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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

After scraping to survive the half marathon on Skiathos and then eating and drinking my way through Greece, I approached the Oct. 5 run on Santorini with some hesitation. My concerns were for naught as the course on Santorini, while challenging, was Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Yukon River Trail Marathon is considered a grueling course that challenges competitors to overcome hills, grabbing roots, rough terrain and even a foot bridge, usually during August heat that  can approach 30 C. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Carleen Kerr

I would not consider myself a runner, and yet, here I am at the start line of the Chena River to Ridge 25-mile race. For the second time. How on Earth did this happen? There must be something magical about living in the North. It has a way of... Read more

Yukon Active

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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

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

For most of our Canadian lives, we are told that lasting bone strength is a glass or two of milk away. This is reflected heavily in the Canada’s Food Guide, which acts as a foundation piece for nutrition and wellness in doctors’ offices, ... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Alexander Weber

In this two-part series Alexander Weber writes about competing in his first Ironman triathlon. In Part One he told us about his race preparation and his feelings before the competition. We left him three days before race day... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

If there's a competitive foot race nearby, or a fun run for charity, Tom Ullyett will almost certainly be there. The 58-year-old deputy minister of Justice has been an avid runner since his teen years, with at least 40 half-marathons under his... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: by Alexander Weber

Dear Reader, having just read the title of this article, I assume you may believe the following about myself: I am insane, and I am a diehard superhuman athlete. While you may be right about the former, I would disagree with the latter. Before I... Read more

Yukon Active

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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

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Issue: 2016-01-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WHEN I MENTION MY GYM IT DOESN’T HAVE A BASKETBALL RIM. MY GYM IS THE GREAT OUTDOORS I SHARE IT WITH ANIMALS ON ALL FOURS. Read more

Old Crow

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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!

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Denise L. Norman

The Canada Games Centre, near the top of Two Mile Hill, opens every weekday morning at 5:30 a.m. I did not get there until 7:00 a.m. and that was an effort. As I walked in, I kept passing people on their way out. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-23 MAP: courtesy of Wendy Nixon

Who runs through the woods with map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags? That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is suitable for all ages... Read more

Yukon Active

Caribou Legs has a home now, in Whitehorse. He’s lived here for about three months. He runs everyday, and he works with youth. He’s currently organizing a jigging marathon for New Years Eve; he’ll invest the money raised on his next runs — he’s going Read more

Yukon People

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard. Because that challenge is one we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone. Read more

Yukon Active

Locally, Don White coaches our junior athletes and regularly offers coaching to the rest of us through clinics like Run for Mom and "Getting started, getting better, getting faster" sessions. He has given me a lot of important tips.... Read more

Yukon Active

Running

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Q: There is this woman I have known for a few years now and I know she is single. I asked her out for coffee about a year ago and she said no. Lately I have been running into her again and I have been striking up conversation. I still really want... Read more

Yukon People

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

Yukon Active

There are many ways to enjoy the midnight sun. Fishing, hiking and gardening are all popular, but how about running a marathon? That's right, on June 23, Mayo will host the 17th annual Mayo Midnight Marathon. Read more

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Voices echo and feet shuffle, sometimes more quickly on the cold days. The Whitehorse Walkers energetically gather and get ready for their weekly two-hour walk. Read more

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