The 22nd running of the Jr. Iditarod. The race started at Lake Lucille in Wasilla and ran to the layover point at Yentna Station Roadhouse on the Big Bend of the Yentna River. Rather than the invariably punchy ten mile loop around Yentna Station, it was decided to add a new segment to the race course out to Eagle Song Lodge at Trail Lakes on a much better groomed and established trail. Although this loop, which was run both days, may add to the length of the race, making it between 158 and 163 miles, it added a measure of safety for the dogs and drivers as well as a new Lodge and checkpoint to the trail. Temperatures ranged between +2 to +28 degrees F with trail conditions generally good.
Hours Min Sec
Big Lake, AK
Two Rivers, AK
Big Lake, AK
Dawson City, YT Canada
Ryan Anderson - Scratched at Trail Lake
Stacy Johnson - Scratched at Yentna Station
Blue Harness (Lead Dog Award) - "SPOT" - Musher: Ryan Redington
Honorary Mushers - Jody Barve and Jessica Stormo in memorium:
Humanitarian - Heidi Cox
Rookie of the Year - Tyrell Seavey
Sportsmanship - Ben Gray
To Jody who was always there to volunteer her help to the Jr. Iditarod and anything or anyone else who needed it, and to Jessica, our last place finisher in the 1998 Jr. Iditarod who would never give up. You are the spirit of what Jr. Iditarod stands for and you will be missed.