WHITEHORSE, Yukon - The 2010 Yukon River Quest had 65 teams fully registered as of April 1, and the push is on to fill all 100 available team slots before the April 15 registration deadline.
There is still room in the solo classes, as well as all other classes.
Eight nationalities are represented in the 2010 field: Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
Organizers hope to meet or surpass last year's total of entries.
Registration information and online entry forms are available via a link on the race Web site: www.yukonriverquest.com.
The 12th annual "Race to the Midnight Sun" begins on June 30 in Whitehorse. Except for two mandatory rest stops totaling just 10 hours, teams will race round-the-clock 460 miles to the finish line in historic Dawson City, making it the toughest paddling marathon in the world. The event concludes July 4.