Races Start January 18,2020
$2,500 in Cash Prizes!
Our race course follows the Iditarod Trail along the Susitna and Yentna Rivers. Used for millennia by Alaska’s first peoples as a main trade and migration route, the Iditarod Trail provides an epic Alaskan adventure you won’t soon forget. Register today & challenge yourself on the same trail used during the turn of the century to ferry people from all walks of life in search of gold. Races start Saturday, January 18, 2020.
The 100 kilometer (64 mile) course is carved through the Susitna Valley from Willow to Yentna Station Lodge & back to the Iditasport® finish line at EagleQuest Lodge. Racers navigate themselves through 4 checkpoints on this out and back course. Checkpoints, are 10-18 miles apart, propane heated, and have water available. With snowmachine support and a marked trail, this is an adventure any determined athlete can accomplish.
The entry fee for this race is $149 & provides you with: Iditasport® race patch, food and drink at pre-race meeting, winter survival class, marked trail, 10 mile checkpoint manned the first 24 hours, snowmachine support, tent camps & tented portable toilets.
The Classic course takes racers even farther down the Iditarod Trail. The course travels 175 miles (282 kilometers) from Willow to our Shell Hills tent camp at the gateway to the Alaska Range, and then back down to the Iditasport® finish line at EagleQuest Lodge. Racers navigate themselves though 9 checkpoints on this lolipop course. Checkpoints are 16-26 miles apart, propane heated, and have water available. Even with snowmachine support and a marked trail, this is race that will challenge any experienced adventure-ultra athlete.
The entry fee for this race is $499 & provides you with: Iditasport® race shirt, Iditasport® race patch, SPOT tracking device rental, food and drink at pre-race meeting, winter survival class, marked trail, 24 hour online race tracking, snowmachine support, tent camps & tented portable toilets.
Getting there: The race start is about 2 hours from Anchorage. No transportation is provided to or from the race start. Racers drive/carpool or rent a vehicle. Parking is $10 per day at Deshka Landing.
Welcome to Alaska’s historic human-powered adventure ultra! Our ski, bike & run event Is the original winter adventure race. The roots of Iditasport® are directly connected to the Father of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Joe Redington Sr. In 1983, wanting to bring human-powered racing to the Iditarod Trail, Joe organized an invitational race and called it the Iditaski. Soon after, he challenged the running community to attempt the course, and in 1986 bicycles were added to the fold, aptly named the Iditashoe and Iditabike.
In 1991 the Iditaski, Iditashoe & Iditabike were brought together to form the Holy Grail of all human-powered adventure ultras. Coined by legendary Iditaskier, Tim Kelley, the Iditasport® race was born! Our Classic race still follows the same historic route used by the pioneers of winter adventure racing.