Skiers, bikers, and runners compete head-to-head on the Historic Iditarod Trail and Iron Dog snowmachine trail. Our events start the day after the Iron Dog race start. Iditasport’s FOUR winter events physically and mentally challenge racers. Our race cours crosses wooded rolling hills/ mountains, & frozen bodies of water. All roadhouses have food and lodging available for purchase. All tent checkpoints are propane-heated & have hot water available and a place to rest. Racers will carry GPS locators.
To participate in these events individuals need be prepared for below freezing temperatures–temperatures can drop to -20 Fahrenheit (-28 Celsius) or colder. Expect high winds, new snow fall, wind drifted trails and overflow. Racers need to be self-sufficient, they will carry their personal and safety gear throughout the entire event. Our race course is not on the the road system and traverses into the wilds of Alaska. Participants need to be prepared to wait up to 24 hours in their survival gear in the event that they need to be rescued from the race course! The race course is only accessible by snowmachines & airplanes.
- 200 Mile Iditasport: follows the Iditarod /Iron Dog route to Shell Lake Lodge & back to Big Lake, Alaska.
- 400 Mile Iditasport Extreme: follows the Iditarod/Iron Dog route & ends in the village of McGrath, Alaska.
- 1,100 Mile Iditasport Impossible: follows the Iditarod/Iron Dog route & ends in Nome, Alaska.
- 2,000 Mile Iditasport Odyssey: follows the Iditarod/Iron Dog route–not going through North Pole, ends in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is the LONGEST DISTANCE human powered winter race in the world!!!!
These are difficult events, and many will not finish. When you do cross the finish line, you will have accomplished a feat that few ever will. Those that do finish will earn the coveted Iditasport Ulu trophy!
2017 Race photos & updates are found on Facebook
ALL RACES START FEBRUARY 19, 2018 noon
200 Mile Iditasport
Big Lake–Shell Lake & Back
ONLY 100 SLOTS AVAILABLE TOTAL FOR THE THREE EVENTS BELOW
400 Mile Iditasport Extreme
Big Lake to McGrath
1,100 Mile Iditasport Impossible
Big Lake to McGrath to Nome
2,000 Mile Iditasport Odyssey
Big Lake to McGrath to Nome on to Fairbanks!