Entry for 2020 Yukon River Quest

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From here you can enter the Yukon River Quest or revise an existing entry.  There are several pages of forms to fill out.  You do not need to provide all the information immediately: you can come back and add or change information later.

Please fill in as much information as possible. If you are uncomfortable using a web form, you can send us the information by post or fax. The most reliable way of giving us the information is through these forms as it will be added to our database directly.

You will be asked for names and addresses for each paddler, their aims, experience and reason for entering the race, and for a photo, if you have one. Then you will be asked for any sponsors you want to mention, and any charities you are raising money for. Finally you will be asked for descriptions of your boat(s) and for the "share pages" for your Spot™ or inReach™ device(s).

That is a lot of information. You do not have to provide all of it now, you can enter most of it later. The fields labeled Required must be provided now. Fields labeled Optional you can get away with never providing.

While you can add and change team members later, changing the number of paddlers in the team will change the payment.

Changing class or changing the number of paddlers resets your paid date. This will set your team number to be at the end of the list, and may cause you to be charged a late fee if you are making the change after 2020-06-25.

Payment is calculated on the number of paddlers you name.  If you know you will have 6 paddlers, but not not yet know who they are put something for the name of the paddlers.

The entry fees by class are Tandem Canoe: $950.00; Tandem Kayak: $950.00; Voyageur: $300.00 per person; 4 person Canoe: $300.00 per person; Solo Kayak: $525.00; Solo Canoe: $525.00; SUP: $525.00.

You can pay your entry fee by credit card or Interac. If paying by Interac, see the Acxsys Consumer Education Page. Paying by Interac saves us about 3% on each transaction: that adds up. Please use Interac if you can.

Review Waiver
Waiver

Voluntary waiver, release from liability and indemnity agreement.

Please read carefully.

The Yukon River Quest is a long distance race that takes you through very rugged and isolated territory where roads and people do not exist, and where dangers, including death or injury from hypothermia, drowning, bear mauling, forest fire or other acts of nature, do exist. Racers must be physically and mentally fit, as well as, possess back-country survival and self-rescue skills to enable self-management until help arrives. Should an incident occur, racers must realize that they could be up to 24 hours away from a medical facility. Safety Boats patrol the river during the race, however, it is impossible to be everywhere at all times so it is critical to understand the risks and be prepared.

I, Paddler Name, hereby acknowledge and agree that in consideration of being permitted to participate in the race, including use of boats, equipment, and motor vehicles used for travel during the event, and with the full knowledge of the risks of the activities, we hereby for ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and personal representatives, waive, release, and forever discharge the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, all directors, volunteers, managers, agents, contractors, and employees of the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association or any of its affiliates and any other person acting under the authority of the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, costs, expenses and demands by reason of any damage. Loss, death or injury to our persons or property arising out of, or in connection with our participation in the Yukon River Quest.

I further hereby acknowledge and agree that the event may expose me to risks and hazards, some of which are inherent to the nature of the sports themselves, including without limitation, the unpredictability of weather, water conditions and some of which may result from other causes including, without limitation, errors of human judgment. I agree to personally assume all risks and hazards, and I further agree to bear all costs for rescue or medical attention rendered to us, or for our benefit, arising from the event. I further agree to obtain Visitor to Canada Health Insurance if I am not a resident of Canada and do not have Health Insurance that would cover me in Canada. I agree to show this insurance during Registration June 23, 2020.

I understand and agree that if in any event whatsoever that I require outside assistance – above and beyond Safety Boat evacuation – in being removed and/or rescued from the river at any time during the race that any and all costs for such removal and/or rescue shall be borne in their entirety by myself, ourselves, our heirs and executors as the case may be.

I acknowledge and agree that I am ultimately responsible for my own safety.

I acknowledge and agree that I have read this release of liability and indemnity agreement, that I clearly understood it and agree to its terms, and that I am freely and voluntarily executing the same.

Each paddler will be sent a copy of this to "sign". For minors, the parent or gardian must "sign"

The race is full, but you can add yourself to the waitlist. There are currently 12 teams on the wait list and 9 are on the solo wait list

Solo entries cannot register unless they are returning paddlers or have submitted paddling resumes that convince the organizers that they have sufficient paddling and remote wilderness experience.

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You must specify a password at least 6 characters long. You can use your team name and password to modify or add details to your entry at a later date.

Type the password twice to help avoid mistakes.

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