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Thu 11:53:22 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Bollmannsruh, Germany | Deutschland
several shorter races and some trips on riverswww.kanufisch.com
Fun and a cold Yukon Gold in Dawson
From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland
some short marathons and several river trips
have fun, find the right way to Dawson and drink a hot dark black coffee there
Thu 16:59:26 4.6km past Macauley Bar -136.137, 62.1; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Prince George, BC, Canada
Long distance endurance athlete
Finish with a smile on face
need to get off bucket list
Have a beer at the end and finish of course
I have rocks in the place of where my brains are supposed to be
Time: 46:40:51 3rd Overall2nd Tandem Kayak2nd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada
YRQ- 2011 2012 2013 CAL 100- 2013 2014 numerous shorter kayak races and ultra marathon trail running races
Finish in good spirits and have a good time
It's a great excuse to get back up to the Yukon.
From: Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
YRQ 2009-2012, MR340 2013
Paddle hard, Have fun
Time: 65:55:44 33rd Overall10th Tandem Canoe3rd Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Arnprior, ON, Canada
Muskoka River X 2014 (Finisher) Numerous single day Adventure race finisherNice Guy
From: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Muskoka River-X (MRX) 2014, finisher2 adventure races2 summers as a canoe tripping guide in Algonquin Park
Finish the race
I enjoyed the 2014 MRX tremendously, and the YRQ looks like another "must do" challenge
Time: 49:29:30 5th Overall1st Solo1st Solo Kayak1st Mens Solo Kayak
From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Whitwater kayaking since 1982safety kayaker in BCannual (solo and group) sea kayak trips westcoast of Vancouver Island/ central Coast regular participant at Deep cove racesregular participant "Around Bowen" Island sea kayak racecrossing of the "Georgia Straight"Wilderness first aid
Top five finish in the "solo paddler" category
....Just another challenge and experience the North
A very big THANK YOU to my Sponsors for supporting me on the Yukon River Quest.Fraserway RV Rentals - www.fraserway.comPR Services - www.yukoninfo.comNorth 60° Petro - www.petromarineservices.com/north60.htm
Time: 51:21:26 10th= Overall3rd= Solo3rd= Solo Kayak3rd= Mens Solo Kayak
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
I have some years canoeing experience and participated in a few canoe wildwater competitions. 2014 YRQ finisher
A men need to do what a men need to do !Go for it !!!
In honor to my mom, which died on cancer on January 7th,2015.She learned me kayaking and trained me over many years.
Time: 70:38:55 43rd Overall13th Tandem Canoe5th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Budapest, Budapest, Hungary | Magyarország
Wilderness experience in Europa.
2 srác 1 Yukon
Wilderness experience in Hungary and Austria.
2srác 1 Yukon
Thu 16:57:07 6.0km before Carmacks -136.18, 62.099; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Sunny Brae, NS, Canada
Solo unsupported circumnavigation of mainland Nova Scotia (June&July) 2014 Paddle Canada level 4 sea kayak skills.
Wanting to complete the race in due time.
Visit my son Manuel and his fiancee Amelia in White Horse, YTmy support team during the race.Sounds like quite an adventure for an old guy.
Time: 68:18:12 36th Overall11th Tandem Canoe4th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Mount Kisco, NY, United States
Years of canoeing wilderness rivers including the Yukon.
Finishing within the allotted time
From: Eagle, CO, United States
Many wilderness canoe and raft trips
Finish within the allotted time
Sat 18:29:39 5.3km past Sixty Mile River -139.724, 63.608; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland
Rivers in Sweden, Norway, BC (Saskatchewan from Rocky Mountainhouse to Northbattlefort), USA (Yellowstonelake);races on the Rivers Weser, Elbe, Aller and on the baltic sea;
Arrive Dawson in time
To make the river yukon is the great dream for every paddler, also for me too.
Thu 19:53:30 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada
To paddle a canoe from Whitehorse to Dawson.
Time: 57:14:24 22nd Overall7th Tandem Canoe6th Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Whistler, BC, Canada
Ironman CanadaOutward Bound InstructorRaft Guide
Finish with no tears
Ironman CanadaOutward Bound InstructorRaft guide
ride a tailwind the whole way
Sealskinz-USA, Mountain Mike's Health Food Store.
Heroes on the Water.
Time: 57:35:44 24th Overall3rd Tandem Kayak1st Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States
Yukon River Quest 2014 finisher.U.S. Navy (SEAL) Ret.5-time Ironman Triathlon finisher.3-Time LA Marathon finisher.
To finish and better our time.
Love the challenge.
Yukon River Quest 2014 finisher
To finish and better our time from last year.
I love the challenge
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
YRQ 2013 DNFYRQ 2014 CompletedMR340 2014 Completed
Finish of course and just a little better than last year :)
River one - Me one. Time to break the tie.If any one has questions regarding the race and needs help email me at Wayneghana@gmail.com I would be happy to try and help with any questions.
Time: 68:27:27 37th= Overall5th= Tandem Kayak1st= Womens Tandem Kayak
From: Presilly, Haute Savoie, France
Battle of the SACs 2010Battle of the SACs 2011OMM UK 2013OMM FR 2013X-Bionic Veluwe Classic 2013Outdoor rock climbing instructorAlpinistScottish
1)We have set up a Crowd funding Campaign to match our inscription fee for Water.org's emancipation projects!http://fnd.us/c/5wLve/sh/e4VGwf2) Our Facebook Blog & sponsorship deals raise awareness of the race & of the pristine Yukon wilderness. www.facebook.com/4women4water
Our goal is to finish in the world's longest annual kayak marathon within the set time. We will experience a world class wilderness event on the Yukon River, a river so clean you can drink it! We want to do something in return, so that our adventure contributes to the entrepreneurial power of women elsewhere.“Millions of women are prohibited from accomplishing little more than survival. Not because of a lack of ambition, or ability, but because of a lack of safe water and adequate sanitation.”This is why Teams NIGOR Guam & NIGOR Parula (together we are 4WOMEN4WATER) want to donate the equivalent of the race registration fee to Water.org's women’s empowerment projects.
From: Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, Netherlands | Nederland
Multiple self supported long distance bikepacking/alpine and ice climbing/hiking adventures in New Zealand, US, Morocco and the European Alps. Kayak trips throughout the Netherlands, Lac Leman.
Finish and raise money for Water.org
A wilderness adventure and a new kind of challenge.
Time: 57:23:14 23rd Overall7th Solo7th Solo Kayak7th Mens Solo Kayak
From: london, london, United Kingdom
Finish solo is less time
Solo looked horrible
Normally paddling under normal, midday sun.
Thu 19:23:40 0.2km past Little Salmon -135.685, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Multiple week long expeditions.
To finish with flying colours!
Time: 56:29:15 20th Overall6th Tandem Canoe5th Mixed Tandem Canoe
YRQ 2009 DNFWilderness canoe tripping guide
Finish with a smile
Dragon BoatSpartan RacesCanoe tripping
From: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland
Couple of multi-day adventure racesCanoe tour in SwedenAlpine climbing & Skiing tours
To finish for Water.org
Adventure/ Exploring new areas
(Ski-)mountaineeringCouple days kayaking Couple adventure races
To have a wonderful kayaking experience.
Thu 19:48:21 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Staufen, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra
FC Muri Hallenturnier
Es war einmal eine verrückte Idee...
From: Muri, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra
Time: 50:01:09 6th Overall2nd Solo2nd Solo Kayak2nd Mens Solo Kayak
From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Yukon River Quest Solo Kayak 2009, 2010, 2012
I need to know if I can.
Time: 54:56:35 19th Overall6th Solo6th Solo Kayak6th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
Lots of canoe camping, bit of racing. Was supposed to race in 2013 but crashed my vehicle on the way! See the photo - totaled everything!
To finish and help Inuvik's daycare.
1) To get to the race in one piece2) To finish what I started in 2013
Time: 63:46:13 31st Overall9th Tandem Canoe2nd Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Yukon River Quest
Finish in a respectable time.
North Saskatchewan River.
Our chosen charity is a London based outdoor activity centre that brings the lessons learned from adventurous activities to inner city kids. Our donation page is here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/paddlefaster
Fri 19:38:17 17.8km past Fort Selkirk -137.728, 62.822; status:WITHDRAWN
From: London, United Kingdom
1/2 of Bear(ly) Scared - YRQ 2013 - finished.Lots of other paddling, everywhere and anywhere
To finish, to still be getting along at the end of 4 days and to be stronger for it: http://paddle-faster.com/
After doing the YRQ in 2013 I wanted to do it again. I have persuaded Dan to paddle with me and it's going to be good.
Training paddles with Sarah when she was getting ready for YRQ in 2013.Various whitewater and flatwater trips by canoe worldwide, inc time spent on lake superior.
Finish and still be speaking to Sarahsee www.paddle-faster.com.
Sarah wanted to do it again and persuaded me that it would be a good idea.
Time: 44:51:07 1st Overall1st Tandem Kayak1st Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States
YRQ 2008, 2014
Go faster than last year and share the pain.
From: Kingston, ON, Canada
Paddle hard, have fun, and follow Dave to Dawson in a hurry...
Mic Mac MotorsSelwyn Chihong Mining Ltd.
Time: 50:34:18 8th Overall2nd Voyageur1st Mixed Voyageur
Several YRQ races in tandem with Pam. Managed Ts'alvit 2014 to Dawson without too many bottom drags!
Always to find a more efficient channel and enjoy the journey.
Great benchmark and wonderful passage through the coolness of late June light!
Some YRQs, some amazing Yukon rivers plus the odd other.
To make this the best ever - team-wise, river-wise, country-wise, and race-wise.Otherwise, I might have to do this again!!!
For the challenge in every sense of the word;For the magic of paddling in the midnight sun; andBecause I don't want to be left behind on shore.
Previous YRQ's, 360's and local races; extensive wilderness travel
To work strongly together as a team; for fitness & to spend time on our beautiful river
To finally find out more of Jim Boyde's short cuts on the river and for spring training with the swans
YRQs: 2004 mixed tandem canoe; 2005-3rd women's tandem canoe; 2006 Paddlers' Abreast; 2007-2008 1st women's tandem canoe; 2009 broke women's tandem canoe record; 2014 1st women's tandem canoe.
Ummmm....to reach Dawson City in good spirits and to absorb all the majestic beauty of the Yukon along the way!!!
I love the mental, emotional, and physical challenge the mighty Yukon River poses throughout this race.
Canoed the North Saskatchewan River from Edmonton to Winnepeg. Numerous canoe trips from the Battlefords to Nipawin. Avid outdoor enthusiast.
To live up to the stamina of my Coureur des bois ancestors , learn how to read the water better, and still be smiling at the finish line.
To put my 10th generation Coureur des bois genes to the ultimate test.
Four YRQ's (all very different, one including a swim through 5 Finger Rapids!), a few great races in Ontario and lots of wilderness experience.
To enjoy the camaraderie of this team, take in the great scenery yet again, finish in under 50 hours and to lavish in not sterning for the first time!
I couldn't imagine not being in any races this year and I love who's on my team. What a great group of people.
Marathon races only...YRQ 2013 - tandem kayak, scratchedYukon Arctic Ultra - 100 mile foot race, placed 1st overall setting a new course recordYRQ 2011 - voyageur canoe, placed 2nd overall, and 1sy in the mixed voyageur category setting a new course recordExperience paddling local wilderness rivers.
To be grateful for all the beauty and wisdom the river has to offer, to learn from the experience of my teammates, and to push the all of us to perform at our peak so that we finish quickly and in good spirits.
Thu 20:30:56 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: sherbrooke, QC, Canada
spartan race, expedition west canadian 2 weeks, west coast trail, east coast trail, appalachian trail, mingan island kayaking 1 week
in perfect condition
From: baie-comeau, QC, Canada
canoe yukon river experienced from whitehorse to dawson, west coast trail,
Time: 45:33:46 2nd Overall1st Tandem Canoe1st Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Perth, ON, Canada
A bunch of YRQs, boys canoe trips, Hawkesbury Classic
Not let the sleep monsters get me on my way to Kirkman.
Somehow, I don't think this will help me kick my YRQ addiction, but it's worth a try!
From: Roslin, ON, Canada
A couple YRQ'SA couple MRX's K2O
Stay upright in Lake Laberge and stay healthy til the finish.
Opportunity to race with a great partner!
Time: 56:50:39 21st Overall7th Voyageur4th Womens Voyageur
From: Wynndel, BC, Canada
6th time in YRQ; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada
To finally see purple martians.
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
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.
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!
Texas Winter 100.Three 50 day northern expeditions and one 100 day trip.Guided wilderness expeditions for many years. Friends who have completed the YQR.
Experience another unique Yukon race.
to have fun!!
Time: 54:37:07 18th Overall5th Tandem Canoe4th Mixed Tandem Canoe
A few YRQ's, many hours in the wilderness.
Stay "spot on" to Dawson, and to get there before the Drunken Goat closes.
From: Parksville, BC, BC, Canada
YRQ several times ..solo inside passage, Van isl, Queen Charlottes, Taz.
pace on the lake and race on the river to the finish line !
best race I have ever entered !
Thank you Alaska Crossings for helping us succeed by providing us with our SPOT!!Alaska Crossings runs 64day intensive behavioural health programs out of Wrangell, AK, in the Tongass National Forest for Alaskan Youth, through ocean canoe, mountain, and river expeditions.We're going to paddle hard to make you proud, as first time Crossings reps in this race!http://www.alaskacrossings.orgHelping Youth Succeed
Time: 63:19:42 30th Overall8th Tandem Canoe1st Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
Couple Adventure Races in ON, couple sprint triathlons, and guiding ocean canoe/mountain expeditions in SouthEast Alaska for youth at risk kids.Rivers: Pekans/Moisie R., Stikine R., and Skeena R.
To finish the race with a good time. Have lots of fun with my paddle partner, and create some good memories.
Been wanting to do a longer race for some time now for the challenge and see how far I can push myself.
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Lots of ocean canoe paddling and some river rafting, no racing experience
Have a great time, paddle my fastest, see some beautiful country!
Time: 62:13:36 29th Overall10th Solo1st Solo Canoe
From: Merrickville, ON, Canada
10 day whitewater Algonquin tripMany shorter trips around OntarioDay trips: Lake Superior, Yukon, BC and Alaska2 races (<30km)
1. Make it to Whitehorse2. Make it to Dawson3. Get some gold
Anja and Paavo Valja, Mara and Joe HoldenriedTerry Delaney, Marty Holdenried, Barb HoodIan Doig, Arja Rantanen, Doug Snook, Lorelei BridgeRollie Walsh, Eila Varanka, Penny SammsLouise Robillard, Eeva Hoeser, Seppo, KaukoJari Kellinsalmi, Silja Kamarainen, Norlene and Georgs KolesnikovAlf and Joanne Wuori, Nicola Phibbs, Dr. Andrzej Lutynski, Bridgette Lord, Lisa BirchBob Bob
Canadian Mental Health Association
Thu 18:41:03 4.5km past Big Salmon -134.932, 61.916; status:WITHDRAWN
A few multiday canoe trips in Ontario.2 week backpacking trip with Outward Bound in B.C.'s Coastal Mountains.
To have the satisfaction of completing this race, to have a fantastic adventure with my sister.
I'm turning 40 this year and want to enter this decade with a bang! Our team name, Vellamo, means 'Goddess of the water ' and is taken from the Kalevala, a book of Finnish mythology. We want to celebrate our heritage.
From: Mount Lorne, YT, Canada
2013 Yukon River Quest competitor, winner of tandem women's canoe division
Complete the race and share the experience with my sister, finish in a better time than 2 years ago, and get to Dawson City by dinnertime for calamari at the Drunken Goat.
To be on that big beautiful wild river.
Thu 23:46:41 1.1km before Carmacks -136.256, 62.121; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland | Éire
Expeditions through Lesser Himalayas/Ganges
Have fun and complete the race.
From: Newbridge, Co.Kildare, Ireland | Éire
National Slalom Kayak champion.
Complete the race and quarter life crisis.
Thu 18:59:06 5.8km past Big Salmon -134.972, 61.922; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Thompson, MB, Canada
Team OCN Men 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest (Voyageur), Team Shawnigan 2008 David Thompson Brigade (Voyageur) (leg from Prince Albert, Sask. to Winnipeg, MB,). Solo, Tandem and Voyageur camping trips. 2014 YRQ.
To complete race, to improve my time from last year.
Answering the call of the Yukon.
Time: 51:58:13 12th Overall3rd Voyageur2nd Mixed Voyageur
From: Courtenay, BC, Canada
YRQ 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
To finish under 55 hours
One more ride on the river before selling the boat. They've been great trips.
From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada
YRQ 2014 (BC Banzai)kayaker, canoer
To finish under 55 hours and to have a great time with the Team!
From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
mountain biker - Yukoner - paddler
enjoy the North
YQR 2014Paddle with the Honey Badgers outrigger team in Nanaimo
finish ahead of Don and as always have a Blast!!
To finish the race under 55 hours and jump of the dock in Dawson City. Also to shoot the toe ;D
Rower since the late 90s. This will be my first experience in a voyager canoe!
To have fun and to experience something that few people have.
Great challenge both physical and psychological. Amazing experience to be up North and outdoors. To be a part of a team event.
From: Mill Bay, BC, Canada
First YRQ! 4th year paddling with a competitive amateur DragonBoat team and 3rd year with Outrigger. Extensive hiking/outdoor experience on a personal level.
To finish the race uninjured, aiming for an under-55 hr finish
I love to have a goal to work towards and to challenge myself to see what I am capable of accomplishing.
I am a dragon boating with the Nanaimo team: Blu By U. I'm going into my second season with them.
To get to know my team mates very well during the long runs.
#1 I would have never thought about travelling to the Yukon, #2 The experience, #3 The ultimate reason - the Bragging Rights.
canoer, kayaker, life guard, water polo
to have a great time
From: Victoria, BC, Canada
Competetive sailor, hiker, SAR tech.
to complete the race
being part of a team, experiencing the Yukon River
Time: 60:02:12 26th Overall8th Solo8th Solo Kayak8th Mens Solo Kayak
YRQ2014Quest for a CureLogs, Rocks and SteelMarathons
Enjoy the view and catch up with some racing buds
Gertie's is calling me ...
Wed 23:16:41 0.1km past Lower Laberge -135.23, 61.392; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa
YRQ 2013. Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.
Staged goals: under 55hrs; under 60hrs; under Yukiwis' 2013 time; to just bloody finish.
To take on the solo challenge and to try to get the benefit of our hard-earned lessons from last time. Also I have to pass on Greg's regards to his friends, the little river people, if I see them.
Time: 49:29:17 4th Overall1st Voyageur1st Womens Voyageur
From: Penticton, BC, Canada
YRQ 2012, multiple paddling and adventure races.
finish with a smile on my face.
It was a great experience in 2012 . . . I wanted to come back to do it with a women's crew.
From: Wallace, MI, United States
Everglades 300, 1st outrigger to ever finish. 20+ Catalina Crossings, 15+ Molokai Crossing Been racing for 40 years.
Be fully prepared and no mishaps.
A new challenge and great teammates!
I've completed 5 ironman distance triathlons, multiple long and short distance triathlons and several open water swimming races. I'm looking for a new adventure so this is my first YRQ!
FINISH! And to take home some amazing memories>
Fulfill one of my personal challenges in my 50th year!
From: Newark, CA, United States
outrigger paddling in California and Hawaii.
Enjoy the Yukon wilderness.
From: Oconomowoc, WI, United States
marathon and outrigger paddling. Races all over North America and Hawaii.
Enjoy the experience.
From: Alameda, CA, United States
outrigger racing - many Catalina and Molokai crossings
Enjoy the time on the river.
From: Boulder, CO, United States
marathon canoe , 6-man outrigger,2,130 mile solo trip (a very long time ago when i was 20)
to finish- to have a great experience with my team.
paddling the yukon river has been on the list forever- this is a fantastic opportunity for me to be with this team, in this event
From: South San Francisco, California, CA, United States
Outrigger since 1991, Molokais, Catalinas, 2013 CAL100 first place tandem women (two noobs to marathon canoeing just trying to get down fast and happily on an OC2)
Finish with a smile.
Time: 52:47:35 14th Overall5th Voyageur2nd Womens Voyageur
From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
YRQ 2014Years of wilderness paddling
Finish with a flourish
to do it with friends
From: Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada
my first time in a voyageurmy first time to the Yukon
finish with a smile
Finished 13 YRQuests; various other local rivers
To get to Dawson with a happy, smiley, and healthy team.
From: Pitt Meadows, B.C., BC, Canada
3 different one week voyageur brigades,Bowron Lakes
to complete it, healthy and happy
From: Port Moody, BC, Canada
Icebreaker/fishing in northern Manitoba
To enjoy and finish with gusto!!
To enjoy the Yukon River and the wilderness experience.
Dragon boat racing & outrigger racing
To finish without injury
YRQ in 2011 and 2012, in women's Voyageur. Backcountry paddling trips, include 2 weeks on Wind River and Chilkoot Trial last summer. Other backcountry hiking and paddling. Intermediate whitewater experience. Whitewater rescue training and experience. Former distance runner.
Finish in under 55 hours and laughing. And to have some good times with my new paddling buddies during that 55 hours.
I love it! Marathon paddling quickly becomes an addiction. As the 'baby' on this team, I am inspired to continue racing for a while yet and to show others that like good wine, women just keep getting better with age.
Fourth year paddling a Dragon Boat with the Pitt Meadows paddling club. Did the Bowron Lakes in 1987.
To be physically ready, train hard, enjoy the wilderness experience and reach the finish at Dawson City!
Two years ago we took a trailer trip to Alaska through the Yukon and over top of the world highway. Have wanted to go back ever since. So lucky to have this opportunity.
Time: 60:41:36 28th Overall4th Tandem Kayak3rd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Wellington, New Zealand | Aotearoa
Many multi and single day river and flat water kayak trips in New Zealand over the last 10 years. Recreational canoeing, keen canoe polo player, sea kayaking and ski paddling. Circumnavigation of Matiu/Some's Island. No previous YRQ experience.
Go the distance without falling asleep in the boat, enjoy my YRQ experience. Enjoy a couple of cleansing ales with team mate Dave, fellow competitor Graham and our outstanding support crew (Leslie & Bill) after arriving in Dawson within the allotted time.
A new excuse to visit Canada
Several multi and single day river and flat water kayak trips in New Zealand over the last 15 years. Recreational canoeing, sea kayaking and competitive dragon boat racing. No previous YRQ experience.
Respect the mighty Yukon River and enjoy a few cleansing ales with team mate Murray, fellow competitor Graham and our outstanding support crew (Leslie & Bill) after arriving in Dawson within the allotted time.
I couldn't think of any good reasons not to enter, paddling the YRQ just has to be done!
Time: 54:13:42 16th Overall4th Tandem Canoe3rd Mixed Tandem Canoe
Beat last years time, get to Dawson before last call!
It was such a good time last year!
Beat our time from last year.
Time: 72:31:13 44th Overall8th Tandem Kayak3rd Womens Tandem Kayak
Mostly willing participant in a potpourri of long, short, and occasionally ill-conceived paddling adventures along the Fraser River, Athabasca River and BC West Coast.
Go North. Paddle hard. Celebrate. Repeat as needed.
The 2015 Rubber Dingy Derby was already full.
From: Bowen Island, BC, BC, Canada
Kayak guide extraordinaire, Round Bowen racer, multi-sport adventuress, closet Tour de France groupie
Finish with enough time to do some shopping in Dawson City. Maybe see a bear, and a rainbow.
Have always wanted a reason to memorize 'The Cremation of Sam McGee'.
Time: 51:10:55 9th Overall3rd Tandem Canoe2nd Mixed Tandem Canoe
YQR 2012, 2013 (men's tandem canoe)
To be satisfied with our race, to know we prepared well and gave it our all.
Love to paddle, love the challenge!Want the race to be a family adventure, to encourage and mentor my children to participate in a variety of sport.
To still be married at the finish line
For the adventure
Training and Race Sponsor: Wakiya DrumsTraining Sponsor: Pat Mckenna
Time: 50:05:32 7th Overall2nd Tandem Canoe1st Mixed Tandem Canoe
Mattawa River Race 2011 & 2012YRQ 2014
YRQ 2014Mattawa River Canoe Race 2011Dragon Boat Racing
Do our best.
-Yukon Chamber of Mines-Klondike Rib & Salmon-Yukon Blue Bin Recycling Society-Yukon News-Buff Canada-Hougen Group of Companies-ursus arctos-New Market Foods-Cabott & Cabott, Barristers -Klondike Storage at McCrae-Brantford Industrial Warehousing Limited-Lang and Lamarche, Barristers and Solicitors-Katherine Tait and Tom Marla -Doug Holland and Sue Gauthier
Time: 57:42:05 25th Overall8th Voyageur5th Womens Voyageur
YRQ 2013 Women's Voyager Alaska Wilderness Woman Competition 2013
Travel the Yukon River in (relative) luxury, style and as quickly as possible. Put smiles on my teammates faces, at least some of the time.
To have a great time with a great bunch of ladies on the majestic Yukon River.
Raced flatwater kayak, outrigger (sprint), and dragonboat growing up in southern BC. Coached flatwater canoe and kayak and dragonboat.
Have fun training and racing, get to Dawson not muttering that I will never paddle [that far] again.
Time to get back in a boat.
Alaska Wilderness Woman Competition- 2013Mostly recreational paddling on local rivers and a raft trip on the Nahanni River.
To commit to training and see it through, and to not be (too) cranky during the race itself.
I've been writing about these types of events from the sidelines for a few years now, and wanted to experience an endurance race through the Yukon wilderness myself.
Driving a rickshaw around India...
To network and gain access to a large group of healthy individuals from all over Canada and the globe.
Fastest route to Dawson.
Lifelong paddler, first time racer. Never saw a canoe in the distance I didn't want to overtake.
If I can't paddle to the finish line, I'll swim.
I contemplated a recreational paddle from Whitehorse to Dawson, but who has the time?
A lot of my childhood was spent cross country skiing in the backwoods of northern Alberta. I've been dog sledding for 11 years, raced for a few in Ontario.
Finish the race and enjoy every part of it.
I look forward to spending time on the Yukon River!
YRQ is my first water related race.
I really just don't want to have to poop in my pants. I've heard that's a thing you people sometimes do to win, you crazies.
Paddling through the nights with a boat full o' women and hallucinating figures on the shoreline, I can imagine the laughter, sobbing, stories, and views ahead and it seems pretty o.k. Some good ol' type 2 fun.
This is my first YRQ!
Finish and have fun.
Just for "fun".
Time: 52:54:49 15th Overall6th Voyageur3rd Womens Voyageur
yukon River Quest 5 times
Have fun and enjoy the river.
I have paddled 10 years in the Yukon River Quest.
To finish and to have fun!
I am paddling in honour of Linda.
YRQ twice, a lifetime of whitewater and river trip paddling
have fun and do well
To support this amazing team.
From: Atlin, BC, Canada
Start and finish and having fun with the team.
In memory of Janice and my Mom.
From: Whitehorse, Canada
YRQ 2013 & 2014River trips
Have fun and stay awake!
The first race was to kick the nasty cancer treatment memories out of me.The second race, I wasn't quite sure why I wanted to do it again...And this time, I must admit that the YRQ spirit got into my blood like other PA paddlers say...So, here I go again!
This is YRQ #13.
enjoy the river, make good time, stay healthy, encourage others
Continue supporting breast cancer initiatives, model active post-trearment lifestyle for breast cancer survivors, honor those who did not survive.
YRQ 2010 to 2014Yukon 360 and anything under the midnight sun or the winter sundogs.
Start and finish.
Paddling in honour of Linda, and Lyne who are battling and for Evelyne who fought till the end. For too many other loved ones I see suffer of Breast cancer and other forms of cancer..... You have touched and are touching my life in so many ways, everyday, I will never be thankful enough for it.
After three years of training - I hope to finally make it to Dawson with my team!
As a volunteer for the race at the Kirkman Creek checkpoint I had the opportunity to see how all the boats and paddlers were doing 600km into the race. Paddlers Abreast was always one of the best organized, happiest, fittest looking boats to arrive. My friend Maralyn Rogers was paddling with them and invited me to apply to paddle in the race in 2013. I was accepted and trained with the team that year until..... my back decided that it was not going to paddle anymore. I spent the winter getting my back in shape and applied again. 2nd time lucky! I trained with the team and was really looking forward to the race. Several days before the start of the race I came down with the flu. Not to be deterred I gave it all that I had left in me but had to pull out in Carmacks. This left my team with the decision to either withdraw from the race - or carry on in "Tourist Class" they chose to carry on proving that this group of ladies is truly unsinkable! They carried on with the class and style to which this boat has become known for and paddled into Dawson with their heads held high! I am attempting again this year to paddle - perhaps third time lucky? I do know that I have learned an incredible amount from this special group of ladies as well as from my Mom, who is a Breast Cancer survivor. Fortitude, class, graciousness and an incredible determination to keep moving ahead, that even when it seems the odds are stacked against you - you keep going - regardless of whether that is Breast Cancer or the various hurdles in life. Look out Dawson, here we come! This ones for you Mom!
Time: 52:43:08 13th Overall4th Voyageur3rd Mixed Voyageur
From: Skagway, AK, United States
Considerable amount of time in the woods, on the water and with glaciers but I have never raced a canoe!
Look Good, Gain Weight & Make Last Call
Curiosity & a story for my future grand kids: "Back in the days when there was water in the river ....."
No racing experience but lots of time playing outside backpacking, kayaking, doing search and rescue, and working as a ranger on the Chilkoot Trail.
To have fun. And not fall out of the boat.
To fulfill my dream of paddling to Dawson.
From: Haines, AK, United States
First Dyea To Dawson 1997Winter trip on Chilkoot Trail 2000Global River Runner since 1991Juneau Ice Field Crossing 2013Numerous Canoe Expeditions in Canada
See the river again
No racing experience. I've paddled canoes in Minnesota and sea-kayaks in SE Alaska.
"I reckon I'm aimin' to find me some gold!"
To become a stronger paddler and to see the Yukon Territory from a new perspective.
I've camped and hiked my whole life. Ive competed in mountain bike races, but never a canoe race. I'm very comfortable on water and have been canoeing for 15 years.
To finish safely.
Dyea to Dawson Race 1998Juneau Icefield Traverse 2013Various northern rivers
Let me see...make it to Dawson as fast as possible? Right?
Patron Capital Partners LtdSMMFitness First BrightonThe Andrew Croft Foundation
Care After Combat and The Falklands Veterans Foundation.
Time: 70:23:45 40th Overall12th Solo11th Solo Kayak10th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Rottindean, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Former Royal Marine Commando. Rowed the Atlantic twice and successfully rowed from Japan to San Francisco. Completed the Devizes to Westminster International Kayak race and experience sea and river kayaking in the UK.
To complete it.
To raise awareness for the issues of PTSD in the service community and raise funds for the UK charity Care after Combat.
Time: 60:12:10 27th Overall9th Solo9th Solo Kayak9th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Former Royal Marine Commando. Experienced in sea kayaking and river kayaking in and around the British Isles. Completed the Devizes to Westminster International Kayak race.
To raise awareness of the issues of PTSD in the Service community and raise funds for the Charity: Care After Combat.
Time: 70:23:57 41st Overall13th Solo12th Solo Kayak11th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Devizes to Westminster 2015, many kayak touring wild camping trips River Wye, , The Great Glen, Norfolk Broads and The Lake District. Plus a little time mountain walking and stuff
To complete in good time and because Mick Dawson said it would be fun......
To raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Care After Combat
Time: 54:23:19 17th Overall5th Solo5th Solo Kayak5th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Devizes to westminster canoe race.A lot of white water kayaking experience.Many years of spending time in the mountains and wilderness.
1. To complete it.2. To finish in the top 1/2 of the class.3. To raise as much money as possible for "Care After Combat" and "Dartmoor Mountain Rescue"
Because I keep saying I'll do it "Next year"!
Time: 67:36:14 35th Overall10th Voyageur1st Mens Voyageur
From: Aurora, ON, Canada
Nahanni, sea kayaking - numerous wilderness trips in Rockies and Newfoundland
I like to see people struggle
Bucket list item for 10 years
From: aurora, ON, Canada
Numerous hiking trips and canoe experience in Ontario, Rockies, and newfoundland
I could be working instead
Previous Experience?More than you buddy, more than you
Preform at least one "never let go Jack" (Titanic) at the front of the canoe.
Needed a new instagram pic, thought it would be artsy
To thaw my shoulders
I was forced
Yukon River plus multiple marathons in various sports
Another notch in the tree!
Hiking and biking
Finish with a cold beer in Dawson
Give Marnie a week off
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Marathons, hiking and all kinds of sports
Be Namaste with the Yukon wilderness
To push the young guys out of their comfort zone
From: toronto, ON, Canada
Competitive rowing in school
I had no choice, my Dad insisted
Show the boys how it's really done!
Time: 64:15:23 32nd Overall11th Solo10th Solo Kayak1st Womens Solo Kayak
YRQ 2012 and lots of tripping
Cross the finish line with a smile
The challenge of enduring mentally and physically to the finish.
CARO Analytical Services - www.caro.caLiogon Holdings
CARO Research - Northern Water Research Project
Time: 70:34:34 42nd Overall7th Tandem Kayak4th Mens Tandem Kayak
Yukon RiverRed Bull Sailing RaceVancouver Marathon
ExploreFinishHave FunDo Research
ChallengeDo something new.See how far I can push myself.
South America Mountain Biking AdventureAdventure Backcountry SkiingAdventure Backcountry Mountain Biking
Because Patrick said it would be fun.
Time: 69:09:24 39th Overall12th Tandem Canoe7th Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Wilderness tripping in the Yukon and Northern Ontario.
Finish with a smile!
Wilderness tripping in Ontario.
CAP engineering has so generously sponsored us in this endeavor!
Time: 67:18:31 34th Overall9th Voyageur4th Mixed Voyageur
I never raced a canoe and as for wilderness experience...I use to be a coyote but I am alright noooooooow!
To finish and overcome my fear of deep water! Lose 15lbs of fat & gain more muscle ;)
It's a experience I wouldn't want pass up!
Marathons. Obstacle course races. Biking etc etc
To finish and make some memories
Why not ,eh.
A lifetime of wilderness experience, hunting, boating, hiking etc. as well as some white water rafting.
To Finish! In decent Time!
I have a strong Mind and Body, and look forward to this challenge!
Hunting, Canoed recreationally
Finish and Compete in the top
From: Carcross, YT, Canada
Rafting & outdoor adventures
Beginner with some river experience on the takini river, the nisutlin, and canoeing on lake lebarge
To successfully complete the race
No race experience, lots of wilderness experience
My aim is to survive....lol!
It's on my bucket list
Grew up in the Yukon out in the wilderness. Have only canoed recreationally, other than facilitating kids Canoe camps when I was a teenager.
To make it to Dawson.
Entered on a whim with some family and friends, no backing down now.