|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 also is one of only four people to finish the Rocky Mountain Triple Crown which includes 800 miles of racing over three and a half weeks. Welcome to The Iditarod, Jed, and congratulations on your hard work to get here!|
|The Iditarod Trail Committee looks forward to welcoming more veteran and rookie mushers to compete in the 51st version of The Last Great Race on Earth®. All mushers that apply to compete in the Iditarod must first go through the qualifying review board before their entry is officially accepted for the Race. Stay tuned as our competitive field continues to grow until the close of registration
on November 30, 2022.