Iditasport® races are set up for the winter adventurer with the skills and respect of extremely unforgiving cold environments. There are extreme shifts in the weather, elevation gain/loss, & your mental preparation is tested.
You will have 48 hours to complete the 100K & five days to complete Iditasport® Classic.
Start: Willow, Alaska (EagleQuest Lodge); located 1 1/2 hours north of Anchorage: mile 0
Rest Station–Seven Mile Island: 7 miles from race start. This will be manned the first 24 hours of the races.
Checkpoint #1 Scary Tree Tent Camp: 16 miles
Checkpoint #2 Yentna Station Lodge: 17 miles (TURNAROUND POINT FOR 100K RACE)
Checkpoint #3 Skwentna Roadhouse: 30 miles
Checkpoint #4 Shell Lake Lodge/Tent Camp: 20 miles (HALFWAY POINT FOR CLASSIC–“Lollypop” course from here you loop back to the Iditarod Trail to Skwentna)
Checkpoint #5 Skwentna Roadhouse: 20 miles
Checkpoint #6 Yentna Station: 30 miles
Checkpoint #7 Scary Tree tent camp: 17 miles
Checkpoint & FINISH #8 Willow, Alaska (EagleQuest Lodge): 16 miles