Become an InsiderMarch 4, 2013 6:15 pm

Aliy Zirkle on Finish
Dallas and the numbers
Buser reflects on race
Meet Mark Selland
Kristy Berington - Whole Package
Meet Gwen Bogart
Why Paige Drobny Keeps Coming Back
Brent Sass Wearing Helmet
Dallas follows Swenson?


January 24, 2015 12:32 pm

Finishers Video Package

April 4, 2014 11:23 am

Wells Fargo Winner’s Purse Award

March 19, 2014 3:54 pm

Golden Stethoscope Award

March 17, 2014 3:08 pm

Presented to all the Veterinarians on the Iditarod trail.

Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Award

March 17, 2014 3:00 pm
  • Presented to the musher chosen by vote of the checkers along the coast which incorporate the Bering Straits Native Corporation who most closely mimics Herbie: “The Shishmaref Cannon Ball” in his/her attitude on the trail

  • Recipient receives free freight allotment on Northern Air Cargo and a trophy, plus $1,049.00 in “pocket change” inside of a NAC jacket.

  • Presented at the Nome banquet by Blake Arrington, Director of Marketing, for Northern Air Cargo.

  • Winner-Newton Marshall 

PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award

March 17, 2014 2:58 pm
  • Presented since 2000, to the first musher to reach McGrath

  • Musher receives an original “Spirit Mask,” specially created for this event by Bristol Bay artist, Orville Lind, and a $500.00 credit on PenAir towards travel or freight shipments

  • Presented by Danny Seybert, of PenAir in the McGrath checkpoint and re-presented by Dave Hall,

  • Chief Operations Officer of PenAir at the finisher’s banquet in Nome.

  • Winner – Sonny Lindner 

Red Lantern Award

March 17, 2014 2:56 pm
  • Presented by Wells Fargo Bank since 1993, given to the last musher to finish the race.
  • Musher receives a trophy made from a red lantern

  • Presentation made on the street as musher comes to finish line and again at the Red Lantern banquet by Tyler Hull, Store Manager, Wells Fargo Nome

  • Winner-Marcelle Fressineau 

Sportsmanship Award

March 17, 2014 2:54 pm
  • Musher receives an engraved trophy Recipient chosen by fellow mushers

  • Presented at the Nome banquet by Aaron Burmeister, President of Iditarod Official Finishers Club  Winner receives a check for $1,049.00 from ITC and a plaque.

  • Winner- Michael Williams Jr. 

Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award

March 17, 2014 2:53 pm
  • Presented by Wells Fargo since 1993, to the first musher to the “Gold Coast” given at checkpoint and again at Awards Banquet in Nome

  • The award was presented by Jake Slingsby, Nome Business Manager & Scott Johnson, Northwest Community Banking President at the checkpoint and . Re-presented in Nome by Scott Johnson, Northwest Community Banking President.

  • Winner-Aliy Zirkle 

Nome Kennel Club Fastest Time Safety to Nome Award

March 17, 2014 1:38 pm
  • Presented by the Nome Kennel Club since 1973
  • Winner must be in top 20
  • Musher receives $500.00
  • Presented at the Nome banquet by Chrystie Salesky, President Nome Kennel Club
  • Winner-Jessie Royer and Ray Redington Jr. 

GCI Dorothy G Page Halfway Award

March 17, 2014 1:37 pm
  • Presented by GCI since 1994, in honor of the late Dorothy G. Page, the “Mother of the Iditarod”.
  •  Presented at the halfway checkpoint, Iditarod in odd numbered years and Cripple in even numbered years.
  • First musher to the checkpoint receives a trophy and $3,000.00 in gold nuggets
  • Presented at the checkpoint by Eric Endell, Retail Store Specialist for GCI and re-presented at the
  • Finishers Banquet by Gary Samuelson, from GCI.
  • Winner Aaron Burmeister 

Golden Clipboard Award

March 17, 2014 1:36 pm
  • Presented by the mushers since 2000 to a special checkpoint

  • Voted on by the mushers

  • Presented at the Nome banquet by Mark Nordman, Race Director/Race Marshal

  • Winner-Checkpoint of Galena 

Horizon Lines Most Improved Musher Award

March 17, 2014 1:35 pm
  • Honors the musher who has bettered his/her last previous finish by the most number of places
  • Winner receives an engraved trophy plus $2,000.00
  • Presented at Nome banquet by Kenny Gill, Senior Director of Operations for Horizon Lines.

  • Winner-Richie Diehl 

Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year Award

March 17, 2014 1:32 pm
  • Presented since 1980, to the top place rookie (defined as a musher who has never before started the Race)

  • Musher receives check for $1,500.00 and trophy

  • Presented at the Nome banquet by Clara Austin (wife of Jerry Austin) and Family of St. Michael

  • Winner-Nathan Schroeder 

Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award

March 17, 2014 1:31 pm
  • Presented since 1982 to a top 20 team

  • Based on specific criteria to determine who has best demonstrated outstanding dog care throughout

    the Race while remaining competitive.

  • Recipient received a lead crystal cup on an illuminated wooden base

  • Presented by David Booker, Station Manager of Alaska Airlines and Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Stuart Nelson, Jr., D.V.M.

  • Winner-Martin Buser 

BBNC First Fish award

March 17, 2014 1:30 pm
  • Presented to the first musher to Galena.

  • Check for $1,000.00, Twenty-Five (25) Pounds of Bristol Bay salmon and a commemorative jacket

  • Re-presented at the Nome banquet by Jason Metrokin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol

    Bay Native Corporation.

  • Winner-Aliy Zirkle 

City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award

March 17, 2014 1:29 pm
  • Originally presented by the late Lolly Medley, Wasilla harness maker and one of two women to run the second Iditarod in 1974.
  • Embroidered gold colored harness
  • Goes to an outstanding led dog, chosen by the mushers
  • Presented at the Nome banquet by Denise Michels, Mayor of Nome
  • Winner-Beatle, Dallas Seavey’s Lead Dog

ExxonMobil Mushers Choice Award

March 17, 2014 1:28 pm
  • Each year the official finishers make the decision as to who was the most inspirational musher on the trail.
  • The award has been presented by EXXONMOBIL since 2010.
  • The Iditarod Limited Edition Gold Coin is valued at $3,900.00 and it’s surrounded by a gold chain rope.
  • Presented at the Finishers banquet by Karen Hagedorn, Production Manager for Alaska Winner-Aaron Burmeister

Marcelle Fressineau Earns Red Lantern Award

March 16, 2014 12:37 am

Marcelle Fressineau was the last musher to pass under the Burled Arch Saturday evening. As the final musher to reach the Burled Arch, she was asked to extinguish the Widow’s Lamp signifying  that all mushers are off the Iditarod trail. She crossed the finish line at 7:42pm Saturday with 9 dogs.

Lisbet Norris Finishes Iditarod 42

March 16, 2014 12:26 am

The Iditarod rookie Lisbet Norris put the wraps on her 2014 race. She finished on Saturday evening with 8 dogs pulling on her line.