The history of the Yukon Quest
Quest began as a shared dream of musher LeRoy Shank and non-musher
historian Roger Williams. They dedicated their vision to the gold-seekers,
trappers and traders who settled the great North Country at the
turn of the century. After several drinks they even tought that
the distance should go until Las Vegas - that's the way the legend
Only some years later, in 1983, the project was again taken up by four autre mens.
These let mature the idea and the project "Yukon Quest" became reality in 1984: A dog sled running from Whitehorse to Fairbanks!
Since that time the Quest takes place regularly. In the straight years it starts in Fairbanks and leads to Whitehorse, in the odd years the start is in Whitehorse and the finish in Fairbanks.