival training with Norwegian army in rough conditions in North of Norway both summer and winter.Some canoe training in Norway and Holland.
Participate with the group and together make a good race, and memories for live.
Enjoy a great advanture together with friends and collegues and succeed together as a team.Like to try new things regarding physical and mental challenges :-).
Hiking Annapurna range, Himalaya Napal, 21 days, 300 km, 1997.Long winter expedition, 10 days in Norwegian mountains, 2003.Several shorter/longer winter expeditions in Norwegian mountains.Sereral shorter/longer cycle trips in Norway.Running half marathons, ski marathons and marathon cycle races Norway.Sailing experience and some canoeing experience from earlier years.This will be my first canoeing race.
To Finish strong with our team and experience together the "Will oT Win".
I like the aspect of extreme adventure in a part of the world I have never been before.
Paddling kayak since 1981Touring, sea and wild water. Longest trip 125 miles nonstop "the Elfstedentocht" in Holland. This will be my first serious trip in open canoe.
Finish with our teams, have fun and get hooked on open canoeing
I was invited for this team, and being polite, I could not refuse...And because I like this kind of madness!
In a canoe race for the first time, participated 3 times in a 12 km obstacle mudrun.
Finish the race with the complete team!
For me it`s a once in a life time opportunity to participate in this race!
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
Tried the YRQ last year - Made it to Carmacks. Numerous multi-day kayak trips on the West Coast.
Nothing but Dawson will do, and 1 kayak length in front of Darran :)
Just need to finish this race. Wayne.Anderson@Shaw.ca
From: Roslin, ON, Canada
Paddled the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson City in 2012YRQ 2013MRX 2013Numerous solo wilderness trips
Try to better my time from last year.To finish the race healthy.
Challenge myself and spend some time with a lot of great friends in the Yukon.
From: Calgary , AB, Canada
Kayaked the Bowron lakes, Johnson straight, Broken Islands and numerous river trips
Complete the race in under 70 hours
First kayak race.
Mountain Mike's Health Food Store
The Silver Strand Foundation
From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States
5-time Ironman Triathlon finisher. Qualified for 2004 Ironman Triathlon World Championship. US Navy SEAL retired. Combat Veteran.
To win our division.
To hopefully donate to a charity organization and to challenge myself.
From: Moyie springs, ID, United States
No previous racing experience. I have been paddling for approx. 18 years. I paddle all year long in all conditions.
From: Sausalito, CA, United States
Racing: Cal 100; May 2013: Outrigger Canoe race seasons 2012 and 2013.Wilderness Experience: extensive. Expedition paddling since 1996 to include Alaska, Pacific NW and Baja. Mountaineering Expeditions in Alaska, Pacific NW and Himalayas. Professional guide since 1983.
Paddle the Yukon River, finish in good time, smile alot and be present.
Personal Challenge, Comraderie and Adventure
From: Whitehorse, Ca., YT, Canada
Several extended trips on rivers, raced in River Quest voyageur '08 and '13, solo kayak '10 and '11 as Lightomwater and tandem kayak '12 as the Fascintors
Looking forward to finishing with a smile on my face and within a reasonable time
Last minute challenge
From: Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Raced 2 years in Sourdough Rendezvous Bathtub raceRaced in tandem kayak with my father in 2011 YRQ, and solo kayak in 2013 YRQ
Finish in style with my dad and I smiling and still talking to one another at the finish line in Dawson (hopefully before Saturday at midnight)!!
It's a great father daughter bonding experience! This may have to be reevaluated after the race depending on how my stated aims are met!
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
YRQ 2009, 2011
Under 60 hours
From: Carcross, YT, Canada
4 previous yrqnumerous extended remote paddling trips
finish with a smile on my face
Several Yukon River Quests with Team WHOA - go gals!!!
Finish without my arms falling off! Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night so I can join Team Whoa!
Al and Jo
From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada
I've never been in a canoe race but have canoed a lot. Kayaker and canoe camper
Finish just behind my partner
The challenge. Visit the Yukon. Hang out with the crew!
Hockey player. Last time in a canoe was in New Zealand in Grade 5 rapids... Survived to do the YQR !
Finish ahead of my partner
Back up the old man...
From: Guatemala, Guatemala / Guatemala City, Guatemala
Adventure Racing (lake and river paddling, ropes, mountain bike, treking, orientiring)
To enjoy and finish the race on time.
From: Okotoks, AB, Canada
Swanson Lake circuit, Alaska, Christina Lake and Clearwater Lake in B.C., Horton River kayaking in N.W.T., numerous wilderness backpacking trips
To finish safely
Various canoe camping trips and wilderness backpacking trips…no racing experience.
To finish and hopefully stay upright
To see the Yukon river and have fun
From: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (111km) x 10Murray Canoe Marathon (404km) x 3Bass Strait crossing -sea kayak expeditionXPD expedition adventure races x 4Numerous shorter (48hr) adventure racesMolokai Outrigger race
To finish still smiling
To experience the amazing event that everyone raves about.
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Extended backcountry camping trips, avid climber, YRQ is my first canoe race.
Triathlete, avid hiker/climber and X-country skier. YRQ is my first canoe race.
From: Kelowna, BC, Canada
1st canoe race
From: Vancouver, Canada, BC, Canada
to finish behind the bow paddler
Cambodia Canoe Expediation (Mekong - 450km)Adventure racesDevises to Westminster - Senior DoubleVarious trekking experience
To make it to Whitehorse (be a shame to miss the start!)
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
Yukon River Quest Several times/all adventure races in the Yukon
Have fun and finish!
Many YQR races
Finish strong and happy...can't wait to see Dawson City again!
Several Yukon River Quest races
For all to have a safe race and enjoy the beauty of the river and lands along the way. Also to enjoy the camaraderie on the river with the other races, with the organizers, volunteers and friends and families along the way.
Friends who have completed the YQR. Multiple wildeness activities.
4 Previous YRQ
Several YRQ's, 360's, many local races and lots of wilderness paddling
To finish with a smile on my face and hug my paddling partner
Being one with the water on a long and beautiful river.
Several YRQs; local races and lots of outdoor wilderness adventures.
To honour my late mother Kawdeeltin's memory and to mark my 50th year.
To challenge myself in a sport that takes you into the beautiful Yukon wilderness!
From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Be the fastest we can, and get an ice cream in Dawson before they close on Friday
Race Hard, share the experience with a good Mate, meet up with old friends
To drag Percy's arse down the river so he can get his ice creamAnd not to bonk on the way
To have a lovely time with my bestest mate, to suffer like I have never suffered beforeTo enjoy the wilderness and make new friends in Whitehorse so I can drink with them in Dawson, when Percy is no longer speaking to me, ha ha
Races Beyond Reason
From: Perth, ON, Canada
Several YRQsHawkesbury Canoe RaceGeneral ClintonDevizes to Westminster (planned spring '14)
Beer in Dawson on Friday night
Bran research trust www.brt.org.uk
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Limited wilderness racing experience, have done one or too lon distance bike rides bt thus far nothing on water!
To finish in a reasonable time, sanity intact:)
For a Challange
Yukon River Quest 2011, Guaja xxl in 2011/2012.And anything endurance based
Having finished the YRQ in 2011, I promised to go back and do it again!
Stewart, Weir, McDonald Ltd.TELUS
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
2013 YQR and sprint racing
To finish and be proud of our time.
Yukon River Quest Yukon 360 Some other Yukon rivers
To make Ts'alvit fly To paddle as one with six othersTo enjoy
To enjoy the paddle and the team!
2010-2014 YRQYukon 360Anything and everything under a sundog or the midnight sun
To make Ts'alvit fly under 50 hours while enjoying the paddle with 6 amazing personswithout whom this race would not have been possible for me.
It's home sweet home and a great way to start the summer.
This is my first YRQ.Recreational and tripping experience.
To have fun out there, to learn to paddle a voyageur well and to travel safely.
Mattawa River Canoe Race; Yukon River; Ontario Lakes
To be smooth, fast and steady.
What could be better than paddling?
Mattawa River Canoe Race, Dragon Boat Racing
YRQ and 360's-all Yukon.
To be at home with the water.
To return smoothly to the home of Ts'alvit.
From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada
YRQ 2011 DNFYRQ 2012 FinisherNumerous Marathon races and wilderness paddling
See friends, meet new friends, see the north again, oh yes, and finish.
See friends, have fun, get back to northern Canada.
Arrow Cab Ltd High River AB
From: High River, AB, Canada
Have as much fun as last year if not more !be able to keep the map on the right page so I know where we are .
see if we can make to Dawson with out saying "I think we are lost"
2013 YRQLots of paddling and racing in a War Canoe.
To enjoy the trip, beat last years time and to out paddle the hallucinations!
Loved last years race! Want to try again with a GPS!
From: North Rocks, NSW, Australia
2012 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic 2013 Riverland Paddling Marathon 2013 Hawkesbury Canoe Classic2013 BGCC 24 Hour Challenge2013 VIC Murray Marathon
Enjoy the company and the scenery and finish with a smile.
The challenge, the scenery and definitely a goal worthy of my time and energy
From: Artarmon, NSW, Australia
Meg hails from outback NSW, a sheep stud with artesian water and 18" rain pa. She grew up bareback riding which is not dissimilar to kayaking. Having totally misspent her years at Uni kayaking and climbing high things, she came out with a degree or two in architecture and then misspent much more time on the water, sailing across the Southern Ocean and on Sydney harbour - a very wonderful place on a surf ski. Australia is an Aladdins Cave of wild rivers and marathon events. Tempting all Canadian paddlers to head down to the Hawkesbury Classic, the Murray Marathon, the Doctor, the Franklin River. Franklin River / Gordon River Descent 5days, Mitta Mitta mid winter multisport ww racing descents, Hawkesbury Canoe Classics 111 km, Murray Marathon 404km, River Paddle Marathon 200km events.
"I have this crazy friend. And she thought it would be a good idea"
Meg is coming to the other side of the world to experience the mother of all wilderness marathon races and have a damn good time.
From: tefarearii, huahine, French Polynesia
practice surfsk in ocean racing in france and tahiti
having a beer at the peet bar in dawson
sharing this experience with my son
From: cabrerets, france, France
flat water kayak race in franceouttrigger canoe in france and tahiti
sharing this race with my father, and have a beer at the peet bar man!!!!!!!!
Yukon Wide AdventuresEDI - Environmental Dynamics Inc.Thank you very much for supporting me on the Yukon River Quest.
I have some years canoeing experience and participated in a few canoe wildwater competitions.
finishing in a good position
A men need to do what a men need to do - last canoe race of my life !
From: Thompson, MB, Canada
Raced a variety of races in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan since 1987. Numerous canoe camping trips tandem, solo and voyageur. Team OCN Men Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest 2005, David Thompson Brigade Team Shawnigan 2008 (leg from Prince Albert to Winnipeg).
Complete the race.
From: Bozeman, MT, United States
Spatzisi and Stikine River, British ColumbiaMain Salmon River, IdahoRio Grande River, TexasYellowstone River, MontanaSmith River, MontanaOwyhee River, IdahoBirch Creek to Yukon River, AlaskaAllagash River, MainePenobscot River, Maine
Finishing in good style and enjoying meeting other teams
Fun - seeing the river and enjoying the company of other teams
Finishing and enjoying the river
From: Sweet Springs, MO, United States
2 X MR340Kawnivore 100
From: Dawson City, YT, Canada
- 10 years of flat water kayak racing (albeit 10 years ago...)- A few odd land-based 1/2 marathons- Moderate level of wilderness experience (see: Weekend warrior)
Multiple goals for the race: Finish, no aesthetically displeasing scars, continued friendship with Scott.
Gotta get home somehow.
From: Fort Simpson, NT, Canada
Yukon River, South Nahanni River, Ottawa River
Continuous witty banter, Catch my shuttle ride from Dawson City to Whitehorse.
From: Courtenay, BC, Canada
40 years recreational canoeingYRQ 2009, 2010, 2011
As always, to enjoy the ride
From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Raced the YRQ back in 2011, this will be my second trip.I've been Outriggering for the past 5 years and dragonboated for a couple years as well
Finishing the race in under 55 hours, hopefully without tearing muscles this time!
From: Whtiehorse, YT, Canada
12 times YRQ-finished all
to finish under 55 hrs and have everyone smiling
to meet new paddlers; enjoy being on the river and I'm addicted to this race!
20 years of wilderness travel and paddling experience
to finish healthy and smiling
Great location, meeting new people and enjoying the adventure - and some gentle arm twisting.
From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
2008 & 2011 David Thompson brigades, wilderness guide
finish without injury
to see the Yukon River
From: Aldergrove, BC, Canada
never raced. Paddled from Ft. St. James to Alexandria then Hope to Vancouver. Paddled the Columbia river from Kettle Falls to Pacific. Paddled Rideau canal from Kingston to Ontario. Paddled Okanagan Lakes. Paddled around gulf Islands. Took a level one white water course but have never ever raced. I hate racing cos I don't care who wins.
I was asked
Never raced but I paddle with a local outrigger team
Finish with a smile
Because its a hell of an adventure
some canoe sprint racing
HA55 or less:)
For the Adventure!
From: Gramastetten, Austria, Austria
13 times YRQ, ACR, Murray River Race, Devizes to Westminster
Yukon 360, local races
Get to Dawson and Enjoy the River Along the Way
Yukon 360, Local Yukon Races and lots of time in Dene Keyeh
To finish with a smile :)
Raise awareness and fundraising for the charity WaterAid - which provides clean water and sanitation to people around the World without these necessities.
First time to the Quest, Looking forward to it !
Raise money for WaterAid, create memories, paddle under the midnight sun and I would love to get in under 55Hrs !!
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Charles Confectionary Chief Peter A BeattyGrand Chief Ron MichelRonnie & Joyce , Christina and the best friend I lost this year, my dad! Thank You to our sponsors for letting us do what we love ! (Drinking in Dawson not paddling to Dawson LOL)
From: Denare Beach , SK, Canada
Drink AFTER the race not the night before like last time.
Just finish again!
From: Pelican Narrows , SK, Canada
Just finish again for that 2nd YRQ finisher pin
Beat previous time
9 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest.
To finish and to have fun :)
To bring awareness to breast cancer and to show other survivors they can lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
This is YRQ #12 with Paddlers Abreast
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
Paddled in the Yukon River Quest for 6 years with Paddlers Abreast.
To have fun and arrive in Dawson all happy and healthy.
To keep the awareness of breast cancer out there. I am paddling in honor of Linda and Marylin.
Recreational Kayaker. Trained with PA last year but was unable to paddlein the race due to injury.
Arrive in Dawson with a happy, healthy team!
Support awareness of Breast Cancer.
Did race with PA team in 2013 YRQPaddling Watson, Yukon and Wind River
Enjoy being in the canoe with the team, enjoy the race and finish the race with smile and hooray! :-)
I wish I knew the reason... It might be sparkling in my subconscious mind. I am just thankful that I am 'able' to do this again!
4 prior Yukon River Quest races
To support and honour all breast cancer survivors. Have fun and finish with a strong, healthy, and happy team.
To challenge myself while enjoying the beauty of the Yukon River. I'm hooked.......
My only racing experience was with Paddlers Abreast in 2007. Way fun! For 40 years I have enjoyed wilderness paddling with family and friends.
To paddle my best, be strong and helpful to the team.
I am looking forward to paddling the YRQ with this wonderful team again.
Several years kayaking; hiking and camping; YRQ 2013
To finish the race with a healthy and happy team.
For Linda, to support breast cancer awareness; to honour & remember family and friends
The Skagway News Co. (boat)The Mountain Shop / Packer Expeditions (gear)
From: Skagway, AK, United States
Yukon River Quest finisher 1999, 2005, 2011
To finish honorably for all the Skagnificent ones.
Test my new canoe in the greatest race on the planet, show the river to a new team of Skagway racers, get Nadia to the finish line so her "Travels with Josie" are complete.
From: Skagway, AK, AK, United States
Lots of ocean kayaking experience on the Atlantic Coast, Upper Lynn Canal, Belize and various lakes all over the place. Recreational canoeing.
To paddle strong and enjoy the ride.
I've heard about it since 1998 and would love to see the scenery.
wish you knew
ask myself that every day
couple of marathons, box of rocks, paddle the Alatna and arrigetch, summit Denali
Finish before last call
Always wanted to do this race since I first heard about it!
Trail Marathon, Snake, Wind, Takhini, Yukon
Have a damn good time
Always wanted to do this
From: Missoula, MT, United States
Boundary waters, solo Inside Passage, solo Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon run. Lots of trail running, marathon canoe racing.
To beat Josie. Her raft got iced in. I'm hoping we are considerably faster.
To finish retracing my great grandmother Josie's migration to Dawson in 1898.
From: , --
no river RACING, just trips - kayak trips: Tatchun Creek to Dawson City (4 days), Dawson City to the pipeline crossing (10 days - 500 miles), Glacier Bay (10 days) - Canoe trips - Algonquin Park (3 days), Stewart Crossing to Dawson City (7 days)- hiking, skiing, mountaineering
- have fun, stay awake, keep up with "the girls"
- it's on the list
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia (BC)
From: Vancouver , BC, Canada
Finish and raise money for a good cause.
Looking forward to the challenge.
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Finish and raise money for a good cause
From: Edmonton, Canada
Yukon River Quest 2010
To finish with my son
Paddling with dad
From: tokyo, Japan
From: Tokyo, Japan
Leaning the team building
asked by my friend
For breaking through my limits and learning teamwork.
I'm curious about that.
From: Saitama, Japan
Support the self-realization of team members
Complete the race
Improve female enagy
From: Eagle River, AK, United States
Yukon River Quest (three years)Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic ( three years)IditasportTwenty years of back country climbing, paddling, and trekking.
Finish in good time.
Get to Dawson, and still be in love.
Get to Dawson, relationship intact
From: Port Townsend, Jefferson County, WA, WA, United States
Kayaked the Inside Passage.Taught sea kayaking for many years with Outward Bound in Alaska, WA, Chile, Mexico...
"Be tough yet gentle, humble yet bold, swayed always by beauty and truth." -b. pieh
It feels bold, adventurous, exciting, nerve wracking, and right. I've wanted to paddle the Yukon for years and it seems like a great way to get started.
YRQ2011, 2012, Death Races
From: Chibougamau, QC, Canada
YRQ, Adventure Races, Marathons
Enjoy the ride!
Too much fun to pass up
From: Anchorage, AK, United States
Born and raised Alaskan outdoorsman.
For my home-built wooden boat to survive the journey!
Multiple summers guiding youth canoe trips in Northern Minnesota/Southern Canada. 2014 Iditarod sled dog race finisher.
Work on my J-stroke.
Several multi-day backcountry trips
Copyright © 2012 Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association / Peter Coates.