Yukon Quest International Association (Canada) has announced the upcoming races for the 2024 race season.
The format will consist of three races:
The YQ100 finising in Braeburn
The YQ250 finishing in Pelly Crossing
The YQ450 finishing in Dawson City
The races will start on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Whitehorse.
To determine the format for the races, the Board surveyed mushers and compiled the results to give an analytical approach to the decision making. The mushers favored this format and this date for the 2024 race season, and we moved up our race start date due to those results. This data will also be helpful in setting the stage for our 2025 and 2026 races as well.
Rules changes are being put in place this year and new tracking technology is being sourced to give more rest for dog teams and more accurate time tracking along the trail.
Sign up day will be Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the YQIA offices.