The Iron Dog, a race of fortitude and strength, is only for the toughest snowmobilers. Each year teams of competitors rev up their engines at the start of this 1,971 mile trek across Alaska. From Wasilla to Nome, and then on to Fairbanks> Teams of two ride their snowmobiles across the vast tundra, cross swift rivers, and climb immense mountains before they reach their way to the finish line. This race is like no other. It pushes the contestants to the limit and determines who has what it takes to be an Iron Dog champion.
The Iron Dog began in 1984 and now has two classes of competitors: Recreational Class, and the Pro-Class. In 1997, the first Pro Class Women’s team participated. They scratched at Nome, but since then, women’s teams continue to participate and finish.
Watch the start of the race on Big Lake, just outside of Wasilla. Cheer on competitors as they begin their journey into the great Alaskan wilderness. Volunteer to help the racers find their way, from one end of Alaska to the other.
Be a part of this truly Alaskan experience and “The World’s Longest, Toughest, Snowmobile Race.”