Welcome to the official website of the
Mayo Midnight Marathon!

The results are in, thanks to everyone who participated in last years event.

- Event Update -

Thank you for your interest in the marathon, unfortunately there is no planned event for 2016. The race organizers and volunteers have decided to take a years hiatus. Please check back next fall for any updates. You can direct your comments/questions to

Click here for information about Mayo, places to stay and things to do while you're here.

Mayo Midnight Marathon in the news and on the web: Night Runners, article in Whitehorse Star.

8:00 PM - Marathon

8:30 PM - Half-Marathon Walk

9:30 PM - Half-Marathon Run

10:00 PM - 5K Walk/Run

10:30 PM - 10K Walk

11:00 PM - 10K Run

start line


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Mayo?
From Whitehorse you can drive 410 kilometers North to Mayo (check out the map below). There are several car rental agencies available in Whitehorse.
What can I expect for race day temperature?
The average temperature is 20 degrees Celcius in the early evening and usually drops 8 to 10 degrees closer to midnight.
Is there a late registraion fee?
There are no late registration fees; however we encourage participants to register and pay online. When you register online, you are required to complete the process by paying through PayPal. The other option is to register in person, on race day, between 10:00AM and 5:00PM.
What do I get with my registration fee?
The $50 (or $35 for participants under 15 yrs) includes event registration, offical time keeping, a t-shirt, a stainless steel water bottle and breakfast on Sunday.
Can my family join me at the breakfast?
Sorry but the breakfast is for participants and volunteers only.
So what about the mosquitoes?
They are not bad if you keep moving.
Will I encounter wildlife on the trail?
In previous years there have been bear sightings.
Can my dog participate with me?
Yes, providing the dog is on a leash.
What does the course profile look like?
Click here to see.

Directions from Whitehorse to Mayo

Comments from Previous Years

Andrew Kotulski, Montclair NJ   "Great experience - Great race - Great people"

Elliot Aranoff, Toronto ON   "Excellent marathon, well worth the trip. Great volunteers."

Sylvie Menelon, Mayo YT   "Tough to run when you should be sleeping. But great to finish!"

Lisa MacKinnon, Halifax NS   "Had a fantastic time!"

Tammy Allen, Halifax NS   "Nice stroll by the 'Light of the Moon'. Thanks for the experience..."

A big thanks to all of the 2014 Sponsors!

Official Sponsors
Alkan Air Ltd.Lulu Esthetics
Hummel DesignsBen's Electric Ltd.
Minto Bridge FarmVillage of Mayo
Victoria GoldThe Essential Soap Bar Co.
Ewing Transport Ltd.Mayo Bigway
Martin ContractingWinterchild Jewelery
Bedrock MotelYukon Energy Corp.
Black Sheep AviationArctic Inland Resources Ltd.
First Nation of Nacho Nyak DunGold & Galena
Sourdough Hill MiningYukon News
Ping Pong MiningZral Safety Services
Alexco Resources Corp.