For the first time in the history of the Jr. Iditarod, the race had to be moved completely out of the Susitna Valley and off the Iditarod Trail due to lack of snow and unsafe river conditions in the entire area. Two weeks before the race the Board of Directors decided that the only way the race could be run this year was to move it to the Lake Louise area near Glennallen, approximately 120 miles from our normal area of operations. (See map of this years trail.) Wolverine Lodge at Lake Louise became our start and finish point with Sourdough on the Richardson Highway as the layover point. Check points were established at Tolsona Lake and Crosswinds Lake, and the race distance remained at around 150 miles with temperature ranges from ï¿½5 to +23 degrees. Trail conditions were generally good and checkpoint times respectable. Teams throughout the state were hard put this year to get in good training miles due to the lack of snow and even the Iditarod had to move their re-start away from the Iditarod Trail and up to Fairbanks. We welcomed T. Rowe Price as a race sponsor this year as well as The University of Alaska College Savings Plan as scholarship backers.
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Big Lake, AK
Denali Park, AK
Cold Foot, AK
Tyne Walker - Scratched at Crosswinds In bound
Blue Harness (Lead Dog Award) - “Vanilla” - Musher: Ellie Claus
Honorary Musher - Wrex Diem
Humanitarian - Tessa King
Red Lantern - Katrina Rix
Rookie of the Year - Nikolai Buser
Sportsmanship - Dallas Seavey
Wrex has for the past several years been a supreme supporter of the Jr. Iditarod and largely responsible replica breitling for much of the fund raising, including the ï¿½Friends of Jr. Iditarodï¿½ Program. He has also been a steadfast volunteer replica louis vuitton and always there when needed.