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Yellowknife Overlander Sports Marathon

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

August 18, 2019


The Overlander Sports Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10km run will be held on Sunday , August 18, 2019.  The marathon was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek messenger Pheidippides, sent to relay the news of the victory at the Battle of Marathon. We do our best to honour his memory.

Registration is now open at (search for Yellowknife).  


Latham Island Paddle Race

Monday, June 10th, 2019
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, August 8th (Be at the start by 1:45)
WHERE: The Latham Island Causeway
HOW: Canoe or kayak – singles or doubles
Sign up at Overlander Sports by Saturday, Aug. 7 @ 6 p.m.
Lifejackets required! BBQ to be held afterwards, probably.
Questions? Email:

17 August 2019 – Latham Island Paddle

Many years ago, when Yellowknife was still a young lawless town, a group of prospectors had a drunken argument about whether Latham Island could be canoed in under 20 minutes. This Saturday, August 17, we’ll see who was right.

The Yellowknife Mutlisport Club and the Samba K’e Paddling Club present the Latham Island Paddle Race. Starting at the the Latham Island Causeway at 1:30 p.m. (sign in starts at 1PM).  Categories include canoe and kayak  singles and doubles, and this year we also have a paddleboard category.

Registration is now open at (search for “Latham”).

Lifejackets required (that includes you paddleboarders!). Questions? Email

The Bristol Challenge – YKMC/Rotary Challenge event #5/6

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

September 1, 2019 – Join the Yellowknife Multisport Club and Yellowknife True North Rotary Club at the Bristol Monument for the 5th of 6 organized 5km fun runs/walks this season.

Complete 3 or more of these fun run/walks and you will complete the challenge thereby receiving a Glorious Medal and the adoration of all your friends and family who lack this experience and medal!

NOTE: For this Run/Walk we will start and end at the Bristol Monument and RETURN to Bristol monument. The route is approximately 5km and the family fun route is close to 3km.


2019 Calendar of Events

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to the AGM to help us build a calendar of events for 2019. The list below is what we have planned for this year. Additional events will be added as dates are confirmed so watch this space for updates!

12 May, Mothers’ Day Run
19 May, 5k Fun Run EVENT #1
31 May to 2 June, YK2HR
8 June, 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon RC Charity run for the Rainbow Coalition
30 June, Fun Run EVENT #2
6 July, Midnight Sun Triathlon 
21 July, Just du it! – Duathlon
28 July, Ski Club fun Run EVENT #3
10 August, Rainbow Run Frame Lake Trail EVENT #4
11 August, Pedal Paddle Pound
11 August, SPCA Fun Run
17 August, Latham Island Paddle Race
18 August, Overlander Sports Marathon, Half-marathon and 10 k
1 September, Bristol Monument to City Hall Trail Fun Run EVENT #5
22 September, Dirt Digger Duathlon and MTB Race
29 September, Cross Country Run
13 October, Turkey Trot 5km Run/Walk  EVENT #6
March 2020, Frostbite 50