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Time: 44:21:53 1st Overall1st Voyageur1st Mens Voyageur
Age: 50 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Some years canoe/kayak experience in a few canoe Slalom & White Water competitions. 4 times YRQ finisher
Find the fastest current and channels on the way to Dawson. Hopefully being faster than 2017 !
I always wanted to start in pole position!
Age: 47 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2015,2017
From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada
YRQ 2011,2012,2013,2015,2017California 100 2013,2014,2015,
Get to Dawson before dinner
Age: 55 previous races: 2004,2005,2008,2013,2017
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: 30 previous races: 2016,2017
YRQ 2016 - Tandem CanoeYRQ 2017 - Tandem CanoeUniversity Swimming
Have fun with an experienced team; learn lots and PADDLE HARD!!
Fast team and good guys to race with for 40 something hours.
Age: 40 previous races: 2012,2013,2015
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
YRQ 2012, 2013, 2015
Age: 34 previous races: 2013,2014
YRQ 2013 & 2014 Tandem CanoeRace the Peel 2017
Time: 53:52:21 26th Overall8th Tandem Canoe5th Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 37 previous races: 2016
Cache Lake Annual RegattaYRQ 2016
To have a grand adventure...with just a dash of hallucinations. For kicks.
Age: 34 previous races: 2016
From: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Cache Lake RegattaK20YRQ 2016
To have <hut> a great conversation <hut> with my brother <hut> with no distractions <hut> for hours and <hut> hours...
Time: 48:56:08 8th Overall3rd Tandem Canoe3rd Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 54 previous races: 2015,2017
From: Arnprior, ON, Canada
YRQ 2015, 2017MRX 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017K2O 2015, 2016, 2017General Clinton 70Miler 2015, 2016,2017
Enjoy the experience....and finish sub 45 hours.
Age: 45 previous races: 2015,2017
YRQ x2MRX x4K2O x3Clinton 70 miler x3
Break 46 hours. Top 10 overall. Top 3 tandem canoe
Time: 56:06:51 35th Overall10th Tandem Canoe2nd Womens Tandem Canoe
Age: 29 previous races: 2017
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
YRQ 2017Ski to Sea 2018
Glide on by and finish faster than last year.
Ski season was over.
MR340 2015Support crew to my paddling parents: YRQ 2011, 2012. Who doesn't love being outside?
Have a freaking blast and finish in beast mode. :)
I woke hup like this.
Time: 54:03:40 28th Overall7th Tandem Kayak6th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Sydney, Australia
Murray Marathon ....
To finish !
Went for holiday last year - loved Canada...something to do with my brother before he turns 70 !
From: Adelaide, Australia
Hawkesbury Race in Sydney 111km...
My young brother conned me.
Time: 66:12:12 60th Overall19th Tandem Canoe13th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Adventure races (run/portage/canoe/run) Canoed and camped the quest route with my wife and dog in 2010!lots of time sleeping under the stars in far out places.
-Don’t stop paddling until the finish…
Canoeing this race to push my mental and physical abilities and limits, to enjoy the north and to meet like-minded adventurers from around the globe!To instill a sense of adventure in our kids and to continuously search for their next challenge –
From: Baddeck, NS, Canada
Most racing involved motorized vehicles...time to change it up! Living in Cape Breton Island on the Bras D'or Lakes is the base of all the experience I take with me!
Dance Hard! Someone once told me that was the secret to all the problems in the world...now to do it with a paddle in hand for 715KM. Don't stop and bring a little east coast to the North!
After reading all the blogs about the race...I am now questioning my reasoning! Can't wait to meet all the other crazy's! Didn't want to wake up and not ever find out what I was capable of, pushing the limit and finding out what is around the corner! Seemed like a good idea 10years ago...other than getting older, having a rad family with 3 girls 4 and under...figured...lets find out!
Thu 15:40:25 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 21 previous races: 2003,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
From: Toronto, TBA, ON, Canada
Age: 21 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
From: Wynndel, BC, Canada
10th time YRQ finisher; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada
To finally see purple martians.
Age: 20 previous races: 2004,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016
Age: 24 previous races: 2017
Time: 57:22:19 37th Overall11th Tandem Canoe6th Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 34 previous races: 2010,2016,2017
From: Eagle River, AK, United States
a few yrq's before
read team name
Time: 55:35:59 32nd Overall8th Tandem Kayak2nd Mixed Tandem Kayak
Age: 38 previous races: 2013,2016,2017
YRQ 2013, 2016, 2017
Faster than ever - get past White River in daylight!!!
Who can resist! And get the gold in them thar hills.
Age: 45 previous races: 2016
From: Tilbury, ON, Canada
YRQ 2016 - VC7Recreational Canoeing/Camping
Get there before Esther!
Once was not enough for such an amazing experience.
Time: 51:31:33 17th Overall6th Tandem Kayak5th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Bandy Creek, Western Province, Australia
Umkomaas Canoe MarathonDusi Canoe MarathonBerg River Canoe MarathonCrocodile River Canoe MarathonTugela MarathonHave competed in adventure races in the 100km to 600km distance
Complete each segment, make it over the finish line and and enjoy the opportunity to participate, (suffer?) in this unique event. Read a blog on the YRQ a few years ago and always had this in the back of my mind but when my previous paddling partner Brian suggested we do this together in a K2 there was no hesitation. Now we can put the friendship to the test.
Racing through remote wilderness and the race has been on the bucket list for a number of years.
From: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | Suid-Afrika
Umkomaas Canoe MarathonDusi Canoe MarathonBerg River Canoe MarathonBivane River Canoe MarathonCrocodile River Canoe Marathon
Opportunity to visit Canada and it is on the bucket list as a premiere event to particpate in
Vespa Owners Club https://www.facebook.com/VespaOwnersClub/ Pitchfork Rebellion studios. http://pitchforkrebellionstudios.co.uk/home.htmlCadence. http://www.cadencebikeshop.com/Folk Lift Truck. https://www.facebook.com/folklifttruckBath and Wessex Neurophysiotherapy Clinic.Chelsie Road Cafe
The Matt Hampson Foundation https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/about-us/ Forever Friends http://www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk/
Time: 66:52:19 62nd Overall21st Tandem Canoe15th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Bristol, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Kayaked from London to Bristol.Climbed Yorkshire 3 peaks, National 3 Peaks, Welsh 3 Peaks, Welsh 3000s mountain challenge, Completed in ironman, mountain marathons and cycled the 1200mile "Via Francigena" from Canterbury to Rome in 11 days.Swam Llyn Tegid, Channel buoy race and 3 mile/1 mile Dover harbour challenge under british open water swimming rules.
To complete it and spend time with my buddy Pete.
I spent time playing rugby in British Columbia and have wanted to go to the Yukon ever since. After kayaking from London to Bristol, I heard about the Yukon River Quest and the dream to compete in it was born. We've managed to miss out on entry the last few years so are overjoyed to get in this year.
From: Bath, BANES, United Kingdom
Long distance endurance kayaking.Kayaked from London to Bristol.Run from London to Bristol.Kayaked Loch Etive solo.Kayaked Coniston, Windemere and loch Etive in 1 day.Climbed Welsh 3 peaks.Ex British Army pathfinder.
To complete it
For the experience, to be in the wilderness and as to achieve a long term personal goal
Time: 65:01:51 59th Overall11th Voyageur3rd Mixed Voyageur
Age: 55 previous races: 2017
From: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
YRQ - 2017 Voyageur
To get to Dawson City via the Yukon River
Seemed like a good idea.
A outrigger and dragon boat enthusiast
To exceed my wildest dreams and finnish with my teammates
To discover the Yukon
Outrigger Canoe racing
Completing the event, share experience with my team.
Facing a new challenge and experience!
Completion of the event with a smile on my face.
Fitness and endurance challenge
From: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Experienced Paddlers. Race Dragonboats and do recreation kayaking.
Finish the race!
Time: 49:00:21 9th= Overall4th= Tandem Canoe1st= Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 57 previous races: 2017
From: Chelsea, QC, Canada
Muskoka River XKingston to Ottawa
finish with a smile and minimal bickering
Age: 63 previous races: 2017
finish and have fun
World of Kayaks http://www.wk.ee/Võhandu Canoeing Marathon https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/Tammelaks http://www.tammelaks.ee/Rehvid Pluss Ltd http://www.rehvidpluss.ee/
Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/Aidu Water Sports Centre http://www.aidu.ee/
Time: 49:15:59 12th Overall4th Tandem Kayak3rd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Tallinn, Estonia | Eesti
2017: Gauja XXL Team Relay10 x Võhandu paddling Marathon (100km)36h & 48h adventure raids over several yearsBCU 3* Paddling Coach
Enjoy the race!
From: Kuusalu, Harjumaa, Estonia | Eesti
2017: Gauja XXL Team relayVõhandu Paddling MarathonBaltic Sea Crossing in KayaksBCU 3* Paddling Coach
Time: 61:24:46 52nd Overall16th Tandem Canoe11th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
No racingExpert backcountry
finish, experience, see a sasquatch
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
No racing Expert wilderness tripping
finish, experience, have fun, drop gloves (if required)...
World of Kayaks, touring and racing kayak manufacturer in Estonia www.wk.eeVõhandu 100 kms Canoeing Marathon 20th April 2019 Estonia https://www.vohandumaraton.ee/Pack Holding Ltd http://www.pholding.ee/Tammelaks Ltd http://www.tammelaks.ee/Rehvid Pluss Ltd http://www.rehvidpluss.ee/Ideal Ltd, Budget Car Rental http://www.budget.ee/Estlander Grupp Ltd http://www.estlander.ee/Laduks Ltd http://www.laduks.ee/Lumi Capital Ltd http://www.lumicapital.eu/Stokker Plc https://www.stokker.ee/
Time: 59:12:01 45th Overall13th Tandem Kayak9th Mens Tandem Kayak
Paddled 100 kms Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon of Estonia 10 times, plus other different wilderness river and sea kayaking events.
Enjoy the race
Explore Yukon river
From: Võru, Estonia | Eesti
Paddled different wilderness river and sea kayaking events and slalom.
Explore the Yukon river
Time: 55:42:18 34th Overall8th Solo2nd Solo Canoe
Age: 58 previous races: 2016,2017
From: Houston, TX, United States
YRQ 2016, 2017MR 340 2015Texas Water Safari 2012
Best last years time and finish strong!
To participate in the 20th Anniversary of the race.
Thu 09:47:46 6.6km past Selkirk Rock -135.549, 62.017; status:WITHDRAWN
From: RIGA , Latvia | Latvija
World and European masters marathon
From: JELGAVA , Latvia | Latvija
Time: 46:35:32 5th Overall2nd Tandem Canoe2nd Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 56 previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016
From: Roslin, ON, Canada
Couple YRQ's, some races in Ontario
Get back in the boat with my partner!
Missing the Yukon River
Age: 43 previous races: 2006,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
From: North Gower, ON, Canada
A bunch of YRQs in C2 and C1
To slay the sleep monsters leading up to Coffee Creek!
Because the only thing more inconceivable than racing the YRQ, is not racing it.Getting back into C2!
Estonian summer 2017
Time: 69:18:28 66th Overall16th Tandem Kayak12th Mens Tandem Kayak
Paddled 100kms Võhandu International Canoeing Marathon in Estonia 5 times, plus numerous wilderness kayaking events on rivers and seas. I am fan of duration sports in general.
Enjoy the race until the finish.
Explore Canada and the Yukon river
From: Tallinn, Estonia, Estonia | Eesti
Paddled numerous wilderness kayaking events on rivers and seas.
Time: 51:15:59 15th Overall4th Voyageur2nd Mixed Voyageur
Age: 75 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
Missed one YRQ since 04
Hope to crack 45.
Always seeking advice of the Ancients.
Age: 32 previous races: 2016
Beat our previous time, and have fun with a lot more stories to tell.
Part of the Land, Part of the Water
Age: 41 previous races: 2011,2016
YRQ 2011YRQ 2016
Get to Dawson a little quicker than last time!
Canoed across Canada in 2011 over 170 days.Multiple small marathon style races in Saskatchewan
Finish with a smile
Not scratch. Crack 46:00:00 for the team.
See the Yukon while sitting in a fine canoe. Impress myself and my people.
Age: 70 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
A few YRQs and a few rivers.
This is my last YRQ so want to make it a good one in every way.
Can't miss the 20th Anniversary of the YRQ. Looking forward to another wonderful paddle down an amazing river, through amazing country with even more amazing team mates.
Thu 16:49:29 0.9km before Carmacks -136.262, 62.12; status:WITHDRAWN
previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, trekking.
Finish with a good time
previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking.Wilderness training in the military.
previous competition in races, 1/2 marathon, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking
previous competition in races, regattas. Lots of wilderness experience: camping, hiking
From: Aurora , ON, Canada
Regattas, lots of camping experience
To finish with a good time
Thu 18:33:00 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Dawson City, YT, Canada
Quetico, Algonquin, YT lakes.
The wide part of the paddle goes in the water...right?
How else do you get to Dawson?
From: Kenogami, ON, Canada
Just enough to get me through it... I Hope
To be accepted by the river spirits as one of their own
I heard the Yukon river Mermaids are Beautiful
Thu 21:47:41 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: whitehorse, YT, Canada
never raced a canoe before and i have plenty of experience in the wilderness
have fun and not get last
my german buddy always wanted to do this race but never had anyone to do it with so im doing it with him
Age: 52 previous races: 2007
From: Mueden, Germany, Germany | Deutschland
I make this 2007 and i like this so i do it once more.
to get first place and set the all time speed record huuuaaa ...who say that
It`s a nice trip in this area
Time: 64:05:28 56th Overall18th Tandem Canoe12th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Pemberton , BC, Canada
Wilderness canoeing,backcountry travel Recreational Dragon boat raced one season
Experience the Yukon.Father Son Bonding
Wilderness canoeing,Recreational Dragon boat and flat water racing
Experience the Yukon,See where we stand ,as my son is highly competitive.Father Son bonding.
Too old and unphotogenic for sponsors.
Time: 44:57:56 3rd Overall1st Tandem Kayak1st Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa
Yukon 1000, Wild Descent NZ 2013 and 2014
Don't fall asleep.
Coming back to the Yukon for a second look.
No sleeping and paddling at the same time.
Back to see more of the Yukon.
Gaston and Judy HollandMountain Mike's Health Food StoreSealskinz-USA
Time: 55:39:02 33rd Overall9th Tandem Kayak3rd Mixed Tandem Kayak
Age: 56 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States
YRQ finisher 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
To have fun and enjoy the event! ...We want to be much better than last year, that's our focus...as always finishing is first and foremost.
Age: 57 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017
To do my very best, have fun and finish!
We are way to slow for a sponsor.
Thu 14:24:00 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Reno, NV, United States
California 100 and numerous other river trips.
Finish; drink a beer in Dawson
Why would you not want to enter?
Kayaking on the Green River. Numerous wilderness camping and hunting trips.
Time: 53:59:42 27th Overall5th Solo5th Solo Kayak2nd Womens Solo Kayak
Age: 44 previous races: 2014,2017
From: Port Townsend, WA, United States
Yukon River Quest 2014, 2017.Race to Alaska -- Port Townsend to Victoria Leg.Paddled Inside Passage Washington to Alaska.
Hopes -- 50 hours.Joy, grit, tenacity, enjoyment, sharing an incredible experience with incredible people in a truly amazing wilderness.
Because it is an amazing experience that fills me with joy and challenges me beyond belief (and gives me a reason to work out hard all winter long in the rain and wind of Washington!).
Time: 57:49:26 40th Overall10th Solo4th Solo Canoe
Age: 21 previous races: 2017
Over 29 years of backcountry experience by dogteam, horseback, snowshoes, skis, hiking, and paddling, most of it solo, but known to drag the odd kid along. More wilderness experience than you can shake a carbon paddle at...A few local races under the belt......2017 YRQ Voyageur8 years involvement with the YRQ as a volunteer...unfortunately, I know what to expect.
To always be in the moment......
It's the 20th and why the hell not...
Time: 63:57:48 55th Overall15th Tandem Kayak11th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Langley, BC, Canada
Raced white water kayaks,class 4 down river racing. Canoe racing in Ontario. Trip leader of Grand Canyon expedition. Former white white kayak guide
Have a good time. Finish top 10.
Have wanted to do it for years. My brother in law mines in Dawson city and he has been bugging me to come up and visit, I want ed a reason and to be able to see the beautiful Yukon river.
From: Dawson city, YT, Canada
Finish in under 60 hours
Wanted a good challenge
Time: 49:58:39 13th Overall1st Solo1st Solo Kayak1st Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 53 previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
Few YRQ'sFew MR340'sSDKC1 Muskoka XLength of the Lake
Have my best race ever.
Stellar Kayaks, Kokatat, GearJunkie.com
Time: 49:03:27 11th Overall3rd Tandem Kayak2nd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Bend, OR, United States
Everglades Challenge 2017, many expedition adventure races (AWRS, PQ, PER, etc)
Heard great things about it at the EC
EC 2017, many adventure races
Challenge and mosquitos
Time: 45:07:05 4th Overall1st Tandem Canoe1st Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 29 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017
Age: 32 previous races: 2014,2015,2017
YRQ x 2Mattawa River Race x 2
Paddle smart and finish strong.
The Mountain Shop - Packer ExpeditionsAlderworks Alaska - Skagway Book Co.Starfire - Ray Troll - Gold Digger
Time: 51:50:46 20th Overall6th Voyageur3rd Mens Voyageur
Age: 61 previous races: 1999,2005,2011,2014,2016
From: Dyea, AK, United States
Five YRQ finishes, numerous family canoe trips on Yukon rivers.
Under 50 hours
Love being a part of the YRQ!
Age: 41 previous races: 2015
From: Skagway, AK, United States
I have been enjoying the outdoors since I was knee high to a grasshopper, following my dad around. I participated in the 2015 race on the Alfred E. Packers Team.
Laugh and Make last call on Friday night
Beat the Skagnificant Team time in 2014 so Tim Bourcy will have to get back in a boat if he wants to continue talking trash.
Racer in last year's River Quest, wilderness guide
Finish and have a good time
Age: 75 previous races: 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
From: Anchorage, AK, United States
Two Dyea to Dawson, first 15 YRQs, lots of wilderness trips
Dawson before midnight, on Friday
Jeff talked me into it, great to see old friends again!
Age: 17 previous races: 2016
2016 YRQ finisher in C2 with dad, numerous family canoe trips: Yukon, Pelly, Nisutlin, Dezedeash, Snafu, others
Dawson by midnight
I've been lost in the woods for years now.
To have some fun with a great group, and make some new friends! Finishing would also be good.
I have wanted to do this since I learned about the race 5 years ago.
Estonian Canoeing Federation http://www.aerutaja.ee/Aidu Water Sports Centre. http://www.aidu.ee/
Time: 48:07:28 7th Overall2nd Tandem Kayak1st Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Rae, Harju, Estonia | Eesti
Võhandu Marathon.Gauja XXL.Orcas Island 100 miler.100 Miles of Istria.
From: Tallinn, Harju, Estonia | Eesti
European longest paddling marathon 420km on rather still water.Lots of shorter 100km marathons
Not to get eaten
Put myself at a new challange
Time: 51:50:48 21st Overall3rd Solo3rd Solo Kayak2nd Mens Solo Kayak
From: Lidcombe, Australia
Murray Marathon (5x)DW (1x)RPM (6x)Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (8x)
Finish with a Sheep Station
Tom Simmat says it will be good for my personal development.
Thu 16:52:15 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
A Goal: Finish
Time: 69:54:52 74th Overall20th Solo3rd SUP
Age: 49 previous races: 2017
From: Burlingame, CA, United States
California 100 3 timesYukon River Quest -- SUP 2017
Have fun and complete it.
Thu 13:19:15 3.0km past 4th of July Bend -135.129, 61.946; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Chattajack (twice)Carolina Cup (twice)Numerous other racesSUP trip Yukon River with Stuart Knaack
Race to best of my abilities and at the same time enjoying the whole experience
Time: 64:07:59 58th Overall10th Voyageur3rd Womens Voyageur
Age: 52 previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017
10 River Quest many other adventures, races.
Show all the newbies on the boat the beautify of the race and the landscape
Age: 57 previous races: 2005,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017
Competed in many wilderness adventure races & Yukon River Quests.
To win! Oh yah and to have fun while doing it!
From: Guelph, ON, Canada
Have paddled in Ontario wilderness but have not raced.
To experience the Yukon, challenge myself and have a great time with the team.
To finish in good spirits and health, and to have a great time with a group of fellow women. To enjoy the nature and beauty of the Yukon River
From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada
To have fun while finishing the race
Age: 60 previous races: 2012,2013,2014,2016
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
several YRQ events
Have a great experience, finishing happy and strong.
From: Squamish, BC, Canada
Done many multi day canoe Trips before. Never raced.
Have a blast, make some memories and push my self out of my comfort zone.
1. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada2. Noront Resources
1. Outside Looking In (OLIshow)2. Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO)3. Mining Matters
Time: 69:26:12 69th Overall23rd Tandem Canoe5th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 60 previous races: 2017
From: Atikokan, ON, Canada
completed YRQ 2018
complete race in style and faster time
completing YRQ - 2019 faster than YRQ 2018
Yukon Cancer Care Funddonate at http://stixtogether.ca
Time: 51:34:15 19th Overall5th Voyageur1st Womens Voyageur
Age: 60 previous races: 2011,2012,2015,2016,2017
YRQ finisher- 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 Tandem whitewater, multi-day backcountry canoe and hiking trips.
Finish fast, fresh and feeling happy. And raise at least $10,000 for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund, in honour of our generous, anonymous donor who bought us a brand new boat and trailer of our very own!
So last year, around 60 Mile, I said to my teammate “this has been the best race ever. Maybe I won’t paddle next year”. “Ya”, she said. “Me too”. We’re both back. :-) Decided I couldn’t miss the 20th year of the race and the 60th year of me.
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 $$$ as possible for the fund!
Fundraising for the Yukon ( & Atlin ) Cancer Care Fund.
Age: 33 previous races: 2016,2017
2016 and 2017 YRQ finisher with Stix Together
Make it to Dawson in under 50 hours & have fun in the boat while we're at it. Fundraise at least $10K for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund, which supports individuals and families in Yukon and Atlin dealing with cancer.
A challenging & empowering race with a great group of women, plus fundraising for a great cause
Age: 55 previous races: 2016,2017
2016 & 2017 QuestsWilderness experience? Lots...
Shave 40 minutes off last year's time without sacrificing any of the fun
Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund
Age: 57 previous races: 2013,2014,2016,2017
YRQ 2013,2014,2016,2017 with Paddlers Abreast. Yukon & BC kayaking, hiking, skiing.
Get to Dawson with a tired but healthy, happy & proud team, fundraise for the Yukoners cancer care fund.
For the challenge, the beauty of the river, the camaraderie, the anniversary of the race & the YCCF.
1. To complete it 2. In under 50 hours!
To challenge myself physically and mentally, and to train and fundraise for the Yukoner's Cancer Care Fund with a group of inspiring Yukon women!
Age: 26 previous races: 2016
2016 - Stix Together finisher
Only cry once.Finish in 50 hours to raise money for a great cause and make our anonymous donor proud!
Love for the outdoors and the comradely that comes from this challenge. Happy to paddle with a great group of inspiring women.
Age: 52 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
YRQ finisher 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017Yukon 360 and anything under the midnight sun or the auroras.
Paddle hard, laugh loud, raise as much $$$ for the cancer care fund, share a memorable journey with an amazing team and get to Dawson before the sun goes down.
Because it is an amazing way to start the summer as well as helping our Yukon families who have to deal with cancer.
Sourdough Sodbusters and Fuel Yukon Flatwater North and Coach BriLaura CabottMom and Dad
Time: 64:07:50 57th Overall14th Solo7th Solo Kayak3rd Womens Solo Kayak
Age: 37 previous races: 2013,2015
YRQ 2013, 2015 (voyager)
The people of Canada’s North make up only 0.3% of the country’s population and are spread out over 4 million square kilometres (almost 1/3 of Canada’s land mass) of rugged terrain. We bring them together.We connect the North through innovation—by supporting the development of advanced communications and entertainment solutions that reach further and provide better service for our customers. We serve over 121,000 people in 96 communities—46 of which are only accessible by air.
Team Northwestel is fundraising for Braeburn Lake Summer Camp, a children's camp in the Yukon Territory. The camp is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Part of the camp is revolves around water safety and canoe instruction, a very fitting theme with the Yukon River Quest.http://braeburncamp.ca/
Time: 57:48:23 39th Overall8th Voyageur5th Mens Voyageur
Recreational paddler, grew up fishing, hunting and hiking in the outdoors.
Finish the race in the allotted time frame enjoy the experience with my friends and other paddlers.
Being a long term Yukoner this something that I have always wanted to partake in. Bragging rights with family is also a good reason. :)
Klondike Road Relay for 20 yrs. Hiked the Chilkoot, Paddled from Whitehorse to Carmacks, Hunting, Outdoor Survival excersizes.
Finnish without injury.
Wade guilted me.....
I have Whitewater paddled on 12 wilderness rivers over the past 20 years, but this will be my first marathon racing experience. I am an active member of Yukon Search and Rescue, and I enjoy wilderness hiking.
I am a Canadian History fan, and I am looking forward to following the route of the prospectors from the late 1890's, and in the wake of all the people that paddled this river for centuries before the gold rush.
I have done some hunting and fishing. I have hiked some and I was in a canoe once. I have seen every episode of Survivorman and I have a survival book at home.
Get in good shape. Survive. Have a good race with and build relationships with team members.
Grew up paddling Yukon rivers, taking tourists down these rivers with my father and enjoying the outdoors and showcasing our part of the world. Was a canoe instructor for kids for 3 summers. Avid outdoor enthusiast, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing.
Complete the race in good time. Make new friends and push each other to succeed.
Improve my overall health. Complete the longest river race! Test my mental strength for 55+ hours....
No racing experience Lots of wilderness experience
to finish respectably
Age: 61 previous races: 2012,2014,2015,2016
YRQ 2014,15,16Yukon 360Quest for a CureLogs, Rocks & Steel
Enjoy the rugged beauty that is the Yukon. Have some laughs with my teammates.Stay dry.
Too much fun to pass up! Great scenery, great camaraderie, great challenge. And the volunteers are over the top!
No river race experience. Standard northern wilderness experience - lots of camping
finish with the entire team intact, healthy, and still talking to one another!
Never have done a marathon of any sort so this was the choice for my buck list check box.
http://www.griffithsheating.coDianne BruceBen's Electric Ltd.
Time: 59:12:28 46th Overall9th Voyageur2nd Womens Voyageur
Age: 68 previous races: 2003,2005,2006,2008,2010,2013,2016
A few YRQ with PA, kayak and canoe Yukon Rivers and Lakes, hikes into back country
To have our team reach Dawson with smiles on our faces, realizing we show other breast cancer survivors that if they want to, and are willing to train, this is something they also can achieve.
Love being on the river, in this race, in a voyageur canoe with other survivors and supporters, paddling, working and enjoying it together as a team. Love meeting other new paddlers, and reuniting with friends from other races.
Age: 57 previous races: 2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016
Yukon River Quest 8 times
Have fun and enjoy the river. Enjoy the camaraderie, laugh, and have fun with this great group of women. Paddle hard and get to Dawson City in great shape with a smile on my face.
It's an addiction and I enjoy the river. I love paddling with a group of energetic, vivacious, strong minded woman who have overcome breast cancer and as survivors we want to show and encourage other breast cancer survivors that the Yukon River Quest is absolutely achievable.
I do recreational paddling. I hike and camp into back country.
I want all my teammates and I to reach Dawson City with smiles on our faces and pride in our hearts.
I want to support breast cancer survivors and show that there is hope and that everything is possible. I also love outdoors activities and I really want to see the true nature of the Yukon River while meeting great people.
Age: 63 previous races: 2001
Was one of the original Paddlers Abreast Voyageur canoe paddlers of 2001
To have a great race to Dawson in a dynamic team
Always wanted to race, one more time, with other cancer survivors and support
Enjoy every minute...
Breast cancer treatment took a lot out of me...mentally & physically. I'm looking forward to getting stronger through training and camaraderie with my amazing teammates!
YRQ finisher in 2005 (Women’s Tandem Canoe) and racer in 2009 (Voyageur), some trekking, kayaking and hiking.
Getting it done under the Midnight Sun! Enjoying the beautiful Yukon River and working hard together as a team to make our race memorable, successful and supportive of each other, and other teams. Meeting new and old friends!
To support and be part of an amazing team that helps breast cancer survivors get stronger, together. To be on the river again in this wonderful race, with veterans and new racers, sharing a special part of our lives.
10 day kayaking trip off the Broken Island group, 7 day Bowren Lakes circuit. Many over night camping/hiking trips every year ranging from 2-10 days every year for the last 10 years.
For everyone to finish together still smiling.
To support my friends and family who are battling cancer, to pay respect to those who did not beat cancer, and to challenge myself mentally and physically.
Time: 52:27:35 23rd Overall7th Tandem Canoe3rd Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 41 previous races: 2017
Yukon River Quest 2017
To complete the race and perhaps beat our previous time
Age: 37 previous races: 2017
2017 Yukon River Quest
To finish the race, to damage my body less, to sleep the night before the race, to eat before the race and to improve on our finish time
Time: 57:35:30 38th Overall10th Tandem Kayak7th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Moscow, Moscow, Russia | Россия
Numerous endurance and adventure races
Have fun while pushing the limits
Looking for adventure, exploring the country and test ourselves in the greatest kayak race
Time: 58:02:41 42nd Overall11th Solo6th Solo Kayak4th Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 36 previous races: 2017
From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland
Do a lot of running sport since 17 years, 15 half Marathons since 2012, 3 Marathon in 2017 and my highlight was the YRQ in 2017 in a Voyager. Paddling experience since 2008, kayaker, lot of dragonboat competitions, including long distance races. It will be my third summer in the Yukon in series.
To finish the YRQ in a Solo-Kayak is my biggest dream so far. Want to be in Dawson-City bit earlier than in 2017 when I completed the quest succcessfully with my teammates.
Always looking for new challenges. Biggest aim so far will be YRQ in a solo. Futhermore I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape.
Time: 52:52:26 24th Overall4th Solo4th Solo Kayak3rd Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 29 previous races: 2016
From: St Malo, MB, Canada
Many weekend trips, paddled solo from southern Manitoba Canada to Hudson's bay 1400km in 22 days . Got 4th in k1 2016 yrq
Goal is to raise funds for charity Kingdom Adventures. Also am hoping to do better then i did in 2016yrq.
Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki w Warszawie:https://www.muzeumsportu.waw.pl/ , Gold Trail Dawson City http://www.goldtrail.ca/home.html http://www.telefonsatelitarny.pl/http://gminakosakowo.pl/
Pomeranian hospice for children http://pddketrzyn.pl/
Time: 67:55:27 64th Overall15th Solo6th Solo Canoe
Age: 39 previous races: 2013
From: Suchy Dwor, Kosakowo, Poland | Polska
I have;crossed Yukon River in 2003 from Bennet Lake to Bering Sea my raft. I did in canoe:, Pelly River, Niusutlin River, Teslin Lake and Teslin River, Athabasca, Great Slave River, In 2005 I have floated Mackenzie River from Jasper to Tuktoyaktuk :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKaS2UqsiFgI have floated Lena River solo in 2012 , the greatest Siberian river, from its springs to the estuary - 4328km, 63 days. Always solo.you see more:https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1tDc56LZQV8T6dJ_q1k97wHbUAgM&msa=0&ll=64.65745035867333%2C117.49121000000002&z=4Marcin's film about the passage of the largest river of Siberia, Lenahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scE89I26uAwIn 2013 I started in YRQ solo canoe . Because of the disease I had to finish my race in Minto.In 2015 I did Amazon River 5980 km by canoe.http://www.soloamazon.info/tracking/https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1TRb_qsPUUqWU0VKDuMCd8V-5Q9w&ll=-1.4070728736749252%2C-49.59161908732102&z=8http://amazon-explorer.blogspot.com/2016/07/marcin-gienieczko-i-won-fight-against.htmlLast year I did Across Mackenzie Mountains :Ross River-Norman Wells and Back, 1000 kilometers by foot: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=14Stdy1LG9RUVLpOzUkspu_4wpwk&ll=63.66700745521405%2C-129.71398999999997&z=7More informations about my expeditions and live:http://amazon-explorer.blogspot.com/2017/06/upon-amazons-current-disease-drug.htmlwww.gienieczko.pl
achieve good finish time
This race is a cherry on top my canoe experiences. I would like to show my sons, that impossible doesn’t exist
so so much support from family & friends, training advice, childcare, hosting for spring training, cheerleading, money, encouragement, maps, gear & equipment loans... the you-can-do-its are keeping me going!!
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Time: 50:59:38 14th Overall2nd Solo2nd Solo Kayak1st Womens Solo Kayak
Age: 47 previous races: 2017
From: Potsdam , NY, NY, United States
ADK Classic 90Miler; 9x, 2009-2017General Clinton 2015YRQ 2017most challenging endurance event to date: raising teenagers
•to be smiling when I reach Dawson City!•to make my pitcrew proud
I love the Yukon & my Alaska homeland; caught the YRQ bug last year filling in last minute for an experienced C4 team & I'm eager to give this great river another paddle
Starboard, Maui Jim sunglasses, Black Project, Kanaha Kai Maui, Patagonia, Velocitek, Supskin
PARLEY save the oceanThor Heyerdahl Climate Park
Time: 55:35:30 31st Overall7th Solo1st SUP
Age: 47 previous races: 2016,2017
From: Haiku, HI, United States
Winner YRQ 2015 2016World record holder 24hr SUP distanceMultiple expeditions, multiple day crossings and records around the world
To win one more time
Thu 08:28:06 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 52 previous races: 2006,2007
From: Hayling Island, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Won the inaugural Y1000 in 6 days, 2 hours;done the sprint (YRQ) a couple of times and raced mountain bikes from Banff to Mexico and the like for the last few seasons..... its now time to get back in the kayak and come north.
To be at the sharp end of the event.
Love the Yukon.
main sponsor Naish and my co-sponsors Prolimit Skins obrien glogglz blsoutdoor ospreyaction urbanbeach
Time: 69:45:11 73rd Overall19th Solo2nd SUP
From: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland
2017 I did the SUP 11 city tour twice, the nonstop and the 5-days, with extreme Dutch weather and this meant I was only the second person to achieve this but also planted a seed for more. Being a Naish team rider made this an approachable goal because of the support and equipment that comes with it. The 220km non-stop and the 5-days tour became a 440KM race in total.
to win :)Read my story: https://alexdesaint.extremelyinsain.com/
After the 2017 Sup 11 city tour I was approached by Joanne Hamilton-Vale to join her team to participate in the Yukon 1000. At the bottom of the article was written ‘No one yet has paddled the Yukon River Quest, Yukon 1000 and Yukon 360 all in one year’ immediately my new goal was set.
Thu 14:19:29 5.8km before Little Salmon -135.57, 62.045; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Omaha, NE, United States
Missouri River 340 (547 km) – 2016South Dakota Kayak Challenge (72 miles\115 km) – 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Fort to Field (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16, 17.Epic Shootout (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16Sea kayak experience in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Maine.Whitewater kayak experience (class II, III) in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Finish strong and take in what the Yukon has to offer.
Time: 69:19:28 67th Overall17th Solo9th Solo Kayak6th Mens Solo Kayak
I grew up on the Atlantic Ocean with dirt on my face and sand between my toes.
Finish with a smile on my face after paddling the beautiful North of Canada.
To continue the journey of self discovery, to connect with my mental fortitude and push the limits of both mind and body.
Our aim is to raise funds to sponsor one patient via the Yukon Cancer Care Fund.
Fri 16:59:22 0.1km past Coffee Creek -139.083, 62.914; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 55 previous races: 1999,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2016
From: Whitehorse, YT, YT, Canada
A few YRQ's and some adventure races.
Have an amazing and epic trip with my most amazing and precious daughter.
To be the first mother/daughter team from the Vuntut Nation to race the YRQ, and we get to race with pride to honour my daughters name sake, Alice Frost, who is most amazing leader I know....beautiful inside and out.
Age: 18 previous races: 2017
Raced one YRQ, a couple of international races with the North American Indigenous Games Team.
Race with my mom, and to do well.
Cause my mom told me to...just kidding.
Kuhl Kayak - Experience Waterhttps://www.facebook.com/kuhlkayak/
Thu 13:30:45 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: omaha, NE, United States
- 4 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles) - 3 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.
My passion is actively focused on kayaking at large and as I've been immersed in a breadth of kayak related pursuits including numerous races, functions, travels etc. over the past fifteen years, have continuously broadened my experience base and the intensity of my kayak pursuits. As an avid outdoorsman who devotes 40%-50% of days on the water, the Yukon River Quest fulfills my desire to compete and experience an event requiring a commitment of this significance along a wilderness corridor that is of extreme interest. Training extensively for past year and race objective would be to finish in top 25%.
As I've kayaked the majority of the Missouri River system thru the States of Montana and Nebraska as well as significant portions thru the Dakotas, would like to apply my experience to the Yukon River system in an event of this magnitude.
Time: 56:45:57 36th Overall9th Solo3rd Solo Canoe
Age: 38 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
YRQ 3 times, Texas Winter 100.
Paddle well and finish
Thu 17:36:30 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 70 previous races: 2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2017
To finish in a decent time
It's the 20th Anniversary!
Nisga'a Lisims GovernmentKluane First NationThank you to our sponsors.
Time: 69:43:52 72nd Overall25th Tandem Canoe6th Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Burwash Landing, YT, Canada
Recreational canoeing.My Name is Gord Moore I grew up on the lands and river of the Nisga'a Nation, hunting and fishing north coast B.CCan't get anymore wilderness expierenceThan that.
72hrs or better
Recreational canoeingHunting & FishingMarine Advanced First AidSwift water rescue certificateBear Aware training certificate
72 hrs or better
Time: 54:53:28 30th Overall9th Tandem Canoe1st Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Old Crow, YT, Canada
- hiked 1500km across New Zealand’s South Island- hiked 2500 miles on Appalachian Trail (Canada to Georgia)- backcountry river paddling (Wind, Peel, Crow, Porcupine)- 10 years teaching outdoor ed/paddling instruction- run half/full marathons - ran my sled dog team from Old Crow to Fort MacPherson and return
Be stronger than my sister (a national rowing champ... this is an unlikely feat)
Complete a feat of strength wilderness race with my sister
From: Revelstoke, BC, Canada
Wilderness mountain bike racingBackcountry canoeingNational rowing team
Test our sisterly love
Wilderness feat of strength with my sister
- 3 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles) - 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles) -ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor; -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 finishing in a competitive time, enjoy the experience and natural beauty
Thu 13:35:19 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Brighton, ON, Canada
I kayak every year, Ontario lake, rivers from Florida and Everglades
Of course finish it and still enjoy the scenery
It is the most beautiful challenge
Time: 58:59:55 44th Overall12th Tandem Kayak4th Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Saint Renan, France
whitewater and ocean kayaking
Just do it and finish.
personal goal - I have dreamed reading Jack London and Robert stevenson.Talk with my cousin more than the last 20 years.Meet the caribou.
Age: 55 previous races: 2011
YRQ way back when.
The French Connection
Time: 68:57:38 65th Overall16th Solo8th Solo Kayak5th Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 60 previous races: 2015,2017
From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland
Time: 69:42:25 71st Overall18th Solo7th Solo Canoe
From: Phoenix, AZ, United States
A lifetime of wilderness canoeing.Many years of USCA marathon racing and ACA wildwater racing.Three times Missouri River 340 race.
1) To finish.2) To finish well.3) To have a grand experience.
Because it would be beautiful.
Thu 07:15:58 1.1km before Big Eddy Woodcamp -134.971, 61.776; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Castro Valley, CA, United States
YRQ 2017; Tandem CanoeCalifornia 100, 2016, OC-1California 100, 2015, OC-1California 100, 2014, OC-17 years outrigger canoe racing (OC-6 and OC-1)2 years prone paddleboard
To complete the race solo and have fun!
I had the time of my life in the 2017 YRQ.
Thu 19:53:23 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Canoe guide Carcross Y.T. 2005Wilderness Tourism Pgm Yukon College 2015 YRQ2016 YRQ 1ST in Mens voyageur2017 YRQ 2nd in Mens voyageurBach Arts in Recreation Sport Tourism 2nd year University of Alberta
To beat our time from last year!!! We need to shave off 7 hours to beat the all time record...GO TEAM CAP!
To bring awareness that we need to KEEP OUR WATERS CLEAN. Water is life!!!
From: Carcross, YT, Canada
No experience in racing. First timer!!!I have been to many traditional camps, on the line camps and Hunting.
To enjoy this amazing experience. Do my best for the team and to HAVE FUN!!
I always wanted to do this race! I love being out on the water!
Canoe Guide 2005Wilderness Tourism Program Yukon College2015 YRQ2016 YRQBach Arts in Recreation Sport Tourism program 1st year University of Alberta
Looking for Number ONE THIS YEAR BOYYYYYYYYYYY
Because apparently we all crazy up in here....but also to bring awareness that we are paddling to KEEP OUR WATERS CLEAN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS...WATER IS LIFE!
From: , YT, Canada
just hunting and camping but no race experience
not let my team down and do the best I can
Always wanted to travel the river from Whitehorse to Dawson
Time: 44:44:31 2nd Overall2nd Voyageur2nd Mens Voyageur
From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom
Twice raced Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race Won C2 and 9th place overall in a field of 350 doubles. Spent the last 6 years also racing and voyaging Outrigger canoes around the world in France, US, Canada, Cook Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Participated in the 1st crossing of the 50mile channel between Scilly Islands and mainland UK
To laugh more than I should and discover a true wilderness river
From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom
Multiple World Dragon Boat Championships, 3 x 125ml Devises-Westminster Canoe Races, 25 x 100 mile raft races including race wins and 4 Wilderness crossings of Scotland by canoe including the Inverpolly Lochs.
To enjoy the river and the countryside and push it as far as possible.
I was told it was a sprint. With lots of beer.
From: Ashford, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Devises to Westminster C2, Canoeing, outrigging, rafting and dragonboating over the past several years
Enjoy the experience
3 x Concept2 million metre world records.250mile V1 coastal paddle, unsupported.140mile SWCP barefoot run, unsupported.
Try not to take an unscheduled swim
I'm easily persuaded
From: London, United Kingdom
3 * Devizes to Westminster in C2; 3 * GB Premier Dragon Boat Racing crew; Molokai Hoe in OC6; many years of rowing, outrigging, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and rafting
Overcome fear of bears
Experience somewhere genuinely remote
DW x 4, Dordogne Intergrale. Traverse la Seine. Great River Race x 2
To finish quickly, or just not too slowly :)
Ultimate life challenge
Thu 16:54:00 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: previous races: 2016,2017
YRQ 2016, 2017
Dawson before winter
see if the hallucinations get better this year
Age: previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
Some YRQs since 2012
Survive, just survive, have fun and get to Dawson before my husband :)
for the love of paddling, or else...And Big THANK YOU to the teams, “Paddlers Abreast” and “Ts’alvit”! You saved my life.
Thu 17:24:36 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 58 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017
From: Thompson , MB, Canada
Canoeing since 1987, various local races. Tandem, voyageur and solo extended wilderness trips. Completed 2014 YRQ, 2015, 2016 YRQ DNF, Solo canoe 3rd 2017 YRQ
Finish the race.
Northern constructionCAP engineering
Time: 62:26:14 53rd Overall13th Solo5th Solo Canoe
Age: 39 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
YRQ 2015YRQ 2016YRQ2017lots of recreational paddling And other endurance events
Thu 16:53:01 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 45 previous races: 2008,2011,2012,2013
From: Stittsville, ON, Canada
Yrq 4 times
Enjoy the river
Age: 48 previous races: 2012,2013
Enjoy the River / Finish strong
Time: 69:23:16 68th Overall2nd C4
From: Dawson, YT, Canada
Rowed Heavyweight Crew at Yale University. Lots of canoeing experience. Climbed Denali. I live in a remote off grid cabin now, so lots of wilderness experience.
To do as well as we can!
Because it's amazing!
Tons of canoeing experience.
to do well
Lots of canoeing on Yukon and Klondike rivers.
To do well.
Lots of canoeing
To do well too!
Time: 58:02:13 41st Overall11th Tandem Kayak8th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Johannesburg, South Africa | Suid-Afrika
I have done over 5 Berg river canoe marathons, 5 duzi canoe Marathons, 10 Fish river canoe marathons, plus over another 50 odd canoe/kayak races
Have an awesome experience and finish the race
I am on a quest in life to achieve great things and this definitely seems like something great.Racing experience: none racing- I have trekked through the wild numerous times and been on individual trips through the jungle and mountains on several occasions, but I am partnered with a seasoned campaigner.
Complete it in the time required
Racing experience: none racing- I have trekked through the wild numerous times and been on individual trips through the jungle and mountains on several occasions, but I am partnered with a seasoned campaigner.
Time: 51:31:41 18th Overall6th Tandem Canoe4th Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 51 previous races: 2009,2010
From: plano, TX, TX, United States
Lots of paddling/racing...won YRQ twice...this will be my third YRQ
This time, I plan to enjoy race with a great friend!
From: aledo, TX, United States
Texas Water Safari and Colorado River 100
To experience the Yukon and be competitive.
Time: 52:04:18 22nd Overall1st C4
Age: 41 previous races: 2012
From: Larkspur, CA, United States
2009 to 17: Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club, Sausalito, CA2010/11/12/15: Catalina Outrigger Challenge, 32-mile race2010/11/14/15: Moloka'I Hoe Outrigger World Championship, 43-mile race2012: Yukon River Quest in a Voyageur2014: Cal100, 100-mile race in California2016: Ocean Row from California to Hawaii in a 4-men crew, rowed in Guinness Record time in just over 39 days
Train hard, do my best, and finish well
Live an amazing adventure surrounded with beautiful people in a beautiful environment
From: San Diego, CA, United States
Back to back Catalina outrigger crossings – 60 miles - 4 years in a row, Molokai hoe (2x), Pailolo challenge (3x), Kauai world challenge OC1 (42 miles) and all the SCORA races from the past 7 years. Attended Mountain Warfare Training as a United States Marine: Various training in various environments from jungle to Desert as a Marine.
Paddle with friends!
From: Olonne Sur Mer, France
3x Vendée Vaa Race (Les Sables D'olonne FRANCE) - 3rd in 2017 / 4th overall at French Championship rudderless vaa in 2017 / Hawaiki Nui Vaa in 2015 / 4th Ze Race (Guadeloupe) in 2017, a 50km downwind OC1
Paddle hard and share an amazing adventure with friends!
From: Santa Cruz, CA, United States
20+ year outrigger racer / Regular NCOCA and SCORA race schedule / Catalina Crossing - 32 miles - 15+ times (Oc6) / Catalina Crossing – 42 miles – 2x (Oc1) / Molokai – 41 miles – 3x / Pailolo – 25 miles – 1x – iron / Na Pali Challenge – 35 miles – 2x / Kauai Channel Crossing – 100 miles – 1x / Half Moon Bay to Monterey – 90 miles – 1x / Monterey Bay Crossing – 25 miles – 3x - iron / Mokumanamana to Laysan – 450 miles – 1x / Laysan to Kure Atoll – 450 miles – 1x
to give my best effort and win all the while having a fun and memorable time
Honored to be asked to be part of the team and looking forward to forging new friendships across the paddling world
Time: 66:16:06 61st Overall20th Tandem Canoe14th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: toronto, ON, Canada
Extensive canoe tripping experience on rivers and lakes. Limited racing experience.
To finish in the middle of the pack!
Extensive wilderness canoeing experience. New to racing.
Time: 51:26:12 16th Overall5th Tandem Kayak4th Mens Tandem Kayak
Age: 41 previous races: 2009
From: Kimberley, BC, Canada
Never get out of the boat...
It's about time!
Racing minds & wild in general.
Honk & skitter.
Left my wallet in Dawson.
Thu 11:01:00 0.0km past Lower Laberge -135.231, 61.392; status:WITHDRAWN
I canoed once with Boy Scouts down the Colorado River when I was a kid. One of the scouts threw up about 2 miles in. Overall, it was a pretty horrible experience.
Enjoy the outdoors.
From: Seattle, WA, United States
Time: 60:35:14 48th Overall13th Tandem Canoe8th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Multiday adventure racer.
Completing race, top 5 would be great
From: Bristol, United Kingdom
Montane Clothing UKParrot DronesYukon/Canadian TourismYellow BrickTrackingDowncreek Paddles
Raising Money for BBC's Children in Need! Follow our story!petesamyukon.com
Thu 22:37:38 2.8km past Carmacks -136.282, 62.089; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 28 previous races: 2010
From: Pickering, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Completed the Race in 2010Qualified Mountain LeaderLead Expeditions in Jungle/Mountain/DesertSurvival Trained
To finish and hopefully complete in under 50 hours.
From: West Malling, United Kingdom
Camera man for ParamountWorked in remote locations
Complete but hopefully in under 50 hours
Time: 66:52:35 63rd Overall22nd Tandem Canoe16th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Glennallen, AK, United States
17 years as a paddling instructor and guide, from Minnesota, British Columbia, & Alaska.
Have a great time racing with my son.
Sharing adventure with my son.
Liam has paddled the Yukon from Eagle to Circle via Packraft, has one summer's experience as Captain of 16ft oar rafts on the Gulkana, and has grown up paddling crafts of all conveyances.
From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada
River X seriesK1/2OMattawa River raceGolden Lake
Still be married after the race.
Blistered hands, sore bum and a smile on my face.
Muskoka River X24 Hrs of River XK 1/2 O RaceMattawa River Race
Make it to Dawson City (for the first time) by canoe
For the challenge and to get my family to see the beauty of the Yukon!
Thu 21:47:38 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Première course en kayak.
Avis aux Chasseurs de WQT: Il ne faut pas vendre la peau du WQT avant de l'avoir tué.Dit autrement, mon objectif est de survivre.
Première course en kayak.
Battre l'équipe de Patrick Boisvert.
Time: 60:52:10 49th Overall14th Tandem Canoe9th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Prince George, BC, Canada
Northern Hardware race participant every year, trying to re-establish old voyageur races courses around northern BC
finish without throwing up
another dream...of well earned suffering, this time with a good buddy
See kayaking, rafting, Northern Hardware race participant
Finish in 50 hours or less
To challenege myself
Elka Pieterman Nederland BVHandyman BV
Time: 52:58:46 25th Overall7th Voyageur4th Mens Voyageur
Age: 64 previous races: 2014,2016
From: Breda, Noord Brabant, Netherlands | Nederland
Participate YRQ2016, YRQ2014, Climb mount Kilimanjaro 2009 and 2011, biking tour India 2012 and 2015, run the marathon of Rotterdam , New York. Quite some Canoe training in the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway.
To enjoy this wilderness race together with our race team and to finish < 55 hours
We like to participate in the YRQ 2018 again, to show our Will tO Win as a team and to be part of the 25 anniversary of the Yukon River Quest.
Age: 48 previous races: 2012,2014,2016,2017
From: Roeselare, West Vlaanderen, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
YRQ 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
finishing <50 hours
I love the Yukon and the race!They asked me te participate in a voyageur team with all great people, so it's impossible te refuse that :).
Age: 47 previous races: 2012,2016
From: Marke, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
YRQ 2016 and 2012
Paddle hard and enjoy the river with a fantastic team
Age: 49 previous races: 2014
From: Sint Niklaas, Waasland, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
YRQ2014Marathon Antwerp 2012-2013, New York 2013-2015, Rotterdam 2016.Climbed Kilimanjaro 2009, biking tour India 2012
Have fun with friends and enjoy the race, make it in less than 55 hours:).
To take up the challenge again and complete what I did not achieve in 2014:)
Run te Marathon of New York and do quit some Scouting activities
To finish in Dawson in less than 55 hours
To enjoy the Yukon wilderness and want to experience the Yukon River Quest:).
From: Ruiselede, Belgium | België | Belgique | Belgien
Many kayak tours in Belgium
To finish the YRQ in less than 55 hours together with good friends:).
To have fun and experience the beautiful Yukon.
Thu 00:21:16 0.0km past Lower Laberge -135.231, 61.392; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 35 previous races: 2010,2013
From: Rhoose, United Kingdom
YRQ 2010YRQ 2012
To get a prize
Competitive SportsChannel Swim
Time: 47:20:49 6th Overall3rd Voyageur1st Mixed Voyageur
From: Bay Village, OH, United States
Ausable River Canoe Marathon 120Adirondack Canoe Classic 90 x 4Adirondack Cannonball 90General Clinton 70 x 2Some wilderness trippingLots of smaller races
To finish strong.
To paddler farther and longer than I ever have, to be WOW'd around every bend, and to see a moose in the wild (please!).
From: Rochester, NY, United States
OC6 from Bahamas to MiamiAdirondack 90 x15 Paddled Cannonball 90 x 2Raced General Clinton x 2Completed AuSable 120La Ruta Maya - Belize 170USCA NationalsMany smaller racesNational Ski Patrol 36 years including Survival training with Search & RescueScoutmaster Boy Scouts 12 years
Get to know other paddlers better, enjoy the scenery, and paddle the best I can.
To challenge myself to compete in a longer race than I've ever done before, paddling in a region I've never been to, while enjoying the amazing sights and sounds the Yukon area provides.
From: Columbus, OH, United States
25 years of canoe and kayak racing including several times General Clinton, Adirondack 90 miler, Panama Ocean to Ocean Race, USCA Nationals. Backpacking and canoe tripping in Eastern US, CO, and AK.
To do well and paddle strong. To enjoy the landscape and history of the region.
From: Groton, MA, United States
15 Clinton 70 finishes4 AuSable River Canoe Marathon finishes4 Adirondack 90 Classic finishes
Have an adventure and finish strong
From: Maple Grove, MN, United States
General Clinton Canoe Regatta * 4.Au Sable Canoe Marathon * 2La Classique *1Mighty Miss Canoe Race * 2. Champion tandem canoe in 2017.Current through paddle record holder for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
Experience the Yukon river, learn a lot, test myself, be a good team-mate.
Lifetime of wilderness adventures - backpacking, horseback and canoeingNumerous local canoe racesUSCA Nationals2017 Great River Race winner2017 Mighty Mississippi winner
Enjoy another family adventure,prepare and perform at my best,exceed expectations,appreciate the beauty,and learn some things along the way
The simple pleasure I find in wilderness adventure, challenging myself, training as a family, and teamwork.
Many extended canoe trips to the QueticoLocal canoe racesMighty Mississippi 2017 USCA Nationals Champion: adult-youth with 12 year old brother
Enjoy a wilderness adventureTest my limitsFinish well
Age: 68 previous races: 2008
races; YRQ, Y1000, Pelly, Missouri 340, TWS, Colo 100, Clinton, Ausable, Tour de Teche, Panama Ocean to Ocean, the Pastrips; Green River (UT), Missouri Breaks (MT), Mississippi (MN) Minnesota (MN), Rum (MN), Rio Grande (TX), paddle across Finland, BWCA (MN), Apostle Islands (Lake Superior)
Enjoy the Yukon, finish race with entire team strong and motivated. Would be a bonus to be competitive.
Experience is too good to pass up.
Time: 60:25:46 47th Overall12th Solo--th SUP
From: fondettes, indre et loire, France
4 time franch championwinner dordogne integralewinner 24h spainwinner triple crown
we would like to make less than 60hours
this race is a dream for us!
From: lacroix fakgarde, haute garonne, France
less than 60 hours
it's our dream!
Time: 63:45:59 54th Overall17th Tandem Canoe4th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Paddled wilderness rivers and lakes.
Paddled wilderness rivers and lakes (slowly)
Finish by the deadline
Thu 01:53:45 0.1km past Lower Laberge -135.23, 61.393; status:WITHDRAWN
Wildland Firefighter, Dogsledding guide
To finish the race!
From: Tagish, YT, Canada
Kayaker, wilderness first aid, living in the yukon...
Time: 69:33:23 70th Overall24th Tandem Canoe3rd Womens Tandem Canoe
Paddling experience in WA and MT.Short race experience.Out-rigging. Wilderness guide in Utah.Lots of clock hours in the wilderness.
Finish! And push body and brain muscles. And have fun? And finish.
Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, Maine, USAMultiple long river trips in remote Alaska.
Enjoy the views, have a grand time, make some new friends, finish the darn race, and laugh a lot.
Thu 17:48:00 7.4km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.11; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 53 previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2013
4 YRQs, solo and voyageur
to finish in time
From: Palmer, AK, United States
backpacking, hiking, biking, sea kayaking
finish in time
Challenge myself to something new. Follow us on instagram: @thesusansyrq
Time: 61:12:24 51st Overall15th Tandem Canoe10th Mens Tandem Canoe
-Missouri 340; Muskoka River X -10 years of wilderness whitewater canoe tripping in Ontario and Quebec, including 4 years as a trip guide for Northwaters Langskib Wilderness Programs leading trips of 10-20 days
Aiming to be competitive, but not very focused on our ranking. More focused on seeing Yukon for the first time, challenging myself and my team mate, and advancing my skill and experience in canoe racing
Father-son activity (for better or for worse), seeing Yukon, getting outside and taking on a new sort of physical challenge, something to train towards(Photo - I'm on the left)
-Missouri 340, Muskoka River X -2000 mile end-to-end hike of Appalachian Trail-3 seasons backcountry ranger experience Green Mountain Club (Vermont)-45+ years of backpacking and canoe tripping experience
To enjoy the bigness of the river, of the long days, and of the shared adventure with my son.
Time: 70:44:36 75th Overall21st Solo10th Solo Kayak7th Mens Solo Kayak
3 Years of sea kayak guiding on Johnstone Strait. Competed in bike/trail running races.
Hoping to explore a gorgeous wilderness area.More interested in the experience than placing high.
Looking to enjoy more recreational paddling time before heading over to Vancouver Island to enjoy a summer of paddling.
Time: 60:59:16 50th Overall14th Tandem Kayak10th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Jackson , United States
Myriad Private River trips (Colorado, Green, Salt, San Juan, Salmon, Snake), Multi Day Sea Kayaking trips in Yellowstone Lake, Ocean Sea Kayaking in Prince William Sound, AK, Marathon Nordic Skier, Misc Mountaineering in Wyoming and Colorado.
Complete the race, and see the mighty Yukon river the best way possible.
From: Wilson, WY, United States
Myriad Private River trips (Colorado, Green, Salt, San Juan, Salmon, Snake, & Class 5+ Kayaker, Marathon Runner
Complete and have fun
Want to see the Yukon River
Thu 18:51:19 2.9km before Carmacks -136.221, 62.122; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Cold Lake, AB, Canada
Worked as a kayak tour operator in the Bay of Fundy. Have paddled in and around Newfoundland for many years. Have completed outdoor winter survival training along with Basic SAR training.
To challenge myself and finish.
Time: 58:10:52 43rd Overall12th Tandem Canoe7th Mens Tandem Canoe
St Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Ottawa River. Salkantay Trek.
Nahanni, Moisie, and many other river trips.
Time: 70:45:10 76th Overall22nd Solo11th Solo Kayak8th Mens Solo Kayak
Inside Passage (2016)PCT(2014)
Paddle the Yukon
Sika AdventuresListers SportsRock Solid Exploration
Every Student Every Dayhttp://www.everystudenteveryday.ca/
Time: 54:05:36 29th Overall6th Solo1st Solo Canoe
From: whitehorse , YT, Canada
Get my tracking working on time
Simon asked me to