Yukon River Quest Canoe Race
730 km (460 mile) downriver canoe race, will
be held June 9th, 1999, beginning in Whitehorse, Yukon and finishing in Dawson
City. This is the longest marathon canoe race in North America. There will be a LeMans
start to the race, with competitors running/walking from main street, approximately .5 km.
to Rotary Park. At the beginning of the race, competitors will have to load their
gear and attach a spray deck, before departing.
Competitors must use recreational canoes and
carry the mandatory gear outlined in the rules. There will be a mandatory eight hour rest
at Minto, approximately 400 km (260 m.) from Whitehorse. At this location, teams will be
able to receive support.
Entry fee is $400 U.S. per team and there is
a limit of 60 teams in this year's event. Early deadline is April 15, 1999. The
amount of the cash prizes for the categories will be determined once funding is in place.
For registration forms and information
contact one of the following:
Yukon River Quest, Box 5555, Whitehorse,
Yukon , Y1A 5H4
Yvonne Harris at 867-668-7874,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Firth at 867-667-2144,
or e-mail: email@example.com