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Welcome to the
Yukon Ski Marathon

Important Information

The Marathon: March 2nd, 2019

 

The Yukon Ski Marathon is an annual long-distance ski race based in Whitehorse, Yukon. A unique, point to point course links together trails in the Whitehorse valley from Mount Lorne to Mount McIntyre. Although the course terrain is not difficult, the distance and potential weather conditions make this an event suited to experienced Nordic skiers. The goal is for people to challenge themselves and experience the landscape around Whitehorse in a new way.

The Course

 

Courses

  1. 50 km                          Individual Long Distance                   Mt Lorne to Mt Mac
  2. 22 km                          Individual Short Distance                  Mt Lorne to Wolf Creek
  3. Relay:                          Leg 1               22 km                        Mt Lorne to Wolf Creek

                                               Leg 2               28 km                        Wolf Creek to Mt Mac

  • 50 km, Relay Leg 1, and 22 km courses will have a single self-seeded mass start.
  • Classic and Skate technique are both permitted; trails will be groomed by Pisten Bully and Sherpa.
  • No classic track for the first 10km of the courses beginning at Mt Lorne due to narrow sections of trail.
  • The trail will not be closed to the public on race day, so be aware of other trail users, including snowmobiles, cyclists and dog mushers?.
  • Skiers participating in the 50km race and Leg 2 of the Relay will be required to take their skis off and cross the Mt. Sima road.
  • Feed stations: 50 km event will have 4 feed stations; 22 km event and Leg 1 of the relay will have 1 feed station, and a feed station at the finish; Leg 2 of the Relay will have 2 feed stations. See map for locations
  •  Skiers are encouraged to bring extra food, water, clothing and/or wax to support yourself between feed stations.

 

Registration Dates & Race Fees:

All registration must be done through zone4 

Relay registrations – individuals register separately, and list your team name, the leg you are skiing and your relay partner’s name in required fields on zone4.

Early Registration:                  Jan. 1 – Feb. 24                       $50 – all courses

Late registration:                     Feb. 25 – 27                            $75 – all courses

Registration closes Feb. 27th, at 11:59.

Registration changes after Feb 24th - $20 change fee. Contact yukonskimarathon@gmail.com

Cold Temperatures

If the temperature is below -25 on the morning of race day, the event will be modified. Race organizers will make an effort to offer an alternate shortened event. Please check the ski marathon website for details, closer to the date. The post race event will happen as planned, regardless of any race modifications.

Please do not request a refund, regardless of cancellation by organizers or registrant’s withdrawal for any reason.

Funds are spent long before the event date.

Race Categories

Distance

Category

Year of Birth

 

 

 

50 km

Senior Male

2002 and older

 

Senior Female

2002 and older

 

*Junior Male

2003 and younger

 

*Junior Female

2003 and younger

 

 

 

22 km

Senior Male

2002 and older

 

Senior Female

2002 and older

 

*Junior Male

2003 and younger

 

*Junior Female

2003 and younger

 

 

 

Relay

Open

Any Age (2 skiers)

 

Female Open

Any Age (2 female skiers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Skiers age twelve and under on race day must be accompanied by an adult that has registered to ski the same course. Adult’s name must be listed on zone4 registration.

All registration must be done through zone4 – online registration will be available at www.zone4.ca starting January 1, 2019.

Bib Pick-Up

Friday, March 1st                    Mt Mac wax room                  5:30 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 2nd                Mt Mac wax room                 7:30 – 8:45 am (times may be adjusted)

Any bibs not picked up at Mt Mac will be taken to the respective start lines, to be distributed.

Transportation to Start Lines

 

50 km course: Bus will transport race participants and their ski gear from Mt. Mac to Mt. Lorne on race day. Warm up clothes and extra gear will be shuttled back to the finish at Mt Mac. Detailed information will be sent to all registrants immediately after early registration closes on Feb. 24th.

22 km course: Buses will transport race participants and their ski gear from either Mt Mac or the Cadet Camp Road in the Mary Lake subdivision to the start at Mt Lorne. Individuals skiing this distance are responsible for finding their own transportation back to Mt Mac from the finish at Wolf Creek. Parking will be available on the Cadet Camp Road. Carpooling is encouraged. Warm up clothes and extra gear left on the bus at the start will be shuttled back to Mt Mac. Clothing needed at the end of the race needs to be left in your car.                         Please indicate your transportation requirements on your zone4 registration.         

Please note: there is a 2.5 km untracked ski from the finish line at Wolf Creek to the parking area on the Cadet Camp Road in the Mary Lake subdivision.   Detailed information and a map showing the parking area in Mary Lake will be sent to all registrants immediately after early registration closes on Feb. 24th.

Relay Event:

Leg 1: Buses will transport Leg 1 skiers from either Mt Mac, or the Cadet Camp Road in the Mary Lake subdivision, to the Leg 1 start at Mt Lorne. Individuals skiing this distance are responsible for finding their own transportation back to Mt. Mac from the exchange point at Wolf Creek. Parking will be available on the Cadet Camp Road. Carpooling is encouraged. Warm up clothes and extra gear left on the bus at the start will be shuttled back to Mt Mac. Clothing needed at the end of the race needs to be left in your car. Note that there is a 2.5 km untracked ski from the Wolf Creek exchange zone to the parking area on the Cadet Camp Road.                                  Please indicate your transportation requirements on your zone4 registration.         

Leg 2: Skiers are responsible for getting to the exchange point at Wolf Creek on their own. It is expected that vehicles left by Leg 2 skiers will be driven back to Mt Mac by Leg 1 skiers.  Please note: Allow time for a 2.5 km untracked ski from the parking area on the Cadet Camp Road to the exchange point at Wolf Creek.

Detailed information and a map showing the parking area on the Cadet Camp Road in the Mary Lake subdivision, and the Relay exchange point at Wolf Creek will be sent to all registrants immediately after early registration closes on Feb. 24th.

Race Day Schedule

All registrants will receive a Race Rules & Schedule email immediately after Feb. 24th, with confirmed details for the race day.

Post Race Event & Awards

There will be pizza, chocolate milk and a cash bar for all participants, and awards upstairs at Mount McIntyre shortly after the race is complete. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each category.

More Information Needed?

Please email yukonskimarathon@gmail.com.

 

Race Organizing Committee

Chief of Race:                Colin Abbott

Technical Delegate:      Allan Frostad

Chief of Course:            Grant Abbott

Timing & Results:          Beth Hawkings

Race Secretary:           Susan Tinevez

Post Race Event:         Rob Horn/Leslie Doran

 

 

 

Yukon Ski Marathon Race Course.
 

Course Profile.
Click on the link below to see the course profile.

Fun Facts.
50
Kilometres
189
Participants in 2017
200
Cups of Hot Chocolate Consumed
4
Aid stations