Author: Iditarod_Staff (46 posts)


Volunteers dedicate time, labor and money to Skwentna cabin renovations

  The mushing community is truly one of the most special communities in the world.   After this year’s race, 11 dedicated individuals stayed behind after the race passed through and spent four days tearing out and replacing the entire cabin floor of the Skwentna cabin. The crew rides in each year from Deshka Landing (near …

Tom Johnson, co-founder of the Iditarod, has passed away

    We are sad to share the news that Tom Johnson, school teacher and co-founder of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® passed away last week. While many know Joe Redington Sr. as the ‘Father of the Iditarod,’ he had also been working with two of the race’s co-founders, Tom Johnson and Gleo Huyck. …

2023 Iditarod Winter Raffle Winners Announced!

The 2023 Iditarod Winter Raffle drawing took place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at the Great Alaska Sportsman Show in Anchorage, Alaska. Fifty-five (55) lucky raffle ticket holders now share $200,000 in cash prizes which consist of forty-nine (49) $1,000 prizes, five (5) $10,000 prizes and one (1) $101,000 grand prize. The …

Iditarod 51 – Special Award Recipients

Mar 19, 2023   Iditarod 51  Special Awards Recipients Honored at Finisher’s Banquet in Nome The 2023 special awards given to mushers during and after Iditarod 51  were presented at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race awards banquet in Nome, Alaska on the evening of Sunday,  March 19, 2023.   The awards, in entirety, are listed …

Iditarod announces 2023 prize money by finishing position

    Mar 18, 2023   With the final finisher crossing under the burled arch in Nome on Friday, March 17, 2023, 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 29 …

Jason Mackey receives the Lynden “Committed through the Last Mile” Red Lantern Award

  March 17, 2023 Jason Mackey receives the Lynden “Committed through the Last Mile” Red Lantern Award   Veteran Iditarod musher Jason Mackey (bib #20) of Knik, Alaska, is the final musher to reach Nome today at 17:03 with 5 dogs in harness. In its second year as a sponsor, Lynden chose to honor the Red …

Veteran musher Eric Kelly scratches at Shaktoolik checkpoint

March 15, 2023   Veteran musher Eric Kelly scratches at Shaktoolik checkpoint Veteran musher Eric Kelly (bib #17), of Knik, Alaska,  scratched at 12:50 a.m. today at the Shaktoolik checkpoint which was in the best interest of his team.   Eric had 10 dogs in harness when he scratched, all in good health.

Ryan Redington wins his first Iditarod championship in 51st Running of the race

  March 14, 2023   Ryan Redington wins his first Iditarod championship in 51st Running of the race The Grandson of the ‘Father of the Iditarod’ is the Champion of the 2023 Iditarod Veteran musher Ryan Redington  (bib #5), of Knik, Alaska, crossed  the finish line of the 51st  running of the Iditarod in Nome …

Ryan Redington wins Northrim Bank Achieve More Award

  March 13, 2023   Ryan Redington, first to White Mountain, wins Northrim Bank Achieve More Award Veteran musher Ryan Redington (bib #5), of Knik, Alaska was the first musher to reach the White Mountain checkpoint today at 4:12 pm with 8 dogs in harness. Northrim Bank’s award was first given out in 2018. Redington …

Ryan Redington wins the Ryan Air Gold Coast Award

  Mar 12, 2023 Ryan Redington wins the Ryan Air Gold Coast Award Veteran musher Ryan Redington  (bib #5), of Knik, Alaska  is  the first musher to reach the Unalakleet checkpoint at 4:20 am with 12 dogs in harness, making him the recipient of the Ryan Air Gold Coast Award.   This award was first presented …