Iron Dog Race: The World’s Longest, Toughest Snowmachine Race!

In Adventure, Anchorage, Destination, Events, Nome by scott


SLED-HED ALERT: Four days ’til start of Iron Dog! Yup, it’s the world’s longest, toughest snowmachine race (or “snowmobile” for our Outside friends!). Don’t forget to pick up a raffle ticket (or two). See below.

“Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, starting in Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the world’s longest snowmobile race. mapParticipants must traverse in some of Alaska’s the most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. All teams in race classes are a team of two persons and two snowmobiles for safety.”

The “Trail Class” snowmachine teams will start the race in Big Lake on Friday, Feb. 15. The PRO CLASS teams start on Sun., Feb. 17. Check out the site for further details! 

Even if you’re not riding a snowmachine in the race, you can be a part of this year’s Iron Dog race by buying a raffle ticket! The raffle benefits the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska. The “Y” helps active military soldiers, families and veterans too.


1. Grand Prize: A 2012 Toyota Tundra valued up to $35,000 donated by Kendall Toyota of Alaska.
2. Second Prize: A 2012 Polaris Rush 600 Pro R valued at approximately $10,000, donated by Alaska Power Sports.
3. Third Prize: A Hawaiian vacation package for two valued at approximately $5,400, donated by USTravel.
4. Fourth Prize: Two round trip tickets on Era Alaska valued up to $2,400, donated by Era Alaska.
5. Fifth Prize: Ice Road Trucker Ride-Along from Carlile Transportation Systems and Era Alaska valued at $2,000.
6. Sixth Prize: A custom Iron Dog merchandise package valued at approximately $1,250, donated by Shirts Up Serigraphics.
7. Seventh Prize: One year supply of Rockstar Energy Drinks. 16 cases or 1 can per day. Value is $750.
8. Eighth Prize: Two LeadDog helmet lights provided by the Helmetlight, Inc.Value is $200.

Last year. Iron Dog raised $26,000 for Alaska’s Healing Hearts.

So–go buy a ticket and show up this weekend for the Big Lake Iron Dog start!! 

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