December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Ray Redington Jr

Ray Redington Jr

Bib Number: 17
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Ray Redington, Jr., 42, was born and raised in Alaska. He is a third-generation Iditarod musher. Ray’s grandfather, Joe Redington, Sr., is known as the “Father of the Iditarod” for helping to establish “The Last Great Race.” Ray’s grandfather, father, uncle and brothers have all competed in the Iditarod, which many believe embodies the rugged independence that defines Alaskans and their respect for a traditional way of life that goes back many generations. Running dog teams comes easily to Ray. He began as a young boy under his father’s direction. Ray entered is first Iditarod race in 2001. Since then, he has finished all 16 races he entered. Ray’s best finish to date was in 2013 when he finished fifth. It was not surprising that Ray should meet the love of his life while racing in the Jr. Iditarod. That was back in 1991. Ray and Julia married in 1998 and have two fantastic kids, Ellen and Isaac. As to be expected Ellen and Isaac also enjoy running dogs. Ray lists his hobbies as hunting and fishing.

Sponsors

Alaska Frontier Constructors
Mary Curtis, NJ
DSR, OK
GBA-Corona, TX

Alaska Industrial Hardware
Bill/Carole Stead, CA
Roy & Cheryl Catalano, CO


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:30:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:24:00 16 3/04 18:29:00 16 0h 5m 3h 54m 10.77 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:31:00 16 3/05 01:45:00 16 4h 14m 3h 2m 9.89 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:36:00 16 3/05 06:37:00 16 0h 1m 4h 51m 8.25 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:16:00 16 3/05 15:18:00 16 5h 2m 3h 39m 8.22 30
Rohn 3/05 19:22:00 16 3/05 19:36:00 16 0h 14m 4h 4m 8.61 35
Nikolai 3/06 09:04:00 16 3/06 13:44:00 15 4h 40m 13h 28m 5.57 75
McGrath 3/06 21:21:00 15 3/06 21:25:00 15 0h 4m 7h 37m 6.30 48
Takotna 3/07 00:18:00 15 3/08 02:00:00 15 25h 42m 2h 53m 6.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 04:41:00 15 3/08 04:50:00 15 0h 9m 2h 41m 8.57 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 19:00:00 15 3/08 23:50:00 15 4h 50m 14h 10m 5.65 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 07:34:00 15 3/09 15:34:00 14 8h 0m 7h 44m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 19:10:00 14 3/09 19:11:00 14 0h 1m 3h 36m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 21:52:00 14 3/10 04:05:00 14 6h 13m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 01:14:00 14 3/11 07:30:00 13 5h 16m 21h 9m 5.77 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/11 22:24:00 13 3/11 22:33:00 13 0h 9m 14h 54m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 04:30:00 13 3/12 10:28:00 13 5h 58m 5h 57m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 18:26:00 13 3/13 00:07:00 12 5h 41m 7h 58m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 07:20:00 12 3/13 10:30:00 11 3h 10m 7h 13m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 17:48:00 11 3/14 01:48:00 11 8h 0m 7h 18m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 09:02:00 11 3/14 09:03:00 11 0h 1m 7h 14m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 12:03:01 11 3h 0m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 22