Come find yourself in the race that started all other winter Super Ultras: The Iditasport®! These races will bring you into the Alaskan wilds, where centuries old traditions are still alive and thriving. The trail system has been used for millennia by Alaska’s first peoples as a main trade and migration route. During the turn of the century, people from all walks of life came to Alaska to find fame and fortune in search of gold! The Iditarod trail was named after the last gold strike that pushed the migration of explorers to Alaska.
2019 RACE START: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, AT 12PM
EAGLEQUEST LODGE–WILLOW, ALASKA
- Iditasport® 100K (64 miles)Yentna Station Lodge & back
- Iditasport® Classic (170 miles) lollypop to Shell Hills & back again
100K racers have tent camps and a lodge about 20 miles apart with snowmachine support and a marked trail. The Classic event pushes competitors distances of about 35 miles between lodges with snowmachine support and a marked trail.
The trail is marked with Iditasport® (hand written or spray painted) wooden reflective stakes–so you can see them when it’s dark. The average hours of daylight in Alaska range from 5-7 hours this time of year.
Participants need to be prepared for below freezing temperatures–temperatures can drop to -50 Fahrenheit (-45 Celsius). High winds, new snowfall, wind drifted trails and overflow. Our race course is not on the road system and is only accessible by snowmachine & airplane.
Finishers in the Classic will earn the coveted Iditasport® Ulu trophy!
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First place finisher in the Iditasport® Classic 2018: “Jaba” Joilson Ferreira