Iditasport is the iconic race that started all other winter endurance ultramarathons. We host the MOST EXTREME WINTER RACE IN THE WORLD–the Iditasport Odyssey! Our FOUR winter events challenge you not only physically, but mentally. Skiers, bikers, and runners compete head-to-head on the same course in February: 200, 400, 1,100 & 2,000 mile races.
In these events you should be prepared for below freezing temps, high winds, new snow fall, wind drifted trails and overflow. The marked trail crosses wooded rolling hills/ mountains, frozen rivers/ slews/ lakes & the Norton Sound. This is set up so that the racers are self-sufficient, they will carry their personal and safety gear throughout the entire event. All roadhouses have food and lodging available. All propane-heated tent checkpoints have a meal provided, hot water and a place to rest. Racers will carry GPS locaters.
Participants understand that this event is difficult. When you cross that finish line, you will have accomplished a great feat and will have earned the coveted Iditasport Ulu trophy!
2017 Race photos & updates are found on Facebook
ALL RACES START FEBRUARY 19, 2018 noon
200 Mile Iditasport (limited to 25 participants)
Big Lake–Shell Lake & Back
ONLY 50 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!