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Age: 61 previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2017
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Yukon River Quest
From: Gravenhurst, ON, Canada
I have paddled the Spanish, Dumoine, Missinaibi, and Bloodvein rivers and competed in the General Clinton Regatta and Muskoka River X among many other marathon canoe races.
To enjoy the ride.
From: Bracebridge, ON, Canada
I have competed in marathon canoe races, organized marathon canoe races, and coached canoeing for for more than thirty years.
See the Yukon and have fun.
Age: 28 previous races: 2018
From: Broomfield, CO, United States
YRQ (2018), Inside Passage Olympia to Juneau (2016)
Improve upon my previous position of dead last.
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
13 year military veteranPetawawa Iron Warrior - weight bearing Canoe and Portage RaceYearly Canoe expeditions in georgian bay
Experience the the river and the Yukon with my best friend.
It's the coolest race I have ever seen in Canada. I want to be a part of it!
From: Florida, FL, United States
Experienced expeditionary paddler
I will be happy just to finish but I'd like to come in with the top competitors.
To become one with nature by relying on my own strength to convey me through one of the most beautiful settings in the world
From: Tokyo, Amami-Island, Japan | 日本
2018,2019 GoPro Mountain Games : Champion2018,2019 Fibark & Colorado Champions : Champion2018 ULTRA T80 : Champion
My beautiful wife and kids.
From: London, United Kingdom
6 x Molokai Hoe World Outrigger Canoe Championships (3rd Place Best Result)Kayaking, SUP and Paddling Boarding - 20years111km Hawkesbury Classic Canoe Race - Marathon Kayak Paddle PNG - expedition kayak self-supported through Papua New Guinea (400kms - first time completed)4 x GEOQUEST 48hr Adventure Race 2 x Hells Bells Adventure Race Iceland 360 MTB race - 300kms around glacierVarious 100km and 50kms trail run racesBondi Surf Club member
Take in the sights, soak it all up. Meet some like minded paddling loons and laugh, then suffer...then finish!
As an avid paddler and outdoor nut, this has been firmly fixed at the top of my adventure bucketlist for some time now. It's time to tick it off. This part of the world has me captivated and fascinates me. I need to see and feel it. It just has to be done.
From: Ome, Tokyo, Japan | 日本
From: Alberta, AB, Canada
Keep Our Waters Clean!
Age: 44 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2019
From: Carcross, YT, Canada
YRQ 2015, 2016,2017, 2019Canoe guide Spirit Lk Ldg Captain for C/TFN Haa Kus Teya 2019 Canoe Journey
To break our previous times
Paddling is life
From: Teslin, YT, Canada
2019 Haa Kuus Teya Canoe Journeytrapper/ hunter
challenge myself and enjoy the competition
Age: 38 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2019
YRQ 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Age: 30 previous races: 2016,2017,2019
From: Old Crow, YT, Canada
YRQ 2016, 2017, 2019
Age: 21 previous races: 2019
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
YRQ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Age: 22 previous races: 2019
Age: 28 previous races: 2018,2019
YRQ 2018, 2019
Professor in Sport, Recreation UofA
Age: 57 previous races: 2019
From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland
Twice a week I go to the running group and we participate in the half marathon. Hking, climbing, larger bike rides and skiing I have distributed throughout the year. With a dragon boat team I train all year and we participate in competitions and long distance races. Once a week I still train in solo kayak.
To conclude that I have given everything.
In 2019 I started in the Voyageur boat. After that, I was to train it in solo.
From: Markham, ON, Canada
to complete with inspirationawareness for Haiti Health
Age: 56 previous races: 2008
From: toronto, ON, Canada
to complete the YRQ with inspirationawareness for Haiti Health
From: Chugiak , AK, United States
Recreational canoeing and backpacking trips.
Camfed International - A charity based in UK the works stands fro The Campaign for Female Education and works with girls and women in a number of African Countries.
Multiple trips Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords
To fulfil a long held ambition, explore a beautiful part of the world and develop a level of fitness to complete the challenge
From: Penzance, Cornwall , United Kingdom
Long distance cross country running and hiking/camping Scandinavia/Patagonia. White water rafting Patagonia.
To complete an ultimate challenge of endurance and team work and experience a sense of wilderness in a beautiful part of the world.
To win and send it
Avid wilderness person with lots of practical field experience
To make it to the finish line!
Multiple multi day races
Completion, outdoor experience
From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Multiple multi day races, lots of paddling
Raising monies for Indigenous youth to participate in Sparrow Indigenous Youth Leadership Courses https://www.firesideadventures.ca/sparrow-indigenous-youth-leadership-course and drawing attention to Climate Change Education and Outdoor Leadership secondary school courses.
From: Richmond, BC, Canada
30 Years of paddling and leading outdoor expeditions. Paddled Yukon River 8 times (Carmacks to Dawson) in the past 5 years.
Whitehorse to Dawson City less than 64 hours.
Personal and team challenge.
From: Richmond, Canada
Limited compared to canoe partner but will have participated in 4 months of training.
Complete the race under 64 hours.
Personal and team challenge. My teammate as encouraged me to challenge myself and to experience the Yukon River
Age: 39 previous races: 2012,2013,2014
From: Brandon, MB, Canada
YRQ finish once, did not finish onceRaft guideNumerous multi day trips northern Canada
Age: 0 previous races: 2019
From: Chaplin, CT, CT, United States
From: chaplin, United States
Age: 0 previous races: 2009
From: Summerland, BC, Canada
From: Port Townsend, WA, United States
Seventy48 race (Tacoma to Port Townsend), 2018, 2019, 2020; R2AK Proving Ground 2019, 2020
Age: 46 previous races: 2019
From: Kansas City, MO, United States
2019 YRQ Finisher in Men's Tandem Kayak; 5x MR340 Finisher; 2x Chattajack; Numerous Other Paddling Races
Give Solo a Try
Just try to do things right and have a smooth race
Age: 41 previous races: 2019
From: Lodi, WI, United States
Finish this epic race with my nephew.
From: , --
Paddling with the family
Finish the race well
Age: 32 previous races: 2015,2017,2019
From: Nieuwegein, Netherlands | Nederland
YRQ 2015, 2017, 2019And some other long distance races
1. Stay ahead of the Irish guy (where’s your registration Peter?)2. Spot some penguins and crocodiles (both have been seen in the Yukon)3. Low 50’s would be nice
2021 is an odd year
Age: 39 previous races: 2017,2018,2019
From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland
Ultra Marathon Runner, Ultra Marathon Paddler. YRQ2017 Finisher (Voyager)YRQ2018 Finisher (4th Place Mens K1)YRQ2019 Finisher (3rd Place Mens K1)
Come back to the land of the midnight sun and have a challenging race again
I felt in love with the Yukon River, the amazing landscape and the People of the Yukon
From: Tugun, QLD, Australia
30 years as a professional lifeguard and 10 years as a professional stand up paddler. Longest race completed - Molokai2Oahu (52km); longest paddle completed - 24 hour charity paddle (138km)
First aim, finish; second aim, try to win the SUP division
SUP Racer convinced me it was a good idea to sign up for 2020, which I originally did, but unfortunately had to give up my spot as I couldn't make it this June. But now after watching the 'Chased by the Midnight Sun' movie I was motivated to explore the Yukon
Age: 40 previous races: 2019
From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Have participated in many long distance SUP races including the Big Ole Sup-athon, Chattajack, Red River Paddle Challenge, South Dakota Kayak Challenge, and the Yukon River Quest.Multiple extended wilderness paddling trips (both group and solo) in Canada.
Have fun and enjoy the Yukon :)
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Age: 47 previous races: 2016,2018,2019
From: Tilbury, ON, Canada
2016 Voyager2018 K22019 Voyager
Age: 38 previous races: 2019
From: South Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
Yukon River Quest 2019
The river is calling me back
From: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
month Training programme for YRQ 2019. Inc:Round the Island (Isle of Wight) 100km.River Thames 80kmLake Como 150kmNorfolk Broads Ultra 150km
Withdrew from YRQ2019 one week out from the race due to injury. :-(
Age: 31 previous races: 2019
To experience, to live, to race, to dream and create memories ...
Met an extraordinary group of women and wanted to be on the river with them again.
Age: 56 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2014,2015,2019
Age: 33 previous races: 2019
YRQ 2019 Finisher
Get closer to that 5k pin ...
2019 Yukon River Quest--yes, I did one race. That's it. I didn't die, so I thought I'd do another.
To have another powerful experience with some of the best ladies I know and love!
Age: previous races: 2017,2018,2019
A few YRQ's (including 2x C1) and local races. 31+ years of northern wilderness experience, much of it solo by ski, horseback, dogteam, canoe, foot. Known to drag the odd kid along as required for their health and mine.
Always be in the moment!Don't hate the river, the race, people, logs that look like people, people who look like logs. Use the F word less.Properly use my GoPro.
First, because life is too short.Second, because I can and it's good for you! (definitely you, because for me, it's a lot of pain and questioning of sanity).And I do it because adventures are good for the soul! And finally, something that your kids can actually think you're kind of cool for doing!
Age: 38 previous races: 2013,2015,2018,2019
This will be YRQ #5
Do our boat proud.
Working on that 5K pin
Age: previous races: 2018
Age: 25 previous races: 2018,2019
YRQ 2018 - Mens VoyageurYRQ 2019 - Mixed C2
I met an American last year that hallucinated a VW bug racing against him in the water.... I want to beat that bug for him.
I can do the physical part, now I want to challenge the mental aspect. See how many songs I can make up in 60ish hours...
Age: 54 previous races: 2019
From: Iowa City, IA, United States
MR340 2018YRQ 2019 (arrived in Carmacks past cutoff time-DQ'd) SDKC 2018, 2019coastal kayak paddling Maine, Alaska, GeorgiaRiver paddling in the Midwest; Missouri, mississippi, othersWinter fat biking; ITI 150 2019Winter Campinga bunch more stuff....
in order:1.Have Fun2.Leave Carmacks in a kayak3.Finish feeling good4.Finish feeling bad
From: Petawawa, ON, Canada
MRX classic X7 (3 in Tandem canoe, 1 C1, 3 SUP)Big East X 3 (1 C1, 2 SUP)The OX SUP Dumoine River Qc 2018Solo unassisted and unsupported SUP trip from Lake Huron to Petawawa river(2019) following the old native routes and portages used by Early European Explorers (400km in 8days)
Be able to enjoy the momentComplete the race.
Seek adventure, set goals outside my comfort zone.
Age: 64 previous races: 2018,2019
From: Mississauga, ON, Canada
YRQ 2018YRQ 2019
Finish with a smile and give my super Sherpa a hug !
Age: 66 previous races: 2019
From: Delta, BC, Canada
I never get lost, (though I have occasionally been told to).
Mostly I'll be aiming North.
husband says he needs a few days to himself
Age: 31 previous races: 2016
2016 YRQ Finisher
Drink a cold beer in Dawson after a finishing
Age: 64 previous races: 2017,2018,2019
From: Chelsea, QC, Canada
Muskoka River XKingston to Ottawa
?? listen to Bonnie ???
Trying not to give in to Father Time.
Age: 58 previous races: 2017,2018,2019
to share another adventure with my Tweetie, and (sigh) keep the bickering to a minimum.
Heard they were giving out the "Senior's Prize" again this year. All you old farts, come at us!!
Once again sponsored by the number 7 and the letter P.
Age: 47 previous races: 2019
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
YRQ, Ironman and other triathlons, horseback riding in the Rockies, west coast trail, trekking, biking the wrong road up Haleakala, being chased by angry animals, bringing too much gear, not bringing enough gear, losing gear.
sleep more in Carmacks and less in the canoe. Treat our support crew well. Be thankful for the opportunity to paddle this river. Develop goals and achieve them. Improve technical skills. Arrive at Carmacks dock at less than 30 kph approach speed.
We come alive when we get the chance to experience something that drives us out of our comfort zones.
Together with my teammate I hold the record for the widest ever approach on the Carmacks dock. This is believed to be the event that earned us the title of the most wildly optimistic paddlers. Vin Diesel would have been proud.
Do not allow my co-racer to edit my information.
Newmont Goldcorp - Sustainable and responsible mining in the North.
Age: 27 previous races: 2018
Dog sledding guide, wildland firefigher
"A Canadian woman creates a sensation, riding down the Yukon in a kayak, reclining in her coffin-like bed, holding a gold pipe."
Started the race 2 years ago but couldn't finish due to a team member's injury! UNFINISHED BUSINESS!
Listers Motor Sports
Age: 32 previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019
Beat Jason Biensch.Wear my lucky underwear for the 5th YRQ.
Do the Race with my dad.
Age: 68 previous races: 2018
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Finished 2018 YRQFinished 2015 & 2018 Missouri River 340
Finish strong and improve my time.
It is a grand experience.
Age: 52 previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2016
From: Houston, TX, United States
Raid Gauloises 2002 (Vietnam) Raid Gauloises 2005 (TransAlps) YRQ 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016
Age: 24 previous races: 2019
Yukon River Quest 2019 with my boyfriend who was my fiance by the end of the race! :)
Improve from last years time with a fierce group of awesome ladies!!
Always up for such a challenge! So excited to introduce my teammates to this addictive race!
From: Svalbard, Norway | Norge / Noreg
Multi-day backpacking and canoeing in the Albertan backcountry
Work hard, grow close to the team!
Age: 40 previous races: 2013,2016,2017,2018
From: Sydney, NSW, Australia
YRQ x 4. Two tandem (canoe and kayak). One voyageur and one solo
our wivesatlas armory
Age: 37 previous races: 2010,2016,2017,2018,2019
From: Eagle River, AK, United States
a few previous yrqs
do better than last year
im allowed to
From: Anchorage, AK, United States
yrq, and yukon 1000.
To see if we can do better than last year
Practicing snow starts ...
From: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Triathlons, regattas, ultra, adventure race ...
Finish strong and healthy. Meet some great people from around the world and enjoy a beverage at Gertie’s with some new/old friends.
I need to best Camille and Kelsey’s amazing C2 paddle from YRQ 2019.
Age: 57 previous races: 2012,2015,2017
From: Penticton, BC, Canada
YRQ 2012, 2015, 2017.
Finish strong. Enjoy being in the Yukon with super cool people.
Spend time with my people in a super cool place.
Age: previous races: 2015,2017
Papa MO’s Home Inspections Ltd.
Age: 49 previous races: 2011,2013,2014
From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada
YRQ 2011YRQ finisher 2013, 2014
To help The Skipper find his way and make it to Dawson!
Because The Skipper said “Let’s Do it!”
SAR training with military
Because Mary told me about it
Age: 58 previous races: 2012,2013,2017,2019
From: Foothills, AB, Canada
YRQ X4The Pas Opaskwayak Cree Nation X4Some races in Regina and SaskatoonMR 340Ouchita 49erTexas Winter 100 X2CR 100 X2Cooks Creek Selkirk Mb X3A few other ones
Paddle strong and enjoy the beauty of the North. Do my share for our team.
Each race on the Yukon River is unique and challenging.I'm excited to share this experience with Tim.
David Thompson Paddlesport Classic 2017Saskatoon Cranberry Punch/Eb's Classic X4The Pas Opaskwayak Cree Nation 2019
Give my best effort in an amazing race, while enjoying the beautiful Yukon River.
Challenge myself, and share the experience with a great partner and team.
From: Skandia, MI, United States
MCRA canoe racing series, MR340, expedition sea kayaking
Perform well in an ultra-distance event and soak in the beauty of the Yukon River.
Age: 66 previous races: 2001,2004,2005,2006,2012
From: Marquette, MI, United States
Multiple Yukons, Texas Safaris, and other long expeditions and races.
To finish well and return to the Yukon.
Age: 58 previous races: 2018,2019
From: Bay Village, OH, United States
YRQ '18YRQ '19Ausable River Canoe MarathonGeneral ClintonAdirondack Canoe ClassicAdirondack CannonballWilderness tripping
To finish strong.
Age: previous races: 2019
Age: previous races: 2018,2019
Age: 62 previous races: 2015,2017,2018,2019
From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland
Age: 61 previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019
YRQ 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019MR 340 2015Texas Water Safari 2012
Best last years time and finish strong!
See old friends
Starboard, Maui Jim, Black Project, Patagonia, Supskin
Age: 49 previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019
From: Haiku, HI, United States
4 X YRQ winner
Going for one more win
I came to the Yukon River Quest this past 2019 race event and volunteered with the Boat Wrangling team at the start in Whitehorse and at the checkpoint at Carmacks. It was an incredible experience to get me pumped for the 2020 race. Credentials:-Advanced Paddle Canada Sup Instructor - I run a Standup paddle business in Calgary as well as a performance paddle coaching business in the winter called Suptrainer. Racing:- 2019 overall paddle distance has been over 1000 km paddled on a SUP- I placed 9th overall on the BC SUP Cup race series in British Columbia.- My 2019 SUP Race season:1. Board the Fjord Deep Cove2. Grizzly SUP Cup Canmore3. Vancouver SUP Challenge4. Easy Rider SUP Cup Edmonton5. Kalamalka Classic Vernon6. Log Jam Canmore7. Indian Arm Challenge Deep CoveBackcountry Experience:I have an extensive background in backcountry camping which involved some guided hiking experience while working at Sonora Resort Fishing Lodge on Sonora Island. I have done many backcountry trips solo all over Canada and multiple countries around the world.My biggest back country trip was 8 days and 7 nights in Algonquin park self SUP-ported last August.Coming to the Yukon this past year has got me fully committed to this race for the 2020 event. I look forward to coming back and being part of this amazing community again.
Connect with the Yukon again and complete the race
I volunteered last year and I am hooked!
From: Dietlikon, ZH, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra
Paddled the Yukon River already 2 times the last years, but more relaxed than upcoming race. Paddled 2019: SUP11City 220kmSUP11Island 130kmand lots of small races.
To finish the race and being still able to throw the party at Diamond Gerties the same evening ;-)
Kayaked from Haines AK to Seattle in 45 days. Years of climbing experience in Alaska Range. 5 full Ironman, 9 half Ironmans in last 8 years.
To do my best and make it to Dawson!
From: Auckland, New Zealand | Aotearoa
Some long distance running and biking, lots of SUP racing and just done my first ultra SUP (100kms). Lots of work to do still, but ready for a macmassive challenge!
The adventure... and F I N I S H I N G ! !
Ultra is in my blood, so scratching a big itch
From: Stevens Point, WI, United States
2x MR3401x YRQ
Have fun and paddle like the mounties are after me
Age: 28 previous races: 2019
From: Newcastle, WA, United States
2x MR340, 1x YRQ
Eat as many chocolate chip cookies as humanly possible
I started paddling 13 years ago in sprint kayak at Washington Canoe Club, and since then have been completely hooked. More recently, I've been paddling outrigger canoe and marathon canoe. My favorite races have been Vendee Va'a (OC6, France), Catalina (OC6, California), the General Clinton (C2, New York), and the Adirondack 90 (C4, New York).
Finish! Don't bonk. And have fun.
I moved to London in February '19 and of course the first thing I did was find a canoe club. The community of paddling ladies at Royal, Richmond, and beyond are simply fabulous and I'm always up for a challenge, so when Laura suggested we do the Yukon it was impossible to say no!
From: Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
I've been racing boats since 2001, starting with dragon boats and changing to kayaks, canoes and outrigger canoes in 2012. Racing has taken me all over the world and given me some fantastic experiences. My favourite is probably Na Wahine o Ke Kai in 2013.
To get to the finish!
I love Canada and its great outdoors, to race in that environment is going to be a fantastic challenge.
From: Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom
I first started kayaking when I was 11 and did competitive hasler. I went from a Div 9 to a Div 7. At the age of 15 I joined the U18 GB Dragon Boat squad for two years and competed in France, where we became world champions, the second year was in Germany and my third year of dragon boating I join the GB Premier ladies team in Thailand. I also take part in outrigger, raft and canoe races such as the Devises to Westminster race which i will be doing C2 Easter 2020
To finish of course! and see what these hallucinations are all about ;) lol
I love to travel, race and a challenge. Therefore making the most out of it whilst I can. Its hard to resist such an amazing opportunity.
Have done a few long distance paddles/races around the 100k mark, so have a lot of prep to do.
To finish :)
For the experience and personal challenge
Age: 55 previous races: 2007,2011,2012,2013
From: Fujisawa, kanagawaken, Japan | 日本
YRQ 2007 TAMDEM kayak FINSHYRQ 2011 SOLO kayak FINSHYRQ 2012 voyageur canoe FINSHYRQ 2013 C-1canoe FINSH
Last year, just before the race, I was worried about the second child's second child being pregnant, but I was so lonely that I was unable to participate in the YRQ race.Participate so far in TAMDEM kayak, SOLO kayak, Voyageur CANOE, C-1 CANOE; of the staff, the volunteer staffI was able to arrive thanks to warm encouraging safely until a goal.Because YRQ is a hometown of my heart, I want to come home again this summer.Thank you tell YRQfamily, everybody, volunteer staff of the staff.The baby was born in boys in December of the last year. The participation in TAMDEM CANOE is nice if I can participate together when this child grew big.
Age: 45 previous races: 2014,2017,2018,2019
Yukon River Quest 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019Race to Alaska -- Port Townsend to Victoria Leg.Paddled Inside Passage Washington to Alaska.
A positive and powerful (safe) journey on the river. To move with heart.
The river quest is an incredibly special experience and I love that it is part of my life. Thank you to all who makes this possible for all racers as well as to the people I love who make this possible for me.
Age: 56 previous races: 2018
Finish the quest and enjoy a cold beer with my team at the finish line.
Age: 59 previous races: 2018,2019
2018 and 2019 YRQ Participant
Log another 715KM with another new crew in the best time we can muster!
I was hooked after my rookie year in 2018! enough said!
Age: 57 previous races: 2018
Yukon River Quest 20185th Man on YRQ2019
Have Fun!Finish!support my team mates!
I don't want to be left behind...like last yearI just gota do it again!!
adventure racing many years ago
To not kill or be killed by my boatmates
Age: 57 previous races: 2018,2019
YRQ 2018 & YRQ 201920 years of Whitewater paddling experience in Ontario & Quebec
record our best time. Leave nothing on the table at the end of the race
I love the challenge, and it is very satisfying to be traveling down a river that has been used for millennia
From: Whitehorse, Canada
Sourdough Sodbusters (Ray Falle)
Age: 37 previous races: 2019
-Racing to work every morning trying to make it on time-Yukon River Quest 2019 - solo kayak
Paddle harder, cry and curse less, be faster, be safe, have fun and collect memories that will last a lifetime
I can't think of a rational reason why I would want to do this race again....
Age: 45 previous races: 2017
From: Cottbus, Germany | Deutschland
I already finished the 2017 YRQ in Voyageur Class with my team and had the chance to help as a volunteer in 2019. In addition to my experience on the Yukon River, I gained long-distance experience in 2019 by paddling with some teammates in a C6 Outrigger the Prague-Hamburg race, which leads 800 km down the river Elbe in 5 days.I've been practicing paddle sport since 2010 and I also love to hike and run. As Captain of our Dragonboatteam, which is listed in the 2nd German Dragonboat League, I train every week.
Our aim is to have a good and challenging time on the River and perform even better than in 2017.
After my participation in 2017 and my experience as a volunteer in 2019 I´m happy to be back at the paddle in 2020. Love the race, the people in the Yukon Territory and the amazing landscape!
Age: 58 previous races: 2017
From: Maust, Germany | Deutschland
Finished YRQ 2017 being part of a Voyager team.Dragonboat racing and regular training since 2007.
To be faster than 2017.Do my best for the team.
It’s a great challenge in a great environment. Paddling on the Yukon is an everlasting experience.
I started with canoe racing when I was a teenager and this was the beginning of my passion for water sports in general. In 2012 I joined the Dragonboatteam "Hai Voltage" and gained a lot of (national as well as international) experience in this beautiful team sport. We train every week to improve our performance continuously. Furthermore, I love to have active holidays, e.g. by hiking in New Zealand, cycling in Cuba, canoeing in Norway or joining husky tours in Scandinavia.
For me it will be one of my greatest challenges in sport so far. This will be my first experience on the Yukon River and the aim is to archive a good result. At least we want to perform better than our team did in 2017 in the Voyageur Class.
My teammates, who have already done the race before, convinced me to be part of the 2020 team. So, we will stand together as team and we will paddle hart. For me it will be my first summer in the Yukon and in Canada and I´m looking forward to enjoy my stay there.
From: , Germany | Deutschland
will be added later...
From: Seattle, WA, United States
ultra marathons; seventy48 sup finisher, 2x; backpacking, ski mountaineering, rock climbing
to see and experience the yukon river, to finish
older dad - 57 on start day - in better shape now than i was in my 20's, but the clocks ticking.
Age: 50 previous races: 2012,2014,2016,2017,2018
From: Roeselare, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
5 x YRQ and a lot of other canoe adventures.
Finish < 50 hours
I love the Yukon!
Age: 66 previous races: 2014,2016,2018
From: Essen, Noorder Kempen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
Climbing Kilimanjaro 2009, 2011, 2019Cyling adventure in India 2012, 2016Running marathon New York 2010, 2013, 2015, Rotterdam 2011 and many other runsYRQ 2014, 2016,2018
To enjoy the Yukon and the Yukon River Quest again, our goal is to finish < 50 hours with a great team.
To enjoy the Yukon again and meet many good friends again.
Age: 50 previous races: 2012,2016,2018
From: Marke, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
YRQ 2018, 2016, 2014
Finish under 50 hours
Love the Yukon
Age: 30 previous races: 2018
From: Ruiselede, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
Yukon River Quest 2018
Age: 55 previous races: 2015,2017,2018,2019
From: Arnprior, ON, Canada
YRQs, MRXsK2Os, General Clintons
Enjoy the experience....and finish sub 46 hours.
It is definitely a habit.
Age: 40 previous races: 2018,2019
From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada
2X YRQMRX (2xClassic & 1xCdB)2x K1/2O3x Mattawa River race1x Prince George Race
1.Be faster.2.Work my way to become a member of the Great River Club.
Enjoy the scenery, do a bit of fishing and visit Fort Selkirk, all under XX hrs ;)
The Mountain Shop - Packer ExpeditionsStarfireAlderworks Alaska
Paddling in memory of race co-founder Buckwheat Donahue, 1951-2019. Memorial donations may be sent in his name to the Log Cabin Ski Society Hut Fund, Box 636, Skagway, AK 99840, and 'Keep on Howling!'
Age: 51 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2019
From: Skagway, AK, United States
YRQ 2015, 2016. 2017, 2019
Set Skagway YRQ record
Age: previous races: 2017
Age: 19 previous races: 2016,2018
Thanks to my parents I've been involved with paddling, camping, hiking, and even the River Quest since I was four. I've started and finished the race twice: once in a C2 (2016) and once in a Voyageur (2018).
The aim is always to get to the finish and this year I can party in Dawson so that's a plus.
The original plan for the team was to get a bunch of Skagway High School XC/TF alum and see what they could do, now we paddle for Buckwheat's memory.
From: South Bend, IN, United States
This will be my first canoe race. I am comfortable with hiking and backcountry camping. Most of my outdoors experience is from the Brooks Range and the Coastal Mountains of Alaska.
To do my best, be part of a like-minded team and have a hootin-hollerin' good time. (Also, to set the Skagway YRQ record, game on!)
2019 YRQVarious wilderness experience from back country camping/hiking to service as a Canadian Ranger.
Finish. But most importantly, ahead of Mark Sommerfeld
To build on last years experience and complete the race with a great group of people.
Age: 50 previous races: 2017
From: Muenchen, Germany | Deutschland
Be faster than 2017
Eat Icecream in Dawson
Age: 60 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Thompson, MB, Canada
Completed two YRQ’s
Answering the call of the Yukon.
None, but we've normally booked our whole trip with Kanoe People in Whitehorse
Age: 54 previous races: 2018,2019
From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa
Yukon 1000, 2014 & 2018YRQ 2018
Don't fall asleep.
Coming back to the Yukon for another look.
Age: 56 previous races: 2018,2019
Yukon 1000, Wild Descent NZ 2013 and 2014
No sleeping and paddling at the same time.
Back to see more of the Yukon.
Age: 40 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
Lots of wilderness tripping. YRQ a few times
To have fun with a good friend.
Age: 41 previous races: 2011,2016,2018
YRQ 2011YRQ 2016
Get to Dawson a little quicker than last time!
Age: 53 previous races: 2018
From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
YRQ 2018 in VoyageurYears of Outrigger canoe races
To complete the race again!
Age: 54 previous races: 2018
2018 YRQOutrigger canoe races
Age: 62 previous races: 2018
From: Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
2017 and 2018 YRQ
Improve on our time!
Age: 41 previous races: 2018
From: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Improve on our time from 2018!
From: NEVADA, MO, United States
From: Dryden, ON, Canada
15 seasons forest fire fighting and Mountain rescue. Camping all my life. 3 long distance paddle board races Lake of the Woods. 2 solo SUP expeditions total 400km
Challenge myself to a new level
A new height for personal growth and challenges. I know I can do it
From: le GOSIER, 3D residence Bel Horizon Dampierre, Guadeloupe
Dordogne Intégrale , 11 city Tour, Molokai 2 Oahu
Finish this Challenge
Red Cross Murry River Marathon (3 time finisher)Racing the Planet - 250km ATACAMA CROSSING race (CHILE)
Finish under 60hrs
Do another crazy adventure with my sister. See the Yukon!
From: Essendon, VIC, Australia
Red Cross Murray River Marathon (2 time finisher) - a long time ago!!Racing the planet Ultra Race series Grand to grand UltraUltras in Australia, Albania ,Mongolia , Cambodia, Vietnam all 250kmSpain 265km
Finish Under 60hrs
See the Yukon and challenge myself with my brother
From: Laramie, WY, United States
Bowron Lakes Circuit
Canoe Guide, Bissett, MB
Age: previous races: 2011
From: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Age: 44 previous races: 2019
Last years Yukon River Quest
To finish 2 hours sooner
Age: 55 previous races: 2019
2019 YRQLots of wilderness trips in Algonquin, Kilarney, and other areas of OntarioDay trips on various Yukon rivers
Better my time from last year and maybe even spend one less night on the river
It was a blast in the past ... so I'm stoked to do it again! The paddling and YRQ community is an amazing group of people. Love the people / love the race!!
Braeburn CampLifeguardAquafit Instructor
Gift to mom!
From: WHITEHORSE , YT, Canada
From: Saskatoon , SK, Canada
From: Saint Georges de Didonne, France
- Several short distance races (Fort Boyard challenge, Lacanau, Bordeaux, Charente etc... 10/15km)- DORDOGNE INTÉGRALE 2018 130km - TAWARA 2018 (70km) : 9th position SOLO SUP- RENNES LA MER (105KM) : 7th position SOLO SUP - DORDOGNE INTÉGRALE 2019 (350km): 6th in the men’s SOLO SUP.- TAWARA 2019 (70km) : 8th in the men’s SOLO SUP
After finishing the “Dordogne intégrale” 350km, I really desire to go beyond my limits, exploring new landscapes and being faced with the immensity of nature. As soon as I’d finished this +endurance race, I already had my mind on the Yukon River quest.
5 YRQ solo canoe in 2018
Finish faster than the last time as a solo
Age: 53 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
Some years canoe/kayak experience in a few canoe Slalom & White Water competitions. 6 times YRQ finisher
Haveing a great race!
I love the river !
Age: 57 previous races: 2004,2005,2008,2013,2017,2018,2019
Previous YRQ's, Texas Water Safari, Adventure Racing. Blah Blah Blah
Friday night Happy Hour in Dawson!
It's in my backyard. I love being on water
Age: 58 previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2018
From: Roslin, ON, Canada
A few YRQ's, General Clintons, MRX'S
Paddle hard and stay healthy
Really missed last year and looking forward to getting "back in the saddle" with my partner.
Age: 46 previous races: 2006,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
From: North Gower, ON, Canada
From: Pacifica, CA, United States
My love for endurance kayaking started in 2015 with my first experience in the California 100. The Cal 100 is a 100 mile race down the Sacramento River. I completed this race three times: 2015, 2016, 2019.In 2018 along with two other solo kayakers, I completed a Farallon Islands (middle island) circumnavigation. That was an open ocean 15 + hour paddle over 30 miles offshore.
To finish before the cut off is my main aim.
I am looking forward to the challenge, it will be the longest endurance event for me yet!
Age: previous races: 2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2009,2010,2012,2013
Age: 47 previous races: 2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2019
13 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest
To paddle with a wonderful group of ladies, to complete the race in good spirits and to challenge myself for one more year!
It is Paddlers Abreast 20th anniversary. I am honored to paddle and be a part of the 2020 team.
Age: 62 previous races: 2011,2012,2016,2017
5 years paddling with Paddler's Abreast
My aim is to finish the race in 50 hours or less and hopefully win
This is the 20th Anniversary of Paddler's Abreast. I am happy to be part of this group and look forward to the celebration in Dawson.
I have no previous racing experience. I am born and raised in the Yukon and have done camping
After meeting the women that will make up the Paddlers Abreast team I believe this experience will help me grow and build confidence moving forward both as an individual and as a team member.
Age: 69 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017
YRQ x 14
finish what we started
From: Spruce Grove, AB, Canada
I have never raced before. I grew up in the Yukon and have some wilderness experience.
To complete the full race and challenge my capabilities. To grow more as an individual and with my team.
I have always wanted to paddle more and this is such an exciting opportunity. Not only will I be paddling with a group of survivors and inspirational women, I will be paddling home. Home to the place I was born. I think about what an incredible milestone in my life this will be. It’s something I will carry with me for a lifetime.
Age: 66 previous races: 2001,2002,2010
From: Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada
2 time YRQ in 2001 and 2002. Many canoe trips on Yukon, Teslin, Stewart, Nisutlin rivers in Yukon and rivers in BC and NWT.
To participate in, and complete the race with grit, grace and gratitude.
To be part of the 20th anniversary of Paddlers Abreast participation in the YRQ.
From: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Age: previous races: 2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
From: Kamloops, BC, Canada
only dragon boat racingwilderness canoe trips in Saskatchewan& Alberta & BC
To be well prepared & fit so I can contribute to our well organized voyageur team
From: Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada
Age: 57 previous races: 2016,2017
From: Aurora, ON, Canada
YRQ 2016 and 2017K2O 2016 and 2017MRX 2017 and 2018
To Race and Finish Strong
To Paddle on an Incredible River with 3 Amazing Guys and Celebrate in Dawson
Age: 50 previous races: 2011,2011,2012,2013,2013,2014,2016,2017,2019
From: Whitby, ON, Canada
Age: 15 previous races: 2019
Age: 34 previous races: 2016,2017,2019
A few YRQ, 2016,17, and 19
Finish before Spencer from team ____
From: Iqaluit, NU, Canada
some Yukon river and lake paddling
same as Jason and to celebrate retirement
From: Burleigh Waters, QLD, Australia
Multiple long canoe marathons in Australia:31x Hawkesbury Canoe Classics (111kms over night). Currently hold 8 records in different classes and age categories;10x Murray River Marathons (404km over 5 days in daily stages). Hold record in men's Veteran 50+ C2;3x Nepean 100 Milers, all in tandem canoe with one win in that class. Non-stop race on a 20mile loop course on a relative slow flowing river;2x Riverland Paddle Marathon (RPM200) - 200kms on Murray river over 3 days. Fastest canoe on both occassions;3x Clarence100 - 3 day stage race over 100kms.There are also multiple shorter races of around 50kms that I've done over the many years (40 odd) I've been paddling.I also did the AuSable race in Michigan in 2018 in a time of 17:05.On my way to the YRQ2020 I will do the Devices2Westminster (UK) 125mile race, straight through in a tandem canoe and the General Clinton race (70miles) in NY State, also in a tandem canoe.
Represent Australia to the best of my abilities and make it to the end in a respectable time. The definition of "respectable" is yet to be determined but at this stage it will be something a little more than what we take to get to Dawson!!!
It's been on the bucket list for a long time!!!Finally have the opportunity, a great paddling partner and the funds to do it.And the support of my ever suffering wife!!!
From: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
* 5 Murray Marathon 404 kms (kayak)* 3 Murray River Riverland 200k (kayak)* 3 Murray River Riverland 100k (V1 Pro Canoe)* Molakai Hawaii Kawaii Channel 75km (double outrigger 3rd place)* 2 Gregory River Canoe Marathon 42k * 2019 Clarence River 100k challenge (V1 Pro Canoe)* 2019 Hawkesbury Classic 111k (V1 Pro Canoe 2nd place on handicap)* Multiple records in Australian and Victorian marathon racing in Kayak, Canoe and Outrigger.
To finish in a good time, paddle hard for my team mate and enjoy the challenge.
It has been an event that I have looked at for years. I have watched fellow Aussie Tony Bond compete and always wished I had done it. Now I have the opportunity as part of a great team and can’t wait 😊
From: Omaha, NE, United States
- 6 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles) - 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)-Winner of several shorter, regional kayak races including Yankton River Run- Completed Missouri River expedition from Three Forks, MT to Ft. Peck, MT-Extensive wilderness kayak experience including coastal waters of British Columbia, Colombia, South America, Boundary Waters, MN. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (various stretches). -ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor; ACA State Director -Trained and certified National Park Service Rangers and NE Game & Parks personnel over the past 5 years in the Midwest with emphasis on the Missouri River System.
to complete it without getting divorced
Age: 44 previous races: 2018,2019
- 6 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles) - 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)- YRQ to Carmacks
Pipers angels, cf Calgary
2 x Murray marathonCrossing for a cure 2019
Injury kept.me out last year
From: Langley, BC, Canada
I have not raced before but I have experience solo paddling and camping on remote beaches in Clayoquot Sound. I have completed a wilderness survival course where we learned basic survival skills and camped extensively with tarps. I also participated in a 24 hour solo trip were I built my own shelter.In April 2019 I recertifed my 80 hour Wilderness First Aid.
Personal challange to complete the race
I have always wanted to participate in something as challanging as this
potentially employer. TBD
From: Devonshire, Bermuda
university rower, lived and paddled Yukon for 6 years, various multi-day back country hiking trips in Yukon and Nunavut, CPR, First aid
To be contenders in this race. To transfer our ocean paddling experience over the past year in Bermuda and to apply it/explore how it translates to river paddling
To come back to the Yukon to experience the life we once had! To see the midnight sun again, experience the supportive efforts of our community members ,to support our friends and family in this race and receive the same
Age: 36 previous races: 2018
2018 Team Northwestel 8 man voyageur, Yukon search and rescue, hunter, avid outdoorsman, multiday back country camping, CPR, first aid
Finish top 20.
Desire to return to the Yukon to compete and improve on personal best times while paddling in a new category. a yearly tradition in the making!
From: Victoria, BC, Canada
Dragon Boat World Championships appearances:-2007 Team Canada Premier Open - 2011 Team Canada Premier Open- 2015 Team Canada Senior A Open and Mixed- 2017 Team Canada Senior A Open and Mixed - 2019 Team Canada Senior B Head Coach- Canadian Downwind Surfski Championships 2015 and 2016- US Downwind Surfski Championships 2016- NOLS Yukon course (22 days canoeing the South McMillan River) 2004- also various marathon canoe and outrigger races
To take on a new challenge, and to be competitive with the stronger crews
This is the ultimate Canadian paddling race...I couldn't not do it.
Sprint Canoeing 2000 – 2012 • World Champion, Women’s C2 500m, 2011 Sprint Canoe World Championships• 3 x World Cup Champion• 12 x Pan American Champion• 31 x National Champion • 6 x National Record holder
To be competitive
From: Shawnigan Lake, BC, Canada
15 years paddling experience, with notable races including Queen Lili, Liberty Challenge, and Gorge Downwind races in 6-man outrigger canoe. Dragon Boat World Championship appearnances with Team Canada Senior A Open in 2017 and Senior A Open and Mixed in 2019.
to be competitive
13 years paddling in dragon boat and outrigger canoe. Notable races include Queen Lilli (OC6) and Canadian National Dragon Boat Championships 2019.
Quickblade PaddlesSUP Racer
From: Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Grew up racing marathon canoe in the Midwest. Competed in 4x Olympic Games for Team USA. Founder of Quickblade Paddles.
Just finishing is the first aim. We're all good friends and like to push each other competitively, so we're hoping to set a respectable time but under no illusions about how difficult this will be physically and mentally.
SUP Racer convinced us
From: Honolulu, HI, United States
4x champion of the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard race
Meet my family at the finish line
SUP Racer told me it would be fun haha
Completed the 2019 YRQ; 5x finisher of the SUP 11 City Tour
Hopefully finish faster than the record 71 hours it took me in 2019...
Experience the Yukon from a different perspective and tell some stories on supracer.com to spread the word about this crazy/amazing event
From: Stockton Springs, ME, United States
Grew up in the Adirondack Mountains. Paddled my entire life and raced every type of boat imaginable on every type of 'water' where boats are paddled. Earned National Champion honors in Flatwater, Marathon, Whitewater, and Outrigger. In 2019 I won the C-1 Professional class at the 70 mile General Clinton regatta and finished 19th at the 120 mile Ausable River Canoe Marathon.
Good times with new/old friends. Take on a new challenge. See a different part of the world.
From: Madison, WI, United States
South Dakota Kayak Challenge (2019)Death Row (2018, 2019) and other local racesHOCR (4 times)NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification
(1) To experience a unique place and event with a good friend. (2) To finish strong (and within the time limit).
Seventy48 (2019)South Dakota Kayak Challenge (2019)Death Row (2018, 2019)HOCR (2016, 2017, 2019)
To simply enjoy...
Kayaking for 23yrs; guided & instructed for 8yrs on the West Coast.Been in the backcountry since I was wee.Hiking, paddling & backcountry snowboarding are my faves.
To place in the top 5 of at least my division...or just get 'er done.
I've been wanting to do it since 1st watching the start in 2001.I finally feel ready & able to meet the challenge. :)
Age: 31 previous races: 2017
YRQ Finisher, 2017
Finish within the time limit
From: Kanata, ON, Canada
Various camping and paddling excursions
Age: 34 previous races: 2016,2017
From: Vancouver, Canada
YRQ 2015 and 2016Sup TouringRock ClimbingAlpine Mountaineering
Have an awesome time!
YRQ addiction I think...
Age: previous races: 2012,2013,2016
Age: 21 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
From: Wynndel, BC, Canada
10th time YRQ finisher; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada
To finally see purple martians.
Age: 21 previous races: 2017,2018,2019
To finish, laughing.
Age: 21 previous races: 2005,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019
10 times Yukon River Quest participant Experienced many wilderness races
See if we can beat our record time and have fun on the river! See how long it takes before I start hallucinating.
Love the good energy on the river.
Age: 54 previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019
Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night.
Love the race, love the river
Age: 62 previous races: 2012,2013,2014,2016,2018
To enjoy the beauty and power of the river and its environment -- and arrive safe, happy and healthy with my team. Recognize the great work of the organizers, volunteers, support teams that make this possible.
Age: 21 previous races: 2003,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
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 racers and wildlife, with the organizers, volunteers, friends and families along the way.
Age: 41 previous races: 2011,2013,2017
3 previous river quests.. ironmans..adventure races
Have fun. Paddle hard and win the category
Fun team and experience. Great way to see the river again and party in Dawson
Age: 21 previous races: 2005,2017
From: Esquimalt, BC, Canada
World of Kayaks, touring and racing kayak manufacturer in Estonia www.wk.ee
Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/
From: Loo, Harju County, Estonia | Eesti
Paddled 100 km Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia 6 times and being K1WOM winner in 2017, 2018, 2019.Member of the first women team paddling on Gauja XXL River Quest 380 km Team Relay in 2019, Latvia.Dipolio Challenge 230 km in Lithuania on 15th of November 2019.
To complete the whole race with my fellow Anette.Paddle as fast as possible but to last to finish-line.To get this experience on a river this long and big and enjoy every possible moment of it.
To follow my passion for long-distance river paddling.Challenging myself to a new goal which is way more mental than my previous races.
From: Pärnu, Pärnu County, Estonia | Eesti
Canoe sprint: 16-time Estonian champion, 14-time Estonian youth and junior champion, 10-time Baltic champion in long distances, participated in Junior European Championships 3 times and once in U23 World Championships.4-time Estonian champion in Canoe marathon and 2-time Estonian champion in Seakayaking.3-time K2 WOM winner in 100 km Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia, 2-time K1 WOM winner of 78 km Türi-Tori Downriver Race in Estonia.Member of the first women team paddling on Gauja XXL River Quest 380 km Team Relay in 2019, Latvia.
To paddle as fast as possible but last to the finish-line.Enjoy the experience.
To be in the wilderness, face a new challenge, gain experience, fulfill my dreams.
Age: 61 previous races: 2018
Improve our time from 2018, finish the race and have fun!
Age: 58 previous races: 2018
Age: 25 previous races: 2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2018
Age: 25 previous races: 2004,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2018,2019
Age: 65 previous races: 2001,2018
Paddled in the Yukon River Quest, with Paddlers Abreast in 2000 and again in 2018
Great time, great team, great fun!
Just cannot stand on the shore and wave to the best women, ever. Have to be there in the boat, paddling along with the best of them!
Age: 46 previous races: 2018,2019
2018 & 2019 YRQs
To do my best and be proud of whatever that looks like...even the hard bits; to share an incredible experience and many special moments (as well as lots of laughs) with an incredible group of women; to provide hope and inspiration for anyone who has ever had to re-build their lives after illness.
Paddlers Abreast continues to be such a major force in my healing journey from breast cancer. The physical and mental benefits received from paddling with this group of exceptional women keeps me coming back!
Age: 25 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
Age: 25 previous races: 2019
Seventy48 race (Tacoma to Port Townsend), 2018 and 2019; R2AK Proving Ground 2019
To start, to finish, and to have fun.
To beat Kelley Watson. (Just don't tell her...)
From: Bay of Islands, New Zealand | Aotearoa
From: San Francisco, CA, United States
Plenty wilderness experience through alpine climbing and mountaineering in the Alps, Lofoten Island (Norway), High Sierras (California), Andes (Argentinia/Chile) etc.7 day wilderness kayaking trip through Glacier Bay National Park.Racing experience: working on it :)
Make the race within the cut-off time.
What a challenge! And in that location. This combination of wilderness adventure and endurance race seems just perfect. I love setting goals and working towards it over a longer stretch of time.
From: Issaquah, WA, United States
Two-time Seventy48 finisher
When I asked a friend if he was going to do the Seventy48 next year, he replied: "I'm going to do the Seventy48, then Leg 1 of R2AK, and then the YRQ. What are YOU going to do?" So, I really had no choice.
From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada
2017 Saskatchewan Rendezvoux Race 150th Anniversary2015 Troy Canoe Quest
I want to experince the race my brothers completed in 2019.
Age: 50 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
YRQ 2014 with Paddlers Abreast - started the race with the flu and only made it to Carmacks.YRQ 2015 - with Paddlers Abreast - finished!YRQ 2016 - with Stix Together - finished!
Fundraising for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Our goal is to finish the race in 50 hours and fundraise as much $$$ as possible for the fund!
Fundraising for the Yukon ( & Atlin ) Cancer Care Fund.
Age: 57 previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019
45th YRQ. Lots of remote field experience...
Hoping for calm weather on Faberge this year!
Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund
I have Very little paddling experience.
To have fun, learn and make it to Dawson feeling good and smiling.
To Raise money for the Yukon cancer care fund and for a new experience/challenge both physically and mentally.
some paddling experience
Finish feeling good
To raise awareness and money for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and have a great experience.
YRQ 2016 - made it to Little Salmon in a C2
Finish and finish strong!
Raise money for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and have a great experience with 7 other women!!
Age: 39 previous races: 2017,2018
Finished 2017 and 2018 YRQ in tandem canoe with my husband. Otherwise very little paddle experience
To finish in good spirits in the best time we can.
To raise money for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund and experience the race in a voyager with a bunch of hardcore, strong, resilient and joyful women!
4x half Ironman, will be doing a full Ironman Aug/20, canoed a few rivers in 4-11 days, casual.
To do well, hopefully win our category
Friends r doing it, I was support staff last year. Now I want to be in it 🤗
Age: 43 previous races: 2019
Yukon River Quest in 2019Many years of wilderness paddling, hiking, etc.
Finish with a smile!
From: Issy les Moulineaux, Hauts de Seine, France
Dordogne intégrale 350 Ze Race 4 fois
From: Vaucresson, Hauts de Seine, France
Dordogne intégrale 350
From: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Age: 77 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Whitehorse, Canada, YT, Canada
Enjoy the passage.
Age: 72 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
Enjoy the experience with good friends
Paddle with Larry & Brenda finally!
Age: 34 previous races: 2016,2018,2019
2016-V, 2018-V, 2019-C4 YRQ
Have another amazing race to the midnight sun!
The sacred ebb and flow to water that heals and cleanses. The team. The challenge. The stories. The teachings!
Age: 72 previous races: 1999,2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2011
YRQ x 10
Enjoy the journey & the Yukon.
11 YRQsYukon 1000Dyea to Dawson 1998
Paddle well & finish happy.
Age: 77 previous races: 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2018
Two Dyea to Dawson, first 15 YRQs, lots of wilderness trips
Enjoy the finish with great friends.
From: Courtenay, BC, Canada
Worked as a multi day sea kayaking guide and river canoe guide for 6 seasons on Vancouver Island, coastal Patagonia (Chile), New Zealand and the Bahamas. Raced in multiple smaller community races in Ontario and BC.
Goal is to complete it with moderate competitiveness. We are both athletes and avid paddlers and will train hard for this race, but being first timers, we don’t know where we’ll place yet.
Life long goal to compete in this race!!!
From: Little Current , ON, Canada
10 years of experience canoe guiding on rivers across Canada. Including leading 35-40 day long river trips.
Compete with my sister in this race we’ve been dreaming about for years.
From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada
Age: 46 previous races: 2012,2013,2014,2019
Christian Pfendesack, Vienna, AustriaGerhard Grimm, Königstätten, AustriaDave Guhl, Marsh Lake
Age: 76 previous races: 2019
From: Brunn am Gebirge, Austria | Österreich
YRQ 2019 mens Tandem canoeTandem canoe: Big Salmon, Noatak (AK), Kongakut (AK)Solo canoe: South Nahanni (Moose Ponds to Blackston Landing), South MacMillan, Hess, Mountain River, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Wind, Hart, Tatshenshini, Stikine (upper&lower)
To be a finisher at a similar time as 2019
Age: previous races: 2009
From: Callaway, FL, United States
Alaska Rivers and BaysNebraska RiversRivers in Switzerland
Learn what its about with hopes to compete for top 5 in the future while finishing this one
Because I want to take the toe shot in Dawson
From: Aurora, CO, United States
Colorado Mountian College Training
Jeff forced me...but I am looking forward to the adventure
Age: 46 previous races: 2015
From: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Attempted YRQ in 2015. Withdraw on day 3 (17.8km past Fort Selkirk).
To finish, to embrace these moments and to paddle with joy.
Age: 43 previous races: 2013,2015
YRQ in 2013 finished - phewAttempted YRQ in 2015. Withdraw on day 3 (17.8km past Fort Selkirk).
Finish with a smile, unbroken and then start persuading people for a voyageur attempt?
Age: 49 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
From: Bowen Island , BC, Canada
Yukon River Quest 3 x finisher....2015-17when I am not paddling I can be found doing trail or ski adventures/ ultras ....usually with dogs...sometimes in the dark
Get some sleep and bacon in Carmacks .... have a Sourtoe cocktail in Dawson
My daughter asked me to do it with her: quality mother /daughter time I couldn't say no to...and we like the nature :)
From: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Grew up paddling and camping around British Columbia with my family ... usually with dogs...sometimes in the dark Have done kayak camping in New Zealand and Norway Kayak instructor since I was 16 and worked as an Outdoor Wilderness instructor / guide
Get some sleep in Carmacks ( no bacon ) ....Finish and have a Sourtoe cocktail in Dawson
Heard a lot about it from my mom and we like the nature :)
Age: 60 previous races: 2014,2015,2017
From: Ladysmith, BC, Canada
3 YRQs. Finished them all!
To finish again. Maybe improve my.time but definitely to have fun.
From: Juneau, AK, United States
Raced in last years YRQ with my wife in a tandem Kayak, pulled out at Minto because she was having difficulty with the cold. Raced sprint kayaks for over 15 years. Also competed in multiple Catalina to Newport Beach outrigger canoe races and two Molokai to Oahu outrigger canoe races
Have fun and finish what I started last year.
From: Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Rookie paddler, multi lake adventures. Years of experience in the outdoor and adventure trail racing.
Just to finish
Rookie paddler with 4 years paddling experience, with multi local lake adventures. Avid trail runner and outdoor enthusiast. Currently an ambassador for “Run Like A Girl”.
To support my boyfriend because I love him!!! (well she must because she trusted me in writing her bio and to do this race with me)
Age: 52 previous races: 2019
From: QUIMPER, FINISTERE, France
Rowing solo the Atlantic both ways in 2001 and 2004Kiting the Pacific solo in 2006 and 2011.Kayaking solo in the Northwest Passage in 2014 and 2015Navigating solo on board a solarboat in the Arctic during the summer of 2018Yukon Quest 2019 ( to late in Carmacks - Disqualified)
Arriver jusqu'au bout cette fois...
Retrouver l'ambiance particulière de cette course, revivre les moments magiques sur l'eau, et aller jusqu'au bout cette fois en lâchant les freins pour être à l'heure à Carmacks !
Old Crow Chalet
Age: 56 previous races: 1999,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2016,2018,2019
A number of YRQ’s, Saskatchewan Centennial Canoe Quest....numerous wilderness trips.
Get to Dawson with a smile on my face.
Race in a new division that I’ve not raced in previously, alway up for a new challenge. It is a honour and pleasure to race with a talented group of paddlers, including my daughter Alice.
Age: 19 previous races: 2017,2018,2019
Do better then previous races, and have an awesome time with my mom.
Race in a new division with some great paddlers.
Age: 44 previous races: 2006
From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2006 YRQ in a tandem, and numerous other races in Sask, including the Sask Centenial Canoe Quest.
Enjoy every second of it!
Age: 34 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018
C1 x 2
Age: 54 previous races: 2012
Yukon River Quest 2012
From: Kingston, ON, Canada
The Girls Next Door competed in last years YRQ and finished in 69 hours. I have many years paddling, backcountry skiing, ski patrolling and hiking. I love the wilderness and have extensive experience surviving outdoors for multiple nights.
We want to cut down our time by 10 hrs and finish in 59 hours or less this year.
We learned so much on our last race and want to cut down our time. Do it just a little faster!
-Raced in YRQ 2019. finished in 69 hours-Wilderness and Remote First Aid (40 Hours)- Intro to Moving Water (2 times) with Yukan Canoe-Canoe Day Trips on Yukon River and Tahkini River- Flat Water Canoeing
Our goal is to challenge ourselves, achieve personal growth and see Yukon from a whole new perspective. We want to finish 10 hours faster this year!
No racing experience. Have canoed extensively including the Yukon, Wind, Peel, Mackenzie
To complete it!
From: Charlotte, VT, United States
Canoe/kayak guide, EMT/WFR
Sore arms no sleep happy times
From: Charlotte, Vermont, VT, United States
Experiences canoes guides and wilderness first responders.
Look good, feel good, look good, safety.
Decade long pledge.
From: Westport, NY, United States
Boundless appetite for a life of adventure
From: Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Wilderness canoe guide. Raft guide.
10 years of rugby, 2 x marathons, 3 week Outward Bound Course, 40 years of SCUBA diving, 13 years in the Boys, 14 years New Zealand Police, white water rafting trips in New Zealand and USA.Dozens of excursions, training sessions and races under 50k, 1st place medal for my category in a 23k river race for the third year in a row Cambridge - Hamiton. Multiple 8 – 9 hour paddles, a 2 day 19 hour paddle - Auckland (NZ) Hauraki Gulf; The Heke 63k race, 3 day Wanganui River paddle, 4 x 50k Rangiteiti grade 2 & River, 3 x Waikato 100k races, 404k Mighty Murray River Challenge over 5 days in NSW.
Finish the race (alive) within 55hours.
Challenge / opportunity / expedition
Age: 43 previous races: 2014,2015,2016
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
YRQ 2014, 2015, 2016
To see what we can do in a C4
Age: 43 previous races: 2012,2013,2015,2018
Age: 19 previous races: 2016
Like my brother I grew up living and working in the woods. I lived on a lake and learned how to canoe from a young age.
Finishing the race and being competitive.
To win the river quest.
I grew up working and playing in the woods. Our house was in a lake so we were often found canoeing and kayaking. I love camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.
My aim is to finish the race with my team and really experience being one with nature and the river.
For the experience of conquering the Yukon River.
Avid canoer and kayaker living in the Yukon for 10 years.
To competitively finish the race.
Wanting to be one of the many to partake in this event.
Competing canoer for 20 years.
To say I have conquered the Yukon River
From: Flin Flon, MB, Canada
2005 Saskatchewan Canoe QuestFlin Flon Trout Festival canoe race Canoe tripping since 1990 on many 2-3 week canoe trips.
To finish the race and do my personal best
Have always wanted to race in this great event
Age: 48 previous races: 2006
From: Denare Beach, SK, Canada
Raced in Yukon River Quest 2008Raced in many marathon canoe races since 1988Grew up in the wilderness trapping, fishing and growing wild rice
To do my personal best
To go into it one more time
Have raced in many marathon canoe races since 1988Grew up on the trap line, commercial fished, harvested wild rice
To race the down the Yukon River
From: Creighton, SK, Canada
Raced marathon mixed 80's and 90'sRaced in Saskatchewan Canoe Quest 2005Paddled voyager canoe from Denare Beach to Saskatoon SK
Just the experience, the challenge, and to do it as a team with friends
Has raced tandem mixed and menVoyager canoe experienceGrew up in northern SK, fishing, hunting and very comfortable in the wilderness
To do personal best
For the love of canoeing
Having been born and raised in Flin Flon, MB, I have spent decades paddling the back country of Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan most oven in my solo canoe. I have participated in numerous local mixed, women's and voyager canoe races.
To share in the experience of this race with my team mates and to do the best I can to help us over the finish line.
When I look back, I want to look back on a life well lived and one without regret.I would regret not taking the opportunity to race down the Yukon River.
From: QUINCY, IL, United States
3 x MR 340 FINISHER
Backcountry Professorwww.backcountryprofessor.comJacksonville Vineyards
Age: 45 previous races: 2018,2019
From: Glennallen, AK, United States
Career outdoor leader/professor with over 20 years as a paddling instructor and guide, across the Yukon, BWCAW, British Columbia, Western USA, & Alaska.Liam and I completed the race in 2018, making him the youngest finisher in YRQ history, then leveled up (2019), were quarantined with everyone else in 2020 (meaning we had to miss the YRQ & Yukon 1000), and we've added my wife and oldest daughter to the mix for this year's race as a C4 team!In addition to racing the YRQ last year, I paddled over 1000 miles, including the YRQ and the Eagle to Circle route (twice) in 2019, plan to paddle while maintaining "social distance" across summer 2020, and we're launching our own Yukon River (USA) canoe expedition company this year as the next step in our Yukon endeavors.
Introduce the Palmer ladies to the race, and sleep while everyone else is paddling... or maybe, we'll go really, really fast?
The YRQ has become a highlight of our family's goals and annual schedule. As each of our children reach race-eligible age, they plan to join the tradition that Liam and I started.
Age: 17 previous races: 2018,2019
YRQ Record holder: Youngest Finisher (2018), Liam was born and grew up in Alaska, spent his years trekking with his dad and has amassed an impressive outdoor resume of treks and endurance races.Liam has paddled Eagle to Circle (Yukon) twice, has spent several years as a rafting guide in Alaska, is a budding adventure filmmaker, and is completing his Private Pilot's license (2020) enroute to a career as a commercial pilot.
Avoid hypothermia around 30-mile camp and after Coffee Creek/White River. Paddle faster.
From: Jacksonville, OR, United States
Marathon & Endurance Running & Ultra Marathon Nordic Skiing.Outdoor Leadership faculty for University of Alaska Valdez. Avalanche/Alpine Skiing Instructor & Personal Fitness Coach.
Greta is a personal fitness trainer and mother of 5 kids with DB Palmer. Her focus has been parenting, which has kept her out of the field for too long. She's an avid alpine skier, avalanche professional, and long-distance runner. Greta is looking to dive into the world of ultra marathon paddling, and we figured this might be a good start...
Triathlon, track & cross-country, nordic skiing.As the daughter of two Outdoor Leadership professors and guides, Lily has grown up "on trail", and has spent her years growing up in Alaska as a wilderness kid. She's quite comfortable in multi-day wilderness environments, and is building an impressive outdoor resume. Lily is also pursuing her Private Pilot's license, and started building flight time at age 13. Lily aims to be a Nurse Practitioner, and loves doing wilderness medical scenarios with the family.
Join the racing legacy that is forming.
As the oldest daughter of the Palmers' Progress family, Lily is eager to show her mettle, and has been biding her time to join this race. She's an accomplished canoe tripper, and she's ready to bring the heat to this race. She's the co-star of our family YouTube channel, The Kitchen @ Palmers' Progress.