Yukon Arctic Ultra
The Yukon Arctic Ultra is an annual event that takes place in Whithorse in the Yukon. Billed as "The world's coldest and toughest ultra!" the event consists of several races: Marathon, 100, 300 and 430 miles for mountain bikers, XC-skiers and runners.
The race follows the Yukon Quest trail, the trail of the world's toughest Sled Dog Race.
The marathon finishes just off the Takhini River. The 100 mile racers will go from Whitehorse to Braeburn. The 300 mile racers will keep on going all the way to Pelly Farm. There they will leave the river to turn around and go back to Pelly Crossing on the farm road. The 430 mile athletes will continue on the Quest trail to Dawson City.
The Yukon Arctic Ultra 2011 will start on Feb. 6th. The time for the start is 10:30 AM.
Organised by Robert Polhammer