Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race
Percy DeWolfe arrived in the Yukon in 1989, only to find all of the good claims for gold were already taken. After a decade of fishing along the Yukon River, the hardy Dawson character began to deliver the mail between Eagle, Alaskas and Dawson City, Yukon in 1910 – 1949.
Percy carried mail by dog team, horse, and by boat year round. Battling ice flows during freeze up and break up, and the extreme winter weather in temperature of -50 below, losing dogs and horse teams to the unforgiving elements. Percy served his community courageously and in 1977 the first Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race was held to commemorate his legacy and service.
The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race reserves the first official start time of 10:00 in honour of Percy DeWolfe, and the first race musher to “follow Percy” at 10:02 carries a bag of mail from Dawson to Eagle. You can be apart of honouring our history by purchasing an official Percy DeWolfe letter, which will be sent in this first bag of mail.