Ed Hopkins

52 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Alaska RV Discovery Tours, Fujitsu, Carstar, Southern Lakes Resort, Johnson's Crossing Lodge, Intuition Liners, Avery Brohman, Ground Effect Media, our friends, dog sponsors and family.

Nationality: Canadian
Current Residence: 10 Mile, YT
Occupation(s): Labourer
Kennel Name: Tagish Lake Kennel
Name Origination: We live by Tagish Lake.
Kennel Bloodlines: Our own.
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 45


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
31

How did you get started running dogs?
Breaking trail for the 1984 Quest.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The endorphins it releases!

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Give her!

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
I'm not allowed to choose names anymore.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 - Yukon Quest - 5th; 2015 - Yukon Quest - 3rd; 2014 - Kobuk 440 - 5th

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2016 5 9d 14h 1m
2015 3 10d 9h 5m
2013 11 10d 19h 5m
2005 8 11d 19h 25m
2001 9 12d 10h 25m
1999 11 12d 23h 33m
1994 8 11d 15h 23m
1993 19 13d 6h 33m

Messages to Mushers

We are a grade 3/4 class who are following you. Hello Ed Hopkins I Am A Grade 4 Who Is Following You In Your Journey!! I Hope You Never Scatch Out Or Have To Serve A Penalty From The Race Marshal! And No Matter What Happens On The Race You Need To Pull Threw!! I Want You To Pass Everybody And Win The GOLDEN HARNESS! Have A Blast On The Race And Have A Great Day Or Night!!
February 08, 2017
My name Odin. I voted for you I hope you win the Yukon quest.ps I'm 8.
February 08, 2017
Hi it's Odin i am in grade 3 4 split. I want to win the Yukon quest race when I grow up. I hope that you win.ps how much money is in the pures this year?
February 08, 2017
Hi I hope you come in 1or2or3or4 that wood be great. Don't give up . I hope you win!
February 10, 2017
Hi I hope you come in 1 or 2 or or 3 or 4 .wold be great and right know you are in 3 place that great i really hope you come in 1 place that wold be super great. if you send a message I'm Liam i think you are the best in the race if your friends are in the race to they are the best to but you are a tinny bite beter if i was in the race to wold give you a hug but i'm to yung to go to the race i'm oley 8 years old and good luck and do your best if you win money good gob in the race i'm happy :) :) super goooooooooooooooood luck in the race :) :) it was liam :0 :000000 i hope you win
February 10, 2017