These Companies have pledged funds, so that every single finisher can receive their entry fee back. Making it to Whitehorse is the name of the game:
Jacob Heigers of Grizzly Valley Kennels lives in, you guessed it. Grizzly Valley. He is getting ready to run the Yukon Journey 260. A few weeks back his team won the 35 Mile Race in the Silver Sled. Here is what Jacob has to say about training his team this winter.
Kyla Boivin is not strange to the Race Trail. She is located in Sunnydale across the River from Dawson City. That is where I caught up with her on the phone. Yup no fancy zoom connection. So the best I could think of, is tape our phone call while having my laptop on Zoom, enjoying the view from my Tagish Cabin. So its and Audio only interview with Kyla. Enjoy:
It takes a village to put on these type of races. Matter of fact it takes many villages to do so. Only once I stopped racing myself and got more involved in the behind the scenes ” race stuff “, did I realize how many people it takes to put on these events. Thank you for everyone involved.
There are a couple of Key positions during a race. The Race Marshal is definitely one of them. The head honcho. From the start of the to the finish of the race. The RM has to call the shots. And usually the RM is not alone, there are also Race Judges, as teams spread out along the checkpoints.
Catherine Pinard had the ( un ) fortunate coincidence to run into board Member Didier Moggia at Home Hardware. Next things she knew she was the 2021 Yukon Journey Race Marshal. Well not quite that quick, but pretty close. What motivates anybody to volunteer for a race? We all know that the Mushers are certifiably on the strange side with being motivated to voluntary sleep outside in 30 or less below. But what motivates race staff and all the other countless volunteers to drive up to Pelly, Carmacks or Braeburn to help put on such an event. Well Cathrine explains her own motivations pretty well:
Thank you to these great local sponsors who graciously contribute the the Success of the 2021 Yukon Journey