May 30, 2016

Jr. Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Rules Change for Jr. Iditarod

The Jr. Iditarod Board of Directors has voted that as of today (October 20, 2015), junior mushers may enter the Jr. Iditarod with NO entry fee until after November 20, 2015. Entering the Jr. Iditarod means that the musher must turn in all the required paperwork. After November 20 and through December 15, the entry fee will be $150 and after December 15 and through February 13, the entry fee will be $250.

The 2016 Race Rules were posted recently and do not reflect this change in the entry fee. We’ll get the rules changed and re-posted as soon as possible.

We will also be posting new paperwork for the Participants Release for Mushers and the Participants Release for Dog Owners Other than Mushers. A notary will not be required on the new forms; however, a witness will be required. We’ll post this as soon as possible, too.

The Race is open to young mushers from 14 – 17. It begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Knik Lake. At the awards banquet, Scholarships will be offered to the top three mushes as well as winners of the sportsmanship and humanitarian awards.

For more information, contact Iditarod Headquarters, 907-352-2203.