Volunteer Partners

Thanks to all of our volunteer partners!KCIBR provides over $16,000 to various community organizations which, in turn, help run the event!

The Haines Friends of Recycling coordinate recycling and landfill diversion efforts at the Finish Line and SE Alaska Fairgrounds.

Hospice of Haines has been overseeing checkpoint #6 for many years.

The Suzuki Strings Association of the Yukon has been running checkpoint 2 for many years.

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation oversees the Finish Line.

Donors to Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF), an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, are building a local permanent fund to improve the lives of Chilkat Valley residents in areas such as health, youth activities, seniors, arts and culture, education, the environment and community development.  Your donation will directly impact the causes you care about and continue to ensure a bright future for the Chilkat Valley through grants and educational training for nonprofits.  Thanks to generous support from Rasmuson Foundation and The Alaska Community Foundation, all gifts to Endowed Funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar through 2020 (up to $185,000 total).  Learn more about how you can invest in the future of the Chilkat Valley and double your impact through 2020 at chilkatvalleycf.org.

Volunteers with The Heart of Riverdale Society have been overseeing checkpoint #4 for many years.  "At the Heart we teach skilled artistic expression with an emphasis on creative development. Our goal is to nurture community-minded artists and guide them to realize their limitless potential in art and in life."

The Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association has been helping out for many many year with setting up the Start Line and Checkpoints 1-4 on the Thursday before the event.

Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association was established in 1973 in order promote hockey for youth and women in Haines Junction. Our hockey program is run by a small, but solid group of volunteers.  We coach various levels of hockey from Mid October to Mid-March: 

Mites and Tykes - ages 4-6
Novices - ages 6-8
Atoms - ages 9-10
Peewees - ages 11-12
Bantam/Midgets - ages 13-17
Female - ages 13 and up

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/730545940360096/

or reach us by email: hjminorhockey@gmail.com 

Phone: 867-332-2070

St John Ambulance Fireweed Division has been providing emergency first aid services along the race course for many many years,

Volunteers with Borealis Soul have been overseeing checkpoint #3 for many years.  

Borealis Soul’s mission is to challenge the public notion of contemporary performance art by using live hip hop music and dance, in conjunction with film and projection, as a means of storytelling. Drawing inspiration from our unique experiences growing up in the Yukon, we strive to create multidisciplinary productions with a northern twist.

​Our combination of live instrumentation, singing, rapping, and highly physical dance sets us apart from other companies. Borealis Soul aims to create a new facet to Canada’s performance art scene by presenting fresh, captivating contemporary works which feature original choreography and music, and which share meaningful northern stories through expressions of hip hop culture.

Volunteers from the Haines Library assist bikers as they approach and depart US Customs.

The Friends of Haines Borough Library is a 501-C-3 non-profit corporation whose purpose is to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs; to stimulate use of library resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library through volunteer efforts in developing library services and facilities for the community; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights.

Yukon Amateur Radio Association (YARA) has been a volunteer partner of KCIBR for many years. They provide essential emergency and logistical communication support during the event on the Haines Highway.  There are usually over 20 YARA volunteers involved in the event.

Volunteers with the Haines Hotshots coordinate the Kids' Fishing Derby on the Sunday morning at the Haines Harbour docks.

The Fair Aid Society has been involved for many years overseeing checkpoint #1.

Fair Aid Society is a Whitehorse based charity that works with partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  We are fundraising to rebuild our third outpost medical clinic.  This clinic is located 30 minutes outside of Nyankunde and services a population of 11000.  It costs roughly $20 000 USD to rebuild a medical clinic with solar panels, rain water collection and storage, a public latrine, a water source, basic medical equipment and furniture.  You can read about past projects, including the first two medical clinics we rebuilt, on our website www.fairaidsociety.org.

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department has been helping out with emergency first aid on the US side of the event for many years.