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Yukon Quest Organizations Hopeful Partnership Can Be Restored

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Lex Treinen
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A dog team in a 2020 Yukon Quest Alaska race.

There’s some optimism that the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race’s Alaska and Yukon boards can heal their relationship. The 2 sides stopped talking in April after disagreements related to dog care, which began with a Yukon side proposal to dramatically increase the amount of mandatory rest along the thousand-mile trail between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the split has scuttled plans to resume running of the traditional race following 2 years of cancellations during the pandemic.