Official Iron Dog News Release
Dec. 29, 2017
Iron Dog Cancels Ceremonial Anchorage Start
It is no surprise to anyone in Alaska that we are suffering from tough economic times and Iron Dog is no exception.
It is because of this and other factors that the Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel the ceremonial start on Fourth Avenue in Downtown Anchorage.
“The downtown start was a fantastic addition to our race, but it was simply too expensive and complex to continue. We look forward to another great race as we celebrate 35 successful years of Iron Dog,” said Jim Wilke, President, Iron Dog Board of Directors. The race will start Sunday, February 18, at Big Lake as scheduled.
“We are finalizing plans for all our related support events and will release an updated schedule very soon,” said Wilke.
About Iron Dog, Inc. | 7100 Old Seward Hwy, Ste C, Anchorage, Alaska 99518 USA
Iron Dog, Inc. is a proud leader in the snowmobile community promoting snowmobile safety and outdoor education through trade shows, seminars and community events. Iron Dog also conducts student exchange programs and through its annual raffle has donated nearly $200,000 to Alaska charities since 2011.
The Iron Dog race, is a World Class Snowmobile Event that crosses the State of Alaska each February impacting over twenty-five Alaskan communities. Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, from Anchorage to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse areas of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some of the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race.
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President, Board of Directors Iron Dog, Inc.