Mandatory Pre-Race Meetings: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7pm
200/400/1,100 & 2,000 Mile Race— At our pre-race meeting, you receive vital information on winter safety, as well as how to keep yourself safe and “in check” with the environment. Required gear will be checked, drop bags will be collected & important race information will be discussed.
All racers must attend the gear check & pre-race meeting. If you cannot attend, please contact us.
Learn to Return Headquarters
5761 Silverado Way, Unit Q
Anchorage, AK 99518 Phone: (907) 563-4463
Racers must physically check in before 11am on race day.
No Outside Help
Racers must be self sufficient and are only allowed to accept help from another racer or race official. No use of motorized equipment may be used to facilitate a racer in any way.
Racers must sign in and out at each checkpoint in the Iditasport race binder or be disqualified. Any racer who misses or skips an official checkpoint will be disqualified. Racers must also refresh their GPS locators at each checkpoint.
200 Mile Race:The official checkpoints are: Start/Finish The Boat House in Big Lake, Alaska, Big Su heated Tent Camp, Yentna Station, Skwentna Roadhouse, Shell Lake Lodge, return route–Skwentna Roadhouse, Yentna Station, Big Su heated Tent Camp, and Big Lake.
400 Mile Race: Start: The Boat House in Big Lake, Alaska, Big Su heated tent camp, Yentna Station, Skwentna Roadhouse, Shell Lake Lodge, Wintersong, Alaska Range heated tent camp, Rohn Cabin, Farewell Burn heated tent camp, Nikoli & McGrath.
1,100 Mile Race: Start– The Boat House in Big Lake, Alaska, Big Su heated tent camp, Yentna Station, Skwentna Roadhouse, Shell Lake Lodge, Wintersong, Alaska Range heated tent camp, Rohn Cabin, Farewell Burn heated tent camp, Nikoli, McGrath, & Poorman tent camp. After the heated Poorman tent camp, each racer will stay at lodges/bed & breakfasts and schools until finishing in Nome.
Litter/Used or Wet Gear
Racers will be disqualified for littering. Leave no trace. Racers are not allowed to leave wet or discarded clothing or gear at any checkpoint. Racer’s equipment (bikes, sleds, snowshoes, etc.) is absolutely not allowed in the checkpoints.
- Total time allowed for completion of the 200 mile race is 120 hours. Halfway Mark–You must be out of Shell Lake Lodge by 60 hours.
- Total time allowed for completion of the 400 mile race is 12 days
- Total time allowed for completion of the 1,100 mile race is 35 days
All racers must adhere to the cut-off times for the race.
- 200 mile–$250
- 400 & 1,100 mile– $1,000
Racers will be charged as noted above in the event of an evacuation (chartered airplane and/or snowmachine). Racer’s credit card will be charged prior to race date. If there is no evacuation, their money is fully refunded. Any racer who is unable to complete the race will be disqualified. All racers MUST inform a race official if they intend to scratch. Iditasport will coordinate the fastest route back to Anchorage for their participants in need of an evacuation.
ALL racers are ultimately the responsibility of the race staff and MUST be accounted for at all times. In order to accomplish this, a disqualified racer may require an evacuation or snowmachine escort back to the road system. Understand that the race course is not on a road system. You may have to wait 24 hours for help to come–so be prepared with proper gear etc. for the harsh winter conditions!
Any racer who fails to comply with the rules will be disqualified from the Iditasport. Absolutely no refunds will be given to a racer who is disqualified.