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2013 Yukon River Quest
Whitehorse, YK Canada
Yukon River
Jun-26-2013 - Jun-30-2013

Tel: 867-333-5628
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The 715-kilometer (444-mile) wilderness adventure paddling race is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada's Yukon Territory. The YRQ is the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race. It is known as the "Race to the Midnight Sun," as paddlers race round-the-clock under a sky that never gets dark. There are just two mandatory rest stops of 10 hours over the course of the entire event.

It is open to solo and tandem canoes and kayaks, and voyageur canoes.

Registration for the 15th annual race opens November 1, 2012 and closes May 15, 2013. There is a limit of 100 canoe and kayak teams, which includes a limit of 30 solo teams. These solo teams should register immediately to reserve a slot. Paddlers should have race or wilderness paddling experience, and all boats must meet the specifications defined in the 2013 YRQ Rules posted on the website.

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