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FALL SPLENDOUR – Grace Wanner, of team 'We were promised cake!', makes her way on Sept. 11, 2021 along the Carcross Road in the 'Kinda' Klondike Road Relay.

Klondike Road Relay registration opens on May 16

The iconic Klondike Road Relay (KRR) will open its registration at 8:00 a.m. on Monday

By Photo Submitted on May 12, 2022

The iconic Klondike Road Relay (KRR) will open its registration at 8:00 a.m. on Monday ahead of the 39.5 anniversary race that begins Sept. 9 in Skagway, AK. (Because of the uncertainty about COVID, the 40th anniversary has been pushed to 2023 making this one the 39.5).

“We can’t wait to open registration to the public,” said Sport Yukon executive director Tracey

Bilsky. “We’ve been hearing how excited people are to return to a full race, hopefully, that translates to registration.”

The KRR will still be the much-beloved race it’s been for 40 years, but there are some changes people can expect.

“The big one runners will notice is the change of location of Checkpoint #3,” said Bilsky.

“Leg 2 will be slightly longer, but it makes the leg and checkpoint much safer.”

It has been two years since the KRR has run in full – from Skagway to Rotary Park in Whitehorse.

Because of this, the KRR organizing committee will need 700 participants committed by June 5 for a race to happen in 2022.

That is 70, 10-leg teams. This means team captains can register and purchase the team in May to hold the spot. Team members can be added afterward.

There’s also a financial incentive to register early. Teams that reserve spots between May 16-31

pay $75 per walker/runner. The price becomes $85 per walker/runner if the team is reserved from June 1 – Aug. 26.

If running or walking along the 175-kilometre route isn’t for you but you still want to be involved, volunteer registration will open after the May long weekend.

–Submitted by Sport Yukon

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