Jason Biasetti, seen here during the 2019 Yukon Quest, won his third-straight Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race in 2019. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file) - Eagle, Alaska
Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race cancelled but planning underway to deliver the mail
The 2020 Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race was officially cancelled on March 16, but organizers aren’t giving up on getting the mail delivered.
A press release from the organizing committee stressed that the decision was not an easy one to make, but that it would be irresponsible to hold the race given the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We feel that it would be irresponsible to hold an event which not only brings people from outside the communities of Eagle (Alaska) and Dawson to those relatively isolated places, but also inevitably involves gathering people together at a time when both of these actions are so heavily discouraged,” the release states.