Author: Iditarod_Staff (51 posts)


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 …

Rookie musher Gregg Vitello scratches at Iditarod checkpoint

    March 11, 2023 Rookie musher Gregg Vitello scratches at Iditarod checkpoint Anchorage, Alaska – Rookie musher Gregg Vitello (bib #29), of Milan, New Hampshire,  scratched at 3:34 p.m. today at the Iditarod checkpoint which was in best interest of his team.   Greg contacted Race Marshal Mark Nordman through a third party and  …

Ryan Redington receives the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award

Mar 11, 2023   Ryan Redington receives the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award   Veteran Iditarod musher Ryan Redington  (bib #5), of Knik, Alaska is the first musher to arrive at the Kaltag checkpoint at 12:47 pm with 12 dogs in harness.   In doing so, Redington claims the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish …

Veteran musher, Brent Sass, scratches at Eagle Island Checkpoint

  March 11, 2023 Veteran musher, Brent Sass, scratches at Eagle Island Checkpoint   Veteran musher and 2022 Iditarod Champion, Brent Sass (bib #14), of Eureka, Alaska,  scratched at 7:42 a.m. today at the Eagle Island checkpoint as he didn’t feel he could care for his team due to current concerns with his periodontal health. …

Jessie Holmes wins the First Musher to the Yukon Award

March 10, 2023   Jessie Holmes wins the First Musher to the Yukon Award   Veteran musher Jessie Holmes (bib #2), of Brushkana, Alaska is the first musher to arrive at the Anvik checkpoint on the Yukon River at 4:03 am with 12 dogs in harness. In doing so,  Holmes claims the First Musher to …

Wade Marrs wins GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award

  March 9, 2023   Wade Marrs wins GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award     Veteran musher Wade Marrs  (bib #28), of Solon Springs, WI , is the first musher to reach the Iditarod checkpoint, the namesake of the race and the halfway point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. Marrs arrived at …