Shipyards Park, on the banks of the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon, was quiet on Friday afternoon, but will be packed with dog team…

The sun shines in the start chute of the 2019 Yukon Quest in Whitehorse, Yukon on Friday afternoon. The race starts at 10 a.m. AKST in Shipyar…

Denis Tremblay, a 44-year-old Yukon Quest veteran from Quebec, Canada, wears bib No. 1 as he stands on his sled as his sled dog team leaves th…

Crowds line up along the start of the 2019 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Saturday, Feb. 2…

Crowds line up along the start of the 2019 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Saturday, Feb. 2…

Crowds line up along the start of the 2019 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Saturday, Feb. 2…

German musher Nick Helfinger's dogs patiently wait for a meal before the start of the YQ300 200-mile race Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2019, at…

German musher Nick Helfinger prepares some meat soup while one of his dogs watches before the start of the YQ300 200-mile race Saturday aftern…