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Join us in Tr'ondek Hwech'in traditional territory for a summer solstice celebration. Mark the longest day in the land of the midnight sun with a run (or walk) along the Klondike River valley into historic Dawson City.
 
The second Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race includes a marathon, 4 person marathon and for runners as well as a half marathon, 10 km and 5 km for runners and walkers. All of the events will be held in the morning allowing you to enjoy our midnight sun well into the evening.
 
The event will wrap up with dinner and live entertainment in Dawson City's Waterfront Park, located on the Yukon River.
 
Make a weekend of it and take in all that Dawson City has to offer.


Well done Run Dawson!
My husband and I have done races all over North America
and this was one of the best for organization and thoughtfulness. Amazing job! Can’t wait for next year!
– Elena Matechuk-Joss
CONTACT US
email:              info@rundawson.com
web:                www.rundawson.com
phone:            867-993-3896
                         867-993-7400 ext 204
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COURSE INFORMATION

RELAY INFORMATION

We are currently firming up most of our course information. We'll add details and updates as they happen so check back regularly for more information and keep your eyes open for announcements on our Run Dawson Facebook page.
 
In the meantime this is what we can tell you:
 
All races will be held along the Klondike Highway with runners and walkers heading into Dawson City on a point to point course.
 
All race distances will end at our Finish line located at the Gazebo in Dawson's Waterfront Park. This means that the Start lines for the various distances will be located 5km, 10km, 21.1km, and 42.2km from the Gazebo. The Marathon start will be located a couple of kms up the Dempster Highway. Transportation to the Start lines will be provided as part of your registration package.
 
The route is pretty much flat with slight rolling inclines and declines - barely visible to the naked eye - with a definite downward trend (see the course elevation profile at right).
 
You'll be running through boreal forest, ponds, swamps, dredge ponds and dredge piles, and June's beautiful wildflowers; all against a backdrop of the Klondike area's various mountain ranges.
 
Runners will use the left side of the highway and will need to be aware of traffic including locals, tourists, and possibly some wildlife. We'll have plenty of signage alerting drivers to the runners on the road and will also have a course crew roaming around if any assistance is needed.
 
Several water stations will be located along the route.
Leg distances vary this year (on purpose this time!) to ensure safe transfer points and to provide more variation for your team.

Leg 1: 6kms (Dempster Corner to Barber's Bend)

Leg 2: 10kms (Barber's Bend to Henderson)

Leg 3: 14kms (Henderson to the 10KM Start)

Leg 4: 10kms (10KM Start to the Finish Line)

We are also encouraging teams to drive themselves this year if possible. This will allow for better timing around your transitions and louder cheering for your team mates. Let us know if you do require transportation as we will have a couple vans running all day.

START TIMES

Marathon: 7:00 am
Relay: 7:00 am
Half Marathon (Run and Walk): 8:00 am
10KM (Run and Walk): 10:00 am
5KM (Run and Walk): 9:30 am

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
COURSE ELEVATION
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COURSE MAP
Click map for full sized view. 2017 D2DC Map.pdf
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE COURSE WE CANNOT SAFELY ALLOW STROLLERS, BIKES, OR DOGS TO JOIN IN.
THANKS FOR A FANTASTIC 2017 YED2DC EVENT
REGISTRATION FOR YED2DC 2018 WILL OPEN IN THE NEW YEAR

Good to know ...

Save with our Early Bird deals by registering by April 1st.
Youth (13 and under on race day) and Seniors (60+ on race day) save 15%.
Your free event t-shirt size is guaranteed when you register by May 1st.

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FEE SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES

NO REFUNDS  -  NO LATE REGISTRATION

Registration Deadlines:
 

Early Bird Registration February 1st to April 1st
Final Registration June 14th

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:

Bib, official timing, gear check, transportation to start, water stations and finish line refreshments, t-shirt, After Party Dinner and Live Entertainment, Run Dawson sticker, and more ...

REGISTRATION FEES

RACE DISTANCES & CATEGORIES

All registration fees listed below will include an additional modest processing fee based on the total amount of your registration.

Youth rates are for participants 13 and under on the day you sign up.

Senior rates are for participants 60+ on the day you sign up.

There is no youth/senior rate for relay teams.

Marathon registration is limited to runners who are 18+.

Distances:

Team Marathon Relay (4 legs, varied distances)
Marathon
Half Marathon
10 km
5 km
Half Marathon Walk
10 km Walk
5 km Walk
 
Categories:
Male and Female Bantam 13 and under;
Male and Female Junior 14 to 17
Male and Female Open 18 to 39
Male and Female Masters 40 to 59
Male and Female Senior Masters 60+
 
Marathon Relay teams can be mixed in age and gender with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 4.
 
Medals will be awarded in all categories.

PACKAGE AND BIB PICK-UP

Package and bib pick up will be located at the Gazebo in Dawson's Waterfront Park.

Pick up times are Friday, June 16th from 5 pm to 10 pm and Saturday, June 17th from 6 am to 7:15 am.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Contact Run Dawson if you have questions or need assistance with your registration.

Individual BBQ tickets can be purchased for non-registered family and friends through our registration system or at the event itself. The cost is $25 for seniors, adults and youth  and $10 for kids aged 10 and under.

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THANKS SO MUCH TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS, AND VOLUNTEERS

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS ($3000+)

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS ($1000+)

DAWSON CITY
GENERAL STORE

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS ($500+)

HAMMERSTONE
FARM

TRIPLE JJJ
HOTEL

CASTLEROCK
CANOE

KLONDYKE CREAM AND CANDY

FINISHER LEVEL SPONSORS ($100+)

GAMMIE TRUCKING

WHITEHOUSE
CABINS

WHITEHOUSE
CABINS

RIVERWEST BISTRO

KLONDIKE
KATE'S

DAWSON MOBILE
CHIP REPAIR

THE YUKON ENERGY DEMPSTER TO DAWSON CITY SOLSTICE RACE AFTER PARTY
Your registration fee includes a ticket for the Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race After Party featuring a BBQ Dinner and live entertainment in Dawson City's Waterfront Park. You will be able to purchase extra tickets for friends and family through your registration or at the event itself.
 
The After Party will run from 5:30 pm to 9-ish pm at which point we encourage you to explore Dawson and take in our many entertaining establishments.
 
More details to follow as soon as we figure them out.
What an absolutely awesome event.
Kudos to all involved in organizing and a big Thank You to Run Dawson for their hard work promoting it. The food was outstanding!
Dawson you know how to host an event.
Looking forward to next year! – Judy Shannon