Yukon Quest

Whitney McLaren / Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

The longtime executive director of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is stepping down. According to a release from the raceorganization, Marty Steury is moving on after 11 years leading the annual 1,000-mile race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse.

Steury has been involved in the race since its inception, and earlier served a 5-year stint as Quest director between 1983 and 1988.     

Steury cites “major family health issues” as her reason for resigning, saying she cannot no longer commit the time the job requires. She thanks the Quest and says she’ll remain a member and race volunteer.

Steury’s resignation comes before the Quests annual meeting May 30th.


Quest Field, Purse Lower

Jan 24, 2020
Lex Treinen / KUAC

There are just fifteen mushers signed up to run the 2020 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race: the fewest in the race’s history. The Quest is also offering one of its smallest prize purses in the last decade. As KUAC’s Lex Treinen reports, several factors are playing into the decline.

Going for Number 30

Jan 24, 2020
Lex Treinen / KUAC

Dave Dalton has already run more Yukon Quests than anyone else, and the Healy musher is preparing to run his 30th, and what he says, will be last trip along the thousand mile trail between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. KUAC’s Lex Treinen reports.

Mackey Comeback

Dec 7, 2018
Emily Schwing / KUAC

Lance Mackey is registered for the 2019 Iditarod. The 4 time Iditarod and Yukon Quest winner from Fairbanks has had a few rough years since his run of championships ended in 2010. A cancer survivor approaching 50, some might have assumed Mackey was done with long distance mushing, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the former champ is making another comeback.

02-15-17 KUAC YUKON QUEST MORNING UPDATE

Feb 15, 2017
Whitney McLaren / Yukon Quest

02-15-17 AM Yukon Quest Update


02-14-17 Noon Yukon Quest Update


02-13-17 KUAC YUKON QUEST NOON UPDATE

Feb 13, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

02-13-17 12:30 PM Quest Update


02-13-17 KUAC YUKON QUEST MORNING UPDATE

Feb 13, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

02-13-17 AM Quest Update


02-12-17 KUAC Yukon Quest Sunday Update

Feb 12, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

02-12-17 Sunday Quest Update


02-11-17 KUAC Yukon Quest Saturday Update

Feb 11, 2017
Molly Rettig / KUAC

02-11-17 Sat Quest Update


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