Become an Insider – March 4, 2013 6:15 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
- 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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
The emotional and dramatic story from just outside the Safety checkpoint.
Newton Marshall arrives in Nome in 43rd place with many welcoming fans
Justin Savidas and his team of 11 dogs passed under the Burled Arch Thursday. This was Savidas’ 5th Iditarod and his best finish to date. Every year Justin picks a dog from his team to hoist above his head and touch the arch. This year’s dog was May, a young dog who was in lead for the last 200 miles.
John Baker arrives in Nome and finishes Iditarod 42 in 19th place
Robert Sorlie arrives with snow flurries into Nome in 21st place.
Abbie West finishes 18th in Iditarod 42
Wade Marrs finishes Iditarod 42 early on March 12.
Rookie of the Year Nathan Schroeder Finishes 17th
Veteran musher Matt Faior pulled into Nomw Saturday. This is the first year Failor has run his own team.
The 14th musher to make it to Nome is Richie Diehl. He pulled into Nome just after 7:30 Wednesday morning with 10 dogs on his string.
Norwegian Joar Leifseth Ulsom pulled into Nome just after 10 am on Tuesday with 9 dogs on his string. He was the fourth musher to reach the Burled Arch.
Last year’s Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey pulled into Nome just after 7:30 am on Tuesday and was the third dog team to reach the Burled Arch.