2014 Rules, Forms & Other Information for Mushers
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The Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race shall be a race for dog mushers meeting the entry qualifications as set forth by the Board of Directors of the Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc.
Recognizing the aptitude and experience necessary and the varying degrees of monetary support and residence locations of mushers, with due regard to the safety of mushers, the humane care and treatment of dogs and the orderly conduct of the race, the Trail Committee shall encourage and maintain the philosophy that the race be constructed to permit as many qualified mushers as possible who wish to enter and contest the Race to do so.
The object of the race is to determine which musher and dogs can cover the race in the shortest time under their own power and without aid of others. That is determined by the nose of the first dog to cross the finish line. To that end, the Iditarod Trail Committee has established these rules and policies to govern the race.
- 2013 Rules
- 2014 Rules will be available after June 1, 2013.
For Rookie Mushers planning to enter the 2014 (or later) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race:
If you are a rookie musher planning on entering a future Iditarod, you must get a report card from your qualifying races completed by race officials and returned to the Iditarod office within 10 days of the end of the qualifying race. It is YOUR responsibility to advise officials prior to the start of the race that you are using that race for a qualifier and will need the report card completed and to provide officials with the correct form, which you will find on the website along with the other paperwork. That way, officials will know ahead of time to watch you so they can complete the report card. You should do that if there is any slight thought in your head about one day running the Iditarod. There is no time frame on completing qualifiers.
2014 Qualifying Races will be listed in September.
FORMS REQUIRED AT TIME OF ENTRY
Many of the musher forms are dated. Dates are listed with the materials. Be sure to get your paperwork into the office well ahead of deadlines. Be sure to check this page often for new forms and information that you will need to know. The forms on this list are required at the time of payment of entry fee in order to be considered an entrant.
- 2014 Race Application
Must be completely filled out and signed and turned in at time of entry.
- Musher Release(PDF)
- Anchorage Housing Form (PDF)
Must be completed and returned even if you have your own housing arrangements in Anchorage.
- Nome Housing Form(PDF)
Must be completed and returned even if you have your own housing arrangements in Nome.
SPONSORS, BANQUET & MEMBERSHIP FORMS (REQUIRED)
- 2014 Sponsor List Form (PDF)
Print as many as you need and turn in as often as you need to. For inclusion in the Race Guide, we must have your sponsors turned in by December 15, 2011.
- 2014 Membership Form (PDF)
Should be turned in as soon as possible to be sure your membership is updated.
- 2014 Banquet Ticket Order Form (PDF)
Mushers get the first two tickets for free and priority for reservations until January 10, 2014, but to get your tickets you must submit this form.
PAPERWORK REGARDING DOG CARE & DROPPED DOGS (REQUIRED)
- 2014 Dog Care Agreement(PDF)
Must be turned in prior to food drop.
- 2014 Local Contact Form(PDF)
Both must be filled out by two different contacts. Due prior to food drop.
- 2014 Letter to Veterinarians from Dr. Nelson (PDF)
This needs to be signed by the veterinarian that does the pre-race veterinary checkup. Due by date of Official Pre-Race Veterinary Check.
- 2014 Vet Check Form (PDF)
Due by date of Official Pre-Race Veterinary Check. There are 20 copies needed.
- 2014 Iditarod Dog Microchip Identification Sheet (PDF)
- 2014 QUESTIONS(PDF)
We frequently get asked if mushers need booties or meat etc. This questionnaire puts you on the lists for your needs. Please return as soon as possible as we are already getting asked about mushers needing booties.