MARK YOUR CALENDARS ... THE 2020 YED2DC WILL BE HELD ON
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 fourth Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race includes a marathon and 40 km team relay (2-5 people/team) 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.
SORRY ... NO REFUNDS
We do not issue refunds for registration but will be happy to help you transfer your registration to another runner or to another sub-event.
Early Bird Registration closes March 31st
Regular Registration closes June 13th
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:
Bib, official timing, gear check, transportation to start, water stations and finish line refreshments, t-shirt, after party dinner and live dinner music, Run Dawson sticker, and more ...
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+.
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.
Run Dawson t-shirts and running caps are available for purchase through our registration site.
*Start times subject to slight changes.
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): 9:15 am
Shuttles leave from the Gazebo at the time noted. Don't be late!
Marathon: 6:00 am
Half Marathon Run/Walk: 7:15 am
10KM Run/Walk: 9:30 am
5KM Run/Walk: 9:00 am
Relay Teams are responsible for their own transportation. We recommend you leave town by 6:00 am in order to make it to the Dempster Corner start line on time.
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.
CLICK ON MAP FOR ENLARGED VIEW
CLICK ON ELEVATION FOR ENLARGED VIEW
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE COURSE WE CANNOT SAFELY ALLOW STROLLERS, BIKES, OR DOGS TO JOIN IN.
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 14th from 5 pm to 10 pm and Saturday, June 15th from 6 am to 7:15 am.
AFTER PARTY BBQ
Your registration fee includes a ticket for the Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race After Party featuring a BBQ Dinner and live dinner music 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 8-ish pm at which point we encourage you to explore Dawson and take in our many entertaining establishments.
Team Marathon Relay
Half Marathon - Run or Walk
10 km - Run or Walk
5 km - Run or Walk
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 5.
Medals will be awarded in all categories.
The 2019 Relay is 40 kms long and we are allowing teams of 2 to 5 people to divvy it up as they see fit. All transfers must take place at a water station. Water stations are all approximately 3-ish kms apart. Other than that it's free game. You get to decide which of your runners covers each section between water stations. You can leap frog all the way into town with runners changing off at each water station or you might have one runner cover a longer distance and the rest of your gang take shorter seg,ments. This year it's all up to you and your team. We hope that this will make the relay as accessible as possible for runners with all levels of running experience.
We ask that teams 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.