The Iditarod is Alaska’s most famous sled dog race, but it’s not the only one. Here are some other races happening this winter.

Yukon Quest

The Yukon Quest, begins February 3. Formerly, a 1,000-mile odyssey between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon, this year’s three races range from 100 to 450 miles, all within Canada.

Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship

Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship, Anchorage, February 23-March 3. Part of the “Fur Rondy” winter carnival, the races traverse Anchorage streets, forests,
and parks.

Annamaet Limited North American Championships

Annamaet Limited North American Championships, Fairbanks, March 8-10.
Features 4-, 6-, and 8-dog teams and 2-dog skijoring.

Open North American Championship

Open North American Championship, Fairbanks, March 15-17. This is the world’s oldest continuously held sled dog race.

Communities and nonprofits host many other races between January and March, and of course mushing is about more than just racing.


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