September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Ray Redington Jr

Ray Redington Jr

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Ray Redington, Jr., 42, was born and raised in Alaska. He is a third-generation Iditarod musher. Ray’s grandfather, Joe Redington, Sr., is known as the “Father of the Iditarod” for helping to establish “The Last Great Race.” Ray’s grandfather, father, uncle and brothers have all competed in the Iditarod, which many believe embodies the rugged independence that defines Alaskans and their respect for a traditional way of life that goes back many generations. Running dog teams comes easily to Ray. He began as a young boy under his father’s direction. Ray entered is first Iditarod race in 2001. Since then, he has finished all 16 races he entered. Ray’s best finish to date was in 2013 when he finished fifth. It was not surprising that Ray should meet the love of his life while racing in the Jr. Iditarod. That was back in 1991. Ray and Julia married in 1998 and have two fantastic kids, Ellen and Isaac. As to be expected Ellen and Isaac also enjoy running dogs. Ray lists his hobbies as hunting and fishing.


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:59:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 11:52:00 8 0h 53m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 10:52:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:30:00 16 3/03 15:30:00 16 0h 0m 4h 38m 11.22 52
Nulato 3/04 04:00:00 16 3/04 10:16:00 15 6h 16m 12h 30m 4.16 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 17:03:00 15 3/04 22:55:00 14 5h 52m 6h 47m 6.19 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 19:48:00 14 3/06 01:44:00 13 5h 56m 20h 53m 3.35 70
Grayling 1 3/06 08:31:00 13 3/06 16:02:00 13 7h 31m 6h 47m 8.85 60
Anvik 3/06 21:15:00 13 3/07 02:32:00 13 5h 17m 5h 13m 3.45 18
Grayling 2 3/07 06:21:00 13 3/08 07:35:00 13 25h 14m 3h 49m 4.72 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 14:58:00 13 3/08 22:58:00 13 8h 0m 7h 23m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 05:30:00 13 3/09 11:13:00 13 5h 43m 6h 32m 10.71 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 13:41:00 13 3/09 13:49:00 12 0h 8m 2h 28m 36.49 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 16:30:00 12 3/09 16:41:00 12 0h 11m 2h 41m 15.65 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 02:53:00 12 3/10 11:58:00 11 9h 5m 10h 12m 4.71 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 19:40:00 11 3/11 07:01:00 10 11h 21m 7h 42m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 16:35:00 10 3/11 21:54:00 9 5h 19m 9h 34m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 03:08:00 9 3/12 08:57:00 9 5h 49m 5h 14m 10.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 15:01:00 9 3/12 20:53:00 9 5h 52m 6h 4m 3.63 ✔ ✔ 22