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Welcome
Maps
Entry Fees
Itinerary
Safety and Traffic Rules
Captain's Responsibilities
Race Rules
Course Description
Weather
Categories
2007 Results
Race Records
Miscellaneous

WELCOME

The Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay is Sport Yukon's Annual Fundraiser!

This year is the 26th running of the race, and we hope you take the opportunity to enjoy the challenge, the camaraderie, and the legendary northern scenery and hospitality.

The race will commence Friday evening, September 5th in Skagway, Alaska, follow the trail of the Gold Rush Stampeders over the famous White Pass, through British Columbia, into the Yukon finishing Saturday, September 6th in Whitehorse, along the bank of the Yukon River in the new Shipyards Park. The location of the Awards Ceremony and Dance will TBA.

The relay is run on paved highway throughout the night and into the next day over challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery. The weather often varies from beautiful starlit nights with displays of northern lights, to cloudy, foggy, rainy, and sometimes snowy conditions. More often than not, the race ends on a sunny, crisp fall day in the capital. The 175 km relay is broken into 10 legs varying in distance from 9.0 to 25.6 km. It starts at sea level, climbs to an elevation of 1004 meters in the first 2 legs and descends to approximately 610 meters towards the finish line. Teams of 6 to 10 participants run in various categories with each team being permitted one support vehicle.

The 2008 relay will have 8 official categories; OPEN, MIXED, WOMEN, JUNIOR, MASTERS OPEN, MASTERS MIXED, MASTERS WOMEN, and CORPORATE. We will also offer 3 special categories: WALKING, ULTRA and YOUTH, involving legs 7a-10b. The youth category has been developed to attract younger runners to the race by setting up shorter legs or waypoints between Carcross and Whitehorse. The exact distances are yet to be determined, however we are looking at approximately 10km splits which would see the category including 8 runners.

This event has attracted a large number of participants each year with a record number of 161 teams involved in 1998, the centennial year of the Klondike Gold Rush. We welcome both the competitive and recreational runner and stress the importance of treating all participants, race officials and volunteers with respectful and courteous behaviour. We are happy to announce that we have over 325 volunteers involved in the production of the relay, making it one of the most successful volunteer efforts in our territory. We are extremely proud of and thankful for the volunteers who take time out of their schedules each year to make this relay a true success.

All information can be accessed on our website at: www.sportyukon.com

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MAPS

west coast map

We also have a more graphical map of the race segments, focusing on elevations. Due to the detail involved, we're presenting this map as an Adobe Acrobat document. Click here to view/download it.

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ENTRY FEES

* Canadian Funds *

The Entry Fee for all Official Categories is $700.00

Teams registering prior to the July 25, 2008 deadline will be charged $650.00

Cancellation fees apply as follows:

  • Teams withdrawing from the race prior to August 1st will be penalized $100.00.
  • Teams withdrawing from the race prior to August 15th will be penalized $150.00.
  • Teams withdrawing from the race prior to August 29 will be penalized $200.00.

All registered teams will receive 10 long sleeve t-shirts and 10 tickets to the awards ceremony and dance on Saturday evening.

The Entry Fee for the Special Categories are as follow;

Category Entry Fee Fee is registering before July 25, 2008
Ultra $70 $65
Walking $300 $260
Youth $500 $450






Cancellation fees apply as follows:

  • Teams withdrawing from the race prior to August 1st will be penalized $50.00.
  • Ultra Teams withdrawing prior to August 15 will be penalized the full fee.
  • Teams withdrawing from the race prior to August 15th will be penalized $75.00.
  • Teams withdrawing from the race prior to August 29 will be penalized $100.00.

All registered participants will receive a long sleeve shirt and a ticket to the awards ceremony and dance on Saturday evening.

Additional t-shirts or tickets to the awards ceremony and dance can be ordered by filling out a request on the registration form. Prices for extra t-shirts are $20, and tickets for the Awards Ceremony and Dance are $10.

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ITINERARY

* All times are "Whitehorse Time" (Pacific Time) *
(Exceptions to this rule are any times listed for the Alaska Marine Highway System)
*These will appear in Alaska Time*

Early Bird Registration

Save $50 by registering by before July 25th!
Please ensure that all registration forms are filled out completely when submitting.

Team Race Plan Registration

Submit Team Pre-Race Plan by Monday - August 25, 2008.
We require your team list of runners and estimated average 10 km time on the Pre-Race Plan form provided by Monday - August 27, 2008. It is very important that we receive this information so we can establish start times for the race. Any changes to this plan after August 25, 2008 will cost $5 per name change.

Team Captains/ Drivers Meetings & Package Pickup

  • Wednesday - September 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
    Team Captains/ Drivers Meeting & Package Pickup
    Sport Yukon Building, Whitehorse, YT
  • Friday - September 5, 2008 at 9:00 AM (Alaska Time)
    Team Captains/ Drivers Meeting & Package Pickup
    Fairweather Ferry (FWX) departing Juneau to Skagway at 8:00 AM.
  • Friday - September 5, 2008 at 3:00 PM (Alaska Time)
    Team Captains/ Drivers Meeting & Package Pickup
    Fairweather Ferry (FWX) departing Juneau to Skagway at 2:00 PM.
  • Friday - September 7, 2008 at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
    Team Captains/ Drivers Meeting & Package Pickup
    National Parks Service Building, Skagway, AK

It is mandatory that all captains and drivers attend one of these meetings. Packages will not be distributed to the captain until all Agreement & Release forms are received.

NOTE: Start times will be made available at the Captains’ Meetings.

Race Start

Friday - September 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

In front of the National Park Service Building. The first group will start at 7:00 PM followed by the remaining groups at 1/2 hour intervals.

Checkpoint 10 (Carcross Corner at the Alaska Highway)

Latest Departure for Leg 10 Runners on Saturday - September 6, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Leg 10 runners will leave no later than 1:00 PM even if their Leg 9 runner has not yet arrived. Times will be adjusted to make allowance for leg 9 runners arriving at Checkpoint 10 after their Leg 10 runner has left.

In Whitehorse

Race Finish on Saturday - September 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Rotary Peace Park on the banks of the Yukon River.

Awards Ceremony & Dance, Saturday - September 6, 2008
Dance starts at 6:30 PM, break for Awards at 8:00 PM
TBA

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SAFETY & TRAFFIC RULES

The Klondike Road Relay has the potential for dangerous traffic situations. The highway has two lanes and in many places the shoulder is very narrow. Curves, hills and darkness severely limit visibility. The first half of the relay is run during the night and there will be normal traffic on the road. These conditions make it imperative that all persons involved in the relay exercise good judgement and obey all of the rules.

We ask that all drivers are exceptionally careful and courteous during the race and that runners and other pedestrians watch out for vehicles at all times. If you are accompanied by children please watch them carefully.

The Gold Wing Road Riders and the RCMP will be providing highway patrol throughout the trail. All participants must obey race officials. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your team.

1. First aid will be provided by the Canadian Ski Patrol (Yukon Zone). If you or a team member requires first aid, please ask for assistance at the checkpoints or let a race official know.

2. Each team will be allowed one support vehicle only. Your team will be supplied with one set of signs to identify the support vehicle, one sign must be displayed in the front and one in the rear at all times. If your team transfers to an alternate support vehicle, please remember to transfer your signs.

3. Obey all traffic control signs and officials at the checkpoints and along the route.

4. All vehicles are required by law to travel with headlights on at all times. All slow moving vehicles and those stopping momentarily must have hazard lights flashing.

5. At checkpoints, move directly through and park beyond the exchange area. Obey the directions of the check point attendants.

6. Never park or stop your vehicle such that a large vehicle will be unable to pass easily.

7. Pacing is prohibited and bicycles or rollerblades are not permitted on the route.

8. Support vehicles in Leg 1 must leave before the runners start and must wait beyond the Skagway River Bridge. Once the runners catch up and pass, the vehicles can then fall in behind their team member. Remember there is lots of time to sort out positioning on the highway so use caution and don't rush.

9. From the beginning of the race to the cutover for daytime running (at Checkpoint 7, Carcross, or later), the runner will run on the right hand side of the road. The support vehicle is required to follow between 20-40 ft. behind the runner in the proper vehicle lane. Please do not travel on the shoulder.

10. When passing another vehicle and runner prior to the cutover, wait until your runner is well past the other vehicle and runner then pass carefully and pull in behind your runner.

11. Watch for runners, and when you are likely to be passed by one, stay in your lane and give him/her room along the shoulder. Once the runner has caught your vehicle, slow down so that they may get past and into your headlights as soon as possible. Once the runner has passed your runner, pull over carefully and allow the other runner's support vehicle to pass you.

12. Beyond the cutover for daytime running, runners will run on the left-hand side of the road and continue on that side until they enter the Miles Canyon section just outside of the city. Where the runners are running on the left-hand side of the road, support vehicles are not allowed to follow the runners or travel at the same speed opposite the runner. The vehicle may proceed ahead of the runner, at normal traffic speed, pull over and park where there is room and wait for the runner to catch up. Please exercise extreme caution and do not travel with the runner.

13. Support vehicles are not allowed to park on the Alaska Highway from Carcross Cut-off to the Finish Line (Checkpoint 10). All vehicles must pull over on side roads or pullouts.

14. There will be traffic control personnel and signs where the runners cross the highway and enter the Miles Canyon section. Obey the signs and control personnel and cross only in the designated corridor. At this location on the route there is likely to be a significant amount of vehicle traffic and special care must be exercised. Park only where permitted by the signs and control personnel.

15. In the Miles Canyon section there is no centre line and runners are free to run on either side of the road but must use extreme caution. Support vehicles are not allowed in the Miles Canyon section so a water checkpoint will be provided for the runners.

16. Upon leaving the Miles Canyon section, runners join the south access route into the city and will run on the right hand side of the road and until they reach the river where they will be directed to follow the paved river trail to the Finish Line (2 km).

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CAPTAIN'S RESPONSIBILITIES

Each team must designate a captain, who may or may not be a runner. The captain is the contact person for the team and it is their responsibility to ensure that the following requirements are met.

1. All team members must be aware of all race rules.

2. Team Registrations should be submitted no later than Friday - July 25, 2008 to take advantage of early bird registration.

Sport Yukon
4061-4th Avenue / Whitehorse, Yukon / Y1A 1H1
Phone: (867) 668-4236 / Fax: (867) 667-4237
Email: news@sportyukon.com

3. Team Race Plans must be submitted by Monday - August 25, 2008. The Team's Pre-Race Plan form requires your team's average 10 km (6 mi.) time, and is used to determine all race start times. It is very important that you are honest and realistic with this time, so we eliminate any surprises for the volunteers at each checkpoint. Slower times will be started first to ensure you are running with people close to your own pace. The checkpoints are set up at least 1 hour in advance of the first likely runner. If a fast team gives an unreasonably slow 10 km time they will be started too early and their runner may arrive at a checkpoint before the timers are set up. This creates a tremendous problem and may result in an early runner being held at a checkpoint so that following checkpoints are not affected.

4. Signed and witnessed Agreement and Release Forms (one for each runner) must be handed in before race packages are distributed to the captain. Runners without a completed Agreement and Release Form will not be allowed to participate in the relay.

5. All Captains and Drivers must attend one of the following meetings to receive final race instructions, start times and team packages.

  • Wednesday - September 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM at the Sport Yukon Building, Whitehorse.
  • Friday - September 5, 2008 at 9:00 AM (Alaska Time) on the Fairweather Ferry (FWX)departing Juneau for Skagway at 8:00 AM.
  • Friday - September 5, 2008 at 3:00 PM (Alaska Time) on the Fairweather Ferry (FWX) departing Juneau for Skagway at 2:00 PM.
  • Friday - September 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM (4:00 PM Skagway time) at the National Parks Service Building, Skagway.

6. Ensure that all runners are in possession of their bids, and that they are clearly visible on the front and back of each runner throughout their leg.

7. Assigned runners do not have to check in with Checkpoint personnel until they have been called forward by the officials. Make sure that your leg runners are aware of which checkpoint they are starting and finishing. (Ex. The Leg 3 runner checks into Checkpoint 3 and runs to Checkpoint 4).

8. If your Leg 9 runner will not be arriving at Checkpoint 10 (Carcross Corner) before 1:00 PM on Saturday - September 6, 2008 your designated Leg 10 runner must be at Checkpoint 10 in time for the "latest departure" group start at 1:00 PM.

9. All team progress must be monitored during the race and all substitutions recorded on the Team Post-Race Plan.

10. The completed Team Post-Race Race Plan must be presented at the Finish Line, where the captain must sign off on behalf of the team with the Race Judge.

11. If your team has a complaint or protest they wish to register, the captain must present it to the Race Judge. If your team wishes to appeal a decision of the Race Judge, the captain must present a written appeal to the Jury of Appeal. (This can be presented through the Race Judge).

12. If you have an emergency at anytime throughout the race, please check in with the race officials at any of the designated checkpoints. The Yukon Amateur Radio Operators provide communications throughout the relay.

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RACE RULES

Runners:

1. Runners must wear their number(s) assigned to them and ensure that they are visible on the front and back at all times throughout their leg.

2. Runner numbers must not be transferred. Violation will result in team disqualification. (See Rule 16 under Substitutions.)

3. Runners and support personnel must wear reflective safety apparel to ensure that they are visible at night. Wrist / ankle bands will be provided in your race package and reflective vests can be rented at Captains’/ Driver’ meetings, or at the Sport Yukon office. Rental costs for the vests are $30, of which $10 is returned when the vest is handed back in at the completion of the race.

4. Runners must ensure that they are on time to begin their leg. All runners will be called forward by checkpoint officials prior to the beginning their leg, and their number must be clearly visible on their front and back when they leave.

5. Leg 10 runners must leave Checkpoint 10 at 1:00 pm in a mass start even if your Leg 9 runner has not yet arrived. This is to ensure that all teams finish the relay on time. The times will be adjusted and no penalty will be assessed.

6. A runner may register to run more than one leg but can only run for one team. If a runner is registered to run consecutive legs they must display the proper number for their first leg upon arriving at the checkpoint and must display the proper number for the next leg before leaving, except in the case of a substitution. Penalties will be recorded and assessed for any runner arriving at or leaving a checkpoint without the proper number.

Ex. All runners arriving at Checkpoint 3 should be wearing bib number 2 and all runners leaving Checkpoint 3 should be wearing runner number 3 bibs, except in the case of a substitution where the runner will wear the number of their originally designated leg as per Team Pre-Race Plan.

7. Runners must run on the shoulder of the highway, or if this is not suitable, on the extreme outside portion of the traffic lane.

8. A runner must withdraw from the relay at once if ordered to do so by a member of the medical staff. The runner number must be forfeited to the medical staff member upon request. The team may substitute another runner and a 5-minute penalty will be assessed.

9. From the beginning of the race to the cutover for daytime running (at Checkpoint 7, Carcross, or later), the runner will run on the right hand side of the road. The support vehicle is required to follow between 20-40 ft. behind the runner in the proper vehicle lane. Please do not travel on the shoulder.

10. From the cutover for daytime running to the Miles Canyon turn-off in Leg 10, runners will run on the left-hand side of the road facing traffic.

11. Runners must obey the signs and traffic control personnel at the Miles Canyon turn-off and cross the highway only in the designated corridor.

12. In the Miles Canyon section, which starts 7.6 km from the Finish Line, runners are free to run on either side of the road but must use extreme caution. Support vehicles are not allowed in this section so there will be a water checkpoint provided.

13. Upon leaving the Miles Canyon section, runners join the south access route into the city and will run on the right-hand side until they reach the river where they will be directed to follow the paved river trail to the finish line (2 km).

14. The relay is scheduled to finish by 3:00 PM, Saturday - September 6, 2008 and any team finishing after this time may not be recorded in the official results.

Substitutions:

15. Each runner is expected to complete his or her designated leg(s) as shown on the Team's Pre-Race Plan. Any substitutions or changes must be recorded on the Team's Post-Race Plan, which must be filed at the Finish Line. Record the name and number of the substituting runner and be sure to note the name you wish to appear on the certificate for each leg.

16. Runners substituting for another must wear their own assigned number as per the Team's Pre-Race Plan.

Ex. If a runner is designated as the Leg 1 runner on the Team's Pre-Race Plan and they substitute for a runner in another leg, they must wear their Leg 1 bib when they run as the substitute.

17. Each team is allowed a maximum of three (3) substitutions during the race. Substitutions must be from the original runners registered. Only one substitution is allowed per leg.

18. A runner not completing a leg may not run again in the relay.

19. A runner substituting for another may run a later leg.

20. A team will be assessed a five (5) minute penalty for each substitution. All penalties will be added to the team's final time and their finishing position will be adjusted accordingly.

21. A team that makes more than three (3) substitutions will be disqualified and will not be recorded in the results.

22. The Race Judge will act upon any illegal substitutions reported by a team captain or a course official.

Appeals:

23. If a team is disqualified and wishes to appeal, the team captain must file an appeal in writing to the Jury of Appeal through the Race Judge. Appeals must be filed by 3:30 PM, Saturday - September 6, 2008.

24. The Jury of Appeal consists of no fewer than three (3) people and will elect its own Chairperson.

25. The Jury will consider the decision of the Race Judge and the appeal as it is presented. The Jury may interview witnesses and will make its decision. This decision may uphold, set aside or modify the decision of the Race Judge. The decision of the Jury may be a unanimous decision or based upon a majority vote, however, it will be final and binding.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Checkpoints and Distances

Number Name Distance from
Skagway
Distance to
Next Checkpoint
1 Start Line (Skagway)
Skagway
0 km (0 mi) 14.0 km (8.8 mi)
2 White Pass Viewpoint 14.0 km (8.8 mi) 9.0 km (5.6 mi)
3 US/Canada Border 23.0 km (14.4 mi) 12.5 km (7.8 mi)
4 Canada Customs 35.5 km (22.2 mi) 21.0 km (13.1 mi)
5 Tutshi Lake 56.5 km (35.3 mi) 22.2 km (13.9 mi)
6 BC/Yukon Border 78.7 km (49.2 mi) 25.6 km (16.0 mi)
7 Carcross 104.3 km (65.2 mi) 14.0 km (8.8 mi)
8 Emerald Lake 118.3 km (74.0 mi) 19.8 km (12.4 mi)
9 Annie Lake Road 138.1 km (86.4 mi) 17.6 km (11.0 mi)
10 Carcross Corner 157.2 km (97.4 mi) 20.8 km (12.1 mi)
Finish Finish Line 175 km (109.5 mi) --

LEG 1 to White Pass Viewpoint

Total Distance - 14.0 km (8.8 miles)

Description of Leg 1
From the start, runners proceed north through town on Broadway Street, turning left on 7th Avenue, right on State Street and across the Skagway River Bridge where they will join their support vehicles. At Kilometre 4.1 the road begins to climb up into the White Pass, past both old and new U.S. Customs Checkpoints, to the check point at the White Pass Viewpoint at KM 14.1.

***IMPORTANT***

SUPPORT VEHICLES MUST LEAVE SKAGWAY PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE, AND WAIT FOR LEG #1 RUNNERS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SKAGWAY RIVER BRIDGE.

LEG 2 to U.S./Canada Border

Total Distance - 9.0 km (5.6 miles)

Description of Leg 2
This is the steepest leg of the race, as well as the shortest. The road climbs sharply out of Checkpoint #2, crosses the Moore Creek suspension bridge, proceeds up to the White Pass Summit at an elevation of 1,004 metres, and on a short distance to Checkpoint #3. Visibility and weather can be very poor in the pass and runners must cross the road to reach the checkpoint. Use extreme caution and cross only at the pylons, obeying directions from checkpoint personnel.

***CAUTION***

MOORE CREEK BRIDGE CAN BE SLIPPERY AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

LEG 3 to Canada Customs

Total Distance - 12.5 km (7.8 miles)

Description of Leg 3
When leaving Checkpoint #3, runners must again cross the road. Follow the pylons and directions of checkpoint personnel. The road drops down from the summit to a relatively flat, winding section with some hills. When approaching the Canada Customs checkpoint at Fraser, BC, runners stay to the right of the vehicle lanes. All vehicles must proceed through Canada Customs for normal clearing procedures.

***IMPORTANT***

RUNNERS MUST STAY TO THE RIGHT OF THE VEHICLE LANES AT CHECKPOINT #4 - CANADA CUSTOMS!

LEG 4 to Tutshi Lake

Total Distance - 21.0 km (13.1 miles)

Description of Leg 4
Leaving Checkpoint #4, the road winds through rolling terrain with steep mountains on the left and a series of small lakes on the right. The road crosses the White Pass tracks (WATCH YOUR STEP!) and winds gently down to Tutshi Lake and Checkpoint #5.

LEG 5 to B.C./Yukon Border

Total Distance - 22.2 km (13.9 miles)

Description of Leg 5
After leaving Checkpoint #5, runners will follow the shoreline of Tutshi Lake. The lake is to the right with steep mountains very close to the road on the left. This leg of the race consists of mostly rolling hills with lots of curves. At about KM 14.5 there is a fairly challenging 2 KM uphill stretch, followed by a 3 KM downhill.

LEG 6 to Carcross, Yukon

Total Distance - 25.6 km (16.0 miles)

Description of Leg 6
There is an immediate climb as you leave Checkpoint #6 followed by a gentle rolling highway and a gradual uphill grade for 19 KM. This is followed by a gentle ascent to the Bove Island Viewpoint and then down into Checkpoint #7 at Carcross. Watch for pylons and directions from checkpoint personnel.

LEG 7 to Emerald Lake

Total Distance - 14.0 km (8.8 miles)

Description of Leg 7
Leaving Checkpoint #7, runners may be asked to cross the road if it is daylight. Follow instructions from checkpoint personnel and watch for the pylons. A number of curves in the road and gentle rolling hills lead you past the Carcross Desert on the right, Spirit Lake on the right, up a fairly steep hill past the Emerald Lake Viewpoint on the left and into Checkpoint #8.

LEG 8 to Annie Lake Road

Total Distance - 19.8 km (12.4 miles)

Description of Leg 8
The road from Checkpoint #8 features gentle, rolling hills mixed with flat straight sections. Coming into Checkpoint #9, you will be required to cross the road if you are not already on the left-hand side. Follow the pylons and directions from checkpoint personnel.

LEG 9 to Carcross Corner

Total Distance - 17.6 km (11.0 miles)

Description of Leg 9
Runners leaving Leg #9 stay on the left side of the road and proceed toward the Carcross Corner over gentle rolling hills and curves. Kookatsoon Lake will be on the right side of the road at approx. KM 13, where a gentle climb is encountered before a gradual descent into Checkpoint #10. Traffic will be heavy as you get closer to the checkpoint. Watch for checkpoint personnel directing traffic and stay between the pylons on the left side of the road.

***CAUTION***

TRAFFIC WILL BE EXTREMELY HEAVY AROUND CHECKPOINT #10. SUPPORT VEHICLES MUST DRIVE VERY SLOWLY AND OBEY CHECKPOINT PERSONNEL. DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD! FOLLOW DIRECTIONS INTO THE PARKING LOT AND MAKE ROOM FOR VEHICLES BEHIND YOU.

LEG 10 to Finish Line - Yukon River

Total Distance - 20.8 km (12.1 miles)

Description of Leg 10
In this leg runners enter the Alaska Highway and will experience increased traffic. At Km 11.5 runners will cross the highway in a designated corridor and enter the Miles Canyon Section. Support vehicles for runners are not allowed in the Miles Canyon Section, but a water station is provided for runners. Here the runners are asked to stay on the right side of the road and exercise care. Upon entering the South Access to Whitehorse, stay on the right until you reach the path along the river. Follow the path past the boat, under the bridge and stay on the path until you are diverted to 1st Ave. where you will follow course markings to Shipyards Park where the new finish line is located.

***CAUTION***

RUNNERS AND SUPPORT VEHICLES WATCH FOR HEAVY TRAFFIC AT ALL TIMES. SUPPORT VEHICLES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE MILES CANYON ROAD!

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WEATHER

Following is a synopsis of weather reports for recent years. Temperatures are in Celsius.

Skagway - Generally above freezing with a possibility of precipitation and/or winds.

Year Checkpoint 3
(Canada Customs)
Whitehorse
2007 Scattered Cloud
Lows of plus 3
Light wind and showers
Heavy fog
Scattered Cloud
Light winds
High of plus 11
2006 Scattered Cloud
Lows of plus 1
Periods of Rain
Scattered Cloud
High Winds, Periods of Rain
High plus 11
2005 Scattered Cloud
Low of plus 3
South winds 10km/hr
Scattered Cloud
High of plus 10 / Evening Rain South winds 15km/hr
2004 Scattered Cloud
Low of plus 3
South winds 5-10km/hr
Scattered Cloud
South winds 5-10km/hr
High of plus 9
2003 Scattered Cloud
Low of plus 4
South winds 0-5 km/hr
Scattered Cloud
High of plus 11
Light winds & evening rain
2002 Limited visibility
Low of plus 1
South winds 15-20 km/h
Light rain
Scattered Cloud
High of plus 12
Light wind
2001 Limited visibility
Low of plus 2
Gusty winds
Light showers and fog
Scattered cloud
High of plus 9
Light winds
2000 Extremely Foggy
Low of plus 4
Light north winds
Scattered rain overnight
Clear
High of plus 9
Light winds

CATEGORIES

OFFICIAL

  • OPEN
  • WOMEN (all females)
  • MIXED (minimum of 3 males and 3 females)
  • JUNIOR (18 years and younger)
  • CORPORATE (50% of the team must be employed at the same business)
  • MASTERS OPEN (40 years and older)
  • MASTERS WOMEN (40 years and older, all females)
  • MASTERS MIXED (40 years and older, min. of 3 males and 3 females)

Teams may be comprised of a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of ten (10) runners and must register in one of the categories

SPECIAL (Legs 7-10)

  • WALKING (A recreational, open category involving 4 people)
  • ULTRA (an open category involving 1 person)
  • YOUTH (an open category involving 8 people)

No monitoring will be provided along the route so participation is based on the honour system.

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2007 RESULTS

OPEN Skinny Raven: Take No Prisoners 10:49:19
Anchorage, Alaska

WOMEN Hard Women are Good to Find 15:27:28
Juneau, Alaska

MIXED Pabst Blue Runners 12:56:20
Anchorage, Alaska

JUNIOR Norcan Klondike Skiing Machines 14:32:28
Whitehorse, Yukon

MASTERS OPEN Smokin' Ole Geezers 12:35:22
Juneau, Alaska

MASTERS WOMEN Westmark Wayfarers 17:15:04
Whitehorse, Yukon

MASTERS MIXED The Classics 12:57:17
Anchorage, Alaska

CORPORATE Get the Lead Out 14:18:14
Juneau, Alaska

WALKERS Chocolate Claim Walkers 8:27:31
Whitehorse, Yukon

ULTRA Keith Thaxter 7:33:52
Whitehorse, Yukon

Results by Don Inverarity

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RACE RECORDS

OPEN Juneau "B" Team 10:16:28
Auke Bay, Alaska (1990)

WOMEN Wild Women Do... 12:48:18
Anchorage, Alaska (1996)

MIXED Take No Prisoners 10:58:03
Eagle River, Alaska (1995)

JUNIORS TEST 12:33:10
Whitehorse, Yukon (1997)

MASTERS OPEN Alaska Masters 11:14:05
Juneau, Alaska (1993)

MASTERS WOMEN Lady Gu Divas 13:20:05
Douglas, Alaska (2004)

MASTERS MIXED Peak Performers 1 12:04:54
Anchorage, Alaska (2006)

CORPORATE North of 60 Generations 11:51:24
Whitehorse, Yukon (1998)

ULTRA Keith Thaxter 7:33:52
Whitehorse, Yukon (2007)

Results by Don Inverarity

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MISCELLANEOUS

1. Start times will be made available at the captains’ meetings.

2. Leg results will be posted at the gazebo in Rotary Park and complete individual and team results will be posted at the Awards Ceremony and Dance. As well, a certificate for each runner showing individual results, team results and their placing will be mailed to their Team Captain for distribution.

3. Runner shirts will be available for pick-up by the team captain at Rotary Park.

5. After leaving Skagway, food and gas is not available on the route before Carcross (Checkpoint 6). Toilets will be provided at Checkpoints 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and at the finish line.

6. A Photographer will be on hand to take team photos at the Finish Line.

Conversions:

5:00 PM Whitehorse time = 4:00 PM Skagway time

(Degrees Celsius X 1.8) + 32 = Degrees Fahrenheit

(Degrees Fahrenheit - 32) / 1.8 = Degrees Celsius

1 meter = 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

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