Nome musher Rolland Trowbridge and Iditarod veteran Ray Redington, Jr. will be among the rookies running the 2015 Yukon Quest from Whitehorse to Fairbanks.
In all, an extra $50,000 will be spread among the race’s top five finishers.
The NS450, which has been significantly shortened and even canceled the past two years due to poor weather, is gearing up to run a full race along the Norton Sound coast in 2015.
Race Manager Zach Fansler said the $400 entry fee for the 300-mile mid-distance race has been dropped for 2015.
Sled dog racing is Alaska’s state sport and Gov. Sean Parnell has officially endorsed Alaska as a “right to mush” state.
Defending Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey leads a roster of familiar faces as the first mushers for Iditarod 43 register.
The leaders are on the Yukon, making their way through Ruby, Galena, Nulato, and Kaltag. All racers have to take a mandatory 8 hour layover at…
Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore work as a team to prepare healthy, race-ready dogs. Coming off his 2014 Yukon Quest victory, Allen Moore takes a back seat for the Iditarod, as Aliy runs their elite team, hoping for a finish at the top.
The later winter months in Western Alaska are made busy, each year, through the sled dog and snowmachine (or snowmobile) competitions that our listeners and community…
In Tuesday’s news: The Nome Common Council discussed the Richard Foster Building, mushing, and other city issues at last night’s meeting; Alaska Department of Transportation says…