Pre-Race Training Workshop for the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra
Photo from the workshop in 2022 on the Takhini River, shot by Mark Kelly.
Set Yourself Up For Success
Learn from MYAU veterans! We offer an experience-based course focused on self care, systems, trail specifics, race rules, and more, plus a wealth of entertaining and informative stories from past mistakes and successes.
The workshop this year (2022/2023) has several options:
1. Private Facebook group (starting soon).
2. Online Zoom sessions - Two 2.5 hr meetings (Nov/Dec 2022).
3. Day trip only (Jan TBD, 2023).
4. Full course (online + four days in Whitehorse, in person).
5. 1:1 meetings via zoom (included in the online component but available for anyone to book).
Please follow this itinerary link for the full schedule.
Online group video sessions (2 sessions, 2.5 hours each): discussion, questions, and a structured delivery on a range of topics including race strategy and planning, winter safety, and gear systems.
Individual meeting (approx. 1 hour) for one-on-one time with an instructor to chat about personal kit/concerns/etc.
Upon registration you'll have access to the MYAU Workshop Facebook Group for support leading up to the race, and learn from the questions and comments from other group members. Questions and comments will be answered by your course instructors/past MYAU veterans. Gain valuable insight into what others have experienced and find out what might work for you.
Also you will receive a detailed trail description (distances, major climbs, check point information).
The hands on and experiential component is where your confidence in the cold will be built up and have you feeling as ready as possible for the MYAU. Meet your future friends and trail mates, hang out with locals, and check out the Yukon Quest trail!
This is what’s included in the full four day training program:
Online course plus Facebook group access
Four days of in-person practical training and discussion in Whitehorse (dates and itinerary TBD).
Transportation to and from trail outings.
Accomodation provided (hostel/shared space style).
Day Trip Only
Lunch at Muktuk Adventures.
Travel the race route from Muktuk (1st checkpoint of the MYAU) to the start of the Old Dawson Trail. Participants will then have a chance to test out their stove, make a wood fire, and bivy for a few hours before returning to Whitehorse.
This is an excellent opportunity to ensure your kit and systems are set, prior to the race start.
Course Options and Pricing
Online + Facebook Group
Full Course (Online+Facebook+four days in Whitehorse)
Day Trip Only
$40 CDN per hour
1:1 Zoom Meeting