August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Jason Mackey

Jason Mackey

Bib Number: 67
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska
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Biography

Jason Mackey, 46, was born in Alaska and raised in the Mat Valley and at Coldfoot. He says he’s been mushing “since I was big enough to hold onto the sled.” His mushing career began when he started running junior races back in 1983. After four Jr. Iditarod’s and four Jr. World Championships, he went into distance mushing. The first Iditarod he remembers was the 1978 Race. “Dad won in 1978.” Jason says, “I grew up with sled dogs. It’s what I know and what I love!” Jason has been a heavy equipment operator for the last 12 years and is currently a superintendent at the Toghothele Native Corporation in Nenana. Jason is married to Lisa and they are the parents of Patrick and Jason. Jason has been a heavy equipment operator for the last twelve years. He says he enjoys kayaking, berry picking and spending time with his family.

Sponsors

Taylor Fire Protection
Charlie/Lynn Martin, FL
Man-Mat Dog Equipment
Dawn Ressler
Top Dog Drive In
Dog Booties.com
Kathie Smith (MOM)
Tiny Titans

BMI. Inc
Donna Saracco
Dave/Gwenn Bogart
Kristy Jennings, WA
Scott Janssen/Evergreen Memorial Chapel
Peter Colson, FL
Mackey’s Comeback Kennel
Homer Inn & Spa


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:23:00 16 3/05 12:23:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:10:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:07:00 16 3/06 20:08:00 16 0h 1m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/07 01:07:00 16 3/07 01:20:00 16 0h 13m 4h 59m 6.02 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:16:00 16 3/07 07:22:00 16 0h 6m 5h 56m 6.74 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 14:15:00 16 3/07 14:19:00 16 0h 4m 6h 53m 4.36 30
Rohn 3/07 18:47:00 16 3/07 23:55:00 15 5h 8m 4h 28m 7.84 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:04:00 15 3/08 16:50:00 12 5h 46m 11h 9m 6.73 75
McGrath 3/08 23:00:00 12 3/09 23:38:00 12 24h 38m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 01:49:00 12 3/10 01:53:00 12 0h 4m 2h 11m 8.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 04:55:00 12 3/10 05:04:00 12 0h 9m 3h 2m 7.58 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 21:47:00 12 3/10 22:09:00 12 0h 22m 16h 43m 4.37 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 14:52:00 12 3/11 22:52:00 12 8h 0m 16h 43m 4.19 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 06:12:00 12 3/12 12:02:00 10 5h 50m 7h 20m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 20:03:00 10 3/12 22:24:00 9 2h 21m 8h 1m 4.62 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 04:38:00 9 3/13 11:25:00 9 6h 47m 5h 14m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 22:48:00 9 3/14 05:04:00 8 6h 16m 11h 23m 7.47 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 11:47:00 8 3/14 17:29:00 8 5h 42m 6h 43m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 01:32:00 8 3/15 10:02:00 8 8h 30m 8h 3m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 16:13:00 8 3/15 17:31:00 8 1h 18m 6h 11m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 00:10:00 8 3/16 08:13:00 8 8h 3m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 15:13:00 8 3/16 15:16:00 8 0h 3m 7h 0m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 18:52:11 8 3h 36m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 22