Races

Since its inception in 1973, the Iditarod has undergone nothing short of a complete metamorphosis in terms of the time it takes to get to Nome, the style of dog run, the type of gear used to get...
Brent Sass near Carmacks in the 2019 Yukon Quest.
At his first rest stop of the 2019 Yukon Quest in Carmacks, defending champ Allen Moore was feeling pretty good about his first tactical decision to run the ninety miles without a stop. Was that too...
Iditarod champion Pete Kaiser claims the throne with his lead dogs Morrow and Lucy.
Wind-driven snow blowing through Front Street and the late hour did not keep throngs of Iditarod fans from coming to the finish line in Nome as Bethel’s Pete Kaiser, 31, became the 2019 Iditarod...
Anny Malo won this year's Wyoming Stage Stop race.
In 1996 Frank Teasley, with the help of public health nurse Jayne Ottman, launched the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race to showcase the beautiful state of Wyoming and to make sled dog...
Nic Petit won this year's Copper Basin 300 race.
The Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race began 30 years ago as a lodge race, running between local establishments in the Copper River Valley. In the early years the race alternated starting locations,...
Jan Bootz-Dittmar racing during the Doty Days last fall.
Two Rivers Funjor Fairbanks, AK Oct. 6 The Two Rivers Dog Mushers hosted their second annual Funjor event on October 6, 2018.  According to race director and club president Amanda Smith, the turnout...
Chugiak hosts dryland races in the fall.
The first dryland event of the year in Alaska took place in Chugiak. Over 40 participants filled the parking lot early Saturday morning. Ten bikers took off at 1-minute intervals in the 1-dog...
Petit tries on sealskin mittens as Ambler residents give gifts for mushers, hand sewn by former Ambler resident Myra Yupikson.
A month after a wrong turn cost him his lead in the 2018 Iditarod, Nicolas Petit was back on top. The French-born Girdwood musher claimed a decisive victory in the Kobuk 440, the prestigious last...
Jeff Conn crosses the Chester Creek bridge on day 1 of the Fur Rondy.
Canadian musher Blayne “Buddy” Streeper sixth title in February’s Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship may trigger fresh whispers – and expectations. Can the Fort Nelson, British Columbia, sprint...
Buddy Streeper racing toward the finish line on day 2 of the Open North American.
Every person visits Alaska for a reason. Some travel to the Last Frontier in search of an adventure, while others hope to learn something new about themselves while observing the state’s unmatched...

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