The Iron Dog is “World’s longest snowmobile race. 2000 miles across the Alaskan wilderness.”

Today’s Iron Dog course is over 2,000 miles, starting in Big Lake to Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants must traverse in some of Alaska’s the most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. All teams in race classes are a team of two persons and two snowmobiles for safety. (from Iron Dog History)

The official start of the 2012 Iron Dog Pro Class Race began Sunday, February 19th at Big Lake approximately 1 mile from our vacation rental cabin in Big Lake, Alaska!

Planned community events for 2012 include:

  • Family Fun Snowmachine Run by Big Lake Trails
  • Kitty-Kat Races by Big Lake Aurora Lions Club
  • Ice Skating at the Big Lake Lion’s Club Rec Center
  • Eats available at the Boathouse Restaurant at the Sunset View Resort.
  • Beer Garden by RumRunners
  • Helicopter Rides by Jay Hawk Air
  • Power-drawn Hay Wagon Rides by Big Lake Trails
  • Iron Pup Race by AMMC – Sunday

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Written by Dave on February 21st, 2012 - Nostalgia | Make Comment

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