Category Archives: Mushing

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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Yukon Quest starts in Whitehorse

The Yukon Quest 300 and Yukon Quest 100 races both got underway at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse the afternoon of Feb. 19, 2022. Teams left the starting chute in three minute intervals beginning at 3 p.m., with YQ300 mushers leaving first and YQ100 mushers starting immediately after. Mushers in the YQ100 have roughly 50 miles (80 kilometres) to time station

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Brent Sass wins Yukon Quest 350

Veteran musher Brent Sass won the Yukon Quest 350 at approximately 6 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2022, in Fairbanks, Alaska, with all 14 dogs still on the line. The team was led into the finish chute by Morello and Lucy, where a couple dozen spectators had woken up early and braved the -20 C temperatures to see the finish. Sass

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