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  • What is the Klondike Road Relay?
    The Klondike Road Relay is a 175 km running relay race starting in Skagway, Alaska and finishing in Whitehorse, Yukon. Teams start in the evening and run through the night to finish the following afternoon in Whitehorse
  • How long is the race?
    The KRR is a 175-kilometre relay race broken into 10 legs, varying in distance from nine-25.6 kilometres. There is also a half-leg race option that starts in Carcross, YT and ends in Whitehorse. The half-leg distance is 70.7 kilometres.
  • When is the race?
    The race starts in Skagway, Alaska on the second Friday in September Staggered start times are assigned to teams based on speed of team. Teams needing more time to complete start earlier in the night.
  • What are the cut off times?
    Skagway to Whitehorse race: 21.5 hours to complete the race Half leg (from Carcross) cut off times: - Walkers: 11.5 hours - Youth: 10.5 hours - Running: 10.5 hours Checkpoint closing times CP2 3:15 am CP3 4:30 am CP4 5:00 am CP5 6:30 am CP6 9:30 am CP7 11:30 am CP7b 10:00 am CP8 12:30 pm CP8b 11:15 am CP9 2:00 pm CP9b 1:45 pm CP10 4:00pm CP10b 4:45pm
  • What is the terrain like?
    The relay is run on a paved highway through the night and into the next day over challenging terrain and through breathtaking scenery.
  • What weather conditions should I expect?
    The weather varies from beautiful starlit nights with breathtaking displays of the aurora to cloudy, foggy, rainy, and sometimes even snow. More often than not, the race ends on a sunny, crisp fall fay in the Yukon's capital. Participants must be prepared for all weather conditions.
  • How are the race-legs distributed?
    The 175km relay is broken into 10 legs, varying in distance from nine - 25.6 km. It starts at sea level, climbs to an elevation of 1,004 metres in the first two legs and descends to approximately 610 metres toward the finish line.
  • What if my Leg 9 runner does not arrive on time?
    There will be a mass start at checkpoint 10 for all teams who's runners haven't arrived on time. Runners - If your Leg 9/Leg 9B runner does not arrive by 3:00 p.m., your Leg 10/Leg 10A runner will start anyways. Walking - If your Leg 9/Leg 9B runner does not arrive by 2:30 p.m., your Leg 10/Leg 10A runner will start anyways. The Klondike Road Relay wants everyone to have the chance to run and enjoy the full experience.
  • Looking for more of a challenge?
    There is also an ultra category, where one person starts in Carcross and completes legs seven to ten solo, a 70.7km distance.
  • I am nervous about running at night in an unfamiliar place. Do you have any advice for me?
    This is a common concern for individuals running overnight relay races. Along the race, each team is allowed one support vehicle to leap frog their runners and pull off the road every mile or so to wait for their teammate to pass and cheer them on. There are also several patrol cars on the course bringing awareness to runners and making traffic slow down.
  • Is there cell service along the route?
    After you leave Skagway you are in the wild of Alaska, BC and Yukon! Cell service resumes just outside Carcross. Along the route from Carcross- Carcross corner (#10) there is spotty cell service.
  • When is registration open for the 2024 Klondike Road Relay?
    The 2024 Road Relay Registration will open on May 15, 2024 and close on August 26th, 2024.
  • Registration Deadlines
    Registration Deadlines: MAY 15: Registration opens MAY 31: Early bird pricing ends ​ AUGUST 15: Registration closes
  • How many people can register?
    Our maximum number of participants is 1,800.
  • What if I do not have all my team members committed yet?
    No worries! Team captains can register and purchase the team in May to hold a spot. Throughout the summer, team members can be added to your team! Team members must be added by August 26th.
  • How many runners in each team?
    Teams starting in Skagway are 10 person teams. Runners can run more than one leg. Teams must have a minimum of 5 runners. Teams starting in Carcross are 4 or 8 person teams. The 4 person teams walk full legs and must have at least 3 walkers. The 8 person teams walk or run half legs and must have at least 6 members Solo runners also start in Carcross Runners / walkers can only run in one team
  • How do I volunteer?
    Go on our website: klondikeroadrelay.com Click volunteer button on the home page This link will take you to a page with more information about volunteering
  • What gas stations and food options are available during the race?
    After leaving Skagway, food and gas is not available on the route before Carcross (Checkpoint 6). Toilets will be provided at Checkpoints 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and at the Northwestel Finish Line.
  • Will there be photos taken during the race?
    A photographer will be on hand to take team photos at the Northwestel Finish Line. Feel free to take any photos on your personal camera throughout the day.
  • Conversions
    5:00 p.m. Whitehorse time = 4:00 p.m. Skagway time (Degrees Celsius x 1.8) + 32 = Degrees Fahrenheit (Degrees Fahrenheit - 32) / 1.8 = Degrees Celsius 1 metre = 3.28 feet 1 kilometre = 0.62 miles 1 mile = 1.61 kilometres 1 litre = 0.27 US gallons 1 Canadian Beer = 2 US Beer
  • Fun fact about the sunset and sunrise during the race
    Did you know that sunset in Skagway on September 9, 2022 is 7:39pm and sunrise in Carcross will be 7:13am.
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