The 2013 River Runner 120 – only 3.5 weeks away!

For the ones of you who haven’t heard it yet – there will be another running of the famous Whitehorse River Runner 120 Race happening. And it’s only 3.5 weeks away!! On Feb 23 the 2013 River Runner 120 will go on its way! Start will be at 3pm at Shipyards Park. As in the previous two years, mushers with their 6 to 10 dogs will enjoy some beautiful trails running from Whitehorse to Mendenhall and back (with a 6 hrs layover at the Mendenhall checkpoint). Teams will finish on Sunday in Shipyards Park.

The River Runner 120 is also one of the longest skijor races in the world – offering a 60 mile and a 120 mile category with 2 to 4 dogs. Trail boss and Skijorer Stefan Wackerhagen will make sure the trail will be in the best possible conditions to skijor on.

Register now! Entry fee is $125 for the 120 mile sled and skijoring categories and $75 for the 60mile skijoring category (plus DPSAY membership fee of $15 if you are not a member yet). Sign up information can be found on our website ( or just drop by at Duffy’s Pet Store in downtown Whitehorse and fill out an entry form there.Deadline for registration is Feb 15, 2013. Entries will be accepted after that date until the musher’s meeting on Friday Feb 22 but a late charge of $50 will apply.

For all of you, who don’t have dogs or the right team but would like to be involved in that great event – there is plenty of opportunities to volunteer (and we still need more volunteers)!!!, e.g. at the start line, the Mendenhall checkpoint, the banquet,…. Or just come to the start line and watch the teams take off! There will be lots of excitement!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Sarah: email or call (867) 393-3928. For more info about the race please visit our website

See you at the River Runner 120 and enjoy the days getting longer – the best time of mushing season is upon us!

The River Runner Race Committee


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