Entry for 2022 Yukon River Quest

Entry for 2022 Yukon River Quest has not opened yet

Please check back after 2021-11-01 18:00:00

Registration for the 2022 Yukon River Quest will open on 2021-11-01 18:00:00.

We will only be taking the $50 wait list fee in November, full payment being expected in February if the covid situation has cleared up by then. For this year registration will start with big boats, voyageurs and C4s. Registration for tandems will open a week later on November 8th, and for solos on November 15th. We will be folding back the solo entries do their entry dates appear to be a week earlier. This puts them on an even footing with the tandems.

Similarly we will only be taking a 5% deposit on rental boats in November. Full payment should be made when you pay your full entry fee.

The payment is by Credit Card or for Canadians by Interac: That saves us about 3% on each transaction: We encourage you to use that method to pay.

The ongoing Covid 19 mess makes registration a difficult area. We have lots of teams carried forward from the 2020 race that was cancelled, and we have 30 teams on the wait list. That means that the race is full before we start. Furthermore, we do not know how many teams we will be allowed to have, nor what travel restriction may still be in place come June. And with lock-downs being reimposed in various places teams will have limited opportunities to practice.

All that translates into massive uncertainty. We will do our best to keep you updated as and when we know anything ourselves.

Solo Boats: be aware that the registration software now enforces the policy that you must have raced before or have submitted a brief resume convinciung us that you are safe in this race. You will not be able to register unless you have been approved or have been in this race before (with the same name or email address)

The entry fees by class are Tandem Canoe: Tandem Canoe: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person Tandem Kayak: Tandem Kayak: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person Voyageur: Voyageur: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person 4 person Canoe: 4 person Canoe: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person Solo Kayak: Solo Kayak: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person Solo Canoe: Solo Canoe: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person SUP: SUP: 400.00 plus 400.00 per person.

The entry fees for the half race by class are Tandem Canoe: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person Tandem Kayak: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person Voyageur: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person 4 person Canoe: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person Solo Kayak: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person Solo Canoe: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person SUP: 175.00 plus 150.00 per person.

Each paddler will be sent a copy of the following waiver to "sign". For minors, the parent or guardian must "sign"

Voluntary waiver, release from liability and indemnity agreement.

Please read carefully.

The Yukon River Quest is a long distance race that takes you through very rugged and isolated territory where roads and people do not exist, and where dangers, including death or injury from hypothermia, drowning, bear mauling, forest fire or other acts of nature, do exist. Racers must be physically and mentally fit, as well as, possess back-country survival and self-rescue skills to enable self-management until help arrives. Should an incident occur, racers must realize that they could be up to 24 hours away from a medical facility. Safety Boats patrol the river during the race, however, it is impossible to be everywhere at all times so it is critical to understand the risks and be prepared.

I, Paddler Name, hereby acknowledge and agree that in consideration of being permitted to participate in the race, including use of boats, equipment, and motor vehicles used for travel during the event, and with the full knowledge of the risks of the activities, we hereby for ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and personal representatives, waive, release, and forever discharge the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association, all directors, volunteers, managers, agents, contractors, and employees of the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association or any of its affiliates and any other person acting under the authority of the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, costs, expenses and demands by reason of any damage. Loss, death or injury to our persons or property arising out of, or in connection with our participation in the Yukon River Quest.

I further hereby acknowledge and agree that the event may expose me to risks and hazards, some of which are inherent to the nature of the sports themselves, including without limitation, the unpredictability of weather, water conditions and some of which may result from other causes including, without limitation, errors of human judgment. I agree to personally assume all risks and hazards, and I further agree to bear all costs for rescue or medical attention rendered to us, or for our benefit, arising from the event. I further agree to obtain Visitor to Canada Health Insurance if I am not a resident of Canada and do not have Health Insurance that would cover me in Canada. I agree to show this insurance during Registration in Whitehorse.

I understand and agree that if in any event whatsoever that I require outside assistance – above and beyond Safety Boat evacuation – in being removed and/or rescued from the river at any time during the race that any and all costs for such removal and/or rescue shall be borne in their entirety by myself, ourselves, our heirs and executors as the case may be.

I acknowledge and agree that I am ultimately responsible for my own safety.

I acknowledge and agree that I have read this release of liability and indemnity agreement, that I clearly understood it and agree to its terms, and that I am freely and voluntarily executing the same.