Yukon 1000

1000 miles from Canada in to the Arctic Circle and finishing in Alaska

Push your body and soul to the brink

Follow in the footsteps of early adventurers - immerse yourself in the raw, untouched wilderness that few humans will ever experience. No phones. No sat navs. This is a true digital detox. With up to 10 days to complete the race, you will cross the finish line to join the elite few who have conquered the world’s longest canoe race.

The race in numbers


Days to complete the challenge


Miles of untouched wilderness


Support unless your life is in imminent danger



Dalton Highway Bridge

60°42’54.3 N 135°02’45.2 W



60°42’54.3 N 135°02’45.2 W

1000 miles of paddling

The race in pictures

A race where only the fittest survive

Yukon 1000 challengers must have the physical and mental fortitude to cope with the staggering feat of paddling 18 hours a day; just to complete the race. Completely self sufficient, teams sleep rough where they stop, and in extreme cases must be able to survive in true wilderness.

Can you face the elements?

Whitewater, fallen trees, braided and poorly mapped channels are just some of the challenges entrants will face. One wrong turn forces competitors to backtrack up river in the most isolated grizzly and black bear territory in the world.


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