Sponsors

The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra has three different levels of Sponsorship – Diamond, Gold and Supporting Sponsorship. For detailed information please see our Sponsor Info section.

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Montane is a company owned and run by people with a passion for outdoor performance sports in challenging and inspiring places. Whether running or biking, hiking or climbing the characteristics required from performance clothing are the same.

LIGHTWEIGHT … By reducing weight and pack size of all Montane clothing to the lowest achievable levels, the outdoor experience is further enhanced. Less energy is wasted carrying your clothing and more space is available for other essential items like food or equipment.

AND BREATHABLE … In all active-use outdoor situations the essential requirement of comfortable clothing is to prevent the weather entering your clothing, and at the same time allow your sweat and excess body heat to easily escape.

If you want to find out more about Montane please check out their website www.montane.co.uk.

GOLD SPONSORS

For almost 40 years Pertex® has worked closely with the leading outdoor apparel and equipment brands, to develop lightweight and innovative fabrics for all conditions. Pertex® fabrics are designed to eliminate excess weight without compromising on performance or durability and have been used on countless expeditions and adventures in the planet’s most inhospitable environments.

Find out more at: pertex.com

Yukon Tourism has now supported the Yukon Arctic Ultra for several years as Gold Sponsor. They have also helped us with advice and hosting media.For travel information on the Yukon Territory please check out our section on travel or go directly to www.travelyukon.com.

Having the right kit for a race like the Yukon Arctic Ultra is essential. Therefore, from the beginning a lot of athletes have asked me for recommendations. Not long before I came to the conclusion that it makes sense to start selling gear in order to build a solid base for my company.

Racelite was born in 2005 and ever since our main focus has been Trail Running and a strong specialism in ultra and adventure running. No matter if mountains, arctic or dessert, in our online-shop you will find what you need.

I hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us!

Robert Pollhammer
(Organiser MYAU and owner of Racelite)

SILVER SPONSORS

Driving Force is Whitehorse’s leading provider of quality rental cars, trucks and SUV’s. Getting around the Yukon can be a complicated business, especially in the extreme conditions of a northern winter. Reliable, sturdy vehicles are the order of the day as we make our way between the remote checkpoints and oversee the demands and safety of the staff and racers who are scattered along the racecourse. We really enjoy the great cars and service of Driving Force as the official supplier of vehicles for the Yukon Arctic Ultra. They also have a great choice of vehicles for the summer! For more information on rates and leasing, please have a look at www.drivingforce.ca.

Swedish company Primus has been creating products for outdoor use since 1892. They have been tested on expeditions by such pioneers as Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Sir Edmund Hillary. Today, Primus is known for its reliable, safe and innovative products that make people enjoy their outdoors adventures – both big and small. The focus is on creating environmentally friendly, easy to use and lightweight products. At the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra Primus provides free fuel for the athletes – their innovative Winter Gas and white gas.

Through providing insurance and event sanctioning to race directors across Canada, CARA’s goal is to be the organizing body of adventure racing in Canada. The mission statement of the Canadian Adventure Racing Association is to work with Canadian race directors, racers, and associated industrial partners to promote adventure racing in Canada and ensure its sustainability. CARA is also committed to the promotion of an environmental consciousness within the sport, and an increased emphasis on safe racing.

The Coast High Country Inn has been the official partner hotel of the Yukon Arctic Ultra right from the beginning. It’s a great place to stay because of the nice rooms and the really friendly staff. MYAU athletes who stay at the Coast High Country Inn get reduced room rates. To find out more about this hotel, its facilities and rooms, please visit their website.

Yukon Yamaha is family-owned and operated in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Since our company opened its doors in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they are a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch. As one of Yamaha Motor Canada’s newest platinum 5 star dealers, we are above the national average for customer service and technical ability. Yukon Yamaha has toys for all seasons under the big top. Come in and see us today and let us “Rev your heart”.

From inception in 1972, Total North has played an integral role in the supply and support of communications systems in Western and Northern Canada. With customers including Government, Industry, First Nations and SMB’s, the company has been an active participant in the evolution of communications in the North. Utilizing technology selected from best-in-breed; employees who have the knowledge and commitment to deliver; experience tested by some of the harshest conditions found anywhere; and a philosophy anchored by service, we can say with confidence that Total North is well-conditioned to continue to expand our leadership role within our sector.

As early as 1976, a Fairbanks to Whitehorse race had been talked of. But it wasn’t until a conversation between Roger Williams, Leroy Shank, Ron Rosser and Willie Libb in the Bull’s Eye Saloon, in Fairbanks in 1983, that it became more than an idea. They decided to name the race the “Yukon Quest” to commemorate the Yukon River , the old highway of the north. The trail would trace the path that the prospectors followed to reach the Alaskan interior from the Klondike during the 1898 gold rush. The first race tested both race logistics and the talents of all involved. Twenty-six teams left Fairbanks that February day in 1984. Over the next 16 days, 20 teams made it to Whitehorse , with six teams forced to drop out along the way. Sonny Lindner became the first Quest champion, completing the race in 12 days. The rest is history. For more information on the world’s toughest sled dog race please go to www.yukonquest.com.

From 2018 the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon Finish and first checkpoint will be at Muktuk Adventures! It is a great place for the organising team, athletes and local supporters to be. Not only is it very exciting to be at the kennel that was started by Yukon Quest legend Frank Turner and his wife Anne Tayler in 1995. Frank also happens to be one of the first to support our race – at a time when many thought that it is a bit “crazy”.

Participants and visitors will be able to see how a professional kennel and tourist operation is set up. And the huskies not out on a tour that day will certainly enjoy getting the attention of those of us who love dogs. All athletes who want to go mushing before or after the MYAU will also get a 20% discount from Muktuk Adventures. It’s a great way to see the trail and experience this very traditional mode of transport.

Fraserway RV is Canada’s favourite RV dealer & premiere RV renter. With locations in Vancouver (Delta), Abbotsford, Kamloops, Prince George, Whitehorse, Lacombe County, Leduc, Edmonton, Calgary (Airdrie), Toronto (Cookstown) and Halifax (Bedford), they certainly have a lot in-store for you. They help base camp your outdoor adventures; from Tent Trailers to Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels to Toy Haulers, Class C motorhomes to Class A motor coaches, they’ve got you covered. And their RV Rentals, RV Sales, RV Parts and RV Service departments exist to serve you better. Find out what makes them more than just another RV company; more than just product and price, more than just great selection and trusted RV brands, more than just a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Fraserway RV, the place for everything RV since 1969.

With a lineage dating back to the Gold Rush, the Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of Dawson City, combining turn-of-the century atmosphere with modern comfort. Be sure to try the world famous “Sourtoe Cocktail” in the Sourdough Saloon! The Downtown Hotel is a Canada’s Best Value Inn and is only a block away from the Palace Grand Theatre, Diamond Tooth Gerties, the Yukon River and other historic sites.

Coast Mountain Sports in Whitehorse has been providing technical outdoor equipment and clothing for outdoor enthusiasts for over 20 years. Featuring all the top brands in the business CMS has become the largest outdoor sports retailer in Northern Canada. If you would like prices or information on gear, please contact Corina Zumer via email corina[a]cmsyukon.ca.

More than a century ago, a gold rush put Atlin on the map. Now this remote, beautiful town in northern British Columbia is experiencing a new resource boom: wood-heat roasted coffee!

Whether you prefer your brew dark, medium, or light, the Atlin Mountain Coffee Roastery offers coffee as wild and full of character as the place it is roasted. No chemicals, pesticides, or blending: just organic, fairly traded, single-origin beans brought to perfection in the Canadian wilderness.

We love coffee, and we love the outdoors. The environmental and social ethos of our roastery reflects these values. Our unique wood-fired roaster uses local pine as fuel, harvested sustainably and split by hand. By roasting with radiant heat, beans avoid contact with smoke.

The result? Fresh, artisanal coffee made with ethical beans and renewable energy. Going off-grid has never tasted so good.