Clicking the map below will take you to information about the difficulty of that leg of the race.
Safety to Nome White Moutnain to Safety Golovin to White Mountain Elim to Golovin Koyuk to Elim Shaktoolik to Koyuk Unalakleet to Shaktoolik Compass Rose Alaskan Bears Kaltag to Unalakleet Eagle Island to Kaltag Grayling to Eagle Island Anvik to Grayling Shageluk to Anvik Iditarod to Shageluk Ophir to Iditarod Nulato to Kaltag Galena to Nulato The Grey Ruby to Galena Cripple to Ruby Ophir to Cripple Hey, look!  It's a whale! Moose! Moose Attack! Takotna to Ophir McGrath to Takotna Nikolai to McGrath Kuskokwim River Mt. McKinley Anchorage to Willow Willow to Yetna Rohn to Nikolai Rainy Pass to Rohn Finger Lake to Rainy Pass Skwentna to Finger Lake Yetna to Skwentna


So what do you get for all of this hard work?

  • Pickup Truck
  • PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award
  • GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award
  • Milennium Alaskan Hotel First Musher to the Yukon Award\
  • Wells Fargo Bank Alaska Gold Coast Award
  • Nome Kennel Club Fastest Time from Safety to Nome Award
  • Horizon Lines Most Improved Musher Award
  • Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year Award
  • Sportsmanship Award
  • ExxonMobil Mushers Choice Award
  • Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award
  • Northern Air Cargo 4 Wheeler Award
  • Golden Clipboard Award
  • Golden Stethoscope Award
  • Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award
  • City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award Winner
  • Wells Fargo Red Lantern
  • and, of course, the purse

Iditarod Links:

Weather on the trail:


Bad Snow Alternate Route (Click to see bigger map)


The Iditarod Lord Alford Challenge

Musher wins overall
Whole team gets Divine Interventions, Immunity Idols, 500 Team Points, +5 on the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time test, and you'll get to vote off someone from another tribe
Musher doesn't win, but beats all mushers picked in class
Divine Interventions for all, Immunity Idol for leader of the team, 400 Team points, +5 on next vocabulary test (this prize would be in place of a top 4 finish)
Musher gets 2nd overall
Divine Interventions and 300 team points
Musher gets 3rd overall
200 team points
Musher gets 4th overall
100 team points
Musher beats Alfords' pick
+5 quiz bonus and 100 team points
Musher finishes with ALL 16 dogs
team gets to pull someone out of a voted out tribe onto their team
Musher withdraws from race
Team must vote someone off



DEUS EX MACHINA OPPORTUNITY - simply fill this Google doc out. You'll learn about the mushers, parts of the trail, and the prizes they get. You may do this twice. When is it due? Before the last musher finishes the race.