Race Schedule

Schedule below is subject to change as we get closer to race.


REGISTRATION Open online Jan. 28 through March 18, 2018. See Race Entry page. Deadline is March 18 at 11:59 p.m. See Registration page for details. After March 18 late registration at bib pickups only in Whitehorse on Thursday, March 22 and in Skagway on Friday, March 23 (see below).

ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE!!! – Try these hotels and B&Bs: Sgt. Preston’s at 907-983-2521, Skagway Inn at 1-888-752-4929; Mile Zero at 907-983-3045, White House at 907-983-9000, Morning Wood at 907-983-2200, Chilkoot Trail Outpost in Dyea at 907-983-3799; Also, Mike Healy may have some rooms available in his housing. Call 907-973-2337; Bites on Broadway may have 1-2 rooms above the coffee shop. Call 907-982-2166.

PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME – Upper Dewey Lake cabin package this summer from Skagway Rec. Center with flight by TEMSCO, and catered by The Mountain Shop.

BECOME A MEMBER & WIN – Special Members-only drawing for a pair of skis at the banquet! Second and third prizes are free entries in the 2018 race.

SUPPORT OUR LOG CABIN WARMING HUT FUND – Make a donation on your registration form or purchase the Buckwheat Ski Classic 30th Anniversary DVD at the Race Banquet.

Restaurants open in Skagway during race weekend:

Glacial Smoothies & Espresso (6:30 a.m. -4 p.m. Fri, 7-3 Sat-Sun), Bites on Broadway (6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wed-Sun.); Skagway Brewing Co. (kitchen open 4 – 9:30 p.m. Fri, 3-9:30 pm Sat, 4-9 pm Sun), The Station (kitchen open 8 am – 9 pm Fri-Sun), Sweet Tooth Cafe (7 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily) . Also there is a Burger Feed at the Elks Friday from 5:30 to 7 pm to support Skagway School Activities. And of course the Awards Banquet Sat. night at the Skagway Rec. Center.


Late Registration / Bib Pick-Up & Information – Whitehorse

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Yukon time) – Whitehorse

Sport Yukon (4064 Fourth Ave.)


Late Registration / Bib Pick-Up & Information – Skagway

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Alaska time) – Skagway

AB Hall, Broadway between 2nd & 3rd


BURGER FEED to support Skagway School activities 5:30-7 p.m. at Elks (6th & State)

SATURDAY, March 24

(all race times Alaska Standard Time)

6:00 am– 8:00 am – Breakfast – Presbyterian Church Rec. Hall, 5th & Main St., Skagway

SHUTTLE INFO! Courtesy shuttle van from Elements of Alaska to Log Cabin will leave from the church Rec. Hall at  8 a.m.  Sign up in Skagway at Bib Pick-up or show up at 7:30 a.m. Max also will be providing shuttle service between parking lots at Log Cabin during the race if needed.

IMPORTANT! Due to Canada Customs now having to run all passports through their computers, there could be short delays at Fraser. If you are coming from Skagway, allow at least an extra 30 minutes so you do not miss your starting time below. We have moved them to one-half hour later than previous years, so that should help.

RACE STARTS – all at Log Cabin

  • 10:00 am – 50k race starts
  • 10:15 am – 25k race starts
  • 10:30 am – 10k race starts
  • 11:30 am – 5K kid’s race starts
  • NOTE: Timing for all races ends at 3 PM!

ALSO, if you get down to Skagway early enough….

  • Showers available at Skagway Rec. Center until 5 PM

DINNER & AWARDS – Skagway Rec Center

Main St. between 12th & 13th

IMPORTANT: No one under the age of 21 can attend the dinner without a parent/guardian present, per Alaska liquor laws, since beer and wine are being served on the premises. Adults please bring ID!!!

  • 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Full Dinner provided by TBA  (Menu: TBA).  Beer and wine available for purchase from our friends at Skagway Development Corp. with generous support from Alaskan Brewing Co. (21 & over only, must have ID).
  • 7:00 pm – Awards – given by Sir Buckwheat to the first, second and third place male and female finishers in each division. Also presentation of the Des Duncan Award, Father Mouchet Award, Best Costume Award, and Miss Buckwheat!

THEN…. Party moves to Downtown Skagway with live music at these local establishments starting around 8:30-9 p.m.:

  • TBA performing at Happy Endings Saloon.
  • TBA performing at Skagway Brewing Co.


A FRIENDLY REMINDER – From your friends at the Buckwheat and Parks Canada.

Drinking alcoholic beverages is not allowed in the Log Cabin parking lot.




Be aware of the documentation requirements for U.S. and Canadian citizens crossing

into the United States and Canada. For more information call the US Port of Entry at 907-983-2325