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About the Yukon Quest

"The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World"

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race starts on a Saturday in early February. The race runs from Fairbanks, Alaska, USA to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada in even-numbered years, and from Whitehorse to Fairbanks in odd-numbered years. 

The dogs and mushers follow trails that once carried gold miners, fur traders, missionaries and mail carriers, in the days when dog teams were often the only method of transportation in the great North. The race draws seasoned mushers ready to tackle the Northern wilderness.

The Yukon Quest is not a staged race but a true distance race. Mushers cannot replace sleds. With distances between checkpoints sometimes over 200 miles, they must carry many of their supplies with them. Mushers and dogs are on their own.

There are many sites devoted to the Yukon Quest on the internet!!
Here are some of our favorites!

Yukon Quest
The Official Homepage

Fairbanks Alaska Information Site
Yukon Quest Coverage

Yukon Education Student Network  
History of the Yukon Quest

Explore North - The Yukon Quest
Race information with distances between checkpoints, trivia, more

Working Dog Web - Guide to the Yukon Quest
List of links for additional information

Official Yukon Quest Store


Books on the Yukon Quest

Yukon Alone - John Balzar
Honest Dogs - Brian O'Donoghue
Running North - Ann Mariah Cook
Yukon Quest - John Firth
Racing the White Silence - Adam Killick

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