October 16, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Ray Redington Jr

Ray Redington Jr

Bib Number: 14
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.

Sponsors

Alaska Frontier Constructors
Mary Curtis, NJ
BGB Snaps, SWEDEN
Roy/Cheryl Catalano, CO
Bill/Carole Stead, CA

Alaska Industrial Hardware
GBA-Corona, TX
Mary Curtis, NJ
DSR, OK
Dr. Carson's Pet Food Supplements


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:24:00 16
Nenana 3/06 16:44:00 16 3/06 19:53:00 16 3h 9m 5h 20m 11.25 60
Manley 3/07 09:07:00 16 3/07 09:35:00 14 0h 28m 13h 14m 6.80 90
Tanana 3/07 21:07:00 14 3/08 05:09:00 14 8h 2m 11h 32m 5.72 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 01:01:00 14 3/09 05:03:00 14 4h 2m 19h 52m 5.99 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 10:48:00 14 3/10 12:46:00 13 25h 58m 5h 45m 8.70 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 03:44:00 13 3/11 03:59:00 13 0h 15m 14h 58m 5.48 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 21:29:00 13 3/11 21:31:00 13 0h 2m 17h 30m 4.91 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/11 23:39:00 13 3/12 07:23:00 12 6h 44m 2h 8m 10.31 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 11:09:00 12 3/12 11:25:00 12 0h 16m 3h 46m 12.48 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 01:42:00 12 3/13 05:33:00 11 3h 51m 14h 17m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 10:44:00 11 3/13 13:54:00 11 3h 10m 5h 11m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 19:50:00 11 3/14 01:03:00 10 5h 13m 5h 56m 8.43 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 07:14:00 10 3/14 09:52:00 9 2h 38m 6h 11m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 15:49:00 9 3/14 23:49:00 9 8h 0m 5h 57m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 06:21:00 9 3/15 06:22:00 9 0h 1m 6h 32m 8.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 09:13:04 9 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22