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Iditarod 2015 Musher Meeting: Winter wonderland in Unalakleet Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Thursday before the Iditarod start means ” Meeting time “. All mushers are assembled in the conference room of long time Iditarod Sponsor and official race head quarters THE MILLENIUM HOTEL .  The mushers get to listen to Head Veterinarian Stu Nelson speaking, Race Marshal Mark Nordman and countless other race officials. And they also get …

The GREAT ALONE, a film about Lance Mackey by Greg Kohs Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

The Great Alone. Powerfully honest. Two years ago Greg and me often met along the Iditarod Trail, Greg filming, me taking pictures. Both of us were hunting for internet access. Greg was on a mission to make a documentary about legendary 4 time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey. At first he called it simply ” Lance …

Donlin Gold Announces Pledge to Continue as a Principal Sponsor of the Last Great Race

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Tom Huntington about the ” New Trail “ Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

The trail as I know it. Fairbanks to Koyukuk 2015 Iditarod  Ok, here goes. Fairbanks to Nenana; distance of 51 miles, from Pike’s to the Nenana railroad depot. The trail is all on the river. Hard, flat, easy going. From Nenana on, You’re now following the original 1925 serum run “ Great Race of Mercy”.  …

FAIRBANKS to NOME Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Thoughts on the “ new race trail “  Looking at the current weather conditions the decision to move the “ real ” Iditarod start to Fairbanks was a wise move. Conditions along the traditional route have not improved, while here in Fairbanks we have been getting some more snow off and on. The trails are …

Introducing…Huslia and Koyukuk

by Martha Dobson For the first time in Iditarod race history, Huslia (HOO-slee-uh), hosts the race’s halfway checkpoint in 2015. Considering the village’s mushing history, how appropriate that the race turn north from Galena to this village on the banks of the Koyukuk River. A village of around 300 people, well-known names in the world …

Meet the 2015 IditaRiders!

Meet the 2015 IditaRiders! The 2015 IditaRiders are in for a real treat as they take to the sleds for the ride of a lifetime along the first eleven miles of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race!  Meet them here, and be sure to cheer for them and their mushers and teams on Saturday!    *We’ll …

Attention Fairbanks Volunteers: Dog Handler Class and Volunteer Meeting in Fairbanks

Volunteer Meeting and Dog Handler Class Volunteer Meeting Friday, Mar 6th at 6 pm and a Dog Handler class at 10 am Saturday March 7th at Pikes Waterfront Lodge located at 4438 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK       IF you are interested in being a dog handler in Fairbanks AND YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY …

Eye on the Trail: Harper wins Junior by Two Minutes

The Junior Iditarod mushers have all crossed the finish line at mile 132 of the Denali Highway. The race was moved north from Willow to Cantwell after conditions were deemed to icy to run the tradition round trip route to Yentna Station. The trail conditions were primo, temperatures comfortable and scenery was splendid including northern …

Eye on the Trail: Junior will be a Tight Finish

March 1st and the start of the Junior Iditarod was the kind of day that makes folks who are visiting Alaska want to stay for the rest of their lives. Crisp, sunny and windless with the temperatures eventually rising into the 20’s. The action for the Junior Iditarod began at 8:00 in the morning when …