Four Veteran Mushers Sign Up for 2023 as the Sign Up window comes to a close

Four Veteran Mushers Sign Up for 2023 as the Sign Up window comes to a close   The ITC is happy to announce the return of four veteran Iditarod mushers to the 2023 race.  Welcome Christian Turner, Deke Naaktgeboren, Jessie Royer and Pete Kaiser!   Christian Turner, from Mackay, Australia, began mushing in 2008 as …

Another Veteran Musher, Aaron Peck, enters the 2023 Iditarod

  The ITC is happy to welcome back Veteran Musher, Aaron Peck to the upcoming Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Aaron is from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada and has competed in The Iditarod 9 times between 2000 and 2022, finishing 7 times, with a Top 10 finish in 2022. In 2019 he was the recipient …

Rookie Musher, Gregg Vitello, enters Iditarod 2023

  The Iditarod is excited to welcome Gregg Vitello to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Gregg is from Milan, New Hampshire and has been mushing for about 25 years as he was drawn to the idea of spending time with his dogs in the wilderness, along with his wife and family.  Gregg Vitello …

Veteran Musher, Mike Williams Jr., signs up for Iditarod 2023

  The Iditarod is excited to welcome back Veteran Musher, Michael Williams Jr., to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Mike has competed in the Iditarod 7 times between 2010-2018, crossing the Finish line in Nome each time.  In 2012 he was a Top 10 finisher coming in 8th place and in 2014 he …

Veteran Musher, Kelly Maixner, Enters the 2023 Race

  The Iditarod is excited to welcome back Veteran Musher, Kelly Maixner, to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Kelly has competed in the Iditarod 8 times since 2011, crossing the Finish line in Nome 7 times.   Kelly was born and raised in North Dakota and moved to Alaska in 2007 for a pediatric dental …

The Iditarod Welcomes Blood Bank of Alaska as a New Partner

  The Iditarod announced today that the Blood Bank of Alaska will be a partner for the 2023 world-famous Iditarod. Blood Bank of Alaska is currently celebrating 60 years of helping Alaskans across the state, connecting Alaskan blood types to Alaskan recipients in need. In 1962, Dr. Michael F. Beirne, of Alaska Medical Laboratories, initiated …

Rookie Musher, Jed Stephensen enters Iditarod 2023

The Iditarod welcomes Rookie Musher, Jed Stephensen of Sandpoint, Idaho, to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Jed most recently finished the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge (ISDC), the only 300-mile qualifying event in the lower 48 states for the Iditarod, in 3rd place, averaging 7.87 mph, finishing the race in 71 hours and 33 minutes. He …

Veteran musher, Grayson Bruton, has withdrawn from the 2023 Race

As of Tuesday, November 1, Veteran musher, Grayson Bruton of Sterling, Alaska, has withdrawn from the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Iditarod 2023 Welcomes Another Musher to the Field!

  The Iditarod welcomed back a long-time competitor to the 2023 Race earlier this week, Veteran Musher, Wade Marrs. Marrs was born and raised in the Knik area outside of Wasilla, Alaska but recently moved to Solon Springs, Wisconsin. Wade has served on the Iditarod’s Board of Directors, the Iditarod Official Finishers Club as president …

Jaye Foucher withdraws from 2023 Race

  As of Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Rookie musher, Jaye Foucher of Wentworth, New Hampshire, has withdrawn from the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.