Yukon River Trail Marathon

Quick facts

Location Whitehorse, Canada

Distance Marathon

Date August

About Yukon River Trail Marathon

Run on scenic trails in the Yukon River valley. Events include marathon, half-marathon and a four-person relay.Yukon Territory has everything the hard-core trail runner can ask for: breathtaking scenery, challenging and rugged terrain, and best of all, on any given day, you have most of it all to yourself.

The Yukon River Trail marathon course is a favourite places to run. Hosted by the Trail Marathon Association in the first weekend in August, it’s been called the toughest marathon in North America.

Whether you’re coming for the marathon or just visiting Whitehorse and want to run some great trails, this course has something for you. The official race course is divided into four sections ranging from 8K to 13K. The race begins in Rotary Park and runs the first several kilometres along the Millennium Trail, along Schwatka Lake for a couple of kilometres and then hits the trail.From broad valleys to rushing rivers to endless mountain ranges, over 80 percent of the Yukon is wilderness. Discover our iconic parks. View wildlife that is still wild. Experience world-famous rivers. Our wild places host unforgettable journeys.

There is 3.5 km paved path at both the beginning and end of the course. The remainder of the course is mostly single-track foot paths. There are many roots so care is needed.



  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Rotary Peace Park



Enjoy the natural beauty of Yukon River valley in Whitehorse, Yukon. For much of the course, you will be running along side of (or above) the Yukon River or one of a few small pothole lakes.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.