Thanks to all the mushers, volunteers, race organizers and sponsors for making the 2013 River Runner 120 a great success!
On a sunny Saturday afternoon 4 skijorers and 15 sled teams left for a 120 Mile run from Whitehorse to Mendenhall and back. While it was great for the humans to have warmer temperatures, especially the mushers with thicker coated dogs had to take it easy to keep their teams happy.
Both 2011 champions were back this year with Stefan Wackerhagen winning the 120 Mile skijor category with a time of 12:26 hrs and Crispin Studer finishing first in the 120 Mile Sled category in 11:32 hrs. The Vet Choice Award for excellent dog care was given to Ed Hopkins.
Tired but happy skijorers and mushers enjoyed some great food prepared by Amelie Janin at the Finish and Awards ceremony Sunday evening.
Thanks to Checkpoint Manager Cindy Hawkins and her volunteers, it was smooth operations at Mendenhall. Race Marshal Hans Oettli made sure everybody followed the race rules and Veterinarians Jessica Heath and Helen Eddy ensured high quality dog care during the race.
This event was sponsored by Lotteries Yukon, City of Whitehorse, Yukon Energy, Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supplies, Sky High Wilderness Ranch, AECOM, Yukon Travel Agency, The Feed Store, Icy Waters, Takhini Gas Ltd, Arctic Star Printing, and All Paws Veterinary Clinic. And not to forget our anonymous Chocolate Sponsor who provided the mushers with a bar of fine swiss chocolate to refuel their bodies. THANK YOU!
See you next year!
River Runner Race Committee
|Pos||Name (Bib #)||Total
|Time In Whitehorse||1st
|120 Mile Skijoring|
|1||Stefan Wackerhagen (1)||12:26||09:03 PM||03:09 AM||09:32 AM||6:03||6:23|
|2||Cynthia Corriveau (4)||13:07||09:29 PM||03:29 AM||10:13 AM||6:23||6:44|
|3||Darryl Sheepway (3)||13:14||09:36 PM||03:39 AM||10:21 AM||6:32||6:43|
|Adam Robinson (2)||09:28 PM||03:33 AM||scratched||6:26|
|120 Mile Sled|
|1||Crispin Studer (17)||11:32||09:13 PM||03:17 AM||09:08 AM||5:41||5:51|
|2||Martine LeLevier (6)||11:50||09:11 PM||03:37 AM||09:26 AM||6:01||5:49|
|3||Ed Hopkins (8)||11:56||09:27 PM||03:49 AM||09:32 AM||6:13||5:43|
|4||Magnus Kaltenborn (10)||12:50||09:34 PM||03:52 AM||10:26 AM||6:16||6:34|
|5||Maren Bradley (19)||12:54||10:05 PM||04:05 AM||10:30 AM||6:29||6:25|
|6||Alex Rochat (7)||13:21||09:39 PM||04:03 AM||10:57 AM||6:27||6:54|
|7||Dany Jetté (12)||13:27||10:11 PM||04:25 AM||11:03 AM||6:49||6:38|
|8||Steve Gibbons (13)||13:29||09:47 PM||03:59 AM||11:05 AM||6:23||7:06|
|9||Michelle Phillips (5)||13:40||09:59 PM||04:27 AM||11:16 AM||6:51||6:49|
|10||Marie Royer (9)||13:42||10:16 PM||04:36 AM||11:18 AM||7:00||6:42|
|11||J.J. Levy (16)||14:18||10:31 PM||04:43 AM||12:00 PM||7:01||7:23|
|12||Jason Biasetti (11)||14:35||09:46 PM||04:02 AM||12:11 PM||6:26||8:09|
|13||Simi Morrison (14)||14:42||11:20 PM||05:30 AM||12:18 PM||7:54||6:48|
|14||Jacob Heigers (15)||18:09||12:10 AM||06:18 AM||03:45 PM||8:42||9:27|
|Melissa Schenke (18)||11:37 PM||scratched||8:03|