February 28, 2020

Jr. Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Anna Stephan runs on the trail just a few miles before winning at the 2019 Junior Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska on Sunday February 24, 2019
Photo by Jeff Schultz/ (C) 2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The 2020 Jr. Iditarod will begin at Knik Lake on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The mushers will travel, via Eagle Song Lodge,  to the Yentna Station Roadhouse where they will have an eight  hour layover. Upon leaving the Yentna Station Roadhouse, they will travel back to Eagle Song Lodge and then on to Willow Lake where they will finish.

The 2020 Race Rules and the paperwork for entry are on the website  now. Entries will; be accepted starting Saturday, June 29 through Saturday, February15. There will be Jr. Iditarod personnel at the Iditarod Volunteer picnic to accept any Jr. entries that come in that day. After that, entries may be mailed in or hand delivered to the Iditarod office at Mile 2.2 Knik Goose Bay Road. They may be mailed to Iditarod, 2100 S Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla, AK 99654.

There will be no entry fee required if a musher enters prior to December 1, 2019. After that date the entry fee will be $150. All required paperwork must be turned in at the time of entry.