Author: Iditarod_Staff (8 posts)


Update from the Iditarod on Rule 37 Musher Appeals

  The following decision is issued by the Appeals Board (Board) appointed by the President of the Iditarod  Trail Committee (ITC), Michael Mills, pursuant to Rule 37 of the Official Rules of the Iditarod International  Sled Dog Race (Iditarod). The Board respects the judgment call made by Ms. Porsild and Ms. Phillips to shelter their …

Update from The Iditarod Trail Committee on the search for Leon

    The Iditarod continues to track any leads regarding the location of Leon, though unfortunately there have not been any tracks sited in over a week in the previous areas between Nikolai and Salmon River, which is on the trail to Rohn. With food and game cameras set out on the week of April …

Update from The Iditarod Trail Committee on the search for Leon

    The Iditarod continues to track any leads regarding the location of Leon. As of April 9th, residents of Nikolai believe there have been recent sightings of dog tracks between Nikolai and Salmon River, which is on the trail to Rohn and searchers in the area continue to follow those reports.  They believe it’s …

Iditarod announces race prize money by finishing position

  With the final finisher crossing under the burled arch in Nome, the Iditarod Trail Committee is able to announce the official breakdown of the race purse by finishing position. This breakdown is determined based on the number of total finishers, coming in at 37 for the 2022 race. Below is a chart that details …

Update from The Iditarod Trail Committee on the search for Leon: 

  The Iditarod continues to track any leads regarding the location of Leon. There have been recent sightings of dog tracks between Nikolai and McGrath and searchers in the area continue to follow those reports. Sled dogs are known to run and can cover vast distances. When a report is made, good Samaritans along the …

Announcing the 2022 Iditarod Trail Raffle Winners!

  The 2022 Iditarod Winter Raffle drawing was conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show and broadcast on The Iditarod Facebook Live. Fifty lucky raffle ticket holders now share approximately $180,050 in prizes, which includes one (1) $100,050 grand prize, four (4) $10,000 prizes, and forty-5 (45) $1,000 …

Statement Regarding Rule 37

    We have heard from many with regards to musher penalties imposed pursuant to Rule 37, found in the Iditarod Rule Book.   Some have expressed considerable vitriol that a musher could be punished for sheltering dogs inside. One of the foundational tenets of the Iditarod is a passionate concern for dogs and dog …

Update from The Iditarod Regarding Continued Search for Leon, Missing Sled Dog

March 28, 2022 The Iditarod is heartbroken over the disappearance of Leon, a sled dog on the race team of Sebastien Dos Santos Borges and would like to recognize the continued search efforts. Leon was returned to Ruby the evening of Saturday, March 12, 2022.  He then escaped on Sunday, March 13, around noon by …