Iditarod Trail Invitational

It’s underway! We’re cheering for our very own good friend, Anne Ver Hoef who is participating in the 1000 mile foot race. Want to know more? Here is a brief summary from the Invitational website (but click here for more information). Don’t forget to like their Facebook page and send your support!

The Iditarod Trail Invitational is the world’s longest winter ultra marathon by mountain bike, foot and ski and follows the historic Iditarod Trail from Knik, Alaska over the Alaska Range to McGrath and to Nome in late February every year one week before the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The short race 350 miles finishes in the interior village of McGrath on the Kuskokwim River and the 1000 mile race finishes in Nome. Racers have to finish the 350 mile race in a previous year before they can enter the 1000 mile race.

We invite 50 racers to take part in this unique challenge every year.

On the trail

We love this picture of Anne on the trail in 2013 (photo courtesy of Jill Outside, an amazing blog that you should go follow right now!)