June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Ray Redington Jr

Ray Redington Jr

Bib Number: 49
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.

Awards

Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Fred Meyer

2008 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 11:45:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:34:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:25:00 16 3/02 19:29:00 16 0h 4m 3h 51m 10.91 42
Skwentna 3/03 02:25:00 16 3/03 02:30:00 16 0h 5m 6h 56m 4.90 34
Finger Lake 3/03 07:30:00 16 3/03 13:21:00 15 5h 51m 5h 0m 9.00 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 17:03:00 15 3/03 17:08:00 15 0h 5m 3h 42m 8.11 30
Rohn 3/03 22:31:00 15 3/04 04:41:00 14 6h 10m 5h 23m 8.92 48
Nikolai 3/04 14:22:00 14 3/04 22:37:00 14 8h 15m 9h 41m 7.75 75
McGrath 3/05 05:22:00 14 3/05 05:30:00 14 0h 8m 6h 45m 8.00 54
Takotna 3/05 08:02:00 14 3/06 09:41:00 14 25h 39m 2h 32m 7.11 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 12:09:00 14 3/06 12:19:00 13 0h 10m 2h 28m 10.14 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 03:51:00 13 3/07 03:58:00 13 0h 7m 15h 32m 3.80 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 19:45:00 13 3/08 03:45:00 13 8h 0m 15h 47m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 10:15:00 13 3/08 16:28:00 13 6h 13m 6h 30m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 23:18:00 13 3/09 06:39:00 13 6h 21m 6h 50m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 11:20:00 13 3/09 17:30:00 12 6h 10m 4h 41m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 04:43:00 12 3/10 10:55:00 12 6h 12m 11h 13m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 17:03:00 12 3/10 20:20:00 12 3h 17m 6h 8m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 03:17:00 12 3/11 10:23:00 12 7h 6m 6h 57m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 16:47:00 12 3/11 19:42:00 12 2h 55m 6h 24m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 02:09:00 12 3/12 10:09:00 10 8h 0m 6h 27m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 17:27:00 10 3/12 17:32:00 9 0h 5m 7h 18m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 20:38:16 9 3h 6m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 22