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Time: 47:17:30 2nd Overall1st Solo1st Solo Kayak1st Mens Solo Kayak
From: Gallatin Gateway, MT, United States
YRQ - 2008, 2014, 2015MR340 - 2015South Dakota Kayak Challenge - 1016
It's the best race by far!!! and the volunteers are GREAT!
Thu 14:33:26 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Leicester, Leics, United Kingdom
Devizes to WestminsterGlasgow to EdinburghCheshire Ring
From: Hinckley, Leics, United Kingdom
Devizes to WestminsterGlasgow to Edinburgh
Elka Pieterman GroupElka Pieterman Holland B.V., NetherlandsHandyman B.V., NetherlandsElka Pieterman B.V.B.A., BelgiumHandyman B.V.B.A., Belgium
Time: 63:04:54 55th Overall14th Voyageur6th Mixed Voyageur
From: Tiel, Gelderland, Netherlands | Nederland
Participant YRQ 2014 (scratch at Carmacks!).Canoeing in the Netherlands and Norway.Climb mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 2009Biking in India from Udaippur to Agra, 2012
Getting it done and finish (in good compagnon ship with the team) at Dawson City with a big smile on our face .
To conquer the Yukon River and push myself physically and mentally.Getting some unfinished business done:-). But most of all enjoy the atmosphere at the race and the good spirit of racers and volunteers again.
From: Sint-Niklaas, Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
Participant YRQ 2014 (scratch at Carmacks!)New York Marathon, November 2015.Biking from Udaipur to Agra in India, 2012.Climb mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 2009.Running several half marathons in Belgium, Holland and Norway.
Show our Will tO Win (WOW) with some members of our International Management Team and some of our Builders.
Most important reason for entering is the team building element, physically and mentally in the wilderness of the Yukon territory. Secondly; I want to do something extraordinary (and finish this time) and challenge myself.
From: Ekeren, Antwerp, Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
First real challenge in a canoe race.Antwerp marathon 2015.Training for half bi-athlon June 2016
To finish with the team and enjoy the race.
This is a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity for me. I love to challenge myself and push the bounderies of my capacities together with our team.And of course, I really hope to succeed.
From: Breda, Noord Brabant, Netherlands | Nederland
This will be my first canoe race :-) !Mud Master competitor in the Netherlands.
My/our goal is being able to add "finishing the YRQ 2016 with our team" to my/our bucket list. Beside that, my goal is to push my own bounderies and mentally challenge myself. We are all very motivated to do so, so I'm confident we will succeed.
We enter the race with a company team. This way we will get to know each other (on a different level than in the day to day business) and have an amazing experience to share with each other and our colleagues in the company.
From: Halsteren, Noord Brabant, Netherlands | Nederland
Participated in YRQ 2014 (scratch at Carmacks!)Biking in India from Udaipur to Agra, 2012.Quite some canoe training in the Netherlands and Norway.
To finish strongly with our team, experience together the "Will tO Win" and celebrate our success in Dawson City.
This time I really want to finish in Dawson City!
From: Essen, Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
Participant YRQ 2014 (scratch at Carmacks!)Climb mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 2009 and 2011.Biking in India from Udaipur tot Agra,2012.Canoe trip from Whitehorse to Carmacks, July 2013.Run marathons of Rotterdam, New York and many other half marathons.Quite some canoe training in the Netherland, Belgium and Norway.
To experience this race in the quite extreme wilderness in the Yukon area, together with our team.
We like to participate in the Yukon River Quest 2016 again, in order to finish in Dawson City. We want to show our Will tO Win as a team.
From: Breda, Brabant, Netherlands | Nederland
Moto cross and marathon experience. Paddling since march 2016 :-)
This is the first time that I join the race. I am very excited, but i think it's an great experience that never will happen again. I can also look where my limits are and push then further and I can see how much i can handle. We have a awesome team, so I'm looking forward to it. And hope we have a great time. Getting at Dawson to touch the toe :-)
No experience but looking forward to meet the Yukon wild life.Paddling since march 2016 :-)
Getting there in good shape
Time: 54:08:19 23rd Overall9th Tandem Canoe3rd Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Whitby, ON, Canada
Time: 55:44:09 35th Overall4th Tandem Kayak4th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Columbia, MO, United States
finish with a smile
From: Palos Heights, IL, United States
SDKC (2013,14,& 15)MR340 (2014 & 15)Tour du Teche (2015)
Finish and be able to stand up straight
Time: 70:16:52 77th Overall27th Solo14th Solo Kayak12th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Although I have no racing experience, I have been kayaking for over 18 years including many solo trips to the west coast of Vancouver Island, and a circumnavigation of the Redonda Islands in Desolation Sound.
To have a blast and with luck, finish!
It is a bucket list item.
Time: 63:54:23 57th Overall19th Solo3rd Solo Canoe
From: Houston, TX, United States
Texas Water SafariMR340Numerous day racesFinished every race I startedNumerous trips to Algonquin ParkWhitewater experience on Youghiogheny, Cheat, Potomac, and most other rivers in W. Virginia and Pa.
Time: 52:01:06 15th Overall6th Tandem Canoe2nd Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Lots of Canoeing, Camping, Hiking, etc.
No previous racing experience, but many years of recreational canoeing, camping, hiking. Several years working in the forest industry has hopefully toughened me up!
To finish! While having fun and pushing my limits (and of course without murdering my husband).
Time: 48:09:09 3rd Overall1st Tandem Kayak1st Mens Tandem Kayak
From: North Avoca, NSW, Australia
Hawkesbury Classic , Murray River Marathon, multiday sea kayak trips through the Whitsunday Islands and the waterways of NSW
Rise to the challenge, Go hard, have fun, see the wonders of the wild with my support crew
Celebrate being 50 and its on my bucket list.
From: Tewantin, QLD, Australia
6 Hawkesbury classics, Murray river marathon, Myall lakes classic and 12 years sea kayaking all over
To see what I'm made of, and see the the Canadian country side and hopefully have a beer in Dawson
Time: 52:16:55 16th Overall7th Tandem Canoe4th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
YRQ 2012 and 2014
Finish under 55 hours
From: Marke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
M. McKay & Associates Ltd. ALX
Time: 62:01:24 52nd Overall18th Tandem Canoe11th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Paddled from Whitehorse to Dawson. Lots of experience on Yukon's large lakes.
To finish with a good time!
Paddled a fair amount in the Yukon. Rivers and lakes
Finish with a speedy time, maintain friendship with my partner as long as possible and/or practical
New Yukon challenge!
GPS PE Pipe Systemshttp://www.gpsuk.com/
Cancer Research UKhttp://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
Time: 60:53:02 49th Overall13th Voyageur4th Mens Voyageur
From: Warrington, United Kingdom
I served in the British Army, in the Corps of Royal Engineers, I have done several endurance events, although this is my first time on water.
To complete the challenge and raise as much as possible for a great charity.
Its one of the toughest challenges in the world, not something everyone can do. I aim to become one of the few who have completed it. I try and do something every year for Cancer research and this ticked all the boxes.
From: Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Not in the last 10-15 years.
To beat the other Wolseley Voyageur…I’m hoping the river throws its best at us and we all come out cheering at the end of it.
I like a good challenge and the wife said I was becoming fat and lazy. Once in a life time opportunity to say ‘I did that!’
From: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
I have competed in several triathlons, running races in the Leicestershire Road Runners League and more prominent events such as 2 London Marathons and 5 Great North Run’s. I also enjoy hill walking in The Peak District and Lake District. Almost bizarrely, my most painful endurance event was 54 mile charity walk which I organised from Melton Mowbray to Rutland Water, which we circumnavigated and then walked back to where we started on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year. It was very tiring and my feet were ripped to shreds with blisters – very few managed to complete the course but I am delighted to say that I finished!
First and foremost to enjoy the event. I am looking forward to building a strong team spirit with the other guys and making a significant contribution to the success of the event.
This really appealed to me because of the challenge of participating is such a prestigious endurance event. Also, it provides me with an almost unique opportunity to do something different to my usual activities
From: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
I have always enjoyed camping and try to get a couple of small excursions done every year. My greatest experience was completing the 1000km expedition from Bilbao in the North of Spain to Faro in Portugal by bicycle. I completed this trip in 13 days, with 3 friends, carrying all our food and camping equipment.
To enjoy it! Obviously, I'd love to finish the race and place highly amongst the top teams, but I would also like to savour what is going to be a once in the life time opportunity.
I have always been interested in outdoor pursuits and I am very competitive, so this event immediately caught my attention. The opportunity to pitch myself alongside some great athletes, in one of the worlds toughest endurance races, while raising money for Cancer Research was one that I could not pass up.
From: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Nope. Although having 3 children all 6 and under, every weekend is an endurance event in itself.
To not get eaten by bears (that’s what my kids worry about most), beat the other Wolseley Voyager, have fun and most of all, raise as much money as we can for CRUK.
I occasionally ask myself this question, usually about 5 minutes after getting on the row machine or ski erg, but then 5 minutes later I recall that the Yukon River Quest is a once in a life time opportunity and we’re doing it for a good cause.Plus I wanted to show my family (especially my wife, who when I told her I had entered, laughed and saidI’d never get on the team) that if you put your mind and effort to something then there is nothing you cannot achieve.
From: Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
To win! Seriously, to finish and raise lots of money for a very worthwhile charity.
This has to be the challenge of a lifetime. Very few people get the opportunity to test themselves on such an epic scale as this race will offer, so I feel very lucky.
I spent many a holiday from the age of 16 to 18 trekking the Drakensberg mountains with the Venture Scouts. I didn’t really think of it as endurance at the time but four days at a time continuous hiking wasn’t a bad effort. (Does a five and a half hour flight in a glider count? At least I know I can land safely afterwards.)
To win! Build team spirit, encounter adventure and have fun.
A few months before the challenge came up I had decided to get fitter and had joined my local gym. So I was putting in about 4 hours a week doing mostly yoga and some Pilates and I was thoroughly enjoying it. The challenge presented a new goal and the effort of having to dedicate around 7 hours a week to training didn’t seem too daunting. My main reason for entering was the thought of taking part in such an adventure, the second reason was that even if I didn’t succeed in making the team I’d certainly be much fitter quicker than I had originally targeted.
GPS Pipe Systemshttp://www.gpsuk.com/
Time: 60:52:48 48th Overall12th Voyageur3rd Mens Voyageur
Yukon River Quest finisher 2012 & 2013.
Raise a large sum of money for Cancer Research UK.
YRQ is a great event and I want to support the overall team effort to get two boats to the end. Doing that will be a fantastic experience for the novice team members and will be the springboard to hit our fund raising target.
I have done a number of long bike rides (100+ miles) but nothing quite like this!
For me this is about a group of people pushing themselves to the limit, together, for an extremely worthy cause. I hope to be able to make some good friends along the way and that ultimately, we raise a lot of money for Cancer Research.
The prospect of pushing myself to the very limit in aid of such a good cause was my primary motivation for entering. It will be an incredibly tough challenge but an experience to remember I’m sure.
From: Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
I have entered triathlons but never real endurance racing.
To finish in a respectable time.
The thing that attracted me to this was the event itself and what it would actually take to qualify. Once qualified, then the training to get up to maximum fitness and to work hard with the group to ensure that I do not let the team down and we finish. And of course, the opportunity to take this huge river on.
From: Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom
I did a charity row around the Isle of Wight in 2008 with my three brothers and niece as coxswain, we believe this was the first time a crew of brothers completed the row. It took us 10 hours and at times the winds were force 5>6.It was a great sense of achievement as we rowed back into Cowes across the finish line to cheers from family and friends.The closest I have been to the Wilderness is in Scotland, in fact our 1st training camp in April is on Loch Tay, which brings back great memories exploring this region with my 2 sons and is one of few true Wilderness areas remaining in the UK.
My aim is to work with the team to complete the river journey at good speed and finish in the best position we can. I would like to see Wolseley Uk exceed £100,000 fundraising target.
To be involved in a major fundraising event for Cancer Research UK, my Mum survived Lymphoma with the help of drugs developed by Cancer Research Uk, the cancer returned and my mum sadly passed away in 2010.Me, my family and friends will always be thankful for the years we had with Mum following her treatment.I love being on the water and the opportunity to compete in one of the World`s Great river races in an area of outstanding rugged scenery.
No real experience other than last year – when my youngest sister organised 10, 10km runs in 10 consecutive days to mark 10 years since we lost our Dad to Cancer and we raised £13.5K between the 4 children and our partners.
My 2 targets are to make sure we raise more than £100k and to finish in the top 3 in our category
My initial reaction was, this could be fun & then when I looked in to it, I thought, wow, what a challenge and something to target and achieve. I like to think I’m a fit person, but this is something that will push me to the next level and give me a really hard goal to chase. It is also a great opportunity to raise a lot of money for a very worthwhile cause.
I’ve never entered anything as big as the Yukon Challenge before, however, I have done canoeing in the past, a few Tough Mudders and half marathons. This opportunity is going to give me lots more experience than I’ve ever had and I’m sure I’m going to learn quite a bit about myself.
To prove that I can push myself to the limit physically and mentally. I doubt I will ever do anything as challenging as this again and I want to make sure I take the opportunity and give everything I have. Aside from this, the most important element is the Charity (Cancer Research UK) and raising money for a great cause. I want the money raised to make a real difference and hopefully take us one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.
I have always wanted to do a big challenge that would test me. After failing to get into this year’s London Marathon, the opportunity arose for the Yukon Challenge. I’ll be honest and say that I hadn’t heard about this challenge before, but after finding out what is involved it sounded exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. I love being outside, camping and canoeing so the fact that this challenge includes all these activities is exactly what I have been looking for. I also like competing as part of a team.
My endurance experience is limited to 2 yukon races, I have competed in several rowing races but for this one 2k races don’t count.
My aim is to help both boats finish, keep everyone safe, raise as much for our charity is possible, hopefully get a top 10 place and enjoy the race, which will be my last.
The Yukon attracted me because the event is so different from other charity events, the training is tough, the event much tougher but the experience as a whole is fantastic, to be involved in something like this for charity is a great privilege.From a personal perspective my view is that anything that benefits people that need care related to cancer is a good thing, whether it be research or cure based, care or counselling, what ever I can do to help I will,My personal motivation is simple, cancer has affected my family, if I can help others avoid the distress it causes it can only be positive.
Listers Motor Sports
Time: 55:30:09 33rd Overall12th Tandem Canoe6th Mens Tandem Canoe
Few day trips here and there.Self Proclaimed Canoe-Newbie...a CanNewbie
To Survive, To Finish and not to incur any assault charges against my teammate.
University SwimmingA few adventure races
Cuddle in our canoe under the Yukon sun. Finish.
Time: 54:56:47 30th Overall10th Solo2nd SUP
From: Squamish, BC, Canada
Racing:2011 & 2013 Molokai2Oahu- 32 milesRace the Lake of the Sky -Tahoe Lake -34kmRound Bowen Island-Vancouver 34kmBattle of the Paddle- twiceVancouver Sup Race- vancouverBoard the Fiord- Deep CoveRound the Sound- Deep CoveSemiahmoo Classic- White RockEastern SUP Championships- TorontoNumerous SUP Races over the last 6 yearsSUP Wilderness Experience2009- Great Bear SUP Expedition- 100k2010 Standup4Greatbear Expedition- Kitimat to Bella Bella, BC - 400k2012 Stand Film Expedition - Haida Gwaii, BC 350kStraight of Georgia Crossing- Vancouver, 65kWest Coast Trail via SUP - 75k
Complete the race and enjoy the Yukon!
Aqualung CanadaStohlquist Canada The Athletic Therapist - Victoria, BCT'ashii Paddle School - Tofino, BC
Time: 69:29:06 76th Overall26th Solo9th SUP
From: Victoria, BC, Canada
8 years paddling experience including whitewater and touring kayaking, sup and surfing. A SUP Guide for T'ashii Paddle School in the summer and a competitive SUP surfer.
Completion without D/Q
Thu 14:23:06 0.3km before Carmacks -136.266, 62.115; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
I have canoed and sea kayaked most of my life but this will be my first canoe race.Coast to Coast Walk, EnglandGreat Walk (Gold River to Tahsis) X2EVCC Golden Triangle
To finish the race and have fun
To celebrate my retirement
Years tripping including many West Coast multi-day ocean solo and aboriginal war canoe journeys. Vision Quest/RCMP Journey (1000 miles).Marathons - Toronto (X2) & Vancouver.
To travel respectfully on the land and waters of the First Nations people. To experience the river. To pull well and finish.
Looking forward to YRQ challenge and spending time in Yukon.
Thu 18:49:05 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Llanwrytd Wells, Powys, United Kingdom
1986 Operation Raleigh, 3 months living in Fiordland New Zealand completing adventure tasks in the outdoors environment.I987 various long distance walking completions in the UK.1988 1500 km cycle tour of the UK, Various other Shorter Uk cycle tours.13 years as a Scout leader. 2009/13 Mountain bike guide in Mid Wales2013 Apr, 275 miles journeying the length of the River Severn (UK) by SUP, 2014 Dec to Feb, Various journeys/ training in New Zealand on the Rakaia River 40 kms and Clutha Rivers 55 kms.Conwy River Ascent/Descent 44kmsCaernarfon to Conwy Via the Menai Straits.2015 Feb to March, Clutha River Wild Descent 260km River Paddle.Tasman Glacier Lake Paddle,Banks Peninsula Harbor and Coastal paddles,Various NZ Lake paddles2015, Mar to Sept Conwy Ascent River RaceRace the Train 5km Sprint Race. Llyn Tegid,Cardiff 10km Battle of the Bay100kms Fort William to Inverness along the Great Glen,BSUPA and WSA Foundation Qualified InstructorWSA Adventure Qualified InstructorMountain Bike Guide and Instructor
I enjoy a adventure and a challenge. My main aim is to complete the river journey in one piece as fast as I can while enjoying the Route.
To experience this amazing environment and to complete this journey on SUP.
Time: 59:28:49 43rd Overall11th Voyageur5th Mixed Voyageur
From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada
YRQvarious marathon races
To enjoy the area and people and train and race with this amazing team.
I can't seem to stop myself!
YRQvarious marathon canoe races
To enjoy the scenery, the people and the race.
From: London, United Kingdom
Great Glen Paddle (57 miles non-stop) single kayak - only female finisher in 2013YRQ 2013 Women's double canoe finisherMulti-day kayak and canoe trips all over the UK
Paddle well, be useful to the boat and enjoy myself as part of Strokes of Luck!
Couldn't resist the chance to paddle with such a great bunch of Canadians and in such a fantastic canoe! It's also part of my big plan to paddle the YRQ as a solo kayaker or canoeist the year afterwards
From: Hammonds Plains, Canada
Extensive adventure and wilderness trips throughout the world.
Prepare and Conquer. Not sure yet which one will be harder to accomplish
Personal challenge and team experience
From: Williamswood, Canada
Various running and obstacle races.
To enjoy the place, the people and the challenge.
It is a challenge I can't pass up.
From: Halifax, NS, Canada
Various marathons and recreational paddling
To finish and to enjoy the experience
Excited about the challenge and to be on my pal Donna Henneberry's team!
From: Tilbury, ON, Canada
Interior Canoe Camping in Ontario, Hiking, White Water Rafting.
Push myself to new limits doing something very different than my everyday life. Catch a glimpse of the Yukon in a way that not many people do.
What an amazing way to challenge myself as part of a team and experience a part of the country that I have never been to. Hoping for an experience that will not easily be forgotten.
Starboard, Supskin drysuits, Black Project Fins, Patagonia, Maui Jim, Suunto
Time: 54:41:14 26th Overall8th Solo1st SUP
From: Haiku, HI, United States
Record Longest non-stop (5 day) solo unsupported open ocean crossing Big Island- Kauai on a standard sup board.4-winner 11-city tour longest SUP race in the world2-winner Muskoka X cour de bois (2014-2015)Multiple solo crossings and expeditions in French Polynesia, Zambia, Greenland North Sea, Hawaii
Win the SUP division, compete with other solo paddlers
I love adventure and expedition, solo or in race form
Gaston and Judy HollandMountain Mike's Health Food StoreSealskinz-USAGlobal Adventures Connect
Heroes on the Water
Time: 57:16:34 38th Overall5th Tandem Kayak1st Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States
US Navy (SEAL)Ret./ Special Operations Medic(Ret.). YRQ finisher 2014-2015.
To have fun! Enjoy the race and finish faster than last year:)
YRQ finisher 2014-2015.
To have fun. Enjoy the race and finish!
Time: 51:19:36 11th Overall3rd Solo3rd Solo Kayak3rd Mens Solo Kayak
I have some years canoeing experience and participated in a few canoe wildwater competitions. 2014, 2015 YRQ finisher
A men need to do what a men need to do !Go for it !!!
Haven't won yet !
SIC MauiWerner PaddlesKAVUVynnaUB SuperRyders EyewearLarry Allison Fins/SUP GladiatorOnIt ProNikki Rekman Sales
Time: 60:22:08 46th Overall14th Solo5th SUP
From: Coldstream, BC, Canada
2014 ISA World Distance Champion2014 World Series Overall Champion2014 BOP Distance and overall champion2014/2015 Fastest Female Paddler On Earth2015 World SUP Challenge Champion Bilbao2011 First to SUP Whitehorse to Dawson2012 First to SUP Algonquin Park Opeongo-Lake Lavielle-Dickson-Opeongo Loop2012 Part of group to first paddle Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi Thailand2013 First Canadian Female to complete Molokai 2 Oahu2014 Part of group to paddle Vancouver to Victoria
Complete the race safely and as quick as I can. As well as enjoy the entire experience
I wanted to SUP this event in 2011 but the rules did not allow for it so I did the course expedition style on my own with my husband (he was in kayak and I was on a SUP). I am very excited that the race organizers have opened up the doors for trying out SUPs for this event.
Time: 54:56:58 31st Overall11th Solo3rd SUP
3 years SUP racing with more than 100 racesNanaimo 2 Vancouver 65km SUP ocean crossingRound Bowen challenge 32km 1st placeKalamalka Classic 1st placeBowron Lakes CircuitWhitewater river SUP experienceUltramarathonsMulti-Day alpine rock climbing trips
Finish with a smile on my face.
Have been looking for some good type II fun, and I think this fits the bill.
speed canoeing race summer 2000 montreal
Time: 50:42:22 10th Overall5th Tandem Canoe1st Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Québec, QC, Canada
I used to be a speed canoe racer with Joanie many years ago. It wasn't difficult for her to convince me that I should now do marathon canoe!
Have fun and enjoy the race!
Joanie! All because of her!
From: quebec, QC, Canada
4 YRQ's:- 2 races in tandem canoe with my dear friend Kari Johnston- 2 races in voyageur teams with the crazy sausages and mussels mixed team and the amazingly wild skirting disaster women team 4 seasons of Ice Canoeing on the cold and icy st-lawrence river3 Classiques on the St-Maurice (Shawinigan) in a Rabaska team: l'as du Piano!
Have fun with my very old friend!finish strong and happy in Dawson!
I discover canoeing as a speed canoer in 1994 at the nautic club in Lac-Beauport (quebec). This is where I met Laurélie, whom I started paddling with in a tandem speed canoe team. And for a couple years we were quite good...if I may say that ;)We both took different paths; me in the Yukon and her in medecine in Quebec city. Last year, I bumped into her and she asked me to reunite as a canoe team like the old days, and paddle the YRQ with her! I could not resist this opportunity! So here I am on my fifth experience on the beautiful Yukon River, that I miss everyday of my life!
Time: 54:57:26 32nd Overall11th Tandem Canoe4th Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Aurora, ON, Canada
K2O, Big East, Great Muskoka Paddling Experience, canoeing in Algonquin Park, Killarney, Quetico and Nahani
To complete the ultimate canoe wilderness endurance race.
To experience the ultimate in Canadian wilderness canoe racing and to make paddling friends.
K2OAlgonquin Park and Killarney canoe tripping.
To safely complete the race in the required time.
To experience paddling on the Yukon River in the Canadian wilderness during the midnight sun, and to meet other paddlers.
Time: 51:31:09 13th Overall2nd Tandem Kayak2nd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: White Hills, AZ, United States
6 everglades challenges, 3 1st places, owner of kayaklakemead.com, kayaking lessons and wilderness tours
to complete and hopefully compete at the top end
to race with son
From: White Hiils, AZ, United States
6 everglades challenge, 1 YRQ
to race and see this with father
Time: 69:13:39 74th Overall24th Solo7th SUP
• Completed 4 day backcountry SUP expedition in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, this was the first SUP expedition ever completed in the area – September 2015• Completed 2 day backcountry SUP expedition on Bennet Lake – July 2015• Completed 2 day solo SUP expedition on Yukon River & Lake Laberge – September 2014• Completed 2 day backcountry SUP expedition at Cantlie Lake – September 2014
Finish the event
The Yukon River Quest is an epic event. I love backcountry SUP adventures and traditional races/events don't incorporate a backcountry element. The YRQ has the backcountry, epic duration and incredible beauty; all of the makings for an incredible event.
Thu 06:58:04 4.2km before 20 Mile Camp -134.995, 61.569; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom
UK national champion 2015, completed 11 city tour twice over five days (220km) this year completed 11 city tour non stop (220km). In 2014 completed Great Glen Paddle in Scotland (100km) non stop in the snow
To push my paddling and exploration to the max
Up North Adventures (Thanks Kalin!)Werner PaddlesBow Valley SUPHands on 1st Massage Therapy.(That's Me)
Time: 55:36:55 34th Overall12th Solo4th SUP
SUP racing...Not so much:)Numerous cross country ski and mountain bike races.Big Lake and Ocean paddling.Downwind SUP in Hood River, Oregon.A couple of multi-day adventure races somewhere in the Yukon.
1] Paddle across Lake Laberge and through the Five Finger rapids without swimming.2] Make it to The Pit in Dawson before 12 noon on Saturday and balance a small pineapple on my man bun while drinking a mojito.3) If it is possible to have fun standing for 60+ hours then I hope to achieve this.
To be honest...I am not sure! Perhaps it is for the adventure, maybe it is for the thrill of an incredible challenge? More than likely, however, I am just really bored with watching so much reality T.V.
Thu 17:52:05 2.4km before Macauley Bar -136.016, 62.085; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Thompson, MB, Canada
Local and regional races, solo, tandem and Voyageur camping, Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest, David Thompson Brigade (leg from Prince Albert, Sk to Winnipeg, Mb. YRQ 2014, YRQ 2015 (DNF)
Improve my time from 2014, to stay in the canoe and finish the race.
Time: 63:59:43 58th= Overall20th= Solo11th= Solo Kayak9th= Mens Solo Kayak
From: Peachland, BC, Canada
Numerous multi-day kayak excursions on both inland waters and the open ocean. Spent 31 years in the Canadian Army gaining extensive wilderness experience from desert to arctic conditions
To complete the race under the required time
To experience and overcome the mental and physical challenges that the race offers
SUP Yukon http://supyukon.ca/SUP Yukon is grateful for the YRQ to try SUP in the race. SUP Yukon would love the future opportunity to be a additional support to other SUPers who will be doing the YQR race in the future
Time: 69:15:04 75th Overall25th Solo8th SUP
From: Whitrehorse, YT, Canada
Chattajack 2015http://www.chattajack.com/resultsI guide weekly on the Yukon River and Tahkini River. I have SUPed from Cormack to Dawson (4 nights 5 days) I have SUPed over nights numerous weekends and week day trips.
YRQ badge of completion. To show that Stand Up Paddleboards can do anything any other water craft can do.
I'm entering this race for the reason that when SUPs gets approved for future races. There will be a local representative who is a Yukoner and is a experienced YRQ that can help and support future racers with knowledge and experience for there race and can't forget some Yukon hospitality. I'm also looking enjoy this adventure which is in my own back yard, a place I have lived for a long time. Having the opportunity to represent the Yukon and the Stand Up Paddle industry in this race for its first appearance (showcase) will be a unbelievable adventure.
Paddle Canada instructor with several guided and solo trips on the west coast of Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands.
To still be smiling at the end!
A crazy friend's idea, but I've always wanted to make it up to the Yukon so this was the perfect opportunity.
Red Paddle CompanySnugg Wetsuits
British Heart Foundation
Time: 62:59:12 54th Overall18th Solo6th SUP
From: St Brelade, Jersey, United Kingdom
Have one the SUP 11 Cities race twice both times finished top ten.have paddled around Jersey 3 times approx. am the record holder. 40 miles non stop. have completed marathons and ultra marathons. british masters sup race champion, represented the uk at 2 world champs. am a firefighter and trauma tech instructor and trainer.
to complete it first and foremost, to enjoy it and to push my limits
it looks out standing, beautiful, and one hell off a challenge
Time: 64:41:22 61st Overall19th Tandem Canoe12th Mens Tandem Canoe
Member of Putney Bridge Canoe ClubExperience canoe on UK and French riversWestminster to Devizes race 2016
To beat the "officer" and "gentleman"...who are nothing of the sort!
To beat the "officer" and "gentleman"...who are nothing of the sort
Thu 17:02:08 1.5km before Carmacks -136.249, 62.121; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Derby, United Kingdom
YRQ 2012 +14
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
YRQ 2012 + 14
Time: 66:22:10 69th Overall25th Tandem Canoe17th Mens Tandem Canoe
Treks and campingRowing at University
Aiming for a good time and excited about the new adventure. Watched 'The Revenant' recently, keen to avoid bears...
Vesta Rowing Club (Henley)Camping and TrekkingEx-Royal Navy Officer (dislikes water...)
Targeting a decent time. Standing at 6ft 4", I'm hoping to prove that size does matter on this course.
Time: 65:52:17 66th Overall22nd Tandem Canoe14th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Staufen, Aargau, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra
to finish YRQ
From: Muri, AG, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra
Time: 66:07:16 67th Overall23rd Tandem Canoe15th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Skagway, AK, United States
Four YRQ finishesNumerous river trips in the Yukon with family and friends
Add my son to the YRQ finish roster
Numerous family river trips: Nisutlin, Dezedeash, Pelly, Big Salmon, and parts of the Yukon.
Finally enter and finish a race I've been part of as a volunteer & support crew for 10 years.
Time: 59:37:06 44th= Overall13th Solo8th Solo Kayak7th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Calgary , AB, Canada
Attempted YRQ in 2014, Kayaked the Bowron lakes, Johnson straight, Broken Islands and numerous river trips
Complete the race in a competitive time.
Physical Challenge and mental challenge. Can't let the river beat me again.
Time: 52:27:00 17th Overall5th Solo5th Solo Kayak1st Womens Solo Kayak
From: Terrace, BC, Canada
Some whitewater paddling trips.
To meet some interesting and inspiring people, to learn a few things, and to complete the race.
Time: 66:22:56 70th= Overall8th= Tandem Kayak7th= Mens Tandem Kayak
From: vancouver, BC, Canada
finish it. more to come. hold please
not sure why anymore
From: vancouver , BC, Canada
are we there yet
Time: 62:59:11 53rd Overall17th Solo10th Solo Kayak2nd Womens Solo Kayak
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Paddled in the Murray Marathon (longest flat water kayak/canoe race in Australia) in 2011. Hiked 4,200km from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest trail in 2013. Multiple sea and whitewater kayaking trips throughout BC, Canada in 2015.
To safely arrive in Dawson with a smile!
I have been dreaming about this race since my dear friend Pam Boyde, a veteran of the YRQ, told me about her racing adventures back in 2007. I'm finally in a position to enter the race this year and hopefully be competitive.
Wed 07:07:36 2.2km before Whitehorse -135.017, 60.702; status:WITHDRAWN
no racing experience, but lots of multi-day river canoeing tripping experience
to finish! and hopefully to feel half decent throughout...?
on the "Yukon bucket list" of activities to do love spending time on the watergreat way to reconnect with an old friend
Time: 48:36:51 6th Overall3rd Tandem Canoe3rd Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
MRX and Coureur de Bois
Be competitive in the tandem canoe class
A natural progression following the MRX and Coureur de Bois
From: Prince George, BC, Canada
Cross the finish line ahead of my brother
Flylight Media (http://www.flylightmedia.com)Tidal Roots (https://tidalroots.com)Four Peaks Travel (http://www.fourpeakstravel.com)
On Belay (http://www.on-belay.org/)Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (http://www.bbbsnh.org/site/c.8oLHKNPmE6LQH/b.8965789/k.F13D/Home_Page.htm)
Time: 63:41:15 56th Overall6th Tandem Kayak5th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Portsmouth, NH, United States
While I was born to be wild, this is my first wilderness race.
Stroke first, ask questions later.
I wanted to do something epic for my 40th birthday.
I like to run.
Looking for a new adventure.
Time: 54:52:48 27th Overall10th Tandem Canoe5th Mens Tandem Canoe
Wilderness: lots, backcountry and frontcountry. All seasons and in lots of ways.Racing: CLLA Annual Regatta, trail and road running, trail and road cycling
To finish and have a positive experience!
To have a good chin-wag with my bro!
From: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Racing: lots of races in New Zealand, mostly bike ad adventure racing. CLLA Regatta.Wilderness: too much to name!
To have an awesome experience in the land of the midnight sun
Bucket List Rides http://www.bucketlistrides.com/
Time: 57:31:04 39th Overall13th Tandem Canoe7th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: elmira, MI, United States
Campus to CoastPOCARAdventure seeker
To do a push-up on the canoe every time we travel a mile
Figured it would be more fun than working...
From: grand rapids, MI, United States
Campus to Coast 160 Canoe Race X3POCAR finisher 4X
A canoe trip through the Yukon? I need a reason not to enter the race!
Time: 64:44:04 62nd Overall20th Tandem Canoe13th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Maple Valley, WA, United States
Paddle boarding, long distance backpacking, mountain climbing
From: Bellevue, WA, United States
Bowron Lakes Canoe Trip, Paddle Boarding, Mountain Climbing
Time: 66:11:53 68th Overall24th Tandem Canoe16th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Dawson City, YT, Canada
no previous racing but experience in a canoe and in the bush. Born and raised in Dawson.
Complete in good time for a first race.
From: Dawson, YT, Canada
No previous racing experience but experienced in a canoe and in the bush. Born and raised in Yukon.
to beat Emile and Seb
Time: 55:47:42 36th Overall8th Voyageur3rd Womens Voyageur
From: Wynndel, BC, Canada
7th time in YRQ; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada
To finally see purple martians.
Texas Winter 100, lots of northern rivers and one YRQ
Experience another unique Yukon race.
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.
From: Wherever it's nice, YT, Canada
A few RiverQuest's, including Arctic Ultra's, all inspired by Patti and Shelley, both in this boat..
have a lot of fun with these crazy girls
I would like to know, if I can wear make up leaving Whitehorse, and still wear it perfectly when arriving in Dawson..
to have fun!!
I've floated down a few rivers in the Yukon. One of my most memorable trips is being deliriously exhausted on the YRQ several years ago :)
FUN!!! And to hurt a bit less than last time.
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to paddle with this fun group! Looking forward to some good times!
Thu 21:49:04 0.2km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.11; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Lenexa, KS, United States
Completed the 2015 MR340
To finish with a smile on my face :)
Time: 65:51:55 64th Overall7th Tandem Kayak6th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Monaghan, Monaghan, Ireland | Éire
Circumnavigation of IcelandDevizes to Westminster x 2English Channel x4Norway, Scotland, France, Wales etc.
Have a good time
From: Carlow, Carlow, Ireland | Éire
Devizes to Westminster
Learn new tricks from the old dog
Time: 46:14:56 1st Overall1st Tandem Canoe1st Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Roslin, ON, Canada
A couple YRQ'SA couple MRX's
Better our time from last year
The river keeps pulling me back for another race!
From: Kanata, ON, Canada
YRQsClintonHawkesburyMisc other races
Finding a way to improve in a year that's going to be a tough slog.
Because the only thing more inconceivable than racing the YRQ is not racing it.
University of Cambridge
Royal British Legion http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
Time: 51:50:40 14th Overall3rd Tandem Kayak3rd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Devizes Westminster x 2Trans Pennine Canoe Race
To enjoy the experience
Devizes Westminster x 13Trans Pennine Canoe RaceArctic Canoe Race
Time: 53:49:59 21st Overall5th Voyageur2nd Mens Voyageur
10+ years kayaking touring, 10+ years ocean sailing, 10+ years backcountry hiking, ski touring, climbing
From: Redmond, WA, United States
Have completed long distance paddle board races and cycling events
Finish first in the old guys category :)
If I don't have a difficult event in my future, I lose interest in training. The scenery and the challenge of the event is the lure for me!
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
Time: 54:52:53 28th Overall9th Solo7th Solo Kayak6th Mens Solo Kayak
YRQ 2014, 2015Quest for a Cure Adventure RaceLogs, Rocks & Steel Adventure RaceMarathons
Stay upright, stay awake, and maybe beat last year's time if Laberge is kinder
Well, it's just a heckuvalota fun.Catching up with some paddling buddies and taking in those beautiful Yukon River landscapes again ... too good to pass up!
Time: 49:25:42 9th Overall4th Tandem Canoe1st Mixed Tandem Canoe
It's an addiction
Have fun and go faster than last time
It's a lot of fun and a good way to get to Dawson
Time: 52:27:31 18th Overall8th Tandem Canoe2nd Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada
A couple of river quest, some wilderness experience.
To pay attention to the special areas on the river, and to acknowledge the first nations whose traditional territories we pass through. mappingtheway.ca acknowledge and learn about the special places on the river.
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
YRQ 2014, 2015Beaufort Delta Canoe sprint racing
To finish strong, to gain experience with a new partner
Fri 11:53:36 0.3km past Minto -136.88, 62.593; status:WITHDRAWN
Yukon River from Whitehorse to Carmacks by C2.Arctic Ultra Marathon.Bike trips.
To have fun!
I have lived in the Yukon for 4 years now - why not do it!!
From: Lumby , BC, Canada
2nd place at 3rd Yukon River Quest single kayak at 2001 race.http://www.yukonriverquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2001Results.pdf
Just have fun!
Have fun 15 years after the first YRQ race.
Mic Mac ToyotaTlingit Homeland Energy Limited PartnershipWaterfront Station Business CentreHarry Kern Photography
Time: 49:12:32 8th Overall2nd Voyageur2nd Mixed Voyageur
Canoe racing: Some YRQs, in both tandem and voyageur classes, some Y360s, other local races and a couple in B.C.Wilderness canoe tripping throughout the Yukon, NWT, B.C. and Saskatchewan.
Always to find a more efficient channel and enjoy the journey.
Make this the best ever YRQ team-wise, river-wise, country-wise, and race-wise, otherwise, I might have to do this again!!!
Bill first ventured North in 1979 as a member of Expedition du Nord, paddling the Yukon’s northern rivers along with Jim and Pam Boyde. After three summers of paddling and hiking throughout the Yukon, Bill loaded up his 1966 Malibu and moved to Whitehorse where he worked as a wilderness guide, eventually owning Due North Journeys. He is happy to be paddling again on after spending several decades in other competitive sports, X-C skiing, triathlons, and running. Bill is thrilled to be back on the water with his mentor Jim, and hopes to experience the thrill of a moose swimming alongside the canoe in the early morning mist.
To reconnecti with the history, culture and magic of the Yukon River with friends and among fellow competitors
Previous Racing: BMO Half-Marathonx2, Trail of 98 Road Relayx2, KC Bike Relay x4. Raised with wilderness experience.
See an Arctic Loon
Wilderness trips on the Wind, Snake, Blackstone (and up the Ogilvie!) and lots of evenings and weekends on the Wheaton and the Takhini! Brian has paddled the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson twice - once taking 14 days in 2008 exploring the historic sites along the way, and once taking just under 60 hours with his wife in the 2011 YRQ.
To say at the end, "That was fantastic!"
This will be my 5th challenge of the Yukon River Quest in a voyager canoe with the amazing people and with my partner this time. My début of the YRQ was with the Paddlers Abreast team, a beautiful voyaguer canoe full of a strong and inspiring group of women. Without being part of them and their training, I don’t know if I could find the strength to do such an amazing race!
Paddle, paddle, just paddle, and stay awake!
It is addictive!
I was a volunteer at the Carmacks mandatory stop for the YRQ the last 3 years and pulling all those crazy paddlers out of the boats made me think “those people are crazy.” I never thought of doing it as I know all about it from watching some of them coming onto shore like zombies with wobbly legs and sparkling eyes. This year, I will be one of them, a crazy zombie paddler with the amazing team!
To learn about the far end of my own will power.
Buff Canada http://www.buffcanada.com
Thu 06:45:41 4.1km before 20 Mile Camp -134.995, 61.569; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
River Quests 2007, 2008, 2011
Finish in Dawson with no regrets!
River Quest 2011
Finish in Dawson with the best partner I could ask for, and leave everything on the river!
Wed 14:34:55 5.5km before Policemans Point -135.132, 60.906; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Lundbreck, AB, Canada
YRQ 2005,06,07,11 and other trips
we build 'em and then race 'em, and this is the best test there is
From: Coaldale, AB, Canada
YRQ 2005, 06, 11 and other stuff
test new canoe
Thu 10:44:45 2.5km past Macauley Bar -136.107, 62.085; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Kingston, ON, Canada
Do my best
Big thanks to Marcus Waterreus and Jonathan Kerr for use of the boat.Thanks to EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc. for their supporthttp://www.edynamics.com/
Time: 48:28:02 4th Overall2nd Tandem Canoe2nd Mens Tandem Canoe
Former X-country ski racer, lots of wilderness experience
Finish first YRQ with a decent time
Gotta do it at least once!
2015 Wilderness Traverse North Muskoka
See new parts of the Yukon and get a ripped back doing it
www.griffithsheating.co www.hotcoreproducts.comDianne BruceDawn Fralick
Thu 18:23:55 0.0km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.112; status:WITHDRAWN
Yukon River Quest 6 times
Have fun and enjoy the river. Enjoy the camaraderie, laugh, and have fun with this great group of women. Paddle hard and get to Dawson City in great shape with a smile on my face.
It's an addiction and I enjoy the river. I love paddling with a group of energetic, vivacious, strong minded woman who have overcome breast cancer and as survivors we want to show and encourage other breast cancer survivors that the Yukon River Quest is absolutely achievable.
From: Atlin, BC, Canada
YRQ and many other expeditions in the wilderness.
Challenge myself physically and mentally to plan for, start and finish the race while enjoying the river and the many analogies it provides for the struggle against breast cancer and the joy of life.
Raise awareness of breast cancer and that breast cancer survivors can lead full, active and healthy lives.Continue the goal of Paddlers Abreast to participate in the race every year.
A few YRQ with PA, kayak and canoe Yukon Rivers and Lakes, hikes into back country
To have our team reach Dawson with smiles on our faces, realizing we show other breast cancer survivors that if they want to, and are willing to train, this is something they also can achieve.
Love being on the river, in this race, in a voyageur canoe with other survivors and supporters, paddling, working and enjoying it together as a team. Love meeting other new paddlers, and reuniting with friends from other races.
I have raced with the Paddler's Abreast team in 2011 and 2012
my primary goal is to paddle hard and get to Dawson in record time for Paddler's Abreast. I also aim to enjoy the race and smile from beginning to end. I'm excited to be able to share this experience with my new and old team mates
2008 YRQ, recreational paddling
To be steady, have fun, hopefully encourage other survivors to challenge themselves - even if it isn't paddling; and to honour the memory of those who have gone on before us.
To be part of a supportive breast cancer survivor team that encourages and empowers its members to be their best.
Recreational paddles; canoing, hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, jogging. This is my first YQ race.
To support fellow breast cancer survivors in a positive, life-affirming way by joining Paddler's Abreast. Also, it is a good opportunity to challenge myself physically and mentally.
Kayaking x 12 years; canoeing, YRQ 2013, 2014
make it to Dawson with a healthy and happy team.
breast cancer awareness and support
Recreational Kayaking and Canoeing in Canada's beautiful north.
To end the race with as much enthusiasm as I go into it with, and so support the women on the Paddlers abreast team in reaching their goals! Lets get to Dawson!
My mom owes her life and her recovery to the Paddlers Abreast boat, team, and the YRQ journey, and as such I owe so much gratitude and support to the paddlers abreast team. I wanted to have the opportunity and the privilege to paddle along side my mother and the team that has supported her so much, and to share stroke-by-stroke in their journey with empowering breast cancer survivors.
Time: 59:13:37 42nd Overall10th Voyageur4th Womens Voyageur
From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
many years canoe camping, guidingYRQ 2014, 2015
to do as well as possible
it's addictive, I guess.
Finished 14 YRQuests; various other local rivers
To get to Dawson with a happy, smiley, and healthy team.
to experience the Yukon and test myself
From: Fort Langley, BC, Canada
voyageur brigadespersonal camping in canoes & kayaks
to FINISH! healthy and strong
to paddle under the midnight sun
Sprint racing in the beaufort delta2014 NAIG Participant2015 Northern Youth Leadership-Slave River canoe tripYRQ support crew X 4 years
To finish the race
Experience the Yukon River Quest
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
lots of wilderness canoeing: Stikine, Coppermine, Athabasca
to be ambulatory on Sunday
for the challenge, the experience, the team and the fun
From: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Extensive touring experience in Australia. Mountaineering across New Zealand, Europe and The Himalayas
From: Sydney, ACT, Australia
extensive touring experience in both Australia, Scotland, and the Carribean. Solo Rowed the Waikato River in New Zealand.
www.canoetrail.co.ukAir Transat and Canadian AffairVE PaddlesExposure LightsBamboo ClothingParamo ClothingUp North Adventures
Time: 59:37:06 44th= Overall16th Tandem Canoe9th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Previously hiked Chilkoot Trail and rafted to WhitehorseCanoed Whitehorse to Circle, AlaskaCompleted 23 expeditions and 8,000 miles of human power by canoe, kayak, bike, SUP and Ski. www.richadventure.com
Put in a good performancePromote Yukon TerritoriesWrite articles on race and area for magazines including Paddler and Outdoor Adventure Guide
Invited by Yukon TourismWanted to return to Yukon and continue exploring - love the place and writing about it.
From: Bedford, United Kingdom
3 x winner of DW Race in C18 x competitor in DWArtist and explorer by canoeRob was born to Scottish parents in 1953, grew up in London and studied at Camberwell School of Art realising a 1st Class Honours in 3 Dimensional Design Ceramics with a subsidiary in Printmaking. He then set up a studio in Devon before becoming Artist in Residence at Carmel College in Oxfordshire. His post- graduate studies were completed at Goldsmiths. He was appointed Head of Art at Carmel in 1983. At Carmel Rob re-established the redundant Art gallery designed by Sir Basil Spence and also set up a programme of adventurous activities. Rob, a keen mountaineer, began to develop his canoe skills and built a racing C2 and began competing in the Devizes to Westminster canoe race. in 1994 he moved to become Director of Art at Bedford School. At Bedford Rob resurrected the Canoe Club and established a highly regarded unit where boys regularly took part in Devizes to Westminster and other marathon events winning many trophies in the Junior Canoe Class. Rob would often compete with and alongside the boys, winning the C1 class three times, he held the third fastest time for many years. Rob also ran many adventurous canoe trips to Scotland for the School Combined Cadet Force. He retired to become a full time artist in 2013. He continues to coach canoeing and is still active in competition. Robs current artwork has focused on the Rough Bounds; an area in Scotland between Ardnamurchan and Mallaig which he explores using an open canoe and walking the shores of the sea and lochs. He has recently extended his travels further north into Ross and Cromarty. His travels provide the stimulus for prints and sculpture relating to scenes, imagery or experiences on these ventures. His sculpture is constructed from materials found as he travels. He records using drawing, camera and memory. Sometimes he uses a journal. He is not trying to capture exact replicas of imagery, more the feeling and essence of experience and place.
Compete and do wellWrite and promote race within media
Invited by Yukon TourismKeep Rich in order and enjoy a good yarn
HVACTech Systems Inchttp://www.hvacyukon.ca/en/Up North AdventuresShoppers Drug Mart
Yukon Cancer Care Fund
Time: 54:22:43 25th Overall6th Voyageur2nd Womens Voyageur
Paddled 11 years in the YQR with Paddlers Abreast.
To paddle well as a team, share this experience with our new team mates and to finish in high spirits, with excitement and anticipation.
Love paddling on the Yukon River! New experience with a new team!
6 last years of YRQYukon 360Back country hiking
Improving my pacing experience and making it to Dawson at the same time as the rest of our team.
It has been my last YRQ for the last 6 years. So just one more year....really.
4th YRQ; backcountry canoeing and hiking trips a plenty; intermediate level whitewater paddler
Place in our category; get to Dawson in our 'goal' time; have lots of laughs with my teammates; raise money for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund.
Marathon canoe racing is addictive! Every year between 60 Mile and Dawson I say 'never again'. And I'm back for the 4th time.....
From: whitehorse, YT, Canada
First time in Yukon River Quest
I am challenging myself mentally and physically to accomplish a dream I have had ever since moving to the Yukon 12 years ago. I am praying I will survive the race mentally and be the best I can be as a team member.
3rd River Quest.......
Have fun, finish in 50 hours and enjoy all the lovely scenery on the way by!
Have only raced in a sailboat; never a canoe. Fair bit of wilderness experience (26 years field work in remote parts of the North)
Great opportunity to raise $ for the cancer care fund. Have lots of reasons to support the cause...
Um; well... I had a glass of wine with Cheryl. One thing led to another.
3 years paddling YRQ with Paddlers Abreast,many years recreational white water paddling and wilderness camping
I hope to be a valuable member of this new team, that we work well together and finish the race in good health and good spirits.
I haven't yet learned to say NO! It's addicting though and so beautiful paddling on the river with a bunch of great women.
First time doing the YRQ!
Get to know, learn from and support this amazing group of women. Paddle, paddle, paddle all the way to Dawson and get there with a smile!
I've wanted to do it ever since I moved to the Yukon, 4 years ago.
Born and raised in the Yukon! I had no choice - outdoors were a must! Teslin River, Parts of the Yukon River, Atlin Lake......
To finish with a smile on my face and still speaking to my Mom!
2016 When Pigs Fly
Old Hippies and Pigs Retirement Fundaccepting generous donations - cash (or beer)
Time: 64:35:58 60th Overall22nd Solo4th Solo Canoe
From: Springfield, OR, United States
2 Cal100's5 1/2 YRQs
Work on my poetry.
When pigs flyThere will be whirled peas,But I'll wish for a bacon burgerTopped with golden cheese.From the feathers of a swine, and please don't me ask why,Deliver me 1st to DawsonYeah, Right...When Pigs Fly!
Arrow Cab Ltd
Thu 11:26:38 3.7km past Big Eddy Woodcamp -134.976, 61.819; status:WITHDRAWN
From: High River, AB, Canada
2013 YRQ2014 YRQ
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 .
we beat the river in 2013 and the river beat us in 2014 so this will be the tie breaker .
2013 YRQ2014 YRQ DNFLots of paddling and racing in a War Canoe.
To enjoy the trip, beat 2013 time and to out paddle the hallucinations!
2013 Team Invictus 1 Lake Laberge 02014 Lake Laberge 1 Team Invictus 02016 rubber match!Want to try again with a GPS!
Time: 48:36:05 5th Overall1st Voyageur1st Mixed Voyageur
From: Boutilier Point, NS, Canada
Extensive marathon race and brigade paddling experience.
To contribute to our teams efforts.
Explore new water with a great group of friends. Personnel challenge.
Extensive paddling experience.I have paddled in Pangnirtung, Nunavut.
I want to visit the Yukon.Enlist teams and communities for 2017Canada.com The 2017 Canadian Voyageur Canoe Brigades going from sea to sea to sea.
2 man and voyageur marathon canoe racing through the 60's,70's and 80's all across Canada. Competed at the Nationals in whitewater and downriver kayaks a couple of times. Placed 3rd. in 1967 voyageur canoe race from Rocky Mtn. Hse. Alberta to Montreal. Various voyageur canoe brigades,kayak and canoe trips to the present.
To paddle competitively and finish in as good a position as possible while being able to experience a beautiful part of Canada that I'm not familiar with.
I was invited to be on the team and I'm looking forward to experiencing the whole flavour of this race.
I met Ted, Brian, Dave and Al on the 2008 David Thompson Brigade, which was a 9-week, 3,300 km big canoe trip across 4 provinces. Since then,Boon and I have participated in at least one big canoe trip or brigade every summer, including the 2010 David Thompson Brigade (Thunder Bay to Montreal, 2011 David Thompson Columbia River Brigade, 2012 Brigade Trails to Wine Trails Okanagan Brigade, 2012 Athabasca River Voyageur Canoe Brigade, 2015 Badlands Brigade. We have also been on a number of 1-2 week family wilderness canoe trips throughout Alberta and British Columbia. One of highlights of our adventures was crossing Hecate Strait from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii.
Have fun, stay healthy!This will be the first time I have been to the Yukon, so I am looking forward to this part of our beautiful country.
Im familiar with voyageur canoes, long distances, lengthy time period of paddling. I have plenty of river and back country knowledge.
Finish the race, helping my team as much as possible. Teammates and other not sustaining injuries while racing.
I have family and friends that continue to plan and join events with voyageur canoes. I have bounds to learn from my experienced team mates
Paddled Winnipeg to Thunder Bay in 2008 on the DTB.A ton of wilderness experience.Paddled Nahanni.
Complete the course.
Paddle this historic river with a strong team.Enjoy camaraderie and work hard as a team.
Geneviève has been a wilderness and backcountry guide for over 10 years. She has explored many of Canada's great waterways, and today spends the bulk of her paddling strokes on the west coast of British Columbia and on the rivers of Southern Alberta. This will be Genevieve's second journey down the Yukon River. Last summer she co-lead an artist residency from Whitehorse to Dawson with the Canadian Wilderness Residency Program.
To remain fluid, and explore how to thrive at my physical and emotional limits.
Because the opportunity presented itself, and its insane enough that I had to say yes.
I've enjoyed a lot of backcountry and the odd bit of wilderness. Getting around in non-motor forms has always been attractive.
To experience long hours of paddling: new territory. Work as a team of passionate individuals doing our best.
Last time I was in Dawson City I thought it would be nice to paddle that river. Then I was asked. Condensing the trip adds exponentially to the challenge. I've never been in a boat that long.
The Aurora Collective hopes to motivate women to get outside and adventure! www.theauroracollective.com
Time: 53:12:55 19th Overall3rd Voyageur1st Womens Voyageur
From: Grand Marais, MN, United States
Trail guide at canoeing camp YMCA Camp Menogyn culminating in a 50 day trip in ANWR, Alaska. Paddled from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay in 2011 (www.hudsonbaybound.com). Raced across the Boundary Waters in 100 hours in 2015 (www.boarder-route200.squarespace.com).
This is our first year doing the race! We would like to make some new friends and be as competitive as possible.
From: Somerville, MA, United States
2 50-day expeditions in the Brooks Range, AK + many summers of guiding in the BWCA and western USA. Limited race experience
Have some good 'ol type II fun & be competitive! 1st time racing and looking forward to adventure, the beautiful Yukon and staying strong as a team.
Switching out the pantsuit for polypro
From: Corvallis , OR, United States
Raced across the Boundary Waters in 100 hours in 2015. Wilderness sailing, kayaking guide.
This is our first year doing the race, so I would like to make new friends and be as competitive as possible.
From: St. Paul, MN, United States
YMCA Camp Menogyn alumni and outdoor enthusiast who loves to canoe rivers and lakes.
I love competition but enjoying the experience with my team is my priority.
I want to be challenged and uncomfortable. Self-growth is important to me.
YMCA Camp Menogyn: 2 week BWCA, 30-day in Ontario, 50-day in Nunavut. Paddled over 2,000 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay and paddled the length of the Mississippi River. New to racing!
To experience a new river and challenge myself!
From: Ely, MN, United States
Currently a dog-sledding and canoeing guide for the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Northern Minnesota. Guided numerous Canadian river trips for YMCA Camp Menogyn, culminating in a 50-day whitewater canoeing trip in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Raced across the Boundary Waters in 100 hours in 2015.
To have an incredible big, dumb adventure in the Yukon with a bunch of awesome women.
Time: 53:50:50 22nd Overall6th Solo6th Solo Kayak5th Mens Solo Kayak
YRQ 2 Finishes - 1 DNFMR340 2 Finishes
Sneak in before midnight.
Love the challenge!!
Mountain ShopAlderworks Alaska LLCSkagway Book Co.
Time: 55:52:36 37th Overall9th Voyageur4th Mixed Voyageur
Finisher in the 2015 YRQ, Voyageur Class Backcountry Ranger on the Chilkoot since 2012Paddling, hiking, backpacking, and running around the backcountry for years
To finish with the whole team smiling and proud.
They asked again.
Finisher in 2015 YRQ, Voyageur Class. Have run various distance races including The Fairbanks Equinox Marathon twice.
To finish singing.
I love being on the Yukon River - particularly at night.
From: Elk River, MN, United States
-Paddled in the YRQ last year (2015)-Occasional sea kayaking in Skagway.-Canoeing in Minnesota
To become a stronger, more experienced paddler and to finish better than last year.
Type II fun, baby!
From: St. Cloud, MN, United States
Lots of running races,a duathalon and a lot of time outdoors with my family like kayaking, spending time in the woods, on the water and really just anything that keeps us active.
To do my part to help my team cross the finish line. I am excited for the challenge and can't wait to get up there and get started!
- Johnson's Crossing to Carmacks- A week paddle around Lake Atlin- Kayaking from Skagway to Haines and back- Kayak guide in Skagway
To do my best in the race and to represent Skagway.
To challenge myself physically and mentally while having fun with my friends.
Hiking and kayaking guide for Packer Expeditions.Taught White water rafting and canoeing at Appalachian State University.
Finish smiling then have the entire team join the sourtoe cocktail club!
It has been a personal goal for the last few years to compete in the race and now I finally have the opportunity.
Thu 13:48:18 0.3km past Little Salmon -135.686, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Gramastetten, Upper-Austria, Austria | Österreich
Kingdom Adventures A camp that takes you on wilderness adventuresWith a goal to build relationships with Jesus .(Christian bible camp)
Time: 51:20:32 12th Overall4th Solo4th Solo Kayak4th Mens Solo Kayak
From: St Malo, MB, Canada
Have been kayaking in manitoba for about 4 years. Have done white water to longer trips.Last year I solo paddled 1400km from south manitoba to the the Hudson Bay in 22 days. I've solo paddled the length of lake winnipeg in late fall ,700km. I've seen polar bears, black bears panthers/cougars, moose and many other wild life and never had issues. Thank you. Michael Doerksen
I'll give it my all to finish with a great time. Meet new friends and see another beautiful river.
Time: 61:27:05 50th Overall17th Tandem Canoe10th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Walked Unsupported to north Pole 2012Rowed across the Atlantic 2014
Gain experience for the Yukon 1000
Walked unsupported to North Pole 2012
Gain experience for Yukon 1000
Time: 60:38:52 47th Overall15th Solo9th Solo Kayak8th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Hohenhameln, Lower Saxony, Germany | Deutschland
several solo wilderness trips in the Yukon since 2001 (Big Salmon, Wolf, Takhini, Dezadeash, Teslin+Yukon, Hyland, Coal, Jennings (BC)); finished YRQ 2004 solo;
to finish and be able to get out of the boat by my own ;-)
I want to know if I'm still able to do that job
Time: 54:16:44 24th Overall7th Solo1st Solo Canoe
From: Merrickville, ON, Canada
YRQ 2015K2O 2015Missinaibi RiverPetawawa RiverPaddling in various parts of Ontario, Quebec, BC, the Yukon and Alaska
Beat my time from last year, and enjoy the experience!
Time: 53:43:43 20th Overall4th Voyageur1st Mens Voyageur
canoe guide, Yukon River Quest 2015
to be better than last year :)
to learn every twist n turn on the yukon river to better enable myself to be a yukon river guide
yrq15 and other marathons ocrs / etc etc
finish strong and shave few hours off last year
why not. its in my backyard and goes thru some of the most beautiful scenery
first canoe race / camping, canoe trips, hiking
finish race, gain experience
Im from the yukon so living off the land is a way of life for me and being on the river is one of the things i loved to do, I paddled to Old Crow from Eagle Plains a couple summer ago so im really looking forward to being apart of this .
To stay safe and have a good time !!
From: Carcross , YT, Canada
I am good in the bush and on the water. Paddled to Dawson before
Work well as a team unit
Go to the Pit
Time: 57:36:26 40th Overall14th Tandem Canoe8th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Tharwa, ACT, Australia
Six years instructing and training for Outward Bound Australia. Expedition length adventure racing.
Eat food, paddle hard and stay upright.
From: eagle river, AK, United States
Plenty of years working trail maintenance all around the USA. A stint with Outward Bound in Australia and plenty of other adventures. Former winner of tandem canoe on YKR.
Paddle hard, stay in control of the Aussie sitting in the front.
Thu 11:53:25 0.1km before Big Salmon -134.918, 61.875; status:WITHDRAWN
KCIBR and various multi-day treks up North.
Finishing with a smile on my face.
I'm pretty good at nature stuff and I'm sort of fit. I like doing things I'm slightly unprepared for. Lots of positive life experiences as an OG.
I'd like to place second last. No but seriously I'm just in it to obtain the "mad street cred" and get money get paid.
Coercion. Also C.R.E.A.M. get the money, dolla dolla bill y'all.
EBA Tetra Tech
Time: 54:56:21 29th Overall7th Voyageur3rd Mixed Voyageur
Captain and salsa guru.
finish uninjured and still friends with the rest of the team
Matt asked me too
Aside from his multiple ultra marathon races, Matt is a Gillette model on the weekends.
track and field
all over the place
Vincent had an amazing childhood being raised by a pack of wild dolphins.
Solstice LandscapingRock Solid Exploration
Time: 61:57:26 51st Overall16th Solo2nd Solo Canoe
Time: 68:01:01 72nd Overall10th Tandem Kayak2nd Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Yukon River Quest Finisher 2015 Tandam Kayak Womens Rock and Ice Ultra 2nd Place finisher4 x Knee Knacker Ultra Trail Race Finisher
stay warm, paddle hard, sleep fast!
Love to paddle! Love the people!
Nordic Ski Patrol, triathlons, ski racing
paddle paddle paddle, finish in one piece, laughing at the inside jokes until we are delirious.
Jetstream Designs Inc.Lamarche & LangBruce Chambers
Time: 58:18:58 41st Overall15th Tandem Canoe5th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Wilderness canoe tripping
maintain marital harmony
Wilderness canoe tripping; sprint kayaking many years ago
still be talking to canoe partner at end of race
Time: 68:03:44 73rd Overall26th Tandem Canoe4th Womens Tandem Canoe
Lots of Yukon wilderness fun! Hiking through the bush with a dog or two by my side enjoying every second even when things don't go as planned, climbing mountains, and cross country skiing.All racing experience has been in a kayak so far. I have been kayaking my entire life and competed until a few years ago.
Finish the race happy and smiling having seen the magnificent beavers and bushes along the river.
Lovers we almost once became. Then we realised the other was completely insane. How did we find ourselves together in a canoe? Neither with any idea what to do! We quit paddling away from each other. Instead we put our powers together. All so we can search for the finest beaver residing along the shore, hiding amongst the bush no more. Or friendship has rhyme but no reason. So why not paddle to Dawson before the end of the season!?!?
Loves bush. With wild eyes and pulsing heart Spent 3 weeks in the Peel last summer
Finish the race!
Chasing bush. Seeing beaver. Lots of wood
SAVE THE RHINO
Time: 65:51:57 65th Overall23rd Solo13th Solo Kayak11th Mens Solo Kayak
From: STANFORD, SA, South Africa | Suid-Afrika
30jr paddle experienceMany long distance races eg (7x BERG marathon 230km)
WANT TO FINISH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD.
WANT TO HAVE A LIFE EXPIERENCE IN THE WILD ON THIS GREAT RIVER.
Time: 65:04:05 63rd Overall21st Tandem Canoe3rd Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Guelph, ON, Canada
I have been working as an Outdoor Educator/Guide for the past 10 years, working internationally. Mainly leading whitewater expeditions from 5, 12, 20, or 30 days in length. As well as leading off-tracking hiking expeditions. I now currently work as a Wildland Firefighter with the Alberta Government. I have very limited racing experience, but my racing experience comes from short distance whitewater rafting racing on various rivers.
- to experience the vibe of what the race offers- to test myself to my limits along side a crew mate/ best friend. - to be fully engulfed by the elements that the river and environment will throw at us during the race.- to see the beauty of the Yukon. - to try our hardest to not only have a good time on the clock but to see if we can win this race.
Upon working with Yukon People a few years back, I got to be a distant participant watching the racers come and go within our shop. Once the race commenced I had the opportunity to stand on Yukon People's shed and cheer the racers on their first leg of the race. Since then, I have always wanted to participate within the race and experience what the Yukon River has to offer.
Wild woman born and raised in the wilds of Canada who lives and breaths wilderness adventure, both nationally and internationally. Worked various instructor and guide position as well as ski patrol in addition to my career as a Paramedic. Racing experience includes mostly obstacle racing (Spartan Trifecta Tribe) as well as short distance whitewater raft races.
To fully experience the wild and rugged magic of the Yukon River between two places I have called home in the Yukon.
Time: 48:55:50 7th Overall2nd Solo2nd Solo Kayak2nd Mens Solo Kayak
From: Houston , United States
To fulfill Texas' quota at the YRQ.