Race Schedule

Schedule below will be updated as we get closer to race.


REGISTRATION Open online through Zone 4 on February 1. See Race Entry page for details and pricing. Late registration available with $10 late fee after March 17 online or in person at bib pickups in Whitehorse on Thursday, March 21 and in Skagway on Friday, March 22 (see below). Registration closes at 6 p.m. Alaska time on March 22.

NEED A ROOM? – Try these hotels and B&Bs: Sgt. Preston’s (still open) 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 & Bars open in Skagway during race weekend (updated hours coming later)

Glacial Smoothies & Espresso (6 am -5 pm Mon-Sat, 7-4 Sun), Bites on Broadway (7 am – 2 pm Wed-Sun.); Skagway Brewing Co. (kitchen open 4-9 pm Fri, 3-9 pm Sat with live music & half price apps from 3-5, 4-9 pm Sun), The Station (kitchen open 8 am – 9 pm Fri-Sun), Sweet Tooth Cafe (7 am – 2 pm daily), Happy Endings Saloon (open Fri-Sat at 4 pm), Skagway Spirits (4-8 pm Fri-Sat, 12-6 Sun) .

There is a pre-race Burger Feed at the Elks Friday from 5:30 to 7 pm to support Skagway School Activities, pre-race Breakfast for registered racers and volunteers Sat. morning at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall,  and of course the Buckwheat Awards Banquet Sat. night at the Skagway Rec. Center, which you don’t want to miss! Aerial Tissu will be back performing to Bond music!


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

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Alaska time) – Skagway.

AB Hall, Broadway between 2nd & 3rd. Registration ends at 6 p.m. March 22.


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

SATURDAY, March 23

(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
  • Live Music at Skagway Brewing Co., 3-5 p.m.

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).
  • 6:45 pm – Aerial Tissu performance!
  • 7:00 pm – Awards – given by The Mad Hatter to the first, second and third place male and female finishers in each division. Also presentation of the Des Duncan Award, John Briner Award, Best Costume Award, and Miss Buckwheat!

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

  • TBA at Happy Endings Saloon.
  • TBA 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