New Adventure Series Yukon River Run Premieres Tonight

Venture deep into the Alaskan wilderness with a group of brave adventurers who descend upon the mighty Yukon River on log rafts each year to make a living by selling wood and supplies to remote villages along the riverbank. In each episode of the new adventure series, Yukon River Run, premiering Monday, July 20, at 9/8c, three different crews are faced with the challenge of navigating the dangerous Yukon River while competing against the elements and each other in hopes of earning a reasonable living… and making it out alive.

Danger lurks behind every bend, but survival is all in a day’s work for these Alaskans, who are not only competing against each other, but also against the quickly approaching harsh winter months. These raft crews are taking on the challenge of a lifetime to support their families as well as their taste for adventure, but as the impending freeze threatens both safety and success, the stakes are heightened as they endeavor to cash out and escape the cold alive.

Tonight at 9/8c, it’s Profit or Peril on Alaska’s Yukon River, when three raft crews each begin preparations for a trek downstream to sell goods to native villages. Each raft, made from wood collected from logs and timber, will serve as their home and, ultimately, profit for the next five weeks.

Don’t miss the series premiere of Yukon River Run tonight at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel.


  1. Sam
    August 9, 2015, 12:43 am

    Really like the show. But you would think that a network like National Geographic would know that there are no Mule Deer along the Yukon River (reference the father/son hunting trip). Matter of fact there aren’t any Mule Deer in the entire state. There are Sitka Blacktail Deer..510 Miles South of Tanana on Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound and SE AK. The father and son were calling moose. I would expect that kind of faux pas from MTV maybe, but Nat Geo?? Maybe next week they can catch a few Mahi Mahi for the BBQ.

  2. Bill
    September 8, 2015, 2:15 am

    It is with no small amount of sadness that I say, after many years of admiring NG, that it is now a poor commercial prostitute shadow of its former superlative enlightening self.

  3. Gordon Marfleet
    September 23, 2015, 1:55 pm

    How far do they go down the Youkon river. Just till freeze up?