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
SpringHill Suites, Downtown Fairbanks
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.
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!
What happened to Pike’s?
Due to increasingly poor ice conditions on the Chena River downstream and the opportunity to join the Annual Tired Iron Event, in 2011 we moved the finish line of the race to downtown Fairbanks. This route will added approximately 50 miles bringing the total mileage for the Iron Dog to more than 2,000 miles. Pike’s is still home to our Awards reception and after party.
Finish Line Map for Iron Dog