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Participate in the Yukon River Quest virtually by paddling on Okanagan Lake

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May 16, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The Yukon River Quest, an intense paddling race that has racers paddling both day and night, has been cancelled, but now Okanagan residents can participate in their own way.

The Yukon Pretend Quest is 704 kilometres long and the Yukon Pretend Half Quest is 301.5 km. Over a period of four days, paddlers can track their distances on their favourite lakes or rivers, either participating in the full pretend quest or the half. Just register a team like the normal Yukon River Quest race, then you can upload your own quest by using a GPS to the website, according to organizers at the Yukon River Quest.

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Paddles can also stop at night, and everyone’s tracks will be mapped on the Yukon River starting at 12 p.m. from Whitehorse on June 24, according to the website. This allows paddlers to maintain social distancing while padding with others from across the world.

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“Once the track is uploaded, you can replay the pretend race with your track alongside other “competitors,’” according to the website.

For more information on how to take part, visit the Yukon River Quest’s website.


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