The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race organization announced the 2015 race purse Wednesday. The first 15 mushers to cross the finish line next February stand to win a percentage of more than $127,000.
That’s a more than $12,000 increase from last year. The extra moneys comes from what was not paid out in 2014. Last year’s race saw only 12 finishers.
Official sign-ups for the 2015 race open this coming Saturday, August second.
The 2015 Yukon Quest starts in Whitehorse on Saturday February 7th.