Experience The Quest Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race
nown as the “Toughest Sled trail cuts through untouched
Dog Race in the World,” the wilderness, thought to be some of
annual Yukon Quest Sled Dog the last on the entire continent.
Race annually covers over 1,000 Lasting approximately two weeks,
miles between the Yukon and the mushers enter the race with
Alaska. Alternating starting and his or her 14 dog sled team,
finish lines between Whitehorse, striving to reach Fairbanks
Yukon Territory and Fairbanks, first. The field is diverse and
Alaska, this sled dog race is not features entries from all over
for the faint of heart! The the world, but all the entries
terrain is some of the most have one thing in common—they
difficult on the planet and the came to win!
demanding trail constantly keeps
sled dogs and their mushers on If you find yourself in the great
their toes as potential disasters state of Alaska or in the
wait around every turn. This race beautiful territory of the Yukon
takes place each February, with this February, do not miss an
the date exact date wavering opportunity to attend the Yukon
depending on the weather Quest Sled Dog Race! Individuals
conditions of the brutal Yukon of all ages are sure to enjoy
winter. this unique experience and will
remember seeing the running dogs,
The trail for the Yukon Quest hearing the crunch of snow, and
Sled Dog Race is as historic as feeling the overall air of
the sport itself. Originally part excitement for years to come.
of the original Gold Rush trail Whether you send off the
and the Mail Delivery trails competitors in the tiny town of
dating back to the turn of the Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon
Twentieth Century, the trail is territory or welcome the heroic
steeped in lore. Most of this mushers and sled dogs into lovely
downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, there competitors—both animal and
are many opportunities to see human—with quality food, it truly
this race. Many of the race’s takes a village for the event to
checkpoints are accessible by get off the ground.
major roadways, allowing visitors
from all corners of the globe to Make a trip to Alaska to
experience this race first hand. experience the nonstop action and
Discover what goes on behind the excitement of the Yukon Quest
scenes at a major dog sled race. Sled Dog Race! Bring the entire
This race requires a whole crew family to cheer on all the
of individuals to work diligently competitors and watch as one
while the competitors fly over talented musher and his (or her!)
snow banks. From veterinarians to sled dog team crosses into
care for the sled dogs to doctors Fairbanks first to be declared
to care for the mushers to victorious!
talented chefs to provide all
About the Author:
A lifelong Alaskan, Ron Richards invites you to come and see Alaska. Consider visiting Alaska to experience unique adventures. A great way to see Alaska is by taking an affordable Alaska Cruise.