2014 Race Information

Teens Arrive at Yentna Station for Layover

Conway Seavey drove a smart looking team off the Yentna River into the checkpoint at 4 minutes before four o’clock this afternoon. Right on the tails of his sled runners was Jimmy Lanier arriving at 2 minutes past 4:00. Ben Harper was in at 16:10 followed by younger brother Kevin at 16:19. Do some quick …


Picture Perfect Start for the Juniors

Junior Iditarod started this morning in nearly picture perfect conditions! Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel graciously offered their facility and it was a perfect setting for the start. The dog trucks arrived and parked in a circle a hundred or so yards from the start banner. From there the teams took off over Gretsky Lake to …


Teens Attend Musher Meeting

Junior Iditarod mushers attended the mandatory musher meeting on race eve at Iditarod Headquarters. Ten Teen mushers has no evolved into nine Teen mushers as Joan Klejka from Bethel has withdrawn from the race. Richard Plack the long time Junior Iditarod Trail Boss explained the trail markings to the Teens. The trail will be well …


Clinic for Junior Mushers

Rookie Junior Iditarod mushers attended a clinic at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla on Thursday evening sponsored by the Junior Iditarod Board of Directors. Speakers shared information with the young mushers based on their own experiences and expertise. While all in attendance ate pizza, veteran Junior Iditarod musher, Ben Harper, shared his perspectives on the race. …


Ten Teens Set for Junior Iditarod

Snow woes have caused officials to reroute the Junior Iditarod set to start Saturday morning, Feb 22nd at 10:00. Much of the traditional trail the juniors follow out to the Yentna Station Roadhouse is ice covered and slippery, not surprising being that it runs on the area’s winter roadways – frozen rivers. By relocating both …


2014 Race Information

The 2014 Jr. Iditarod will be the 37th running of this 150 mile race for Jr. mushers along the Iditarod Trail.   The 2014 Race will begin at Happy Trails Kennel on Saturday, February 22. The mushers will run to the halfway point at Yentna Station Roadhouse, home of the Gabryszak family, where they will …