Iditarod

2023 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Announced

The Iditarod Education Department is pleased to announce our 2023 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail, Julianne Westrich.  Juli is the Iditarod’s 24th Teacher on the Trail, a title earned through a rigorous application and selection process.  Based on her written application, she was selected as one of 3 finalists that were invited to Alaska to …

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 …

Eye on the Trail: Nome Banquet and Awards

The return to the traditional Finisher’s Banquet format in Nome was welcomed by mushers, families, sponsors and Iditarod fans alike.  After two years of anything but normal, it felt very good to gather two weeks after the Willow start to celebrate the 50th running of Iditarod at the Recreation Center in Nome.  Awards were presented …

Eye on the Trail:  Red Lantern to Apayauq Reitan

Veteran Iditarod musher Aqayauq Reitan (bib #47) of Kaktovik, Alaska, is the final musher to reach Nome on March 19th at 11:39 p.m. with seven dogs. In its inaugural year as a sponsor, Lynden chose to honor the Red Lantern finisher for their perseverance and commitment to completing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race through …

Eye on the Trail:  Final Four Into Nome

Before Kaylin Davis, one of the final four to leave White Mountain departed the checkpoint, she answered a few questions for Insider.  Without a doubt,  the most important question and one that was on everyone’s mind, “How did she feel about heading out of White Mountain to Topkok and beyond after mushers needed to be …