Yukon Quest

Weekday Mornings 7:30, 8:30and 9:30 plus Middays at 12:30, Weekend Mornings at 7:35 and 8:35
  • Hosted by Dan Bross, Zoe Rom
  • Local Host Dan Bross

The 35th Annual Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race started Saturday, February 3 in downtown Fairbanks. Mushers and their dog teams head over mountains, through blowing snow, across frozen rivers, enduring frigid temperatures and rugged conditions for 1,000 miles to the finish line in Whitehorse, Yukon. Follow along with KUAC FM as we bring you tales from the trail and exciting race updates.


02-07-17 KUAC Yukon Quest Morning Update

Feb 7, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

Julien Schroder / Yukon Quest

02-06-17 12:30 PM Quest update

02-06-17 AM Yukon Quest Update

Feb 6, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

02-06-17 morning Quest update

Yukon Quest Underway

Feb 5, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

02-05-17 Sunday Update:

Molly Rettig/KUAC

KUAC's Molly Rettig and Lori Neufeld talk over the phone about the 2017 Yukon Quest that gets underway in Whitehorse this morning. The air is filled with excitement and you can hear it in the yips, barks and howls from the dogs ready to head out on the 1000-mile Yukon Quest trail to finish in Fairbanks.

Open Water At Quest Halfway Point

Feb 2, 2017
Julien Schroder / Yukon Quest

Yukon Quest mushers and organizers are in final countdown mode in Whitehorse, Yukon ahead of Saturday's race start. As KUAC’s Molly Rettig reports, an unusual open lead on the Yukon River around Dawson City is complicating logistics at the midpoint of the race trail.