Finisher’s Arch Fundraiser

 

We are thrilled to unveil this new fundraising initiative in the conjunction the construction of a new Finish Arch which will make its debut for the the 2025 Iditarod. Renowned musher Ramey Smyth, a 27-time Iditarod competitor with 12 Top 10 finishes, will be crafting the new Burled Arch that will grace the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®. This exciting project is accompanied by a fundraising campaign that offers the public a chance to etch their name into the history of Alaska and the Iditarod.

Every year after the Iditarod, the Burled Arch is relocated from Front Street in Nome, Alaska, to the front of Old St. Joe’s Church—a cherished landmark for visitors and locals alike. Old St. Joe’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places not only for its historical significance and architecture but also for its pivotal role in Nome’s early history. Unlike many other gold rush-era buildings that were lost to fire or flood, Old St. Joe’s stands as a testament to the Alaskan pioneer spirit, characterized by hard work, ingenuity, and reverence for the past, all traits in which The Iditarod aligns with.

To complement the new arch at Old St. Joe’s Church, an interpretive sign about the Iditarod will be installed. This sign will allow a limited number of fans from around the globe to participate in various ways. Specifically, 1,049 supporters will receive a limited-edition custom pin of the Iditarod Arch, while 98 supporters will have the opportunity to purchase plaques with three different tier options, each personalized with the donor’s name and/or message. This fundraiser not only supports The Iditarod, a 501(c)(3) organization, but also gives devoted fans a unique opportunity to express their support for The Last Great Race on Earth®.


 

 

Become a supporter with these limited-edition, 2″ x 2″ custom Iditarod Finishers Arch pins.   Only 1,049 of these will be produced and sold, so don’t wait for your chance to join our family of supporters for just $50.

 

Only 48 opportunities are available to show your support on this 2.3″ x 2.1″ Paw Print plaque that will live on the Iditarod Finisher’s Interpretive Sign in Nome, Alaska (see below mock-up).  For just $250 you will receive this customized Paw Print plaque, a certificate of support and one of the above custom Iditarod Finishers Arch pins.

 

Only 40 opportunities are available for this 3.5″ wide plaque that will live on the Iditarod Finisher’s Interpretive Sign in Nome, Alaska (see below mock-up).  For only $500 you will receive this customized Sled Dog plaque, a certificate of support and one of the above custom Iditarod Finishers Arch pins

 

There are only 10 Musher Plaque opportunities are available for the ultimate supporters.  This 7.125″ wide Musher Plaque will be embedded in the Iditarod Finisher’s Interpretive Sign in Nome, Alaska (see below mock-up).  For $5,000 you will receive this customized Musher plaque, a certificate of support and one of the above custom Iditarod Arch Pins.

THANK YOU for supporting The Iditarod!   All money raised in this fundraiser helps us safely stage the race, provide and promote excellence in dog care and develop creative educational programs from Kindergarten to College. 

The Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc. is a 501-(c)-(3)non-profit organization. Each donation to this fundraiser is considered tax deductible and contribution letter will be mailed after your purchase of a pin or plaque. 


Questions?   Email:   pr@iditarod.com