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Please confirm your E-mail Address:
Are you a returning volunteer?
If "YES" Where and in What Years Did You Work?
Are you a member of the Iditarod Trail Committee?
Note: Preference may be given to Members.
If you are not a Member yet and would like to learn more about it, click here.
Some volunteer positions are granted only to ITC Members.
What are your expected dates of arrival and departure?
Race Headquarters - The Lakefront, Anchorage, A Millennium Hotel
Please check the areas you wish to work
Anchorage Start, Saturday
Please check the areas you wish to work. Start Coordinator: Karl Heidelbach.
Yes Check here if already certified (MUST be 18 years or older). If you are not certified and would like to take the Dog Handler class, contact Sara Lamont to register. Class is filled on a first come basis. Limit 75.
Willow Re-start, Sunday and Monday
Please check the areas you wish to work. Restart Coordinator: Darrell Davis.
Yes Check here if you have any physical restrictions that would prevent you from walking through potentially deep snow or impair your ability to lift/carry heavy objects
Race Communications and Stats
Communications Coordinator: Molly Farr.
Before Race Week
Additional Needs During the Year
Veterinarian Care: THIS AREA is filled in advance by trained volunteers for the most part. This is the area volunteers for the following positions sign up: ECG/Blood work program, chip checking at the start, working at checkpoints with dropped dogs, trail veterinarians and the P-team.
Checkpoint Trail Positions
Checkpoint Trail positions for volunteers are limited. These volunteers are generally responsible for set-up, maintenance and dis-assembly of the Checkpoint. Assignment to these positions is most often based on previous experience and current skills. Many positions are held by volunteers who live along the Trail Route. These positions require long hours and work is performed outside in the winter weather during the Race. The time availability requirement for these Checkpoint Trail positions is a minimum of 6 days and some assignments can be as long as 16. To be considered for a Checkpoint Trail position, experience as a volunteer in other areas of the Race is a must.
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Important: Before you can continue with the application process, you must declare your acceptance of the terms outlined in the Release Form (PDF 44k)*. If your application is accepted, you will be required to sign the Release Form before or while checking in at Iditarod Race Headquarters at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel for assignments.
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