Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Bailey Staffen

Only in the Yukon would we conceptualize a relay race where hundreds of people (when it first started) run along a highway through the night. Not to mention, we’ll decide to make all the race legs about a half marathon, so while you are battling... Read more

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

Registration is now open for the premiere Yukon Ski Marathon, hosted by the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. The 50 km race is being held on Sunday, March 5 and begins at Mount Lorne, runs from there to Cowley Lake, then to Wolf Creek... Read more

Yukon Winter


Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Dan Davidson

For many years there has been an annual event known as the Mayo Marathon and runners for Dawson City have been pleased to participate in it. This year, for a change, there is a Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson (or D2DC) Solstice Race, which will... Read more

Dawson City


Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: George Maratos

George Maratos was just three years old when Terry Fox was becoming a household name across Canada and elsewhere. Still, he claims to have a "kind of" memory of the young B.C. runner's heroic 1980 odyssey known as the Marathon of Hope. Read more

Making A Difference!


Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Alex Weber

In a half-a-month I will run my first trail marathon, and my second marathon overall. The Yukon River Trail Marathon takes place on Sunday, August 2. I can already imagine going to work the next day with wobbly nonfunctioning legs and hips that... Read more

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy of Bailey Staffen

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Midnight Marathon, hosted by the town’s Fly-by-Night Running Club. And potentially, it’s the end of the road for the event. There’s a joke in there somewhere, about how the marathon is on its “last legs”, Read more


The mental part of running is more difficult to train for and equally, if not more, important to your ultimate success than the physical aspect. All runners have hit the wall. Your body feels like it wants to shut down.... Read more

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I'd better get my act in gear if I wanted a better chance at a longer, happier life. I signed up for a 10-kilometre race that June. For the trail runs she organizes, Nancy Thomson offers chocolate milk as a reward.... Read more

Yukon Active

It's been called one of the hardest marathons in North America by iRun magazine and one of the top 10 trail races in Canada by Canadian Running magazine. And it's in our backyard. The Yukon River Trail Marathon takes place annually in Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon Active

By the time you read this, I will hopefully have completed my first marathon. I say "hopefully" because finishing a whole marathon still seems like an impossible dream for me. Read more