This incredible international winter sports event starts regardless of weather conditions. The race lasts 9 to 14 days depending on weather, trail conditions and team speed.
The 2016 race will start Saturday, February 6th at 11 am in Fairbanks, Alaska. Starting on the Chena River near the Cushman Street Bridge in downtown Fairbanks.
Yukon Quest Start Line Updated February 2
Due to jumble ice on the Chena River, the 2016 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will see a shift in the start line location to ensure the safety of the dogs, mushers and public.
The start line will be located on the river side of the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center at 101 Dunkel Street in Fairbanks and will continue on to the Chena River. A map of the new location can be found here.
The Yukon Quest store will remain open at 550 First Avenue, where spectators can get all their trail information and merchandise will be available for purchase.