Jr. Iditarod News

2013 Bib Draw by Terrie Hanke

It’s Friday night and the Junior Iditarod mushers have drawn their bib numbers. Thanks to the generosity of local merchants each participant received a care package that included a musher hat, headband, gloves, socks and other items too numerous to mention. As the mushers and parents enjoyed pizza, the trail boss reviewed the route and …


36th Junior Iditarod by Terrie Hanke

Thirteen Junior Mushers are registered and set to start the Junior Iditarod on the last Saturday of February. The field for the 2013 Junior Iditarod is composed of an international entry, four lower 48 entries and eight Alaskans. Rookies outnumber the veteran mushers by one. All together the veterans bring eight years of Iditarod experience …


Jr. Racers Meet With Dallas Seavey by Terrie Hanke

Junior Iditarod contestants attended a symposium at Iditarod Headquarters sponsored by the Junior Iditarod Committee on Thursday evening. With just 40 hours to the start of the Junior Iditarod, the young mushers are enthusiastic and ready to pull the snow hook for the round trip journey to Yentna Station. At the symposium, the junior racers …