Yukon River Trail Marathon

Shipyards Park, Ogilvie St, 100 Ogilvie St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G6, Canada


This year will be the largest field of participants in our history!  To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we increased our capacity and you responded!  375 runners and walkers signed up.   Thank you for your support!  We look forward to celebrating with you this August. 

Registration is now closed for the marathon, half-marathon and half-marathon walk categories. 

Important message for team captains:  We have reserved spots so that your outstanding teammates can register.  We will send you information in an email this week on the steps to take to complete your team's registration.   

In 2024, the race will begin and end in Shipyards Park and the course will be slightly longer this year as a result (see below for distances).

For much of the course, you will be running along or above the Yukon River or one of a few small pothole lakes. It's a hilly course (see map on our website for elevation gains and losses). There is a paved path at both the beginning and end of the course. The remainder of the course is mostly single-track, unimproved forest paths. There are many roots so care is needed. 

We offer four race categories:

Full Marathon (~43.4 km)

Half Marathon and Half Marathon Walk (~24.2 km)

Relay (~43.4 km) 

The course is divided into four legs, ranging in length from 9.5 to 14.6 km. The marathon and relay routes consist of all four legs. The half-marathon consists of legs 1 and 4.


A relay team can consist of 2, 3, or 4 people. EACH member of a relay team must register themselves. The first person to register a team is designated the team captain. As team captain, your task is to make sure all relay team members use the same team name when they register. The race is capped at 375 participants and sells out quickly so please ensure that all team members register as soon as possible BEFORE registration closes.

SELECT 'JOIN A RELAY TEAM' to register in an existing relay team

OR 'CREATE A RELAY TEAM' to create a new relay team