December 21, 2014

Jr. Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Teens Fourteen to Seventeen Accepting Challenges


COnway Seavey winner photoOn June 28th, the Jr. Iditarod began accepting entrants for the 2015 Race, just as the Iditarod did. Three mushers entered the Jr. Iditarod that day: Nicole Forto, veteran from 2014, from Willow, Liam Hogan, rookie from Ninilchik and Dakota Schlosser, a rookie from Willow. Entries will be accepted through February 14, 2015. The entry fee is $150 through December 15 and will go up to $250 after that.

The race will start at Knik Lake on Saturday, February 28. The mushers will travel to Yentna where they will overnight and will finish the next day at the Willow Community Center.

The paperwork for 2015 is now on the website. The paperwork can be completed and mailed in along with the entry fee or can be paid in person at the picnic or at other times at the ITC HQ.

The 2015 Race Rules and Policy have been finalized and are now posted on the site.

Lynden will again fund scholarships to the top five finishers of the Jr. Iditarod as well as to the winners of the Humanitarian and Sportsmanship awards.

Any questions, feel free to contact the Iditarod office at 907.352.2203 or e-mail