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Thanks to our Sponsors for supporting us on this amazing race.Yukon Wide Adventures as main Sponsor !Listers Motor Sport for shuttles and other services !Fraserway RV Rentals for the RV for our support crew !Len's Painting for his amazing job on painting and polishing our boat - great !Inkspiration for the decals on the Voyageur canoe !
Time: 45:09:40 2nd Overall1st Voyageur1st Mens Voyageur
Age: 50 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Some years canoe/kayak experience in a few canoe Slalom & White Water competitions. 5 times YRQ finisher
Find the fastest current and channels on the way to Dawson. Hopefully being faster than previous years !
I love the river !
Age: 31 previous races: 2016,2017,2018
YRQ 2016 - Tandem CanoeYRQ 2017 - Tandem CanoeYRQ 2018 - VoyageurUniversity Swimming
Have fun, race hard.
Butter tart at midnight in a canoe with my manly musk blowing into my partners noses. Helps me lose weight and not eat all my kids leftovers.
Age: 55 previous races: 2004,2005,2008,2013,2017,2018
Previous YRQ's, Texas Water Safari, Adventure Racing. Blah Blah Blah
Friday night Happy Hour in Dawson!
It's in my backyard. I love being on water
Age: 34 previous races: 2016,2017
Age: 48 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2015,2017,2018
From: Saltspring Island, BC, Canada
5 YRQ's and other races
Finish strong and fast
Age: 62 previous races: 2017
From: Calgary, AB, Canada
Life long canoe/kayak racer: flatwater, outrigger, marathon, ice boat, voyageur. YRQ finisher 2017
Enjoy the Yukon River at its best in the company of a new team.
Several but mainly because I can't easily say no to a paddling adventure.
Time: 58:33:27 41st Overall12th Tandem Canoe2nd Womens Tandem Canoe
Age: 28 previous races: 2018
MR340 2015Ski to Sea 2018YRQ 2018Ski to Sea 2019
Improve, keep becoming a better and better team with my awesome fellow Huptown Girl
Age: 30 previous races: 2017,2018
YRQ 2017, 2018Ski to Sea 2018, 2019Prince George Northern Hardware 2018Outdoor things.
Be a strong lead dog for my smooth and feisty captain. Be an even better team.
Ski season was over again.
Thu 10:51:17 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 58 previous races: 2017,2018
From: Chelsea, QC, Canada
to share another adventure with my Tweetie, and (sigh) keep the bickering to a minimum.
Heard they were giving out the "Senior's Prize" again this year. All you old farts, come at us!!
Age: 64 previous races: 2017,2018
Muskoka River XKingston to Ottawa
?? listen to Bonnie ???
Trying not to give in to Father Time.
Thu 12:52:01 3.9km past Erickson's Woodyard -135.279, 61.965; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 39 previous races: 2017
From: Castro Valley, CA, United States
YRQ 2017; Tandem CanoeThe 24 Hour Paddle, 2019 (Santa Cruz, CA)California 100, 2016, OC-1California 100, 2015, OC-1California 100, 2014, OC-1Monterey Bay Crossing, 2015, OC-6Catalina Crossing, 2013, OC-69 years outrigger canoe racing (OC-6, OC-1); 2 years prone paddleboard and surfski
To complete the race solo and have fun!
Time: 51:43:19 14th Overall3rd Tandem Canoe2nd Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 35 previous races: 2010,2016,2017,2018
From: eagle river, AK, United States
finish...maybe keep a partner for a change
because i can...and my wife lets me
From: Anchorage, AK, United States
Yukon 1000 - 2009
Dont disappoint my partner
theres a few screws loose
Time: 47:23:05 7th Overall2nd C41st Mixed C4
From: Pemberton, BC, Canada
Rub a dub dub 4 in a tub and who do you think they are. A hunter, a trainer, a doctor, a builder, Down the Yukon they will paddle their clipper, four on their way to DC.
Northish and mostly downstream
Age: 30 previous races: 2017
YRQ 2015 & 2017
Enjoy my Bombay Peggy's hotel room Friday night.
To have a Pemberton reunion and spend less than 50 hours on the Yukon River with exceptional people.
From: Kamloops, BC, Canada
dragon boat, outrigger, flat water
Thu 20:22:20 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 61 previous races: 2015,2017,2018
From: Eichwalde, Germany | Deutschland
Thu 11:54:15 1.9km before Big Eddy Woodcamp -134.951, 61.772; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Delta, BC, Canada
Motorcycle enthusiast with a kayaking problem.
Not to get eaten by grizzlies: no body recovered = difficulty for husband to claim insurance premiums, (refer back to "reasons for entering this race").
Husband is always encouraging me to try increasingly challenging wilderness adventures.
Thu 14:59:54 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 60 previous races: 2016,2017,2018
From: Houston, TX, United States
YRQ 2016, 2017, 2018MR 340 2015Texas Water Safari 2012
Beat last years time and finish strong!
To improve my time from last year and have fun on the river.
Time: 49:58:15 9th Overall2nd Tandem Canoe1st Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 44 previous races: 2018
From: Golden Lake , ON, Canada
YRQ 2018Muskoka River X Series 2017, 2018K 1/2 O Race 2017, 2018Mattawa River Race 2017, 2018
Enjoy it as much as last year!
Any chance to get back to the Yukon is a great reason!
Age: 39 previous races: 2018
YRQ 2018River X series 2017, 2018K1/2O 2017, 2018Mattawa River race 2017, 2018
Beat last years time of 49 hours.
Blistered hands, sore bum and a smile on my face.
Time: 55:10:33 25th Overall3rd Tandem Kayak2nd Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Woronora, Australia
Recent Paddling7 Hawkesbury Classics 111km (1 win, 4 records)3 Murray Marathons 404km (2 wins, 3 class wins, 3 records)1 Clarence 100 - 100km (1 record)7 Myall Classics 47km (3 records)1 Riverland Paddling Marathon 208km (1 record)1 Texas Water SafariWildernessAlpine off trail in Southern Alps of New ZealandLarapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Australia. 223km, 13 days. Unsupported.14 of the 15 highest peaks in Australia
There's a t-shirt and a finishing medal right?
Recent Paddling7 Hawkesbury Classics 111km (1 win, 4 records)3 Murray Marathons 404km (1 win, 3 class wins, 3 records)1 Clarence 100 - 100km7 Myall Classics 47km (2 records)1 Riverland Paddling Marathon 208km (2 records)1 Texas Water SafariWildernessAlpine off trail in Southern Alps of New ZealandLarapinta Trail, Northern Territory, Australia. 223km, 13 days. Unsupported.14 of the 15 highest peaks in Australia
Enjoy the journey to the finish.
Time: 58:00:41 39th Overall11th Tandem Canoe7th Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 50 previous races: 2011,2011,2012,2013,2013,2014,2016,2017
From: Whitby, ON, Canada
YRQ X 6MRX Classic (130km) X 4MRX CdB (220km) X 2Texas Winter 100
To paddle with my son
MRX (130km) x 224 Hrs of River X Racing (Relay) x 2Kawartha PaddleQuest (50km)Mattawa to North Bay (64km)K2O (50km)
Keep Dad alive
Time: 52:36:45 19th Overall4th Solo2nd Solo Canoe2nd Mens Solo Canoe
From: Huntsville, ON, Canada
Muskoka River X - 5 timesMattawa Canoe Race - 7 timesK 1/2 O (Kingston to Ottawa)General Clinton - 3 times
Finish with a smile
Love to paddle and challenge myself and look forward to doing that on a historic river in an epic way
Thu 16:51:33 0.0km past<br>Carmacks 62.112, -136.267; status:CHECKPOINT
From: Haiku, HI, United States
Maui to Molokai 2016,2017,2018Molokai to OahuMaui Paddling hui race series 1997-2018
To have fun , meet great people, learn about the Yukon and to push myself and hopefully finish
Thu 15:19:00 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 63 previous races: 2018
From: Mississauga, ON, Canada
YQR 2018 DNF (ouch)Chattajack 16,17 and 2018Big East River twiceYukon River SUP trip
Well finishing would be awesome. As I tell the grandkids, #1 rule is to always have fun.
Great reason to come back to the Yukon and see all my northern friends.Note: Photo credit goes to Harry Kern
Age: 30 previous races: 2015,2017
From: Utrecht, Netherlands | Nederland
YRQ 2015 and 2017
- Sleep, which I realize is a strange aim for this race- finish in <55hrs would be nice- sourtoe thing in Dawon. Three times a charm
Can't seem to stay away
Time: 64:31:55 62nd Overall23rd Tandem Canoe7th Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Multiple tandem unsupported excursions of 75-100 km. Back country survival know how, comfortable in severe conditions
Finish! Have fun, get a new experience
Competitor in Seventy48, competitive sailor in multiple Swiftsures and Southern Straits regattas. Experience backcountry camper and paddler.
Finish and have a good time.
Time: 61:05:15 51st Overall10th Solo6th Solo Kayak4th Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 51 previous races: 2013,2015,2017
From: Christchurch, New Zealand | Aotearoa
YRQ 2013 (tandem). Wild Descent 2014 (NZ). YRQ 2015 & 2017 (solo DNFs). Massive Murray Race 2018 (25% of record-breaking recreational relay team). Lots of river, lake & sea kayaking in NZ.
To finish under 60 hours. Nah, just to finish really. Who cares about the time, it's just a number after all.
Well, you try to put it behind you and move on to other challenges, but...
Time: 45:20:50 3rd Overall1st C41st Mens C4
Age: 54 previous races: 2015,2017,2018
From: Arnprior, ON, Canada
YRQs, MRXsK2Os, General Clintons
Enjoy the experience....and finish sub 44 hours.
It has become a habit.
YRQ x 4
Not fall in. And have the race we want to have - smooth and strong to the finish.
Age: 46 previous races: 2015,2017,2018
From: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Battle for the win in C4 and overall
Swore I'd never go bigger than tandem, but can't resist trying C4 with this team. Curious to see how fast we can make a C4 go for 40+ hours, and what new kinds of pain I'll discover.
Age: 31 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Whitehorse , YT, Canada
Finish faster than last year.
Couldn’t say no to this C4 team idea!
Sat 15:26:08 6.6km past Sixty Mile River -139.74, 63.622; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Balwyn North, Australia
Completed Murray River classic in Australia and extensive camping and kayaking in wildnerness trips
Aiming to finish within the cut off time
Adventure and a passion for outdoors
Completed Murray Rivwr classic in Australia
Aiming to finish in the cut off time
Our wives and children! They are the best in the world!
Time: 44:59:10 1st Overall1st Tandem Canoe1st Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 54 previous races: 2003
From: Regina, SK, Canada
YRQ, MRX, K2ODouglas Monias Canvas Canoe Marathon
To have fun and enjoy the scenery with a great friend
From: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Triple Crown racesOpaskwayak Indian Days Champion
To enjoy Mike's company! To have fun and see Dawson
Wed 16:01:30 1.3km before Policemans Point -135.082, 60.938; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 50 previous races: 2017,2018
From: Burlingame, CA, United States
Yukon River Quest 2017, 2018Cal 100 2014, 2015, 2016
Finish and enjoy the adventure
The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Companyhttp://hcsurf.com
Time: 65:28:41 65th Overall15th Solo4th SUP3rd Mens SUP
From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Multiple extended wilderness paddling trips (both group and solo) in Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, and the Yukon. Have participated in many SUP races in SK, MB, and ON as well as the Big Ole Sup-athon, South Dakota Kayak Challenge, and Chattajack 31 in the USA.Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor and Instructor Trainer. Paddle Canada River Level 2 Sup Instructor
Have fun, see some wildlife, and finish strong.
This past summer, my wife and I canoed the Yukon River with our 3.5 year old son. Coincidentally we were on the river during the Yukon 1000. It was pretty inspiring to see the teams paddling by, especially the SUPs. Decided to come back for another adventure.
Yukoner's Cancer Care Fundhttp://stixtogether.ca
Time: 53:01:16 21st Overall5th Voyageur1st Womens Voyageur
Age: 51 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
YRQ 2014 with Paddlers Abreast - started the race with the flu and only made it to Carmacks.YRQ 2015 - with Paddlers Abreast - finished!YRQ 2016 - with Stix Together - finished!
Fundraising for the Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Our goal is to finish the race in 50 hours and fundraise as much $$$ as possible for the fund!
Fundraising for the Yukon ( & Atlin ) Cancer Care Fund.
Age: 60 previous races: 2011,2012,2015,2016,2017,2018
YRQ finisher- 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Tandem whitewater, multi-day backcountry canoe and hiking trips.
Finish fast, fresh and feeling happy. Raise $10,000 for the Yukoners Cancer Care Fund, in honour of our generous, anonymous donor who bought us a brand new boat and trailer of our very own!
I want that 5000k pin!!! I really really do. And I really really really want to break 50 hours this year.
Age: 56 previous races: 2016,2017,2018
2016, 17 and 18 QuestsWilderness experience? Lots...
Hope to beat last year's time and have fun while doing it
Fundraising for Yukoners Cancer Care Fund
From: West Vancouver, BC, Canada
First race ever. Lots of outdoor and wilderness experience in all three Canadian territories, BC, Ontario and Pacific Northwest.
Keep a positive mindset over 50 hours (or fewer!) of paddling, and work with this great team of women to help improve on last year's time.
Re-connect with Yukon - both the place and the people here.
Age: 52 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
YRQ finisher 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017Yukon 360 and anything under the midnight sun or the auroras.
Paddle hard, laugh loud, raise as much $$$ for the cancer care fund, share a memorable journey with an amazing team and get to Dawson before the sun goes down.
Because it is an amazing way to start the summer as well as helping our Yukon families who have to deal with cancer.
I have Very little paddling experience.
To have fun, learn and make it to Dawson feeling good and smiling.
To Raise money for the Yukon cancer care fund and for a new experience/challenge both physically and mentally.
some paddling experience
Finish feeling good
To raise awareness and money for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and have a great experience.
YRQ 2016 - made it to Little Salmon in a C2
Finish and finish strong!
Raise money for Yukon Cancer Care Fund and have a great experience with 7 other women!!
Time: 65:46:46 66th Overall16th Solo9th Solo Kayak6th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Canal Winchester, OH, United States
Boston Marathon2 Ironman distance triathlons - 2.4 mile swim - 112 mile bike - 26.2 mile run50 mile and 100 mile ultra runsFinished the 2700+ mile Tour Divide mtn bike race From Banff Canada to the Mexican border, off road/unsupported.Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim in a day. (Across and back)Summited Kilimanjaro In 1.5 days, completed in 3 days.2 Canadian boundary water trips. - 5 day with friends - 4 day solo
Push my limits.
Looks like a well ran adventure race! I would be honored to test my metal in such an epic event.
Time: 51:06:00 13th Overall3rd Solo2nd Solo Kayak2nd Mens Solo Kayak
From: Austin, TX, United States
Multiple 100+ mile canoe & kayak races, including many top 3 solo finishes
Top 3 solo
I want to do all the major paddling ulta-marathon races. I've done the TWS, CR100, MR340, and AuSable Canoe Marathon. Now the YRQ!
Padlespesialisten https://www.padlespesialisten.no/Permobil http://www.permobil.comAPL Norway AS https://www.apl.com/local/norway
Thu 12:20:45 0.1km past Carmacks -136.268, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Lillesand, Norway | Norge / Noreg
Arctic Sea Kayak Race Tour De Gudenaa x 4Dalsland Kayak Marathon x 6Telemarkspadlern x 5Nordic Marathon ChampionshipMany smaller races in Norway. I have been racing kayaks since 2001.I have also been doing week long touring trips along the Southern coastline of Norway. We also did a 4 day's trip at Svalbard some years ago. I have been padling Seakayaks, touring racing kayaks (Danish type), multisport kayaks and lately surfskiis.Racing since 2001.Normally I represent my local club (Arendal Kayak Club) in races, but this year we created Ravenwater Kayak Racing for the YRQ 2019.
Race smart, no big mistakes and finish on a good time. Experience the wilderness and hopefully see some wildlife. Meet new interesting people and create memories.
I think the YRQ looks like the perfect combination of kayak racing and expedition padling. Not to forget the amazing nature of Canada wilderness. I'm up for the Challenge. Live life and follow my dreams.
Team Bad Boy
Thu 22:04:37 3.3km before Macauley Bar -136.009, 62.062; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Iowa City, IA, United States
SDKC 2018 and 2019 finisher; solo kayakMR340 2018 finisher; solo kayakmulti-day kayak trips off coast of Alaska, Mississippi river; week of Atlantic coastal kayaking in Georgia; Kayaking off Maine coast, and the Florida Keys multiple Ultra races/long distance running, biking and running; winter fat bike riding/camping; biked ITI 150 2019
To not be the subject matter for a potential new book, "Sea Kayaker's Even More Deep Trouble: Yukon River Edition"Also, to finish and have fun.
To see what the fuss is all about !!!
Time: 46:21:05 5th Overall3rd Voyageur3rd Mens Voyageur
Age: 52 previous races: 2018
From: Milton Keynes, Bucks, United Kingdom
Twice raced Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race Won C2 and 9th place overall in a field of 350 doubles. Spent the last 6 years also racing and voyaging Outrigger canoes around the world in France, US, Canada, Cook Islands, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Participated in the 1st crossing of the 50mile channel between Scilly Islands and mainland UK
To laugh more than I should and discover a true wilderness river
Age: 65 previous races: 2018
From: Tring, Herts, United Kingdom
2018 Yukon river quest 2nd place.Several crossings of Scotland.Devises to Westminster.
To have a real adventure, enjoy the hospitality of Whitehorse and Dawson city and try to go one better than last year!
Age: 57 previous races: 2018
From: Ashford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Devises to Westminster C2, Canoeing, outrigging, rafting and dragonboating and second time Yukon.
Seen elephants last time, hopefully see bears this time. Enjoy the journey.
2 times Devises to Westminster winner in K2 men and C2 mixed
Be fast and don't break
I wasn't concentrating when it was suggested and said yes instead of no
From: London, United Kingdom
YRQ 2018, 3 * Devizes to Westminster in C2; 3 * GB Premier Dragon Boat Racing; Molokai Hoe in OC6; many years of rowing, outrigging, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating and rafting
Learn to pee in a bailer
Get away from England's late-June hay-fever
From: Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Raced home made rafts since 1980. Took up dragon boating in 2003. Started canoeing late 2013 to take part in the DW non stop race. Added outrigging , and I continue with all four to this day.
To complete the quest. The brain says I can do it but the monkey on my shoulder says I can't. I hope my brains right!
Time: 57:32:21 33rd Overall7th Voyageur3rd Womens Voyageur
Age: 55 previous races: 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Wynndel, BC, Canada
8th time in YRQ; multiple extended wilderness paddling trips in northern Canada
To finally see purple martians.
Age: 28 previous races: 2017,2018
To finish the race still smiling....
Age: 25 previous races: 2003,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
Several Yukon River Quest races
For all to have a safe race and enjoy the beauty of the river and lands along the way. Also to enjoy the camaraderie on the river with the other races, with the organizers, volunteers and friends and families along the way.
Age: 54 previous races: 2015
Team Whoa twice before
Being out in nature
Age: 53 previous races: 2004,2005,2006,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018
Get to Dawson before the bars close Saturday night.
Love the race, love the river
Extended wilderness canoe trips in north Yukon.Newbie at YRQ
Get to know the women in my boat. They have a reputation for being lots of fun!!
It is now or never!
First time YRQ.
To finish happy.
I have been curious about this event and wanted to try it out. I think a voyageur team gives me the best opportunity to finish.
Age: 59 previous races: 2005,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2017,2018
9 times Yukon River Quest participant Experienced many wilderness races
See if we can beat our record time and have fun on the river! See how long it takes before I start hallucinating.
Love the good energy on the river.
Time: 68:23:38 74th Overall18th Solo10th Solo Kayak7th Mens Solo Kayak
Spent 2 weeks this Summer paddlingfrom Bennet to Dawson CityL2 Paddle CanadaAOG guide
to finish the race
Time: 57:44:24 36th Overall9th Voyageur2nd Mixed Voyageur
Age: 63 previous races: 2011,2012,2014,2016
From: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada
Several YRQs. Marathon canoe racing.
Finish safely in our best time.
As always, to enjoy the beautiful Canadian North with great friends.
Age: 67 previous races: 2011,2012,2014,2016
Marathon canoe races and several YRQs
I am hooked on the race, Yukon and the people. If anyone wants any help I might be able to share, this is me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age: 46 previous races: 2016,2018
From: Tilbury, ON, Canada
YRQ2016 Voyager (7 Person)YRQ2018 K2Recreational Canoeing/Hiking/Camping
Finish safely, faster than previous and enjoy the race with new and existing friends.
Once or Twice is not enough.......awesome way to experience the Yukon and a great Race/Event to participate in.
From: Enfield, NS, Canada
Marathon Canoe Racing in Eastern Canada and USA. Canadian and US Nationals 6 times, La Classique 2. Backcountry paddling and camping in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick since I was a lad.
To Finish Strong staying Well, Safe and Happy with like minded folks!
The Great Northern Rivers, especially the Yukon, have always appealed to me. The YRQ will fulfill a dream !
I love the great outdoors and do many sports including rock and ice climbing, kayaking, kite boarding and some mountaineering however I have next to no canoe experience. I love adventure and I am very excited about this one.
My goals for this trip are to learn about my self, experience the north and of course have fun.
I have seen most of Canada and can't imagine a more unique way to experience the Yukon.
From: Belnan, NS, Canada
I have been a recreational paddler for over 40 years and have competed in several marathon races. I enjoy the wilderness and have lots of experience hiking and camping in the backwoods.
To prepare mentally and physically so I will be a strong member who can contribute to the overall success (safe, strong, enjoy) of our team.
I am looking forward to the challenges; the preparation and the completion of this race. This will be an amazing way to see parts of the Yukon that many will never see.
Time: 55:53:29 27th Overall8th Tandem Canoe4th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Stevens Point, WI, United States
Two MR340 finishes (best finish 40th), a few other random races. Many years of backpacking and bike touring, including a couple times in Denali.
Enjoy the river and paddle like the cops are after me
It's the Yukon!
From: Kirkland, WA, United States
Two MR340s (top finish 40th), lots of backpacking, Army survival training
Paddle while my brother trolls for lake trout in the back
Diane BruceGriffiths Heating and Sheet Metalhttps://www.griffithsheating.co/Wendy CloseBen's ElectricReal Canadian Superstore WhseSave-On-Foods Whse
Time: 58:46:58 42nd Overall10th Voyageur5th Womens Voyageur
Age: 46 previous races: 2003,2004,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
13 years paddling in the Yukon River Quest.
To finish in good spirit.
To promote a healthy lifestyle after breast cancer and for the love of paddling.
I haven't raced before but I've done extensive backcountry trips for work and in my personal life.
Finish, support my team and have a good time.
To honour and support those fighting cancer or those who have fought it and to experience the race with a wonderful group of women.
Age: 62 previous races: 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2015,2016,2017
From: Atlin, BC, Canada
YRQ and many other expeditions in the wilderness.
Challenge myself physically and mentally to plan for, start and finish the race while enjoying the river and the many analogies it provides for the struggle against breast cancer and the joy of life.
Raise awareness of breast cancer and that breast cancer survivors can lead full, active and healthy lives.Continue the goal of Paddlers Abreast to participate in the race every year.
dragon boat raced for one summer. I have lots of experience in in the backcountry and front country backpacking, on my bike and in my canoe.
To have an amazing epic experience (even if it turns out to be type 2 fun) with a group of fabulous and strong women.
To honour and support the women in my life who have fought breast cancer.To tackle a new challenge in life.
Finish the race with a smile Cheers with my team in DawsonEnjoy the race with seven wonderwomen
This will be my first YRQ experience.
To enjoy this incredible experience with a strong group of women, and arrive in Dawson with a smile on my face.
Being a member of last year's Paddlers Abreast team was a pivotal experience in the healing journey of a close friend. I was inspired to paddling in honour and support of her and all mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and families having to navigate cancer.
Age: 45 previous races: 2018
Completed 2018 YRQ
- have fun...lots of it- create some great memories with a great group of gals- try my best and be proud of the team effort- savour the natural beauty of the River
Completing the 2018 YRQ with the Paddlers Abreast was pivotal in my healing journey following breast cancer. I just had to be part of that experience again and continue to prove to myself that not only can you survive cancer, you can thrive.
This will be my first YRQ experience. I did several hikes in the Yukon.
Finish the race and have fun with our great team.
I was inspired to paddling in honour and support of all families having to navigate cancer.
Time: 50:28:54 10th Overall1st Solo1st Solo Canoe1st Mens Solo Canoe
Age: 37 previous races: 2016,2017
From: Vernon, BC, Canada
YRQ 2015 and 2016
Always wanted to try it solo.
Starboard, https://sup.star-board.com/Patagonia, https://www.patagonia.comMaui Jim, https://www.mauijim.comBlack Project, https://blackprojectsup.com/Supskin, https://www.supskin.com/
Thor Heyerdahl Mangrove projecthttps://blue.star-board.com/mangroves/thor-heyerdahl-climate-park/
Time: 56:47:47 30th Overall7th Solo1st SUP1st Mens SUP
Age: 49 previous races: 2016,2017,2018
Yukon River Quest winner 2016 2017 2018Yukon 1000 winning team
Enjoying and Winning
Just because I like it
The letter B and the number 5.
Thu 22:54:15 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Triathlons, ultras, marathons. backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, camping, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, horsebackriding, lots of experience in bear country, impressive parallel parker.
Start.Brew the best river coffee.Finish with 51% of team intact.Avoid situations depicted in tragic Hollywood boat/wave movies.Provide help to others.Seize the day(s).
Adventure races, all backcountry experience including backcountry skiing, hiking, camping, wilderness trekking, kayaking, canoeing, first aid course.Long distance triathlons, mountaineering.
Wed 12:42:44 0.2km past Whitehorse -135.047, 60.717; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 49 previous races: 2013,2017
From: Martinborough, New Zealand | Aotearoa
YRQ 2013 K2. YRQ 2017 K1 (DNF). 2018 Massive Murray Paddle K1(404km), river, lake, ocean kayaking in New Zealand
enjoy, push myself and finish
didn't finish in 2017. one last crack at it
Time: 65:05:06 64th Overall25th Tandem Canoe4th Womens Tandem Canoe
Age: 28 previous races: 2017
- YRQ 2017 - Many multi-day canoe trips- Avid backpacker, hiker, and backcountry skier.
To give the race our best shot.
From: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
- Several multi-day wilderness Canoe Trips- Avid Alpine and Nordic skier; chronic Ski Patroller, wilderness backpacking. - Formerly a youth Nordic ski racer.
To finish the race in good time! And just to finish.
Time: 57:37:59 35th Overall8th Solo5th Solo Kayak2nd Womens Solo Kayak
Age: 49 previous races: 2004,2005,2017
From: Sausalito, CA, United States
Yukon River Quest 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2017; California 100 2013 and 2015; and ultra distance running/cycling races.
To make it to Dawson with a smile on my face.
I just love the Yukon!
Time: 68:24:34 75th Overall19th Solo11th Solo Kayak8th Mens Solo Kayak
From: Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland | Schweiz | Suisse | Svizzera | Svizra
some long distance races in europe. 2017 over 5 weeks solokayaktrip in mongolia to lake baykal. 2013 from whitehorse to dawson with kayak
to drink a beer in dawson after a hard run
to smell the air again at the yukon river
Mountain Mike's Health Food Store CustomersAlvin and Judy HollandSealskinz-USAHammer Nutrition
Time: 57:45:37 37th Overall4th Tandem Kayak3rd Mixed Tandem Kayak
Age: 57 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018
From: Moyie Springs, ID, United States
5-time YRQ finisher.
Have fun! and enjoy the moment. Have a solid run and finish.
Age: 58 previous races: 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
Time: 63:52:59 60th Overall21st Tandem Canoe13th Mens Tandem Canoe
Pretend to sheep hunt sometimes.
To finish with Jon not bitching at me too much.
Because Jon dared me to.
Pretended to do a few triathlons.
To perform as awesome as my banter is.
I'm a very insecure construction worker who needs to do cool shit like this to validate my masculinity.
The Mountain Shop, https://www.packerexpeditions.com/the-mountain-shop/Alderworks Alaska, http://alderworksalaska.com/Starfire, https://www.starfirealaska.com
Time: 57:25:23 32nd Overall6th Voyageur2nd Womens Voyageur
Age: 44 previous races: 2014
From: Skagway, AK, United States
Yukon River Quest 2014, Snake River & Wind River Yukon, Stikine River BC, Hulahula River, AK, Escalante River UT
Have an awesome paddle with an awesome group of women!!!
I have several years of backcountry climbing/trekking/mountaineering guiding experience in Alaska and have done multiple river trips in Southeast Alaska, the Yukon and a couple week trip in the Arctic.
To see more of the Yukon River and wilderness, and make it to Dawson.
To beat Tim Bourcy’s time
I have several years of experience in extended backcountry hiking, sea kayaking, and climbing. I have worked as a raft guide on the Chilkat, Klehini, and Tsirku rivers. I recently finished a 5 day rafting trip on the Gates of Lodore and have done personal day trips on the snake river in Wyoming, the Taiya, and the Skagway.
Paddle with awesome ladies and beat Tim Bourcy's time.
Canoe-tripping since before birth. First time racer. Inspired to be here after watching my parents rock the Quest last year for their 35th wedding anniversary.
Have a good time with 5 rad women! Try something new, push myself, appreciate the river, be open to all the good stuff to come.
From: Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Racing - Mostly OC6.Wilderness - Backpacking, former trail crew, ocean kayak guide...I just love being out there.
Embrace the adventure through rain and shine:)!
Time: 52:36:17 18th Overall6th Tandem Canoe1st Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Cantley, QC, Canada
K2O 201824 Hours of River X 2018MRX Sprint 2017 + 2018
Finish and have fun!
Age: 42 previous races: 2009,2015,2017
YRQ 2015 + 2017K2O 201824 Hours of River X 2018MRX Sprint 2017
Time: 50:53:23 11th Overall2nd Tandem Kayak1st Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Dresden, Germany | Deutschland
Marathon de l'Ardèche, Krumlovský vodácký maraton, dragon boat marathons, canoe trails in the outback of sweden
Drinking coffee in Dawson on Saturday at 3:00 pm.
Marathon de l'Ardèche, dragon boat marathons, cycle marathon Fichkona
Time: 63:53:09 61st Overall22nd Tandem Canoe3rd Womens Tandem Canoe
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Make it to that finish line
Nahanni River Canoe Races at Cottages
Cross the finish line
Time: 69:39:11 79th Overall12th Voyageur3rd Mixed Voyageur
From: Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany | Deutschland
I've been going to a gym for years, and I'm going to run twice a week to trudge my audiences. I regularly participate in the half marathon with the running group. Walks, climbing, larger bike rides and skiing I spread throughout the year. In addition, I train with a dragon boat team all year and participate in many competitions and long distance races.
I think we can do the race in a good time. Since we have been preparing as a team for months and during winter.
I would like to take part in this race because it is a new sporting challenge.
For 10 years I have actively been practicing strength training in a gym and five years ago I discovered the love to run. I really like smaller sprints and do 10 kilometers of runs in a very good time. My next goal is in 2019 the half marathon in Berlin. At the beginning of 2018, I discovered the passion for dragon boat racing and paddling at distances of up to 50 kilometers over smaller lakes with my team. With my boat club "HaiVoltage" I already took part in several competitions throughout the year. My training sessions in paddling are twice a week. My next goal is to take part in the German championship in the dragon boat and for this I already start an additional paddle training.
In June 2018 I became aware of this race by a runner and made myself first on this race on the Internet and in the circle of acquaintances. I am especially attracted by the nature in Canada as well as the greater distance over the Yukon River. I would like to use my skills and gain new sporting experiences in paddling with my colleagues.
First and foremost I want to finish well with my team members. Of course, my goal is also to create a good time and perhaps to look for new challenges.
For 20 years I train 2 to 3 times a week regularly in a gym. I have been in a running team for about 5 years. I often walk distances of 10 to 15 kilometers as well as half marathon. My other sporting activities include hiking, climbing, cycling and skiing. Since the year 2010 I have been able to gain experience paddling especially in the dragon boat. In a dragon boat club I take part in several competitions in the year.
I would like to reach the race with my boat team within the time limit.
In 2017, team members from my dragon boat club "Hai Voltage" successfully participated in the Yukon River Quest and enthusiastically shared their experiences during the race. That's why my ambition was raised to meet this challenge.
For 15 years, I go to a gym four times a week and keep fit with strength and endurance training. I especially like running at endurance training and cycling. I have been collecting paddling experience for 3 years during the dragon boat training.
Arrive with my team at the finish and win many beautiful memories.
I heard about this race from a colleague in our paddle team and really wanted to experience it. The beautiful landscape, the sporting challenge and the adventure.
passionate dragonboat paddlersome people's runs spread over the year
To have a great time with my teammates, to finish the race in time with a smile and finally, extend some limits. I've never finished a marathon, not even began one.
I've never left beautiful Europe, so it's my first time that far from home. I love the nature and I'll hopefully see a moose that takes up our pace.
Since my earliest youth, I do intensive sports. For the first time in the sports school section gymnastics, later then various sports such as cycling and various endurance sports. In my youth, I achieved several awards in various sports.Furthermore, I visit regularly for many years a gym. For about 8 years I do the canoe or dragon boat sport.
My interest in the YRQ was aroused by team members have already mastered this challenge. My own Interest is not only the sporting challenge but also the unique nature experience.
In the foreground the athletic challenge remains the YRQ to create and achieve a personal goal.
Time: 57:49:41 38th Overall5th Tandem Kayak1st Womens Tandem Kayak
Age: 59 previous races: 2017
From: Richmond, CA, United States
2017 YRQMultiple Cal 100 racesACA certified surfski instructorFormer Grand Canyon River Guide
Paddle to Dawson - No more helicopters
From: richmond, CA, United States
Multiple Cal 100'sUltra distance runningMany bicycle century rides
Finish by midnight.
To know we can do it
Time: 67:50:44 70th Overall8th Tandem Kayak2nd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Kansas City, MO, United States
MR340 5x (2014-2018)South Dakota Kayak Challenge (2016)Chattajack (2018)Numerous Other Missouri River Ultramarathon Races
Finish and enjoy the scenery
From: Wichita, KS, United States
MR340 3x (2016-2018)Numerous other Missouri River Ultramarathon races
Finish and have fun. Also, want to sit in the front of the boat so I can beat Dan to the finish line.
Thu 11:41:00 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 40 previous races: 2015,2016,2017,2018
Texas Winter 100, YRQ a few times, MRX
To finish and have fun
Age: 46 previous races: 2004,2007,2008,2009,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2018
A few YRQs
Time: 56:19:39 28th Overall6th Solo4th Solo Kayak3rd Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 37 previous races: 2017,2018
From: Podrosche, Germany | Deutschland
Ultra Marathon Runner, Ultra Marathon Paddler. Paddling experience since 2008, kayaker, lot of dragonboat competitions, including long distance races.YRQ2017 Finisher (Voyager)YRQ2018 Finisher (4th Place Mens K1)
Have a good and challenging time on the Yukon and finish the race in Dawson before Friday Midnight ;-)
I felt in love with the Yukon River and the amazing landscape, this will be my 4th summer in the Yukon since 2016.
Time: 70:39:13 84th= Overall21st= Solo5th= SUP4th= Mens SUP
Retired British Army Infantry Officer. Which means more than a little wilderness experience. Paddleboarding however has been more of an ex-army endeavour; keeping up the spirit of adventure, physical challenge and love of the great outdoors. Multiple long-distance expeditions around the rivers, lakes and oceans of the UK and Europe, now ready and raring to take on the Yukon.
To finish of course. And enjoy the whole experience; the scenery, the challenge and the camaraderie. And in doing so, raise some money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital; a London based international centre of excellence for child healthcare, who rely heavily on fundraising efforts to continue their life-changing work.
Red Paddle Cohttps://redpaddleco.com/
Great Ormond Street Children's Hospitalhttps://www.gosh.org/
No formal endurance race experience but plenty of SUP paddle time in various environments and disciplines including surf and touring.Notable SUP touring expeditions include:Multiple multi-day circumnavigations of the Isle of Wight, UK.Circumnavigation of 'The World' island complex, UAE.Single day endurance paddles of the Rivers Thames and Wye, UK.Multi-day expeditions on the Dordogne River, France.As a retired British Army Infantry Officer I have racked up a fair amount of 'wilderness experience' proving my survivability, resilience and ability to operate in extreme environments (e.g. jungle, mountain, desert and littoral).
Beat Mike Procter to Dawson;See a bear;Beat Mike Procter to Dawson;Paddle one of the great rivers of North America;Beat Mike Procter to Dawson;Raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital;Beat Mike Proctor to Dawson;Push myself both mentally and physically, and;Beat Mike Procter to Dawson.
Since leaving the British Army to get a 'grown-up job' and raise a family I have found myself missing the 'brotherhood' that is forged through shared hardship and a sense of challenge and adventure. I have trained and will be paddling with three kindred spirits who have helped find that fulfilment again.
Great Ormond Street Hospital https://www.gosh.org
Thu 19:01:28 0.6km past Little Salmon -135.692, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
No paddling racing experience previously.Endurance SUP challenges around the Isle of Wight, Lake Como etc. Large amount of wilderness experience through military career with the British Army.
To challenge my physical and mental resilience in endurance races and to challenge the perceptions of disability.
Time: 52:32:20 17th Overall5th Tandem Canoe3rd Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Tweed, ON, Canada
Several MRX's, a K2O, General Clinton and many backcountry fishing trips.
Enjoy the experience.
From: Stirling , ON, Canada
A bunch of races over the last few years including MRXs, Mattawa River race, General Clinton, and K20, and many years of backcountry canoe trips.
Finish the race strong and in good spirits!
The allure of the North and all that comes with it!
Time: 58:16:21 40th Overall7th C43rd Mens C4
Age: 58 previous races: 2018
Row boat when I was 122018 Yukon River Quest - Voyageur
Maybe learn a new lanquage or skill while spending 50 ish hrs of repetitious, mind bending exercise! We did try the singing thing last year... hmmm I wonder if that is why we didn't see any wildlife!
Finished my rookie 2018 race race in Dawson City and immediately decided.... that was cool!... I'm doing this again!
Age: 56 previous races: 2018
YRQ2018Yukon Search and RescueWhite Water Paddler
to get into Dawson at close to Midnight!to finish the race with nothing left in the tank
It was an amazing experience in 2018It is extremely well organizedI cannot resist the challenge of doing it again
Age: 62 previous races: 2012,2014,2015,2016,2018
A few YRQsMuskoka Big EastLogs, Rock and Steel a few marathons
Give it my best shot and enjoy the ride
It's the best race .. ever … Yukon is a magnificent place Great organizers, great volunteers
I won a 3 legged race with my friend Sean while at a family picnic.
To keep up with the old farts in my boat.
Have a reason to get in shape and brag to friends.
Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary Society http://www.salishsea.org
Thu 21:22:45 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Courtenay, BC, Canada
Vancouver Island Circumnavigation - 2015 (twice), 2017 - 585 nautical miles, 16 days (fastest). Fraser River Run: Hope to Steveston - 2018 - 86 nautical miles (3 knot Av current) - 11hrs38minsTour de Indian Arm - 2013 - 36 kms - 6hrs13minsDenali - 2001 - West Buttress - 13 days
I hope to paddle every hour but for the 10 required rest hours, and post a finish in the 45-50 hour timeframe. I also hope to survive the ordeal.
I love endurance racing and being in the wilderness. I found the Yukon River beautiful and the history inspiring last summer during a paddle from Bennett to Dawson City. I want to spend more time there and help to popularize healthy eco-tourism in the area.
Time: 69:03:21 77th Overall11th Tandem Kayak7th Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea | Papua Niugini
Massive Murray Paddle 2018, VIC AustraliaServing member of Australian Army
To reach the end in a good time for a cold beer.
The challenge and do something new
Massive Murray Paddle 2018, VIC Australia
To be able to have a beer with Cheryl at the end
Because Cheryl asked me to
Time: 65:47:34 67th Overall26th Tandem Canoe8th Mixed Tandem Canoe
From: Pukatawagan, MB, Canada
Missinippi Challenge x 7 (one day 100km race on the Churchill River) General Clinton Regatta 110 km race, OCN Canoe Classic 110 KM on the Saskatchewan River, David Thompson Canoe Classic 65 km, Prince George Northern Hardware Canoe Classic 65 Km on the Nechako to the Fraser River, Canada 150 Voyageur Race 1600 km race on the Saskatchwan River
To finish in good time
From: Pukatawagan , MB, Canada
Missinippi Challenge 100km one day race on the Churchill River in the Northern MB wilderness 4 times, David Thompson Canoe Classic in Revelstoke BC 83 km race, Prince George Northern Hardware Canoe Classic 65 km race on the Nechako to where it meets the Fraser River, I have also participated in short sprint races in my community
to finish in good time
to challenge my mind, body and spirit in doing something I love on the beautiful pristine Yukon River
Time: 61:45:12 54th Overall18th Tandem Canoe11th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Kenmore, WA, United States
A few shorter canoe races, both tandem and solo.Led a group of Scout's around Bowron Lakes, and then a group of 3 friends doing the trip in half the time of the previous year.Numerous hikes both with Scouts and on my own, including an 85 mile hike around the Wonderland trail.
To finish in under 55 hours, in the same canoe as my partner, and still as friends.
Sounded like a good idea at the time.
From: Maple Falls, WA, United States
The Great Soap Lake Canoe Race (6 years)Ridge to River Relay (3 years)I've climbed and hiked all through the Cascades in WA State.Roadbiked several multi-day century rides.Ran a marathon, triathlon and several 1/2 marathons over the years.
Finish strong with the same partner I started with.I'm looking forward to the challenge, comraderie, and competition this race brings.
AdventureChallengeCompetitionI was double-dog dared
Time: 61:05:01 50th Overall17th Tandem Canoe10th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Lodi, WI, United States
Hundreds of hours of canoe experience, mainly creeks and rivers. I lived in Alaska for along time and have much experience with all aspects that this great land can challenge you with.
Finish the race, do my best and stay dry doing it.
Probably a mid-life crisis or something.
From: Dillsburg, PA, United States
David Foster is an avid life-long outdoorsman. His canoeing experience includes a 10-day wilderness trip leader in Attikokan, Ontario with his Scout Troop, numerous whitewater trip in WI, PA and NZ, a week-long canoe trip in the Quetico and a five-week survey of 110 lakes in N WI. He has taught backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch in NM as a Ranger and Training Ranger, been involved in more than 10 treks there as well as hiked the central Rocky Mountains of the US, portions of the North Cascades in WA, the Grand Canyon and led a number of hikes in PA, the Desert Southwest, South and Central America and New Zealand. He is an Eagle Scout and has held certifications in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.
My Goal- to experience the wonders of traveling through the Upper Yukon on another great adventure together and grow from the training regime required to do this safely, in a timely manner, and be a resource if others need assistance en route.
Time: 67:50:21 69th Overall7th Tandem Kayak5th Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: LOCHINVAR, Australia
PNSW Marathon Series Massive Murray PaddleHawakesbury Canoe Classic
To finish. enjoy the scenery and the race enough to want to do it again.
Another crazy idea of my doubles partner
From: Gillieston Heights, Australia
PNSW Marathon SeriesHawkesbury Canoe ClassicRiverland Paddling MarathonMassive Murray Paddle
To finish without killing my doubles partner
My crazy idea
Trois RivieresCustom Service CranesSkagway Brew Co.Clearwater Oufitters
Time: 54:36:22 22nd Overall5th C42nd Mixed C4
Age: 37 previous races: 2017
From: South Haven, MN, United States
River Quest 2016 & 2017Ragnar Trail Run, (9 Mile Forest, WI 2017 & 2018Grandma's Marathon, Duluth Mn finisher 2016 BSA Assistant Troop Leader
Love the challenge, the atmosphere and all the history that has taken place on this route.
Finish around 50 hrs
Age: 35 previous races: 2017
From: Saint Joseph, IL, United States
Molokai 6 man '13,'16 Molokai surfski '14US Surfski Champs '14Maui Nui '16Many Hawaiian Outrigger canoe/Surfski races from 13-17
Complete with a happy well connected team!
To push myself as a paddler in whatever mother nature has to offer!
From: Haines, AK, United States
Blackfish Paddleshttp://www.blackfishpaddles.comONE SUPhttp://www.onestanduppaddle.com
Time: 59:22:06 44th Overall9th Solo2nd SUP2nd Mens SUP
Age: 34 previous races: 2017
From: Vancouver , BC, Canada
YRQ 2017 3rd SUPSeventy48 2018 3rd SUPPaddle Canada Touring Level 2 SUP Instructor 50+ days coastal touring experience on SUP and ocean kayak
Beat my 2017 time of 57hrs 6minBeat the Dutch girl in the kayak... again!
I want to test my physical and mental limit while experiencing the Yukon wilderness.Meet other like minded paddlers!
Rivers for Change, http://www.riversforchange.org/
Thu 20:15:58 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: san rafael , CA, United States
4xCal100 finisherRivers for Change "12 rivers in 2012" co-founder, paddler, supporter
Raise awareness and funds for a 2019 Source to Sea summer kids program on the Lamprey River. http://www.riversforchange.org/lampreyriver/
Dip my paddle into a beautiful wilderness river
Fri 08:36:48 0.1km past Minto -136.878, 62.592; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Juneau, AK, United States
Raced and paddles sprint kayaks, outrigger and surf skis since the age of 12.
First time racing, finish the race and have fun.
Sprint kayaks, outrigger canoes, backpacking
My husband made me do it!
Time: 70:17:00 82nd Overall30th Tandem Canoe6th Womens Tandem Canoe
Wilderness experience (15+ yrs.) in Algonquin, Kilarney, and other areas of Ontario; Yukon River
Race with Stacie, an excellent friend!Finish the race, in relatively good standing.And still be friends!!!!!!!!
Hiked the Chilkoot,Race the Chilkat,Race the Yukon River Quest, ...My three favourite places to be ... in the bush, on a bike, and in a canoe in the middle of nowhere!
First paddling race! I have decent wilderness experience. I have loads of dogsledding and hiking adventures in my back pocket. I'm most comfortable out in the boonies with minimal people around!
To finish, be able to walk after we finish and lift a celebratory beer to my face.
A moment of weakness during all of Lauren's badgering, does that count?Also - to explore the beautiful Yukon river again, experience some hardcore sleep deprivation and challenge myself.
Fri 01:48:05 0.1km past Minto -136.878, 62.592; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 54 previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
Few YRQFew MR340Couple Muskoka XOne SDKC
A little Faster
I was going to skip this year but panicked when I saw it filling fast and had to enter.If you have any questions or need my 2 cents feel free to send me a line. More than happy to help if I can. WayneGhana@gmail.com
Turtle Fur provides us with top-notch synthetic and wool beanies, hats, balaclavas, and neck gaitors.www.turtlefur.comSeek Outside provides us with our ultralight camping shelter and packs.www.seekoutside.comWintergreen Northern Wear supplies us with clothing for our year-round adventures in the north country.www.wintergreennorthernwear.comAlaska Online Counseling, LLC is our primary sponsor, and supports all team Palmer's Progress adventures.www.alaska-online-counseling.com
Time: 60:45:28 48th Overall15th Tandem Canoe9th Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 42 previous races: 2018
From: Glennallen, AK, United States
17 years as a paddling instructor and guide, from Minnesota, British Columbia, & Alaska.Liam and I completed the race last year, making him the youngest finisher in YRQ hitsory!
Have a great time racing with my son, and this time... to beat our previous race time.
Sharing adventure with my son.
Age: 15 previous races: 2018
Liam is the youngest finisher of the YRQ, completed in 2018.Liam has paddled the Yukon from Eagle to Circle via Packraft, has one summer's experience as Captain of 16ft oar rafts on the Gulkana, and has grown up paddling crafts of all conveyances.
Time: 52:43:03 20th Overall4th C41st Womens C4
Age: 55 previous races: 1999,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2015,2016,2018
Raced a few YRQ’s.Grew up in Yukon, lots of extreme wilderness experience.
Race in a new category, with some great indigenous athletes.
Another year, another challenge, keeps me focused on my fitness and training regime. Preparing for another epic journey down the mighty Yukon.
Numerous summers of wilderness canoe tripping and guiding on the 30 Mile and Teslin Rivers. First time marathon paddling in a C4 with my new team members.
Finish the race with a smile on my face!
Pauline invited me to join the team, with a unique opportunity to paddle with strong, indigenous women - I couldn't say no. Excited for the personal challenge and getting to be 'the rookie' on the team.
Age: 33 previous races: 2016,2018
Just a few YRQ’s....grew up in Yukon, bushwhacking.
Race with some awesome women, and get to Dawson for midnight snack.
I love canoeing. Also the challenge and healing effect this race has as it completely pushes you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and in the end I feel more balanced and healed then before.
Age: 19 previous races: 2017,2018
Third YRQ todate...looking forward to many more.
Race to the midnight sun, and complete the race in a decent time.
To motivate my peer group that they too an take on this amazing challenge.
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Time: 52:27:55 16th Overall4th Tandem Canoe2nd Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 52 previous races: 2012,2013
From: Foothills, AB, Canada
YRQ 2012, 2013MR340 2015Manitoba and Saskatchewan Races
Finish with a smile and a faster time than 2013. More importantly, raise money for an important charity.
Love the training and the fun and camaraderie with our other family and friends competing.
Age: 57 previous races: 2012,2013,2017
YRQ 2102, 2013, 2017MR340 2015CR 100 x2Texas Winter 100 x2Manitoba and Saskatchewan RacesYRQ Support 2018 (for daughter, harder than racing, LOL)
Hope to improve on our racetime of 2013. More importantly, to bring awareness to a great charity.
I enjoy training and preparing for the race.
Time: 61:10:16 52nd Overall11th Solo7th Solo Kayak5th Mens Solo Kayak
Age: 54 previous races: 2014,2016
YRQ 2016 completed, 2014 pulled out in Carmacks.Various multi day paddling wilderness experiences including Bowron Lakes, Johnston Strait, Broken Islands
Arrive in Dawson in better shape than I was in 2016.Ultimately the goal is to break 55 hours.
It is one of the most demanding races out there that checks the most boxes for me including mental and physical endurance, requires focus and dedication and demands dedication. You can't cram for this one. I found that out in 2014.
Time: 56:41:15 29th Overall9th Tandem Canoe5th Mens Tandem Canoe
Age: 42 previous races: 2012,2018
From: Larkspur, CA, United States
2009 to 17: Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club, Sausalito, CA / 2010/11/12/15: Catalina Outrigger Challenge, 32-mile race / 2010/11/14/15: Moloka'I Hoe Outrigger World Championship, 43-mile race / 2012: YRQ in a Voyageur / 2014: Cal100, 100-mile race in California / 2016: Ocean Row from California to Hawaii in a 4-men crew, rowed in Guinness Record time in just over 39 days / 2018: YRQ in 4-man canoe
Live an adventure with someone I hold dear
30 Day Alaska Pack Rafting Expedition, 7 day mountaineering and pack rafting expedition in AK, 21 Day Sea kayak expedition in AK, 31 day Rafting expedition in AK, Multiple top 5 placement in World Surf Kayak Championships, Class 5 river Kayaker, 1st place Sea Trek Regatta.
Best adventure with my friend!
Last minute adventure is calling. Let's go!
Time: 51:03:45 12th Overall2nd Solo1st Solo Kayak1st Mens Solo Kayak
I camped in my back yard once.
Paddle from Whitehorse to Dawson.
Time: 62:03:45 58th Overall14th Solo3rd SUP1st Womens SUP
70/48Round BowenIndian Arm ChallengeNa Wahine O Ke Kai (Oc-6)
To race as strong as I can and to experience the beauty of the Yukon River. I’m looking forward to meeting all the racers and hearing their stories!
Seeing my friends Peter Allen, Carmen Merkel, Jason Bennett and Norm Hann paddle this race in the past on SUP was truly inspiring. It is a race I never would have dreamt of attempting but their stoke and the support of my local SUP community has spurred me on to prepare for this challenge. I’ll be doing this race in the hopes my kids will look back and say, ‘wow my mum is a strong/tough woman!’ and also hope to inspire other mums and woman to reach for something they think is impossible to them- YOU CAN DO IT. I’ll also be doing the YRQ for my mum, Catherine, we lost her in December to cancer she’ll be with me every paddle stroke.
Time: 55:29:57 26th Overall5th Solo3rd Solo Kayak1st Womens Solo Kayak
Age: 45 previous races: 2014,2017,2018
From: Port Townsend, WA, United States
Yukon River Quest 2014, 2017, 2018.Race to Alaska -- Port Townsend to Victoria Leg.Paddled Inside Passage Washington to Alaska.
Wonderful, challenging and rewarding experience in an amazing wilderness area.
Because I love it. It's an incredible, rewarding, and challenging experience that brings me great joy. I love sharing it with my awesome crew! And I love meeting great people on the river.
Time: 57:18:26 31st Overall10th Tandem Canoe6th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Eagle river, AK, United States
Extensive whitewater kayaking experience
I own a paddle and have used it in a canoe.
Finish and still be cordial with my race partner.
We are raising money forwww.kinderarmut-in-deutschland.deThis is an organisation that helps children in Germany that live in poor families.
Thu 23:00:58 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 51 previous races: 2013
From: Rueckersdorf, Bavaria, Germany | Deutschland
Yukon River Quest 2013 FinisherYukon River Quest 2017 VolunteerPaddling in GermanyHiking the West Coast Trail (Vancouver Island) and several other (long distance) hiking experiences
Finish in Dawson faster than last time, having a great time and lots of fun!!!
Meet nice people and old friends.We want to make this fantastic experience again and see, if we can do it better than last time!!
From: Rueckersdorf, Bavaria , Germany | Deutschland
Thu 13:26:27 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: RORSCHWIHR, France
Some trail running and a long experience in canoe.
Finish the race with my son.
Age: 29 previous races: 2014
twice the yukon river quest
Finish the race with my father!
Thu 23:08:43 1.2km past Macauley Bar -136.08, 62.085; status:WITHDRAWN
From: QUIMPER, France
Rowed the Atlantic Ocean solo, both ways (2002 and 2004).Navigated solo on board a "kiteboat" across the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans (2006 and 2011)Kayaked solo in the Northwest Passage (2014 and 2015)Navigated solo on board a "solarboat" (a 21ft prototype only propelled by solar energy) in the Northwest Passage (2018)
Cross the finish line with a big smile and simply enjoy this moment on water!
Live in the "here" and "now"
Time: 54:54:15 24th Overall7th Tandem Canoe3rd Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 44 previous races: 2006,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
From: North Gower, ON, Canada
A bunch of YRQs... 11th year!
Long time goal to race with Tracy, this might make it the most challenging yet ;)
Age: 41 previous races: 2013
I've raced the YRQ with my dad in 2013, BUT My last race undertaken with Gates was 2005 Jock River Race, and I remember a lot of loud encouragement....so this shall be interesting.
Finish strong...with Gates
Seeing and rekindling a load of awesome friendships. YRQ racers, volunteers, and fam...and this time BOTH our girls will see first hand what it's all about.
Mag. Gerald Griesebner | Team AGITUniversity of Salzburg | Dept. of Geography and Geology
Time: 62:00:44 56th Overall20th Tandem Canoe12th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Vienna, Austria | Österreich
Danube, Yukon, Teslin
To finish the race in time.
From: Brunn am Gebirge, Austria | Österreich
Big Salmon, South Nahanni (Moose Ponds to Blackstone Landing), South MacMillan, Hess, Mountain, Bonnet Plume, Snake, Wind, Hart, Tatshenshini, Stikine (Upper & Lower), Noatak (AK), Kongakut (AK)
To finish in time
I 'did' lots of rivers in the aerea in my solo canoe but never did the stretch from Whitehorse to Dawson till now.
Sebastian's Action Trust https://www.sebastiansactiontrust.org/
Time: 60:42:49 47th Overall11th Voyageur4th Mens Voyageur
From: Wetherby, United Kingdom
I have always wanted to take part in an endurance event, so aim is to get through at a good pace with everyone safe.
Having done the trip as a ground crew member previously I wanted to see the experience from the water rather than the road.
From: Coventry, United Kingdom
To raise as much money as possible for charity and complete the event in the quickest time possible with my team all happy and healthy
I think this event sounds like an extremely physical and mental challenge that will require our whole team to work together and support each other to complete the quest in a time that we can all be proud of.
Age: 44 previous races: 2016
From: Carlisle, United Kingdom
To beat our time from 2016 but also to beat the 50 hour mark.
After being part of the team that completed the event in 2016, the chance to take part again was an opportunity not to be missed. The event itself is unique and one that anybody taking part will never forget.
From: Chesterfield, United Kingdom
To be fit – event ready and realise the goals with the team. At the same time raise as much money as possible for the cause
The cause is very deserving and I would be proud to be part of something that can help them. From a personal perspective it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a team pushed to the limit.
From: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
2012 Bordeaux Marathon, 2012 London to Brighton Ultramarathon, 2013 Yukon River Quest, 2015 London Marathon.
Have fun and set a cracking time.
The 2013 Yukon River Quest was one of the most memorable events in my life and I jumped at the chance to do it again.
From: Bristol, United Kingdom
As an ex member of the Royal Navy we would complete events such as hiking across Dartmoor for days at a time, spending time in canoes and sail boats. Two years ago during the Lock Stock challenge was a glimpse into how I performed under the pressure of tiredness and exhaustion
To complete in under 50 hours
Coming from the ground crew position for the last YRQ it has shown the levels of this insane challenge and I think the level of achievement to complete this event is what has attracted me to this
From: Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Taken part in endurance triathlon in Ironman Bolton. Also completed the west highland way whilst wild camping over 5 days for charity. The Exmoor 3030 was navigating a team to various checkpoints over Exmoor national park within 12 hours.
To finish it 😊
Thu 23:10:07 0.0km past<br>Carmacks 62.112, -136.267; status:CHECKPOINT
Age: 66 previous races: 2013
2013 YRQ finisher, a dozen 10k races
Still talking at a relaxed level.No injuries or horrow stories
to enjoy the challenge & experience againTry to better last time results
Thu 19:11:30 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
We are going to try this thing out.
From: Ely, MN, United States
Kickapoo Valley Dam Challenge. It was 9 miles.
to finish the race :)
Valard Construction, http://www.valard.com/
Time: 69:03:13 76th Overall9th C43rd Mixed C4
Age: 36 previous races: 2017
Finish with a better time than in 2017.
Peer Pressure ;)
Finish better than before.
Age: 47 previous races: 2017
From: Terrace, AB, Canada
Thu 23:01:00 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 43 previous races: 2018
From: Omaha, NE, United States
- 6 time completion of South Dakota Challenge Race (72 river miles) - 4 time completion Fort to Field (50 river miles)-Winner of several shorter, regional kayak races including Yankton River Run-Extensive wilderness kayak experience including coastal waters of British Columbia, Colombia, South America, Boundary Waters, MN. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (various stretches). -ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor-Trained and certified National Park Service Rangers and NE Game & Parks personnel over the past 5 years in the Midwest with emphasis on the Missouri River System.
Do better than prior year and enjoy the race
South Dakota challenge x6( 72 mile race ). Fort to field 50 race x5. Epic shootout 50 mile race . US Kayak polo is national team 2012. Certified in advanced wilderness life support through wilderness medical society
To finish in required time . To be a good support to my co paddler . To see the amazing Yukon Territory .
I love a great challenge , especially in beautiful remote areas . I think this will be a challenging adventure .
Time: 47:49:12 8th Overall3rd C42nd Mens C4
From: Bay Village, OH, United States
Yukon River Quest '18 (1st Mixed Voyageur)Ausable River Canoe MarathonAdirondack Canoe ClassicAdirondack CannonballGeneral ClintonWilderness tripping
To finish strong.
From: Maple Grove, MN, United States
trips; BWCA, Rio Grande, paddle across Finland, Green River in Canyonlands, Missouri Breaks ,Apostle Islands, Namakagon (WI), Minnesota, Mississippi--- races- Colorado 100, TWS, Mo 340, tour de Teche, Ausable, Clinton, Yukon 1000, YRQ, Yukon 360, Ocean to Ocean dugout race (Panama)
have fun, be competitive, be relatively uneventful
just too much fun to pass up
From: Columbus, OH, United States
Decades of low key marathon canoe racing in mid-west/east-coast. But I've been picking up the pace as I approach senior citizen status.
Enjoy the experience, finish strong, win, and all of that stuff, but really I just want to finish ahead of Steve Miller, but don't tell him that.
Last year Steve Miller finished before me so my reason for entering this race, my 2019 Yukon River Quest, is to paddle bow.
Age: 54 previous races: 2018
From: Groton, MA, United States
2018 YRQ - 1st Mixed Voyageur17 General Clinton finishes, 5 AuSable finishesCanoe camping in Ontario
Have a grand adventure
Want to recapture the magic of the 2018 YRQ. It's also a rare opportunity for me to be the "kid" in the boat.
Thu 15:16:38 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 51 previous races: 2016
From: Armagh, Ireland | Éire
keep intact and howl at the moon
Thu 12:54:55 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 53 previous races: 2018
From: Prince George, BC, Canada
Northern Hardware Race Prince George annually since 2015.YRQ 2018 flotsam
To finish in 55h or less.
warm-up for the 2019 Prince George Race! We would like to invite all tandem Canoeists to participate in this awesome 76k classic on their way back south! http://www.northernhardwarepgcanoerace.ca
From: Victoria, BC, Canada
YRQ 2018 participant
To finish in 55h or lass. To be in the top 5 teams
T-PiN! Muscle Therapy is providing us with their phenomenally designed muscle recovery rollers to help us before, during and after this great adventure! Visit them at http://tpinmuscletherapy.com and on IG: "triggerpin"
Time: 70:02:34 81st Overall29th Tandem Canoe15th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Wolfeboro, NH, United States
Wilderness Skills Instructor.Guided Winter Traverse of Presidential Range in White Mountains.Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker.Division I Collegiate Rower.Elite-level Paddleboard Racer.Ironman Triathlete.Completed 40+ 50K Nordic Ski Marathons.Long-distance Open Water Swimmer.Wilderness hiking, camping in Denali Park.
Fun, fellowship, embracing the challenge, top 10 finish?
Share the experience and the challenge with an old friend.
Age: 50 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
Yukon River Quest 2015. 2016, 2017.
Finish under 53 hours
Solvest Inc. https://solvest.ca/
Time: 62:00:29 55th Overall19th Tandem Canoe6th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 24 previous races: 2018
Born and raised in the Yukon I grew up paddling these rivers and loving the outdoors. Raced with Team Northwestel last year and absolutely loved it. Thought a tandem may be more of a challenge this year!
In it to win it.
Love training for this race through the winter and pushing myself to be better.
Grew up camping, hiking, quadding, and playing sports especially competitive fastball.
Leave Carmacks with a smile on my face! :)
To test my physical and mental limits and to regain that competitive mindset.
PhysioPlus (taping and expertise!)
I am supporting a charity co-founded in 2011 in Haiti by a young woman from Whitehorse that provides safe shelter, education, protection to vulnerable children while also providing outreach to families and communities. I admire perseverance and resilience and happy to support such a cause that requires both!Little Footprints, Big StepsFor more information:https://www.littlefootprintsbigsteps.com/
Time: 61:17:42 53rd Overall12th Solo3rd Solo Canoe1st Womens Solo Canoe
Age: 99 previous races: 2017,2018
YRQ 2017 finisher (voy)YRQ 2018 finisher (C1)Lots of local racing30+ years of solo wilderness experience, by horseback, skis, dogsled, canoe. Known to drag the odd kid along. Long time YRQ volunteer and coordinator - unfortunately, I know what to expect! good times!
Always be in the moment.Remember that pain and fatigue is temporary; this too shall pass.I paid to do this, so crank up the tunes and keep paddling!
Because I can and it's good for you.
Yukan Canoe/Trevor Braunhttps://yukancanoe.com/EnercheezPremium Artisan Cheese from Nelson, BChttps://shop.enercheez.ca/Newmarket Foodshttps://newmarketfoods.ca/Laura Cabott Our 5th Paddler: Shannon Mallory
Time: 54:40:47 23rd Overall6th C42nd Womens C4
Age: 37 previous races: 2013,2015,2018
YRQ 2013, 2015, 2018
Get 'em in the crosshairs, keep 'em in the crosshairs, get out of theirs. Get to Dawson in less time than I have before. AND HAVE FUN!
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. And it's worth doing!
Have fun and feel like we really gave 'er
I’m the newbie!!!
To cross the finish line with a smile and not be emotional crippled
To race with some rad ladies
Instructor / guide with Yukan Canoe. Whitewater paddler. Dogmusher. Backcountry skier.
Solid link in the team.
Time: 60:04:32 45th Overall13th Tandem Canoe4th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 58 previous races: 2016,2017,2018
No Pain, No Gain
To finish the race and paddle into Dawson with smile on our faces, this time!
Age: 53 previous races: 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
Paddle like a machine with feelings and respect for pristine nature
To honor two amazing teams, Paddlers Abreast and Team Ts'alvit that have given me strength and courage. Without them I would NEVER have thought of doing this race again and again and one more time... :)
Time: 67:55:58 72nd Overall10th Tandem Kayak6th Mixed Tandem Kayak
Age: 55 previous races: 2017
From: Berlin, Berlin, Germany | Deutschland
Finisher YRQ 2017 - (Mens Solo Kayak)Lots of river, lake and sea kayak trips and races in Germany, Scandinavia, Baltic states and Canada.For example:Dalsland Kanot Maraton+ --- (55km flat water race) x 8Meissen Magdeburg Mammut Marathon --- (242km river Elbe) x 5Hiddensee Marathon --- (70km open sea race) x 6A few shorter races. And last but not least 3 to 4 multi-day kayak trips every year.
Finish the race in Dawson. Have fun.
Honor and glory for our club, the "Saxon Individual Paddler Association" (SEV).
I have experiences on rivers, lakes and on the sea.I paddled a couple of marathons, races and lots of kayak trips.For example:Dalsland Kanot Maraton+ --- (55km flat water race) x 5Meissen Magdeburg Mammut Marathon --- (242km river Elbe) x 3Hiddensee Marathon --- (70km open sea race) x 4A few shorter races and day trips. And last but not least 3 to 4 multi-day kayak trips every year.
Time: 52:20:57 15th Overall4th Voyageur1st Mixed Voyageur
Age: 43 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
From: Edmonton , AB, Canada
YRQ 2015, 2016, 2017River guide
Take #1 again STOOOOODIS
Raising awareness to keep our waters clean! WATER IS LIFE
From: whitehorse, YT, Canada
Been in a boat a few times
Age: 17 previous races: 2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
Age: 15 previous races: 2016,2017
From: Mayo, YT, Canada
Age: 38 previous races: 2015,2016,2017
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Time: 59:16:23 43rd Overall8th C44th Mens C4
From: Mechanicsburg , PA, United States
Local kayak race,
To enjoy nature and participate in an event that is larger than myself
Local kayak racing
To finish and to qualify for the 1000
sailing hiking camping
To qualify for the 1000
Qualify for the 1000
KNIK Construction, http://www.lynden.com/knik/
Time: 63:37:42 59th Overall6th Tandem Kayak4th Mixed Tandem Kayak
Age: 64 previous races: 2010,2011
Yukon River Quest
Age: 56 previous races: 2010,2011
Yukon River QuestSusitna 100White Mountain 100Leadville 100
CITO-SYSTEM GmbH, https://www.cito.deWahler Partyservice, https://www.wahler-partyservice.de/
Thu 18:47:58 0.7km past Little Salmon -135.693, 62.052; status:WITHDRAWN
From: Altdorf, Germany | Deutschland
no racing experience but we love canuning, camping and fishing in Germany and Norway
having fun and finish the race in less than 80 hours.
we would like to support a Project for poor kids in germany.https://www.kinderarmut-in-deutschland.de/
no racing experience but I love canuning, camping and fishing in Germany and Norway together with my father.
Time: 69:43:35 80th Overall12th Tandem Kayak4th Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Perth, Australia
Regular local club events. Avon descent ( long distance kayak) Experienced mountain climbers and trekkers, used to being in the wilderness for extended periods
Complete safely and enjoyably
We love a challenge, once a year we do something like this, weather it be a mountain climb. Long distance trek etc. this is perfect for us.
From: Perth , Australia
The same as paddler 1. We travel and adventure together generally.
Complete safely and enjoyably.
The challenge , and the love for the wilderness.
Help for Heros, https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
Fri 02:22:15 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
From: London, London , United Kingdom
British Army officerDevizes to Westminster 125 kayak race
To complete race as quick as possible
Complete a physical challenge with an ex Army friend
From: London, London, United Kingdom
British Army officer Atlantic ocean rowDevizes to Westminster 125 mile canoe race (twice
Finish as quick as possible
Time: 45:42:40 4th Overall2nd Voyageur2nd Mens Voyageur
From: Wollaston Lake, SK, Canada
Been in 15-20 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.
To complete this race with members of my community.
I want to experience more and from different terrains and rivers of Canada.
To complete this race with members of my community
From: Wollaston Lake , SK, Canada
Been in 10 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.
Age: 47 previous races: 2008
Been in 20-30 canoe races across Canada, i am a fisherman and hunter in life experiences. As that is my way of life to survive.
Age: 41 previous races: 2009
Time: 70:23:32 83rd Overall20th Solo5th Solo Canoe3rd Womens Solo Canoe
I volunteered and supported Strokes of Genius at the YRQ in 2018 so have some knowledge of the race. I have many years experience in back-country canoe tripping mostly in Algonquin provincial park, involving orienteering with map and compass. Many of these trips were completed solo. In 2018 I completed an unsupported solo rim2rim2rim run of the grand canyon (75 km, 10,000 vertical feet) in under 24 hours. This summer I participated in a number of C2 marathon canoe races with Michael De Abreu (Strokes of Genius). I have extensive experience with cold weather and cold water conditions, both flat water and rapids, and am an avid whitewater kayaker, paddling well into the late fall and early spring.
65 hours without vomiting
Time: 57:32:48 34th Overall8th Voyageur4th Womens Voyageur
From: Ibex Valley, YT, Canada
Cross Canada by bike 13500kmDragon boatChilkoot
Make my stupid husband happy
Age: 55 previous races: 2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2014,2015
Have raced the YRQ in the voyager and tandem canoe categories in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (broke YRQ women's tandem canoe record), 2014, and 2015. DNF in 2004.
None. Ha! I'm a true beginner. I do have a lot of lake paddling experience and overnight hikes/camping. I also have some sailing experience from Europe, BC and Alaska. Does this help? Probably not!
To complete the race! :) and of course to learn new skills, make new friends and achieve something big outside my comfort zone.
I'm mainly entering the race because I want to try something new. I've always been interested in this event, but I never thought I'd be given the chance to participate, so I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to be a paddler on a such a wonderful team! I also want to develop some new skills that can transfer to related outdoor activities.
Age: 59 previous races: 2012
Yukon River Quest Racer 2012
Finish it and eat hot soup!
Because I love my crazy Neighbours!
I have Kids! That's freakin enough!
Because of my stupid Neighbourgh
From: Montréal, QC, Canada
Instructor of white rapids... BANG!
Finish it... and maybe win it if the rest of my team are not all wusses!
My mom has a Stupid Neighbourgh
No racing experience
Finish with a smile
Push my limits
tree planting, lots of mutli-day hiking, a couple multi-day paddling trips
To have a positive, happy, healthy experience with my team and finish the race in a competitive time.
Thu 16:33:44 2.5km past Little Salmon -135.725, 62.044; status:WITHDRAWN
No racing, but many multiday wilderness trips
finish with shoulders intact
5-day 5-canoe trip on the ocean along the Nova Scotian coastline when I was 16 years old at summer camp. Various hikes, including the Grand Canyon and the Chilkoot Trail.
To have fun, push my limits and finish!
For the challenge, for the motivation, and to explore my new home the Yukon from a unique perspective. To step out of my comfort zone and do something extraordinary!
From: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Racing - sprint C1 - a long time agoWilderness - multi day canoe tripping in the NWT, and northern and eastern Ontario
Be safe, have fun, and finish - in that order.
It has my favourite number of portages.Really though - a few days on the water with some cool people, in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, travelling on a route filled with history and culture - who wouldn't enter this race?
Excellent swimmer, good paddler and lots of wilderness experience.
Fun with friends
From: Inuvik, NT, Canada
No previous racing experience but I've been up a creek without a paddle a few times. Wilderness experience daily...living in Inuvik does that. Also, a Canadian Ranger.
To beat Mark Sommerfeld...ok, in all seriousness...uhmm..to beat Mark Sommerfeld.
No racing experience. Several multi day canoe/boating trips in Northern Canada.
Good paddler with good wilderness experience.
fun with friends
No racing; some wilderness via multi day backcountry hiking/camping.
Not be terrible at paddling.
Time: 60:57:23 49th Overall16th Tandem Canoe5th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 45 previous races: 2012,2013,2014
From: Chibougamau , QC, Canada
Race 3 times the YRQ
Dream come true
Time: 60:17:55 46th Overall14th Tandem Canoe8th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Fort St John, BC, Canada
Numerous multiday expeditions in Quetico. River experince on Peace River.
Finish top 25
From: Fort St John , BC, Canada
Marathon canoeing racing across Northern Ontario and Manitoba
Thu 18:06:16 0.1km past Carmacks -136.267, 62.111; status:WITHDRAWN
Age: 50 previous races: 2018
Missouri River 340 (547 km) – 2016South Dakota Kayak Challenge (72 miles\115 km) – 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. Fort to Field (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16, 17, 18.Missouri River Shootout (50 miles\80 km) – 2015, 16, 18.Yukon River Quest - 2018 (dnf)Sea kayak experience in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Maine.Whitewater kayak experience (class II, III) in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Finish the race and take in what the Yukon has to offer.
Time: 67:05:29 68th Overall27th Tandem Canoe9th Mixed Tandem Canoe
Age: 60 previous races: 2018
From: atikokan, ON, Canada
completed Yukon River Quest twice (2017 & 2018) despite partner
complete race with partner in tow, and make it to diamond tooth Gertie's for beer
Age: 61 previous races: 2017,2018
From: Atikokan, ON, Canada
2 x YRQ - completed twice, 3X hunter Island race (completed twice)
make up time and get to Dawson and have enough energy to have a beer once we arrive
- Ray Falle and The Sod Farm- Austring, Fairman & Fekete http://www.lawyukon.com/- Carmen Gustafson
Time: 62:00:47 57th Overall13th Solo8th Solo Kayak3rd Womens Solo Kayak
I have more determination than racing experience.
-Making it to Dawson safe and sound and crossing the finish line with a smile on my face-Having fun!-Creating memories
-I love paddling!-Personal challenge-Pushing my physical and mental limits-Spending time on the river
Time: 64:34:56 63rd Overall24th Tandem Canoe14th Mens Tandem Canoe
From: Hudson , OH, United States
MR340 solo canoe race, Dakota 50 mountain bike race and Grandmas Marathon.Other wilderness experience includes building a log lodge in Alaska. Bear hunting in Canada. Elk hunting in New Mexico, Colorado and Montana.
finish in the top half
As Theodore Roosevelt said "Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out."
From: West Des moines, IA, United States
Iron Man finisherMR 340 solo kayakGrandmas marathon Dakota 50
Finish in top half
Jason Pirtle made me!
The Royal Marines Charity
Alice's Fund & The Royal Marines Charity
Time: 67:52:07 71st Overall9th Tandem Kayak3rd Mens Tandem Kayak
From: Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Devizes to Westminster
Devizes to Westminster.
++NRS team ambassador++Kialoa team ambassador++Puakea Designs
Time: 67:57:43 73rd Overall17th Solo4th Solo Canoe2nd Womens Solo Canoe
From: Honolulu, HI, United States
MR340 (340 miles) on OC-1, Na pali challenge (27 miles) on OC-6, Cali 100 on C-1, Gorge downwind champs (22 miles) on OC-1, and Wild Buffalo Relay x2 (40 miles) on OC-1. Sea Paddle NYC (29 miles) on SUP Many many more...I love paddlingGrew up camping and fishing in Oregon. Some snow sports.
To gain knowledge and experience of the Yukon and prepare for Yukon 1000 in 2020. I always AIM to win but my goal is always to finish. I bought an C1 in April, been training in an OC-1....lets see how this goes...
Intrigued with the limits of human endurance, the people who test those limits and succeed in defying those limits. I am coming to test my own limits in a place where everything in unfamiliar.....even my boat haha
Time: 46:39:55 6th Overall1st Tandem Kayak1st Mixed Tandem Kayak
From: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand | Aotearoa
Yukon 1000, 2014 & 2018YRQ 2018
Don't fall asleep.
Coming back to the Yukon for another look.
Age: 55 previous races: 2018
Yukon 1000, Wild Descent NZ 2013 and 2014
No sleeping and paddling at the same time.
Back to see more of the Yukon.
Time: 69:05:10 78th Overall28th Tandem Canoe5th Womens Tandem Canoe
I have taken the canoe level 2 course with Kanoe People in the summer of 2017. I was camp coordinator for Equinox Adventures.With Equinox I led several multi day canoe and camping trips on the Takhini River. I havecompleted many multi day hiking trips throughout the years including the west coast trail, The Chilkoot trail, The Hilary trail in New Zealand, as well a several overnight scrambles in the rockies. I am a Paramedic employed with Yukon EMS in whitehorse, an Advanced Wilderness first aider, and an avid mountaineer.
Our goal is to challenge ourselves, achieve personal growth and see Yukon from a whole new perspective.
-Wilderness and Remote First Aid (40 Hours)- Intro to Moving Water (2 times) with Yukan Canoe-Canoe Day Trips on Yukon River and Tahkini River- Flat Water Canoeing
Our goal is to challenge ourselves, achieve personal growth and see Yukon from a whole new perspective.
Starboard, Quickblade Paddles
From: , Australia
First race: 12 Towers Ocean Race, Australia in 2012Longest race: 11 City Tour, Netherlands (200kms; 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
I'm both incredibly excited and very nervous about competing in the YRQ and sharing the adventure with a bunch of other dedicated paddlers. I've followed it every year that SUPs have been allowed to race and have been left in awe at the stories I've heard from athletes such as Bart de Zwart and Lina Augaitis. I fell in love with the 11 City Tour because it's such a long, challenging race, and not just physically but also mentally. I think these "ultra" races are an incredible way to not only explore some beautiful parts of the world but also dive deep into your own mind and find out what you're made of. I don't expect to paddle fast but I am very determined to reach Dawson and enjoy one of those infamous "Sourtoe" cocktails!!