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Legendary Iditarod Musher, Emmitt Peters, passes at his home in Ruby, Alaska

The Iditarod was informed on Friday, April 3, 2020 that 1975 Iditarod Champion, Emmitt Peters passed away in his home late last night. Emmitt (aka The Yukon Fox) was not only a great competitor, and champion, but he was also a great elder in Ruby. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for late summer or …

Iditarod headquarters will be closed to walk-in traffic

Due to Covid-19, our physical location Iditarod store and offices will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. However, our online store is available for business as usual and orders will be filled. For more information call 907-376-5155. Raffle tickets can still be purchased by phone at 1-800-545-6874.

Veteran Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle wins coveted Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award

Veteran Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, Alaska, has been awarded the Iditarod XLVIII Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award, designated to a musher whose team demonstrates outstanding care of their race team while remaining competitive.  The winner is determined by a combination of voting by trail veterinarians and independent scoring of the teams by three …

Iditarod Trifecta winner announcement

We are pleased to announce that Dean Pflaum of New Jersey has won the inaugural Trifecta game and $2,240 in cash. Dean was one of only 2 players out of 560 or .38% that chose Thomas Waerner – Dean’s winning pick was a finish time of 9 days 10 hours 11 minutes 12 seconds. His …

The final Elim 11 musher Kaci Murringer has arrived in Nome!

Rookie Iditarod musher Kaci Murringer (bib #57), of Willow, Alaska, is the final musher to cross the finish line in Nome at 12:29 p.m. today, claiming the Red Lantern Award.  Murringer and her race team completed the Iditarod in 13 days, 22 hours, 29 minutes and 45 seconds. Murringer had 10 dogs in harness when …

The Elim 11 are in White Mountain, dogs and mushers are doing well!

Although, it hasn’t been an easy trip over from Elim. Teams dealt with extremely high winds and storms. They will be leaving around midnight tonight, so if all goes to plan we expect all to finish between mid morning and early afternoon Sunday. They are all working as a team to make sure they all …

Elim 11 expected in White Mountain Saturday afternoon

If you are watching on tracker you may notice the Elim 11 are taking a route a little off course. The trailbreaking team, that is in front of them, is creating a safer trail as they head into White Mountain. Mushers should be there about 1:30–2 p.m. this afternoon. The teams will head out from …

Elim 11 embark on their journey to White Mountain

Here the well rested mushers have gathered for a photo before they embarked early this morning. Thanks to Dave Dye at the checkpoint for grabbing a quick photo. Their GPS is on and tracking per usual. We will send out updates as they arrive in White Mountain.

Elim 11 plan to move down the trail early Saturday morning

  Due to poor trail conditions the group of mushers turned back around to Elim on Friday. The group decided to wait until the next morning (Saturday) to head out on their approximately 7 hour drive after all dogs and mushers were well rested. The teams will be following the Old Mail Trail, which a …

Sean Underwood, Tom Knolmayer and Matthew Failor scratch just prior to Safety checkpoint

Iditarod mushers Sean Underwood (bib #46), Tom Knolmayer (bib #30) and Matthew Failor (bib #29) encountered deep overflow of water on a section of the Iditarod trail just prior to Safety. At approximately 7:30 a.m. today, the mushers requested emergency assistance. In coordination with the Alaska State Troopers, Nome Search and Rescue and the Alaska …