The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra (MYAU): 04 to 17 February, 2023

Welcome to the world’s coldest and toughest ultra run. 430 miles of snow, ice, temperatures as low as -40°C and relentless wilderness… the MYUA is an incredible undertaking.

Based in Yukon, north west Canada, the race route follows the trail of the Yukon Quest Dog Race. Where dog teams once slid and scrambled, now human power chases up the trail. This is a brutal non-stop race across one of Canada’s most remote regions.

Suitably hooked? Keep reading to discover more about this inspiring race, including how to keep up with all the live action and the kit you need to take on such a challenging environment…

MYAU 2022: 3 races to watch

Each year athletes choose to compete either on foot, by bike or by skis to conquer one of the varying race lengths. Enroute they battle some of the most challenging winter conditions possible. The Yukon will test their physical and mental limits…


Whitehorse to Muktuk Adventures

100 Miles

Whitehorse to Braeburn

300 Miles

Whitehorse to Pelly Farm

430 Miles

Whitehorse to Dawson City

The Yukon Story

We caught up with the MYAU founding director Robert Pollhammer to discover the origins of the race and his Yukon highlights. Your chance to get up to speed with the world's coldest ultra run.

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