Downtown Fairbanks Finish

Downtown Route

The route veers south of Fairbanks through the Fort Wainwright Recreational Area toward North Pole, Alaska and Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project. Racers will drive north through the Flood Project and onto the Chena River heading back toward downtown Fairbanks. Special thanks to John Johnston, Compeaus, Fort Wainwright and Army Corps of Engineers for all the effort in bringing this new route together!

We’re expecting the 1st Place team to arrive sometime around 1PM on Saturday, February 23rd. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for the latest news about this and all our events.


Iron Dog Headquarters 
Downtown Fairbanks
Our new home for the Iron Dog HQ is the Westmark Hotel. Details coming soon!

Our HQ is open almost 24 hours a day from the Start to Finish of the race. Come get a T-shirt, race program or say thank you to our great volunteers who keep this race moving.

Why Downtown?

Most importantly, we wanted to give Fairbanks a big show and attract more fans and attendance. Also, the Tired Iron event will be going on the morning before our Pro Class racers arrive which should add to the festivities of the day. Come to Fairbanks, check out the events, the incredible Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Yukon Quest headquarters and the sponsors of both great events going on that day!

Finish Line Map for Iron Dog

Location of the 2012 Iron Dog Finish