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Iditarod 2018 Trail

Iditarod 2018 MapIt’s the southern route that includes the namesake ghost-town of Iditarod as the midpoint. The Stepping Stones, the Burn, Rainy Pass, the Glacier, all of the hazards of the first half are still part of the race, as well as the long open stretch between Ophir and the Yukon. The route is normally taken in odd years, but it hasn’t been run since 2013

The day is about 10 and a half hours at Anchorage and the moon is waning from full. The temperature is in the 20s in Anchorage, which is a welcome change from recent years.

Things start off Saturday, Susan Butcher Day, with the ‘parade’ from Anchorage to the airport. The actual racing starts on Sunday at Willow.

Distance
Checkpoint From Start From End Next Chkpnt
Anchorage 0 998 11
Campbell Airstrip 11 987 0
Willow 11 987 42
Yentna 53 945 30
Skwentna 83 915 40
Finger Lake 123 875 30
Rainy Pass 153 845 35
Rohn 188 810 75
Nikolai 263 735 48
McGrath 311 687 18
Takotna 329 669 23
Ophir 352 646 80
Iditarod 432 566 55
Shageluk 487 511 25
Anvik 512 486 18
Grayling 530 468 62
Eagle Island 592 406 60
Kaltag 652 346 85
Unalakleet 737 261 40
Shaktoolik 777 221 50
Koyuk 827 171 48
Elim 875 123 46
White Mountain 921 77 55
Safety 976 22 22
Nome 998 0 0