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Yukon River Quest 2016

Yukon River Quest 2016

Period: Jun 29 - Jun 29, 2016
Location: Yukon, Canada

Great news for endurance paddlers: The Yukon River Quest is now open for SUP riders. If you really want a challenge then a new event has just been crowned the “World’s Longest (Annual) SUP Race” – the Yukon River Quest in the far north of Canada. At 715kms (that’s 444 miles), the Yukon River Quest is less of a race and more of a downright mission through the sub-Arctic wilderness.

The event is also known as the “Race To The Midnight Sun” because it takes place in the middle of summer, when the days are pretty much endless in that part of the world.

The 2016 edition marks the first time SUPs have been allowed to compete in the Yukon River Quest. The event’s advisory board met just last week and agreed that 10 stand up paddlers could enter the 2016 race in an “experimental division” that may or may not be continued in the future.

The event takes place on the 29th of June, in Yukon, Canada. For more details, please visit the official website.