Racer Bios for 2024 Yukon River Quest Entrants

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Team Class Category Team name Members
Team Class Category Team name Members
1 Voyageur mens Northwestel Kerry Pettitt, Wade Schmidt
Sean Booth, David Bakica
Scott Legge, Thomas Bakica
2 SUP mens Suptrainer Canada Chris Prince
3 Voyageur mixed Dyea Dippers Nicole Kovacs, Logan Weber
Jen Larsen, Jon Hillis
Alexandra Luque, Stephanie Hawney
Sam Best
4 Voyageur mens The James Whalen Eric Bongelli, Aaron Brecka
Carter Morash, Stu Maclean
Jordan Kamerman, Bailey Gleed
Devin Van Elburg, Josh Newransky
Tim Baxter, Zach Maclean
5 Voyageur womens Stix Together Cheryl Rivest, Carolyn Relf
Kirsti de Vries, Susan Hamilton
Anna Peacock, Jennifer King
Natalie Haltrich, Maddie Nicholson
6 Voyageur mens Billy Smart and his one trick ponies Peter Mant, Rob Howe
Angus Woods, Paddy Broughton
Bill Baker, Iain Burnett
7 Voyageur womens Team Whoa Tunde Fulop, Elizabeth Clune
Lisa Robertson, Noreen Schaefer
Patricia Clune, Rolanda Barabonoff
8 Voyageur mixed Listers Motor Sports Brian Edelman, Spencer Edelman
Ariana Edelman, Aiden Harvey
Jason Biensch, Linda Casson
9 Voyageur womens Paddlers Abreast Eliza Pahl, Colleen Latham
Marianna Berko, Monique Levesque
Asa Berg, Lynn Rice-Rideout
Jay Cherian, Amy Miller
10 Voyageur mixed Cap warriors Bruce Jobin, Donna Johns
Wes Kemble, Prezley Jobin
Dominic Johns, Ethan
Shane, Kayla Mintz
11 4 person Canoe (half) womens Mini-Stix Deb Bartlette, Anne Jessup
Karen Mann, Kim Schlosser
12 4 person Canoe mens Bucking the Tide Justin Dorn, Wesley Brooks
Harlan Nimmo, Seth Mason
13 4 person Canoe mens Wet Mondays Ben Menkens, Rodney Dowd
Marc-André Chartrand, Daniel Ballaam
14 4 person Canoe mens Tagish Urit Stan Bush, Drew Gottenborg
Charles Christianson, Lionel Yarmon
15 4 person Canoe womens Fat Bottomed Girls Carmen Gustafson, Bonnie Pankiw
Sophie Coupal, Heidi Virtanen
16 4 person Canoe mens MIX MATCH 2 Martin Like, Anthony Ellis
Stuart Thornhill, Seth Ellis
17 4 person Canoe mens Spirit of the Yukon Peter van den Berg, Francis Soenen
Danny Veys, Pascal Waeyaert
18 Tandem Canoe mens Midnight Marauders Sean Lougheed, River Lougheed
19 Tandem Canoe mens Pax Patrol Chris Lightbound, Stuart Knaack
20 Tandem Canoe mixed 6ix to 6ixty Adam Pukier, Tali Pukier
21 Tandem Kayak mens Team 132 Jeff Brainard, Bob Ross
22 Tandem Canoe mixed Brad Catheter Designs Amy Kenny, Clint Sauter
23 Solo Canoe mens Mike and all his friends Mike De Abreu
24 Tandem Canoe mixed Tashmanian Devils Natasia Varieur, Steve Varieur
25 Tandem Canoe mens Hey Mate, Hold Our Beers? Ben Lott, Leo Pershall
26 Solo Kayak mens RiverFox CJ Fox
27 Tandem Canoe mixed Aussie Tartan Joanne Hamilton-Vale, Robert Brown
28 Tandem Canoe mens Estonian Vikings Marek Lindmaa, Martin Ilumets
29 Tandem Canoe womens Midnight Madams Michelle Larson, Anne Keyworth
30 Tandem Canoe mixed FusteeTheHun X LaneTheCanuck Tamas Fustos, Erin Lane
31 Solo Kayak womens Bite Me Julie Ardoin
32 SUP mens Forward Progress Kevin Crowe
33 Solo Kayak womens Muench Lauren P Muench
34 Tandem Canoe mixed Brainwave Lauren Muir, Fabienne Calvert Filteau
35 Tandem Canoe mens Agua Arrows Tom Huckle, Sam Lund
36 Tandem Canoe mixed All Pro Restorers Adrienne Marsh, Matthew Johnson
37 Tandem Canoe womens Oar we there yet Anne-Christelle (Kiki) Vidal, Heidi Cyr
38 Solo Kayak mens BC Questor Bradley W Cunnin
39 Solo Kayak mens Belgian bear Bernard Moyersoen
40 Solo Canoe mens Team Trudell Kelly Linklater
41 Tandem Kayak mens The Yukon Boys Richard Holland, Owen Bennett
42 SUP mens RGP Christoph Weber
43 Tandem Canoe mixed Ripple FX Chris Prater, Trina Lynn Ross
44 Tandem Canoe mens Seb and Gates go for a paddle Seb Courville, Gaetan Plourde
45 SUP womens Weronika Murray Weronika Murray
46 Solo Kayak womens Stroke of Serendipity Kimberly Dodds
47 Solo Kayak mens Team Thirsty Souls Jan Kriska
48 Solo Canoe womens Fitbiddy Leslie Davenport
49 Solo Kayak mens Screaming Goat Sam Coffman
51 SUP mens Toby Cracknell Toby Cracknell
52 Solo Kayak (half) womens Fortytude Nadia Kang
53 Solo Kayak mens Arwed Emile Gauthier
54 Solo Kayak womens Midnight Sun Michelle Bousquet
55 Solo Canoe mens Octopus Shipyard Jan Basta
56 Solo Canoe mens Guiding Light Mike Najman
57 Solo Canoe mens Whine Naught Colin Lathe
58 SUP mens SUPerSlo Johan Andie
59 Solo Kayak womens Chivita Julie Mitravich
60 Tandem Canoe mens Team Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Wolf Squadron Robert Spinks, Jake Paleczny
61 Solo Kayak mens Golden Retriever Wayne Anderson
63 Solo Canoe mens Max Max Mackay
64 Solo Kayak womens Chucklewave Audrey Standish
65 Solo Kayak mens Elad Benjamin Elad Benjamin
67 Tandem Canoe mens Bill's Old Boys Jamie Watson, Loren Parfitt
68 Tandem Canoe (half) mixed Les Picouilles Marijil Gagnon Archambault, Denis Mason
69 Tandem Canoe mens Bill's Young Boys Timothy Taylor, Luke Parfitt
70 SUP mens Milos Milos Banic
71 Solo Kayak mens Liquid Courage Mike Ennis
72 SUP mens wuzSUP Billy Bender
73 Tandem Kayak mens daron team Paul Laforet, Gorgan Wildberger
74 SUP mens SuperiorSUPer Alex Joseph
75 SUP mens KiwiSUP Trevor Dickinson (Fred)
76 Tandem Canoe mens Rudderly Ruthless Racing Crispin Studer, Shane Orban
77 Tandem Canoe mixed Din’ah va’h Pauline Frost, Kevin Mellis
78 SUP mens Freedom Riders Martin Reinberg
79 Solo Kayak mens Brad Pennington Brad Pennington

There are 76 paid-up teams (178 paddlers), 0 part paid teams (0 paddlers)

Team: 1 Northwestel
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mens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Northwestel

Sponsors:

NorthwesTel


 
Kerry Pettitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63   previous races: 2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

4 previous YRQ races, all in different category canoe.

Aims for this race

As always, try to improve on previous race times. but more importantly, Mentor 3 newbies on how to love this race as much as the rest of the crew does!

Reasons for entering this race

I feel like we have a boat full of guys like the two old guys in the balcony on the Muppets show! who would want to miss out on this trip!

Wade Schmidt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61   previous races: 2018,2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2018 and 2022

Aims for this race

Paddle, paddle, paddle and more paddling. Then have a beer with the team in Dawson.

Sean Booth Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022, 2023

Aims for this race

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David Bakica Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ support boat volunteer in 2017.
Some recreational 2 man canoe experience.

Aims for this race

Get-er-done!
Minimal splashing of teammates.

Reasons for entering this race

Another checkmark for the old bucket list.

Scott Legge Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Hunting and Hiking

Aims for this race

This is my first time participating in the Yukon River Quest so just looking forward to the experience and hopefully making to the finish line in Dawson!

Reasons for entering this race

I have lived in the Yukon for last 15+ years and have always wanted to paddle the Yukon river. So what better way to experience the river then to take part in the Yukon River Quest!

Thomas Bakica Send Message to Paddler

Age: 21

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

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Aims for this race

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Team: 2 Suptrainer Canada
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

IRISS Corp


 
Chris Prince Send Message to Paddler
Chris Prince

Age: 38   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022
K2O 2023
Wilderness SUP guide

Aims for this race

See the shores of Dawson from the waterside!

Team: 3 Dyea Dippers
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mixed Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

White Pass & Yukon Route

Sponsors:

The Mountain Shop
Alderworks Alaska
Starfire
26K Cleaning


 
Nicole Kovacs Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33   previous races: 2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2019, 2022 YRQ Voyager Canoe Finisher. Multi-day packrafting experience in the Arctic. Experienced trail/ultrarunner. Multi-day backpacking, climbing and mountaineering guide in SE Alaska. 10+ years experience recreating in remote backcountry settings. WFR & Swift Water Rescue certified.

Aims for this race

Finish my third YRQ & make it to Dawson before the Pit closes!

Reasons for entering this race

I love type 2 fun.

Logan Weber Send Message to Paddler
Logan Weber

Age: 29   previous races: 2017

Sex: M

From: Bellingham, WA, United States

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ Voyageur Canoe Racer. Lifelong expedition canoe and kayak paddler with experience across the Yukon, British Columbia, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. Endless lover of the personal challenge of nature.

Aims for this race

Love it so much I come back for a 3rd one...plus the pit.

Reasons for entering this race

The mental and physical challenge. Mental preparation for the R2AK

Jen Larsen Send Message to Paddler
Jen Larsen

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Experienced outdoor/backcountry enthusiast: long-distance multi-day hiker, trail runner, experienced kayaker, advanced SCUBA diver, snowboarder/skiier, horseback rider, hunter, fisherWOMAN.
Swift water rescue certified.

Aims for this race

I look forward to pushing myself on another long-distance level. It's going to be a grand ol' time paddling on the Yukon with some great friends.

Reasons for entering this race

I've been waiting to join Skagway's team for a few years. 2024 is the year! Excited to participate and be a member of the Skagway voyager. Type 2 fun is my jam.

Jon Hillis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Ultrarunner, backpacking experience, kayak and packraft. Lots of experience in the pain cave of endurance

Aims for this race

If you aren't first, you're last. We go fast. Have fun, don't get ded.
sub 50hrs

Reasons for entering this race

Therapy isn't available where I live

Alexandra Luque Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Puyallup, WA, United States

Biographical Information

Guiding: Backpack, whitewater rafting, day hike, sea kayak tours, glacier tours. Recreational packrafting trips& more.

Aims for this race

Have wanted to participate in this race for Years. Excited that I'll be doing it with this group of people!

Stephanie Hawney Send Message to Paddler
Stephanie Hawney

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I worked as a wilderness therapist leading 8 day kayak trips in the Gulf of Alaska. I have done multiple independent multi-day river rafting trips in the Arctic. I co-lead a 10 day kayak trip in Glacier Bay. I spend lots of time rafting local rivers near my home in my packraft as well as numerous mountaineering trips around the world.

Aims for this race

Most of my experience on the water is kayaking or rafting. I am eager to learn the nuance of the canoe!

Reasons for entering this race

I love learning how to suffer more gracefully.

Sam Best
Sam Best

Age:   previous races: 2019,2022

Sex: M

From: Skagway, AK, United States

Biographical Information

2019 YRQ

Aims for this race

Have fun and finish strong

Reasons for entering this race

It's the best way to get to Dawson

Team: 4 The James Whalen
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mens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Air North, Yukon's Airline

Sponsors:

KBM Outdoors
CE Strategies
Holland Bakery
Automation Now
Alignment Chiropractic
Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln
Alietum Ice

Charities:

PROKids Thunder Bay


 
Eric Bongelli Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

12-years of back-country canoe tripping including: Algonquin Park, Quetico Park, Wabakimi Park, and the Yukon River

Aims for this race

To have fun and if we can be competitive, even better!

Reasons for entering this race

Fun!

Aaron Brecka Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

10+ Years of back country paddling and tripping

Aims for this race

Fun!

Carter Morash Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Park Warden and Canoe tripper in Quetico Provincial Park. 10+ years of tripping, guiding and back country paddling.

Aims for this race

Fun!

Stu Maclean Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

10+ years of back country paddling and tripping

Aims for this race

Fun!

Jordan Kamerman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

10+ years' experience paddling and tripping around NW Ontario

Aims for this race

Fun

Bailey Gleed Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

10+ years of back country and tripping

Aims for this race

Fun!

Devin Van Elburg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Ottawa, Canada

Biographical Information

10+ years back country paddling

Aims for this race

Fun!

Josh Newransky Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Various backwoods trips through Quetico and Wabakimi Parks

Aims for this race

Have fun

Tim Baxter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 31

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, Canada

Biographical Information

Various backwoods trips around Thunder Bay region (Quetico, White Otter, Etc)

Aims for this race

Have fun

Zach Maclean Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Quetico Provincial Park, Wabakimi Park, White Otter Park

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun

Team: 5 Stix Together
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womens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Hecla Mining

Charities:

Yukoner's Cancer Care Fund


 
Cheryl Rivest Send Message to Paddler

Age: 58   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

6 1/2 Yukon River Quest’s

Aims for this race

Finish with a healthy and happy team!

Reasons for entering this race

The adventure and fundraising for The Yukoner’s Cancer Care Fund!

Carolyn Relf Send Message to Paddler
Carolyn Relf

Age: 61   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

6 previous YRQ's, and 25 summers working in the remote wilderness

Aims for this race

To finish strong (and still be friends with Maddie when we get to Dawson!)

Reasons for entering this race

Fund raising for the Yukoners' Cancer Care Fund

Kirsti de Vries Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51   previous races: 2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

3 previous YQR finishes with Stix Together voyageur canoe
1 previous attempt in a tandem canoe

Aims for this race

Paddle hard, hurt a bit less, sleep well in Carmacks, finish feeling great!

Reasons for entering this race

To feel “that” feeling - in Dawson - with 7 other amazing women.

To help support and fundraise for the Yukoners’ Cancer Care Fund.

Susan Hamilton Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60   previous races: 2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

3 previous YRQ races

Aims for this race

To finish feeling as good as possible.

Reasons for entering this race

To finish!

To help support the Yukoners’ Cancer Care Fund.

Anna Peacock Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42   previous races: 2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

4th year doing the YRQ

Aims for this race

To have fun, fundraise for the Yukoners Cancer Care fund and make it to Dawson.

Jennifer King Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2023

Sex: F

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Natalie Haltrich Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2022 and 2023 Yukon River Quest

Aims for this race

Laughing to Dawson in under 50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Raise money for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund

Maddie Nicholson Send Message to Paddler
Maddie Nicholson

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

This is my first race

Aims for this race

To complete it with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

To support the Yukoners' Cancer Care Fund

Team: 6 Billy Smart and his one trick ponies
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mens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

yukoninfo.com


 
Peter Mant Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2016,2019,2022

Sex: M

From: Armagh, Armagh, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ2016,2019,2022

Aims for this race

Finish

Rob Howe Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022

Aims for this race

Finish

Angus Woods Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland | Éire

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022

Aims for this race

Finish

Paddy Broughton Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022

Aims for this race

Finish

Bill Baker Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

YRQ 2022

Aims for this race

Finish

Iain Burnett Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 7 Team Whoa
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womens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Aurora Wellness Group


 
Tunde Fulop

Age: 58   previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

14 YRQ

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night.

Reasons for entering this race

Love the race, love the river

Elizabeth Clune
Elizabeth Clune

Age:   previous races: 2012,2013,2014,2016,2018,2022

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous YRQ's

Aims for this race

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.

Lisa Robertson

Age:   previous races: 2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs

Aims for this race

Spending time with Exceptional people, on an exceptional river

Reasons for entering this race

Spirit renewal

Noreen Schaefer

Age:   previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2023

Sex: F

From: Wynndel, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots!

Aims for this race

To have fun out on the river.

Patricia Clune

Age:   previous races: 2003,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Previous YRQs

Aims for this race

Enjoy the river, wildlife and friends.

Rolanda Barabonoff Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Mackenzie, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

TBC

Aims for this race

Buy my own dinner in Dawson!

Team: 8 Listers Motor Sports
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mixed Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Lister's Motor Sports

Sponsors:

Listers Motor Sports


 
Brian Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

some

Aims for this race

finish

Spencer Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36   previous races: 2016,2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some

Aims for this race

Finish

Ariana Edelman Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some

Aims for this race

Finish

Aiden Harvey Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

some

Aims for this race

Finish

Jason Biensch

Age: 37   previous races: 2016,2017,2019,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Some

Aims for this race

Finish

Linda Casson

Age: 65   previous races: 2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

some Alberta and Yukon river and lake paddling.

Aims for this race

paddle

Team: 9 Paddlers Abreast
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womens Voyageur

Bib Sponsor:

Griffiths Heating & Sheet Metal


 
Eliza Pahl Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

*Sea Kayak Glacier Bay - Riggs Glacier 10 day expedition
*Canoe Nisutlin River & Yukon River
*Yukon River Quest 2007 (Paddlers Abreast)

Aims for this race

Arrive in Dawson in good health with a full heart.

Reasons for entering this race

To honor my late mother who was a longtime member of the Paddlers Abreast team. I hope to continue my healing journey through grief & loss. Grateful to be alongside a group of tremendously strong & inspiring women.

Colleen Latham Send Message to Paddler
Colleen Latham

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Rookie, and loving it!
Recreational Paddler
Outdoor Adventurer

Aims for this race

Laugh, cry, learn how to count in several languages, and finish!

Reasons for entering this race

To race with some of the most outstanding women in the Yukon! And with the spirit of those who could not.

Marianna Berko Send Message to Paddler

Age: 55   previous races: 2017

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2017 YRQ

Aims for this race

To be a good team player, work hard, make it to Dawson without injuries, have a few laughs along the way.

Reasons for entering this race

To honour my Mother who is dealing with cancer at the moment, for the second time and all who has been affected by cancer.

Monique Levesque
Monique Levesque

Age: 58   previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2010 to 2019

Yukon 360 and anything under the midnight sun or the winter sundogs.

Aims for this race

Start and finish.

Reasons for entering this race

Paddling in honour of the ones battling and the ones who fought till the end. For too many other loved ones I see suffer of Breast cancer and other forms of cancer..... You have touched and are touching my life in so many ways, everyday, I will never be thankful enough for it.

Asa Berg

Age: 67   previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2015,2016,2017,2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Atlin, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

11 YRQa and many other expeditions in the wilderness.

Aims for this race

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.

Reasons for entering this race

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.
Honouring the members that have died.

Lynn Rice-Rideout

Age: 51   previous races: 2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

16 years paddling in the YRQ

Aims for this race

To prove to myself that I can continue to overcome challenges in my life and to have “fun!”

Reasons for entering this race

To continue on with PA’s mission to encourage and empower breast cancer survivors about life after cancer.

Jay Cherian

Age: 56   previous races: 2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Fulda Challenge - Team Canada (Yukon)
Full Moon in June - Adventure Race (Invermere)
Yukon Adventure Challenge (Whitehorse)
Subaru Half Ironman (Peterborough)

Aims for this race

Enjoy some most excellent companionship, and to boldly go where I have not gone before - I'm talking about cadence!

Reasons for entering this race

To share in a personal journey that is about many aspects of health, and honour the journey many have taken and are taking regarding breast cancer.

Amy Miller

Age: 38   previous races: 2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Second YRQ. Completed 1/2 race to Carmacks in 2023

Aims for this race

To complete

Team: 10 Cap warriors
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mixed Voyageur

Sponsors:

CAP


 
Bruce Jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2023

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I've gotten lost 1 or twice

Aims for this race

Same as always

Reasons for entering this race

Love the river

Donna Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2019,2023

Sex: F

From: Carcross, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Wes Kemble Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2019,2023

Sex: M

From: Carcross, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Prezley Jobin Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2023

Sex: F

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Dominic Johns Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2023

Sex: M

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Ethan Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Carcross, --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Shane Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: , --

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Kayla Mintz Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 11 Mini-Stix
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womens 4 person Canoe (half)

Bib Sponsor:

Coal Mine Campground

Charities:

Stix Together and Yukon Cancer Care Fund


 
Deb Bartlette Send Message to Paddler

Age: 66   previous races: 2011,2012,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Aims for this race

Getting a C4 to Carmacks FAST. Laberge willing...

Reasons for entering this race

Paddling with a purpose-raising $$ for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund.

ALSO...can't stop racing!

Anne Jessup Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70   previous races: 2007,2014,2015,2017

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2007,14,15,17

Aims for this race

To finish strong and have fun in a C4 with awesome women!

Karen Mann Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2014,2015

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

2 YRQ's (voyageur and tandem)

Aims for this race

To have a good race and finish strong in Carmacks.

Reasons for entering this race

Couldn't pass up the opportunity to get back on the water!

Kim Schlosser Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Have done the river quest twice plus many years of wilderness experience.

Aims for this race

To paddle with an amazing group of women!

Team: 12 Bucking the Tide
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mens 4 person Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Mammoth


 
Justin Dorn Send Message to Paddler

Age: 41

Sex: M

From: Juneau, AK, United States

Biographical Information

Justin was raised by a family of porcupines in the wilds of Southeast Alaska. It taught him all he ever needed to know about tolerating discomfort.

Aims for this race

Crush fools, write poetry

Reasons for entering this race

I got tired of wearing the lyrca suits required for triathlon.

Wesley Brooks Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Sacramento, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Wesley Brooks is a pseudonym for a young, beautiful, famous, and rich movie star. He has hired ringers from the national river rafting team to fill out the crew of his canoe.

Aims for this race

To finish as beautiful and rich as he started the race.

Harlan Nimmo Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Carbondale, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Washed up old ski mountaineering racer, trail marathons, wilderness whitewater and flatwater canoe expeditions

Aims for this race

Finish strong and healthy

Reasons for entering this race

Because I was invited a couple of weeks ago and was getting tired of sitting on the couch...

Seth Mason Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: M

From: Carbondale, CO, United States

Biographical Information

International R4/R6 raft race circuit. OC6 races in New York, Washington, Hawaii. Lot's of time spent walking in the woods.

Aims for this race

Minimize ass chafing

Reasons for entering this race

The north country calls me

Team: 13 Wet Mondays
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mens 4 person Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Kwanlin Dün First Nation


 
Ben Menkens Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Castle Hill, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

X

Aims for this race

Finish before cut off time

Rodney Dowd Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Townsville, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

X

Aims for this race

Finish in time

Marc-André Chartrand Send Message to Paddler

Age: 30

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

X

Aims for this race

Try and keep up with these 3 Kangourous

Daniel Ballaam Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Tumbi Umbi, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

X

Aims for this race

Finish in time

Team: 14 Tagish Urit
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mens 4 person Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Alderworks Alaska


 
Stan Bush Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Denver, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Drew Gottenborg Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Denver, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Charles Christianson Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Denver, CO, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Lionel Yarmon Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Miami, FL, United States

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 15 Fat Bottomed Girls
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womens 4 person Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Klondike Visitors Centre


 
Carmen Gustafson
Carmen Gustafson

Age: 43   previous races: 2013,2015,2018,2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Messing about in boats.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the good, the bad and the ugly.

Reasons for entering this race

Fat bottomed girls make the rockin' world go round!

Bonnie Pankiw Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63   previous races: 2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

4 X YRQ

Aims for this race

Have fun. Be fast. Beat Crispin.

Reasons for entering this race

To paddle down the beautiful Yukon River with my lady friends. To celebrate females of all shapes, sizes, ages & abilities who are getting active outside. To be part of the YRQ family again.

Sophie Coupal Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48   previous races: 2019,2023

Sex: F

From: Cantley, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019
YRQ 2023
Kingston to Ottawa
Muskoka River X
Many pro boat races

Aims for this race

Finish and have fun

Heidi Virtanen Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2017,2018,2019

Sex: F

From: High River, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 16 MIX MATCH 2
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mens 4 person Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Save-On-Foods


 
Martin Like Send Message to Paddler

Age: 59   previous races: 2023

Sex: M

From: Brecon, Powys, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2023

Aims for this race

To simply finish… although it would be brilliant to beat last years surprising time.

Reasons for entering this race

Why wouldn’t you want to do it?

Anthony Ellis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 2023

Sex: M

From: CRESSAGE, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2023

Aims for this race

Simply to finish… but in an ideal world, to also beat last years surprising time.

Reasons for entering this race

Because I’m a born leader!!

Stuart Thornhill Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Dilwyn, Herefordshire, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Yes lots but not the River Quest.

Aims for this race

To finish with a smile

Reasons for entering this race

Because Tony said so.

Seth Ellis Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: WEST MIDLANDS, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

2023

Aims for this race

To smile from beginning to end

Reasons for entering this race

Because Tony said to do it!!

Team: 17 Spirit of the Yukon
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mens 4 person Canoe
Spirit of the Yukon

Bib Sponsor:

Casino Mining


 
Peter van den Berg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 70   previous races: 2014,2016,2018,2023

Sex: M

From: Essen, Kempen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

participation YRQ 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2023
Running New York, Rotterdam marathon and many 10 km, 10 miles, half marathons together with our running friends.
Climbing Kilimanjaro and biketours in India

Aims for this race

To enjoy the Yukon again and our aim is to win in our catagory C4 man.
To finish with our team >47 hours

Reasons for entering this race

We like to meet our friends again in the Yukon, visit our family in Canada

Francis Soenen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54   previous races: 2012,2014,2016,2017,2018,2022

Sex: M

From: Roeselare, West Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

This year, it's my 8th participationi

Aims for this race

Finish <50 hours

Reasons for entering this race

I never get enough of this race.

Danny Veys Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54   previous races: 2012,2016,2018,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Marke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

previous races 2012, 2016, 2018, 2022, 2023

Aims for this race

finish >46 hours

Reasons for entering this race

Like the Yukon and to race :).

Pascal Waeyaert Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48

Sex: M

From: Beernem, Belgium, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

- first time in YRQ, first time canoe race.
- 2004 Crossing the channel from England to France in a WW.raft
- 2024 Weser canoe marathon 130km
- 35 years kayak experience vs 1-year canoe. :)

Aims for this race

Canoeing in the Northern part of Canada and compare to our Flemish waters????

Have lots of fun , finish the race safely in 1 team

Enjoy nature, hopefully spot bears and a caribou’s…

live the Yukon story.

Reasons for entering this race

Just ask by friends

Team: 18 Midnight Marauders
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

The Yukon Star


 
Sean Lougheed Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Corbeil, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

First time

Aims for this race

Have fun, finish the race safe, compete

River Lougheed Send Message to Paddler

Age: 16

Sex: M

From: Corbeil, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

First time

Aims for this race

have fun, see the Yukon

Team: 19 Pax Patrol
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Chris Lightbound Send Message to Paddler

Age: 68   previous races: 2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ'S

Aims for this race

The enjoyment of paddling with a good friend

Stuart Knaack Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45   previous races: 2016,2017

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ's

Aims for this race

To get back on the river

Team: 20 6ix to 6ixty
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mixed Tandem Canoe
6ix to 6ixty

Bib Sponsor:

Air North, Yukon's Airline

Sponsors:

We would like to thank Camp Arowhon for their generous sponsorship in supporting our race. For those who know us, you know that we discovered and developed our love for recreational and endurance paddling at camp. This race would not be possible without our Arowhon family.

Charities:

We will be paddling the 2024 Yukon River Quest to support The Boundless School, an outdoor adventure school in the Ottawa Valley. We want to support a cause that recognizes the importance of outdoor education in youth, something that is often hard to access in an increasingly urbanized world. Donate here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/95465?v2=true


 
Adam Pukier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Brent run in Ontario (Algonquin Park)

Aims for this race

Learn to sleep-paddle

Reasons for entering this race

Heard this was the easiest way to get to Dawson City

Tali Pukier Send Message to Paddler
Tali Pukier

Age: 22

Sex: F

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

The Brent Run (Ontario), extensive backcountry canoe experience.

Aims for this race

to paddle through the pain with a smile on my face :D

Reasons for entering this race

couldn't let my older brother race the YRQ without some comedic relief.

Team: 21 Team 132
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mens Tandem Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Jeff Brainard Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2018,2022

Sex: M

From: Roslin, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Bob Ross Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2015,2016

Sex: M

From: Kingston, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 22 Brad Catheter Designs
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Newmont Goldcorp

Sponsors:

Kal Tire, All Pro Yukon Restoration Ltd.


 
Amy Kenny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of ultramarathons run on my feet - this is the first on my arms.

Aims for this race

Get to the start line healthy, happy and uninjured, and finish (mostly) the same way.

Clint Sauter Send Message to Paddler

Age: 52

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of river and lake paddling, every Yukon running and cycling race there is.

Aims for this race

To finish and for no one to poop in the boat.

Team: 23 Mike and all his friends
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mens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Mark Kelly Photography


 
Mike De Abreu
Mike De Abreu

Age: 60   previous races: 2015,2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: U

From: Arnprior, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQs
MRXs
K2Os
General Clintons
ADK 90 Miler
La Ruta Maya.....

Aims for this race

Enjoy the experience....












and finish fast.

Reasons for entering this race

It's definitely a habit

Team: 24 Tashmanian Devils
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Natasia Varieur Send Message to Paddler

Age: 23

Sex: F

From: Huntsville, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

muskoka river X
muskoka 110
temagami/algonquin

Aims for this race

Steve Varieur Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 2011

Sex: M

From: Canmore, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

dyea to dawson
yukon river quest
muskoka river X
mountain/bloodvein/katawagami/snake
temagami/algonquin

Aims for this race

to race the YRQ with my daughter

Team: 25 Hey Mate, Hold Our Beers?
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Winterlong Brewing

Sponsors:

Big On Writing


 
Ben Lott Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33   previous races: 2023

Sex: M

From: Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand | Aotearoa

Biographical Information

2022 Yukon 1000
2023 YRQ

Aims for this race

a beer at the end

Leo Pershall Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Fairfax, CA, United States

Biographical Information

Tour Divide 2013
24hr MTB national racer
competitive ultra trail racer
50km - 100miles
Blue water sailor

Aims for this race

A beer a the end

Team: 26 RiverFox
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
CJ Fox Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Lake Shore, MD, United States

Biographical Information

MR 340 2022
MR 340 2023
Some mountaineering trips

Aims for this race

Finish dry

Reasons for entering this race

The comradery of like-minded people

Team: 27 Aussie Tartan
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Triple J Hotel


 
Joanne Hamilton-Vale Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56   previous races: 2016,2017

Sex: F

From: Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

YRQ sup female course record, MMP overall SUP course record, Missouri river race female sup course record, Great Glen Challenge female SUP course record, Thames Ultra female SUP course record, Norfolk Broad Ultra female SUP course record, First female to race 11city non- stop, Molokai SUP - full distance solo, 5 times UK national champion in every class and discipline 24hr sup world record, 4 x OC1/2/6 state titles

Aims for this race

To finish and enjoy the race (and not kill Rob)

Reasons for entering this race

Having completed the race previously I want to compete and enjoy the race, the river and the Yukon

Robert Brown Send Message to Paddler

Age: 63   previous races: 2007

Sex: M

From: Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Biographical Information

Outrigger ocean racing. First time at this event

Aims for this race

Try and keep up with Joanne. Gain experience. Finish within time limits.

Reasons for entering this race

What an opportunity - After I was asked by Joanne (who has a list of endurance records longer than my arm) if I would do the race with her, I could hardly refuse.
To challenge myself and remind others that life doesn’t end when you retire.

Team: 28 Estonian Vikings
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mens Tandem Canoe
Estonian Vikings

Bib Sponsor:

Energy North Construction

Charities:

Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/
Aidu Water Sports Centre http://www.aidu.ee/
Sindi Rapid https://www.facebook.com/sindikarestik/


 
Marek Lindmaa Send Message to Paddler
Marek Lindmaa

Age: 39   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Media Team of Team Estonia at Yukon River Quest on 2018.
Tandem Kayak MEN at the Yukon River Quest on 2022.
Tandem Kayak MEN at the Yukon 1000 on 2023.
Võhandu Marathon 100 km international canoeing marathon in Estonia 3 times (K2).
("Do your own" challenge upstream 100km followed by downstream 100km race as part of the Võhandu Marathon).
Tallinn-Helsinki sea crossing 81,5 km from Estonia to Finland - twice (K2).
Plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events (K2).
Open sea charity swimming from mainland to 14 islands in Estonia.
TV-host, journalist.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

Explore Yukon river again and invite our paddle friends to visit Estonia!

Martin Ilumets Send Message to Paddler
Martin Ilumets

Age: 50   previous races: 2018,2022

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Tandem Kayak MEN at the Yukon River Quest on 2018 and 2022.
Tandem Kayak MEN at the Yukon 1000 on 2023.
Võhandu Marathon 100 km international canoeing marathon in Estonia 15 times (K1, K2).
Gauja XXL 320 km international canoeing marathon in Latvia (K2).
Tallinn-Helsinki sea crossing 81,5 km from Estonia to Finland (K2).
1984-1995 Canoe Sprint athlete, National Team (K1, K2, K4). 40+ years of canoeing.
ICF Dragon Boat World Championships 2015 Racice, 2016 Poznan.
Plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events (K1, K2, whitewater, slalom).
President of Estonian Canoeing Federation since 2015.

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

Explore Yukon river again and invite our paddle friends to visit Estonia!

Team: 29 Midnight Madams
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womens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Michelle Larson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 54

Sex: F

From: Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Biographical Information

MR 340 twice
Grand Canyon rim to rim >25 hikes
2 week outdoor survival school
camping
Moab canoeing on Green River
Texas 100K
Multi-day Boundary Waters Canoe trips

Aims for this race

finish and have a blast

Anne Keyworth Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: F

From: Raleigh, NC, United States

Biographical Information

many years of paddling, backpacking, and wilderness experience, including self-supported paddle trips. Wilderness first aid training. upcoming paddle races as training for the Yukon

Aims for this race

finish and have a great time

Team: 30 FusteeTheHun X LaneTheCanuck
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation


 
Tamas Fustos Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ22
Solo expedition to Aconcagua
6000m elevation gain in one push
won a 100km running race

Aims for this race

To finish

Erin Lane Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Backpacking, overnight wilderness experience, river kayaking and canoeing.

Aims for this race

To finish

Team: 31 Bite Me
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womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Julie Ardoin Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Orange Beach, AL, United States

Biographical Information

Alabama 650
Yukon 1000
Suwannee 230
Expedition Adventure Racer

Aims for this race

Meet my husband and dogs in Dawson City.

Reasons for entering this race

I have a 'thing' for the Yukon River.

Team: 32 Forward Progress
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

All West Glass

Charities:

Give A Mile


 
Kevin Crowe

Age: 50   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

Have submitted resume and been approved

SUP Paddling Experience:
500 km SUP paddle Calgary to Medicine Hat, self-supported, 6-day trip, involved camping and navigation
Calgary to Carselsand >50km SUP day paddle, Class +1 rapids
>greater than 6 trips of 40 kms on the Bow River, Calgary. The north end to the south end of the city. Class II rapids
Many paddles home from work or on the weekend (~25KM in distance). The river has class-2 rapid sections (these areas are used for class-2 rapid training for kayakers, surfers, etc.).
Also took the RIVER SUP BEYOND THE INTRO course from AQ Outdoors, white water techniques were taught

Ultra-endurance races:
- The Spine Race: A 268-mile non-stop, self-supported, running/expedition style race in the Pennine Way, UK in the middle of Winter. https://thespinerace.com
- The Moab 200: A 240-mile non-stop run race in Moab, AZ US. http://moab200.com
- The Canadian Death Race – 125 km running race in the mountains, Grand Cache Ab
- Lost Souls 100 km – Lethbridge Ab
- 1 x Ironman Finisher (Arizona)

Ultra-Trail Runs Self Supported
- Self supported West Coast Trail run - completed in 23 hours non-stop.
- Self supported Grand Canyon Rim-to-rim run - completed in 9 hours non-stop.
- The Rockwall trail – 55 kms - Kootney National Park Solo, self-supported
- The Northover trail Kananaskis – 36 kms
- Juan Du Fuca Trail 41 kms – Solo Self supported
Also many weekends out on self-trail runs in the Canadian Rockies (Kananaskis, Canmore, Banff) mountains: 3Peak challenge (Mt. Grotto, Mt. Lady MacDonald, Ha Ling Peak, Powder Face, East End Over Rundle, etc.).


Mountaineering:
2 x Climbing expedition to the Andes, climbing in the Huascaran Range, several successful summits
Several mountain summits in the Canadian Rockies
>5 years of mountaineering, Ice and rock climbing experience

2.5 years Military services as a Reconnaissance Infantry solider, trained in survival, and navigation

Aims for this race

Finish successfully and safely

Reasons for entering this race

love outdoors, love endurance races

Team: 33 Muench
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womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Majestic Solutions


 
Lauren P Muench Send Message to Paddler

Age: 36

Sex: F

From: Langley, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

kayak Guide in Clayquot Sound
Camping and Paddling on BC's west coast
Wilderness First Aid

Aims for this race

To finish the race in the time aloud

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge my endurence and experince the yukon's wilderness

Team: 34 Brainwave
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest

Sponsors:

Pending but likely

Charities:

Pending but likely


 
Lauren Muir Send Message to Paddler

Age:   previous races: 2019

Sex: U

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019 C2
Lots of out-tripping in Ontario - Killarney, Algonquin, etc.

Aims for this race

Paddling and finishing with Fabienne. Joy in the boat, laughter on the water, rejuvenation of the mind and spirit, peace in the heart, learning new things, and making a new friend!

Reasons for entering this race

I absolutely love the challenge of this race, being with the wonderful paddling community, and meeting new people in our community and from around the world

Fabienne Calvert Filteau Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

No prior marathon paddling experience. Lots of experience paddling recreationally.

Aims for this race

To have fun and finish the race, paddle steadily, take in the beauty and the challenge, be a supportive teammate to Lauren, and get to know the river a little better!

Team: 35 Agua Arrows
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon Brewing


 
Tom Huckle Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Lifetime spent paddling on UK rivers, Mountaineering/wilderness experience including climbing mont blanc, Kilimanjaro, Ben Nevis, Snowdon

Aims for this race

Complete the race and push myself to my limits. Make lifelong memories in the process

Sam Lund Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Years of canoeing experience, High level athlete

Aims for this race

Beat the cut offs and finish the race

Team: 36 All Pro Restorers
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Total North

Sponsors:

All Pro Yukon Restoration and Construction Ltd.


 
Adrienne Marsh Send Message to Paddler

Age: 42   previous races: 2022

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Attempted in 2022

Aims for this race

Finish the race

Reasons for entering this race

Would like to finish what we started in 2022

Matthew Johnson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Attempted 2022

Aims for this race

Finish the race

Reasons for entering this race

Would like to finish what we started in 2022

Team: 37 Oar we there yet
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womens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Anne-Christelle (Kiki) Vidal Send Message to Paddler

Age: 33

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

backcountry hikes - multi days
hunting (by foot)
ex-military (all seasons)

Aims for this race

to finish it and have fun

Reasons for entering this race

for fun and to challenge myself

Heidi Cyr Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

backcountry hikes - multi-day
multi-day canoe trips

Aims for this race

to finish it and have fun

Reasons for entering this race

I was part of the support team for friends of mine in 2022. After watching them finish the race in Dawson, it made me want to do it and feel like this is something I could do and this year I have my chance.

Team: 38 BC Questor
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Bradley W Cunnin Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Victoria, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 39 Belgian bear
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Ta'an Kwäch'än First Nation


 
Bernard Moyersoen Send Message to Paddler

Age: 61

Sex: M

From: Liège, Liège, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien

Biographical Information

Ultra paddle races

o 2023. Dordogne 360k. Fourth in K1 and 6th in total.
o 2022. Loire 725k. Fourth in K1 and 6th in total.
o 2022. Dordogne 130k. Third in K1 and 6th in total.
o 2021. Dordogne 130k. Third in K1 and 6th in total.
o 2020. Dordogne 130k. Sixth in K1 and 9th in total.

Recent river/sea marathons
o 2023: Belgian marathon river racing National Championship. Second K1 V3.
o 2023: Belgian down river racing National Championship. First K1 V3.
o 2023: Amsterdam Waterland Marathon. 25th K1 Master.
o 2023: Belgian Surfski Championship (Belgian Coast Race). Third K1 V3.

Adventure race

o 2007: Hebridean Challenge, Scotland.

Sea kayak expeditions
o 2003: Organisation and participation to a 2 week expedition around the Marlborough Sounds including D’Urville Island and the legendary French Pass, NZ.
o 2002: 4 day expedition to the Great Barrier Island from Auckland harbour, NZ.
o 2002: 3 day paddling tour in Fiordland, NZ.
o 2001 – 2003: Many shorter weekly paddling trips from Auckland as a member of Auckland Canoe Club during my 2 year stay in NZ.
o 2003: 2 day trip along Apple Cross Peninsula in Scotland.
o 1991: 90 k crossing from Carupano to Margarita Island, Venezuela.

Aims for this race

Finish the race

Team: 40 Team Trudell
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mens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Kelly Linklater

Age: 54   previous races: 2019

Sex: M

From: Pukatawagan, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 41 The Yukon Boys
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mens Tandem Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Selkirk First Nation

Sponsors:

None

Charities:

TBC


 
Richard Holland Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Strong athlete, competed in a 10km open water swim and multi-day unsupported cycling trip around the Scottish highlands. Comfortable multi-day hiking and camping

Aims for this race

Complete it in a good time, but not trying to break any world records.

Reasons for entering this race

To enjoy the beauty of the Yukon and experience the wilderness in a unique way.

Owen Bennett Send Message to Paddler

Age: 28

Sex: M

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Also a strong athlete, completed the 10km open-water swim and multi-day unsupported bike packing trip with Richard. Also comfortable doing multi-day hikes and self-sufficient camping.

Aims for this race

To get a good time but we're not trying to break any world records.

Team: 42 RGP
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Christoph Weber

Age: 68   previous races: 2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Chelsea, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

3x YRQ

Aims for this race

Team: 43 Ripple FX
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon 1000 Timing Software

Sponsors:

Ripple FX Paddles
H2O Paddle sports


 
Chris Prater Send Message to Paddler
Chris Prater

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: London, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

My first race was the Muskoka River X almost 10 years ago. After this race I became intrigued by both marathon paddling and making composite canoe paddles. I have competed in many north American races including the General Clinton and Ausauble River Marathon and many smaller local Ontario, NY, and Michigan races. In 2018 I competed in La Ruta Maya in Belize.
In 2015 I made my first composite paddle, and that was t he beginning of Ripple FX Paddles.

Aims for this race

Paddle fast, have fun, learn some Cree words from Trina :)

Reasons for entering this race

1. To experience the scenery
2. Bucket list check
3. Push my limits of endurance and perseverance

Trina Lynn Ross Send Message to Paddler
Trina Lynn Ross

Age: 45

Sex: F

From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Biographical Information

I started paddling 10 years ago and became competitive 8 years ago. I've entered the Red River Challenge Solo Canoe 42km race twice, entered Pain in the Assiniboine tandem canoe once, and last summer I raced it solo. I raced in many local canoe races. Not only do I race in canoe marathons but I also compete in dragon boat races. I’m a dragon boat paddler and went to word championships in 2022 in Czech Republic.
This will be my first Wilderness Canoe Marathon Race at this distance.

Aims for this race

To finish at least top 10 in our category.

Reasons for entering this race

- To enjoy the scenery
- I love taking on new challenges and to experience an ultra canoe marathon.

Team: 44 Seb and Gates go for a paddle
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Integra Tire


 
Seb Courville Send Message to Paddler

Age: 44   previous races: 2023

Sex: M

From: Golden Lake, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 18, 19, 22, 23

Aims for this race

Cross the line before Gaetan.

Reasons for entering this race

Make it into the Big River Club

Gaetan Plourde

Age: 48   previous races: 2006,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: M

From: North Gower, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Various paddling and running races, plenty of YRQs.

Aims for this race

Paddle hard and keep the sleep monsters at bay.

Reasons for entering this race

Always a great challenge!

Team: 45 Weronika Murray
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womens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Weronika Murray Send Message to Paddler
Weronika Murray

Age: 40

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Not a fan of crowds so I spend a lot of solo time in the woods and on the water. 2024 YRQ will be my first race.

Aims for this race

To finish in good shape.

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself and to be a part of this amazing event.

Team: 46 Stroke of Serendipity
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womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Chieftain Energy


 
Kimberly Dodds
Kimberly Dodds

Age: 40   previous races: 2023

Sex: F

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2023

Aims for this race

Paddle on the left, paddle on the right, stay upright in between.

Team: 47 Team Thirsty Souls
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest

Sponsors:

Thirsty Souls Community Brewing
Blue Ridge Sleep Medicine

Charities:

WOGO


 
Jan Kriska Send Message to Paddler

Age: 56

Sex: M

From: Mount Airy, NC, United States

Biographical Information

Iditasport 1100 champion 2018-foot, Yukon Arctic Ultra 300 champion-foot, Iditasport 350 miles foot 2017 champion, raced flat water kayaks as youth for several years in Slovakia and reached podium in 20 km nationals, recently got back into kayaking with several day trips on the New River, Yadkin River and bike pack rafting on NC, VA, TN and WV rivers- see Strava

Aims for this race

Complete the race, stay safe and enjoy fellowship of fellow paddlers

Reasons for entering this race

I love Yukon, Alaska and being on the water in incredible environment. I like personal challenges. I have completed hardest triathlons, foot races, swim races and bike races in the world. Kayaking brings me back to my teenage years witch I spent training and racing on Danube river

Team: 48 Fitbiddy
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womens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

KVA/Diamond Tooth Gertie's


 
Leslie Davenport Send Message to Paddler
Leslie Davenport

Age: 60   previous races: 2019,2022,2023

Sex: F

From: Gloucester, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ x 3; MRX; Huntsville 110; K2O; General Clinton 70 miler and others; Meanest Link

Aims for this race

To briefly catch up to #23 when he has to pull over to vomit

Reasons for entering this race

Maybe I will get it right this time.

Team: 49 Screaming Goat
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Sam Coffman Send Message to Paddler
Sam Coffman

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: Fairbanks, AK, United States

Biographical Information

I am an archaeologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. My position requires me to be in remote areas of Alaska for extended periods at a time. A lot of my fieldwork is conducted by either rafting/packrafting or with inflatable kayak. I've had the opportunity to see some amazing rivers and lakes in Alaska and am looking forward to seeing the Yukon!

Aims for this race

My aim is to be safe and finish the race in under the allotted time and continue to compete in future paddle races.

Reasons for entering this race

Doing this for my father, a lover of the Yukon!

Team: 51 Toby Cracknell
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

The RUSH

Sponsors:

Kokua SUP, Paddler Shop Hayama, Japan and Vaikobi


 
Toby Cracknell Send Message to Paddler

Age: 29

Sex: M

From: Woy Woy, NSW, Australia

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Reasons for entering this race

Inspired by past performances of the stand up athletes

Team: 52 Fortytude
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womens Solo Kayak (half)

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Nadia Kang Send Message to Paddler

Age: 0

Sex: F

From: Nictaux, NS, Canada

Biographical Information

No paddle racing experience. On land, a half dozen half marathons and a one-day 23 mile hike. Wilderness paddling notable trips: solo self-supported kayak 3 day trip in the Okefenokee swamp (alligators aplenty, 2021), guided self-supported group ocean kayaking and camping 5 day trip in Baja Sud Mexico (2022), guided self-supported group ocean kayaking and camping 7 day trip in Haida Gwaii (2023). On land, I've done a few multi-day hiking trips like hiking to the lost city in Colombia (4 days, 2016) and hiking in the Andes in Peru (5 days, 2006)

Aims for this race

Finish safely

Reasons for entering this race

I would like to spend my 40th birthday chasing the midnight sun in the YRQ!

Team: 53 Arwed
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Emile Gauthier Send Message to Paddler

Age: 19

Sex: M

From: Chibougamau, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ 2019 tandem canoe mixed

Aims for this race

Finish

Team: 54 Midnight Sun
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womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Michelle Bousquet Send Message to Paddler
Michelle Bousquet

Age: 48

Sex: F

From: Montreal, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

1989 – 1997: Competitive sprint kayaking and canoeing
1993 : Canada Games, Bronze medalist in K-2 and K-4
2000-2005: Rafting guide on the Rouge River, Grenville, Quebec
2012: 18-day expedition on the Colorado River, Grand Canyon
2014 – 2023: Complete Twenty Ultra Marathons

Aims for this race

I have a dream to win the Solo women Kayak category at the Yukon River Quest

Reasons for entering this race

I was in Whitehorse in 2018 to run the Reckless Raven 80km ultra. I have several family members in Whitehorse. I saw the start of the YRQ race back in 2018 and told myself I would do this race one day.

Team: 55 Octopus Shipyard
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mens Solo Canoe
Octopus Shipyard

Bib Sponsor:

yukoninfo.com

Sponsors:

Kulisy.cz
Humi.cz


 
Jan Basta Send Message to Paddler
Jan Basta

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Ouběnice nad Kocábou, Czech Republic | Czechia | Česko

Biographical Information

Budějovice - Praha
Pádluj o 106

Aims for this race

Enjoy the race

Reasons for entering this race

I like long races, long travelling alone and exploring my limits

Team: 56 Guiding Light
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mens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Tr'ondek Hwech'in


 
Mike Najman Send Message to Paddler
Mike Najman

Age: 47

Sex: M

From: Dawson city, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Yukon river quest 2022 unfinished
Yukon river
Stewart river
Klondike river
rivers in Czech republic

Aims for this race

finish it

Reasons for entering this race

find what is lost

Team: 57 Whine Naught
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mens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Lotteries Yukon


 
Colin Lathe Send Message to Paddler
Colin Lathe

Age: 60

Sex: M

From: Cornwall, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Raisin River Canoe Race - 2014-2023
West Coast Trail and North Coast Trail (Vancouver Island) - solo backpack - 2013

Avid outdoors and adventure seeker

Aims for this race

Finish.
No blisters.
Not need rescuing.

Reasons for entering this race

1) I'm 60 this year, and needed a way to celebrate
2) Can't think of a better reason to go to the Yukon again (Not really true)
3) It was either this or volunteer again
4) I told them I'd be coming back
5) Why Not

Team: 58 SUPerSlo
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Johan Andie

Age:   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

2022 YRQ participant, multiple Ironmans, multiple multi-day endurance races, local river paddling, multi-day paddling treks.

Aims for this race

Finishing!

Reasons for entering this race

Finishing!

Team: 59 Chivita
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womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Coast Mountain Sports


 
Julie Mitravich Send Message to Paddler
Julie Mitravich

Age: 50

Sex: F

From: Norfolk, VA, United States

Biographical Information

Whitewater paddler, guide and instructor. Swiftwater rescue, and Wilderness First Responder.
MR340
Grand Canyon, Colorado River 224/270 miles, 14 times
Tibet to Nepal Mountain Biking Expedition, 900 miles at high altitude, 28 days
Solo self support mountain biking expedition in Nepal, India, and Pakistan border.

Aims for this race

To experience the Yukon River in its pure beauty, and building genuine camaraderie with other paddlers, supporters and volunteers along the way.

Team: 60 Team Alpha Super Awesome Cool Dynamite Wolf Squadron
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Up North Adventures


 
Robert Spinks Send Message to Paddler

Age: 35   previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Jake Paleczny Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38   previous races: 2014,2015,2017,2018

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few yrqs!

Aims for this race

Have fun

Team: 61 Golden Retriever
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mens Solo Kayak
Golden Retriever

Bib Sponsor:

Castle Rock Enterprises


 
Wayne Anderson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60   previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2022,2023

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MR340/Muskoka X/Mississippi 150/Red River 100/YRQ

Aims for this race

Do as well as possible for this old body.

Reasons for entering this race

Looking to finish the race with stomach contents in place and no injuries. Might have to go slower to go faster.

Team: 63 Max
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mens Solo Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Max Mackay

Age:

Sex: M

From: London, United Kingdom

Biographical Information

Aims for this race

Team: 64 Chucklewave
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womens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Gold Trail Jewellers


 
Audrey Standish Send Message to Paddler

Age: 25

Sex: F

From: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Done quite a bit of thru hiking in the US and Canada as well as some long distance kayak touring. Currently a kayak guide and forester based out of Vancouver :) - trying to test myself by doing this!

Aims for this race

Get through it!

Team: 65 Elad Benjamin
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Eddyline Outdoors


 
Elad Benjamin Send Message to Paddler

Age: 49

Sex: M

From: Raanana, Israel | إسرائيل | ישראל

Biographical Information

3x Eco Challenge (Argentina, New Zealand, Fiji)
Ultra Ironman: Arch to Arc
Ultramarathons: Badwater, Marathon de Sables, Western States, UTMB

Aims for this race

Finish and enjoy it :)

Team: 67 Bill's Old Boys
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Up North Adventures

Charities:

Sponsor Jamie with 10 cents a KM to Ride down the Yukon River with Heart = $7.15 or more!

https://heartandstrokerideforheart.crowdchange.ca/page/jwatson


 
Jamie Watson Send Message to Paddler

Age: 43

Sex: M

From: Waterloo, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

Lots of Ontario back country paddling

Aims for this race

Finish in good spirits
Raise money for Heart and Stroke - Ride for Heart

Reasons for entering this race

Represent Grandpa Bill's legacy with my cousins.

Raise money for Heart and Stroke:
https://heartandstrokerideforheart.crowdchange.ca/page/jwatson

Loren Parfitt Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: Garibaldi Highlands, BC, Canada

Biographical Information

Avid kiteboarder

Aims for this race

Looking to have a great time and finish.

Team: 68 Les Picouilles
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mixed Tandem Canoe (half)

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Marijil Gagnon Archambault

Age: 30

Sex: F

From: inuvik, NT, Canada

Biographical Information

Recreational canoeing
Camping, multiday hiking in the north and bike touring.

Aims for this race

Finishing the race

Denis Mason Send Message to Paddler

Age:

Sex: M

From: la conception, QC, Canada

Biographical Information

Avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiastic

Aims for this race

Finish the race

Team: 69 Bill's Young Boys
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Kanoe People


 
Timothy Taylor Send Message to Paddler

Age: 38

Sex: M

From: kincardine, ON, Canada

Biographical Information

wilderness yes

Aims for this race

Complete

Luke Parfitt Send Message to Paddler

Age: 20

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

....

Aims for this race

...

Team: 70 Milos
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest

Sponsors:

https://theseoldbones.si/
https://amanzi.si/


 
Milos Banic Send Message to Paddler
Milos Banic

Age: 37

Sex: M

From: Ribnica, Slovenia | Slovenija

Biographical Information

I am an adventurer. In 2019, I paddled along the Adriatic coast of Slovenia and Croatia, 640km.
I am no stranger to researching rivers, as Slovenia is rich in natural waters.

Aims for this race

Finish successfully and shout with a smile, I did it.

Reasons for entering this race

To challenge myself to a new adventure, enjoy the beautiful river and become part of this story.

Team: 71 Liquid Courage
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Mike Ennis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 34

Sex: M

From: Marshlake, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

I get around a bit

Aims for this race

Finish the race

Reasons for entering this race

I'm tired of running, paddling seems like a fine idea.

Team: 72 wuzSUP
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Klondike Visitors Centre


 
Billy Bender Send Message to Paddler

Age: 45

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MR 340, Muskoka X, Mountaineer, rock climber
Started this journey of finishing the YRQ in 2021. Stood at the starting line in 2021 but the race got cancelled the night before. Then I have been unable to make it back, but I am available to start the race in 2024

Aims for this race

Cross the finish line standing up

Team: 73 daron team
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mens Tandem Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Whitehorse Visitors Centre


 
Paul Laforet Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: Saint pierre, Reunion, France

Biographical Information

Competition racing kayak and now
surfski in Reunion island,
river marathon with dusi kayak marathon , ribba de sella , ardeche

ultratrail experience
trekking and mountain climbing experience

Aims for this race

finisher of the race

Reasons for entering this race

enjoy kayak adventure with friend in wilderness
autonomy and endurance sport

Gorgan Wildberger Send Message to Paddler

Age: 46

Sex: M

From: meudon, france, France

Biographical Information

rowing competition
kayak marathons ardeche, riba de sella spain, dusi kayak marathon
surfski pratice
moutain climbing
professional sailor skiper
use to travel in wilderness condition

Aims for this race

finisher of the race

Reasons for entering this race

enjoy adventure in wilderness with friend

Team: 74 SuperiorSUPer
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Alex Joseph Send Message to Paddler

Age: 51   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Calgary, AB, Canada

Biographical Information

MuskokaX (2013, 2016, 2019) in canoe and 2022 on SUP, Texas Water Safari in 2018, MR340 on SUP in 2022. YRQ registered 2020 (Covid), 2021 (Flood cancel last moment), 300km on SUP in 2022.

125km Bowron on SUP in 56 hrs. Missinaibe in 6 days. Various Haida Gwaii and Lake Superior.

Aims for this race

Finish this "unfinished business" standing up

Reasons for entering this race

YRQ - Signed up Nov 2019, cancelled 2020, drove 16 hrs to get double vaccinated with 24 hours to spare to get into the Yukon in 2021 and then it was cancelled 6pm night before, raced 300km in the flood in YRQ 2022, sat out 2023...back to FINISH!

Team: 75 KiwiSUP
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Trevor Dickinson (Fred) Send Message to Paddler

Age: 48   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Calgary, Canada

Biographical Information

-YRQ 2022

-3 x self-guided multiple overnight paddles Calgary to Medicine Hat on the Bow River

-2 x Ultra Marathon finishes (100km Lost Soul 2023 & 50km Calgary 2023)

=2 x Marathons (Toronto 2022, New York 2023)

-Multiple long distance +20km hikes in Alberta

-North Coast Trail (BC) 60km trail run Aug 2023

-Own a motor boat and am a regular on the lake during summer months water skiing, wake boarding

-Camping (tenting/tent trailer) Alberta/BC

-Scouts member growing up in New Zealand

-2006 6 month South American backpacking trip (Inca Trail, Colca Canyon)

Aims for this race

Finish with a smile!

Reasons for entering this race

Want to challenge myself.

Team: 76 Rudderly Ruthless Racing
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mens Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Driving Force


 
Crispin Studer

Age: 43   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ in 2022
Y1000 in 2023

Aims for this race

Figuring out how much chocolate I can eat between Whitehorse and Dawson

Shane Orban

Age: 23   previous races: 2022

Sex: M

From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

YRQ in 2022

Aims for this race

Figuring out how many bananas I can eat between Whitehorse and Dawson

Team: 77 Din’ah va’h
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mixed Tandem Canoe

Bib Sponsor:

Vuntut Gwitchin

Sponsors:

Old Crow Chalet


 
Pauline Frost Send Message to Paddler

Age: 60   previous races: 1999,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2016,2018,2019,2022

Sex: F

From: Old Crow, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

Many YRQ’s

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson in good health.

Kevin Mellis Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40   previous races: 2003,2004,2005,2008,2009

Sex: M

From: whitehorse, YT, Canada

Biographical Information

A few YRQ solos’s

Aims for this race

Get to Dawson in good health

Team: 78 Freedom Riders
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mens SUP

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Martin Reinberg Send Message to Paddler

Age: 40

Sex: M

From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti

Biographical Information

Experienced backcountry snowboarder, backpacker and paddle boarder.
Wilderness First Responder.

Aims for this race

To enjoy the race and finish

Team: 79 Brad Pennington
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mens Solo Kayak

Bib Sponsor:

Yukon River Quest


 
Brad Pennington Send Message to Paddler

Age: 57   previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2016,2022

Sex: M

From: HOUSTON, TX, United States

Biographical Information

RAID GAULOISES
YRQ

Aims for this race

to race like 2008

Reasons for entering this race

To master the wobble-walk at the Carmacks dock