WHITEHORSE, Yukon - The registration deadline for the 12th annual Yukon River Quest has been extended from April 15 to May 1.
The decision was made by the Yukon River Marathon Paddling Association board to give a little more time for teams to enter this year's race. As of April 8, a total of 66 teams had fully registered, slightly less than a goal of 75 teams. Race directors would like to see the field up around the 100-team limit.
There is still room in for four teams in the solo classes (up to a 30-team solo limit), as well as all other classes.
Registration information and online entry forms are available via a link on the race website:www.yukonriverquest.com.
The 12th annual "Race to the Midnight Sun" begins June 30 in Whitehorse. Except for two mandatory rest stops, teams will race round-the-clock 460 miles to the finish line in Dawson City, making it the longest and toughest paddling marathon of its kind in the world. The event concludes July 4.