Dawson Layover Extended To 40 Hours

Yukon Quest race officials have extended the mandatory 36 hour layover in Dawson City by four hours. It’s the second major change to this year’s race.The next stop on the Yukon Quest trail is Eagle. Race personnel in the tiny Alaskan community are scrambling to get their checkpoint setup in time for the frontrunners. Race Marshall Doug Grilliot says limited access there further complicates race logistics. “We have to fly to Eagle,” Grilliot said. “So when you start looking at the numbers when people can get there, potentially if the river is really good, we could have people getting there as early as noon. If we leave at 10 in the morning, the window of a couple hours is just too tight to make sure those teams had the proper services.”Read more here: http://fm.kuac.org/post/dawson-layover-extended-40-hours


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