Ultimate Race Fan Package


2020 Iditarod Champion Thomas Waerner waives the Norwegian flag after crossing the finish line in Nome.

The Nome Burled Arch Extravaganza VIP Package for Two Race Fans

Have you always wanted to go to Nome?  Now is your chance to do it in style as our VIP Guests!


It is an opportunity of a lifetime to witness in person the Iditarod Champion’s finish in Nome. Stand in the VIP gate with Iditarod’s Principal Partners and dignitaries as the winner of the Iditarod crosses under the burled arch. You will be closer to the finish than any race fan at the finish line and have your picture taken with the champion shortly after the finish of the race. This adventure package is exclusively offered to ONLY one race fan and guest!

Our Nome Burled Arch Extravaganza can be yours for $35,000. 


The Extravaganza includes the following plus a few surprises we’ll build in as we design your unique experience! 

  • 6 nights lodging for 2 people, dates to be finalized upon purchase of this donation package.
    • 2 nights in Anchorage prior to departure to Nome, 3 nights in Nome, and 1 night in Anchorage upon return from Nome.
  • 5 meals for 2 people, breakfast and evening meal prior to departure for Nome and 3 evening meals in Nome.
  • Iditarod special events, invitations to any special events held during your stay. 
  • Round trip Alaska Airlines airfare, Anchorage to Nome for 2 people. We’ll meet you at the airport and get you to your hotel.
  • Personal tour guide, when in Nome you’ll be our Exclusive VIP guests and you will have your own assistant.
  • Gift basket, filled with Iditarod apparel and gifts including 2 personalized Iditarod jackets designed with embroidered burled arch logo and your names.
  • Insider Ultimate PLUS subscription, includes Iditarod race video, GPS tracking, and documentary digital downloads.


Get ready for a behind the scenes look at Iditarod operations preparing for the champion’s arrival.

Meet the folks behind the scenes including race staff and volunteers. Plus, you will get a special behind the scenes look at race communications. Take a special tour of the dog yard in Nome to see our team of vets and volunteers care for the amazing athletes who’ve just finished the race. You’ll meet musher families, dog handlers, and of course dogs!  You will visit our official media center where the Insider team sets up their technology to film the race finish. We’ll introduce you to Nome’s Mayor and other dignitaries, making sure you not only see behind the scenes of Iditarod but have a personal tour of Nome too! 


Getting around

We’ll provide you with the use of a private vehicle while in Nome and/or a host to drive you where you need to be as necessary. Your personal assistant will make sure you have the top level VIP clearance leading you on the adventure that’s like none other!


At the finish line

You’ll be right there next to the finish line in our best and most exclusive VIP area – as close as possible for a best view as the Iditarod Champion enters Nome and arrives at the famous burled arch. Before the musher leaves the chute, you’ll have your photo taken with the champion and the amazing dogs – right there in the finisher’s chute. No other gets that opportunity to be in the chute with the champion! We’ll make sure you have a special introduction to our champion and be the first fans to get the champion’s autograph. There’s no place like Nome and there’s no place like standing with the champion!

We’ll provide you with a personal wake up call throughout the night and throughout the day should you wish to head to the finish line to see other mushers arrive. You won’t need to worry about hearing the Nome siren. We’ll make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action!


This adventure is designed to provide you and your guest with a unique and amazing adventure in Nome as you witness the historic finish of this year’s Iditarod. There is NOTHING like this exact adventure offered to anyone else. See you at the finish line of the Last Great Race on Earth®!

This purchase can be used as a tax deduction. 


If you would like more information about Ultimate Race Fan packages contact Chas St. George at chas.stgeorge@iditarod.com.