The Board of Directors of the Iditarod Trail Committee held a special meeting early this evening to hear a trail report from a four person committee which spent the day with race staff flying over various portions of the trail.
After discussion, it was determined that conditions were worse in the critical areas than in 2014 and therefore, not safe enough for this year’s race.
The Iditarod will begin in Fairbanks on March 9 at 10:00 AM.
The traditional Anchorage start of the race will be in Anchorage as planned as will events leading up to the 2015 Start.
“While some snow did fall east of the Alaska Range over the past couple of weeks, other parts of the trail did not get much or any of it at all.” Stan Hooley, Executive Director for the Iditarod Trail Committee
“It’s unfortunate that we have to make this very important decision this far out but we have the task of getting tons of equipment to places on time.” Mark Nordman, Race Marshall