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March 07, 2019

1st Place - $10,000
Kashif Zafar
Ticket #2606

2nd Place – Skagway Getaway (2 night stay for two at Skagway Inn, 2 White Pass Summit Excursion tickets, 2 round-trip tickets to Juneau by Alaska Fjordlines), value $1100
Melanie Carroue 
Ticket #2161

February 16, 2019

Hosted by the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center, the Finish & Awards Banquet for the 2019 Yukon Quest began with a Presenting of the Colours by Fairbanks Kiwanis Cub Scout Pack #92, a performance of the Canadian and American national anthems by David Wilcoxson, and an...

February 16, 2019

Jason Biasetti closed his eyes, but couldn’t shut down his mind.

“I couldn’t get that wind out of my head,” he said. “It was stuck there.”  

The rookie musher in the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race said he thought a lot about his time atop Eagle Summit before an...

February 14, 2019

That’s a wrap on the 2019 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, as the remainder of the field crossed the finish line throughout the day.

February 14, 2019

2-14-2019  8:10 PM

Congratulations to Remy, Laura, Isabella, Jim, Chase, and Misha! And with Hendirk less the 15 miles out the red lantern is practically his. In spite of weather and trail challenges this year saw only 3 scratches, a low number for a year with so many teams entered.

February 14, 2019

2-14-2019  9:10 AM

February 13, 2019

Four more across the line today, while up on the summits a convoy of mushers battle continued foul weather, and things could get interesting with the next five mushers out of Two Rivers.

February 13, 2019

2-13-2019  10:22 PM

So this armchair musher had to see more of the race for herself, so once again I jaunted off to a checkpoint. This time to Two Rivers to see Deke, Jason, Andy, Rob, and Curt. Was so good to see the crew in Two Rivers, all looking chipper after having to hold up in 101...

February 13, 2019

Due to increasingly dangerous conditions coming into Fairbanks, including overflow and wind-blown snow, the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will be moving the finish line.

The finish line will be moved from its current location, the Morris Thompson Culture and Visitors...

February 13, 2019

Before Yukon Quest rookie Martin Apayauq Reitan was ever born, he was part of a mushing family. 

His father, Ketil, is a recreational and sport musher from Norway who met his future wife, Evelyn, while mushing across northern Alaska.

She would eventually become a handler for Ketil...