Author Archives: John Hopkins-Hill

Dozens compete in Twister race

The Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon hosted the third Winterlong Twister Race of the season on March 20, 2022, along the Copper Haul Trail. The race featured three categories – 10 miles, three miles, and three miles for U16 competitors – and included skijoring, canicross and dog sledding. Weather on the day hovered near freezing with not a

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Nathaniel Hamlyn wins Percy DeWolfe race

Nathaniel Hamlyn continued his team’s recent success with a wire-to-wire win in the Percy DeWolfe Memorial Race, reaching the finish line at 12:08 p.m. on March 4, 2022, for a total run time of 18 hours even over the 170-mile (275-kilometre) trail. Hamlyn said the race was “grueling” and that his team worked hard to stay on trail – particularly

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Premier’s Award given to top athletes

The Yukon government announced the recipients of the 2021 Premier’s Award of Sport Excellence in a press release on Feb. 21, 2022. This year, nine recipients in seven sports are being given the award. The awards are given to individuals in recognition of achieving a “level of excellence in their sport” or a “level of special accomplishment in their sport.”

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