2018 Rules and Entry Packages Available

Friday, July 14, 2017

We welcome all qualifying mushers to the 35th annual Yukon Quest!

The 2018 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race Rules and Entry Packages now available, as are the YQ300.

The 2018 entry fee is $2,000 USD. A maximum of 50 mushers can enter the Yukon Quest. Yukon Quest mushers must be at least 18 years old by the race start date and must have demonstrated their ability to successfully complete a 200-mile and a 300-mile sled dog race within the previous 42 months to enter the Yukon Quest.

The YQ300 sign up day will be on August 5, 2017 in both Yukon and Alaska.


Time: 1pm to 3pm PST
Location: Yukon Quest office on Front and Main Street, Whitehorse

We will also be hosting BarkFest the same day as part of Sign Up Day from 11am-3pm.

Meet your favourite mushers, mingle with other Yukon Quest fans and show off your own pooch in a series of contests. Grab a hamburger and watch some dog-related demonstrations. If you're a fan of our canine athletes, this is not an event to be missed!


Time: 12pm to 2pm AKST
Location: Yukon Quest office, 550 First Avenue, Fairbanks

The 2018 1,000 Mile race will start Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 11am AKST in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 2018 YQ300 race will start Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 3pm AKST in Fairbanks, Alaska.