Download the Official Race Rules (Updated 9.6.17)
September 6, 2017. The 9.6.17 final version contains one edit to correct a glossary term for consistency with Rule 22.2.2, described as follows:
A formal complaint regarding actions taken against a team by another racer, challenge to a Checkpoint Official or alleged time/calculation error. *This cannot be used to Protest challenge a decision made by the Race Marshals. A formal complaint against a ruling of the Race Marshals where the penalty assessed is at least
******two (2) hours******
******four (4) hours****** or a disqualification has been made.
Final 2018 Trail Class Rules will be coming soon!
2017 Recreational Class Rules – September 1, 2016.
MISSION OF THE IRON DOG RACE
The purpose of the Iron Dog® is to provide reliable, consistent, safe and honorable cross-country snowmobile racing and recreational riding in Alaska while promoting and educating the public about snowmobile and winter safety. The Iron Dog race is a team race, consisting of two (2) persons and two (2) snowmobiles (track driven and ski steered).
The Recreational Class teams may include two (2) or more persons, but each person must have their own snowmobile. The Pro Race Class runs from Big Lake (near Wasilla), to Nome and then finishes in Fairbanks. These participants will brave subzero cold, bad visibility, and deep snow to push their snowmobiles and bodies to the limits to reach the finish line.
The routing may be changed at the discretion of the board or as required for safety reasons. All participants will display honor and integrity throughout all of their involvement with the race. Racers are expected to treat Race Officials with respect and recognize their decisions as final at all times.
The Iron Dog® is the World’s Longest, Toughest Snowmobile Race, and is a true test of human and equipment endurance. Each participant is required to read both the current year Iron Dog® Event Rules and general rules of the ISR (International Snowmobile Racing, Inc.).
Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or better is required for Iron Dog Forms and Documents.
Details for the blaze orange color.