Events Schedule


8 mile and 20 mile
Saturday, February 19th beginning at 12 noon at the Snow Dump Race Start on Greg Kruschek Avenue. 

  The 20-mile race will begin first and travel north on the Gold Hill Loop to the Osborne area and loop back on the south side of the Gold Hill Loop to the finish.  More details on the route will be provided for those intending to run the race.  The purse for the 20 mile is $800


 The 8-mile race will begin after the last 20-mile race musher leaves the starting line.  The 8-mile race will travel around the Gold Hill Loop.   

 If you plan to participate in the 8 mile or the 20-mile race, please make your intentions known by sending an email to Neil Strandberg, Race Marshall at, no later than 5 pm on Thursday, February 17th.

     The Nome Kennel Club race rules will apply to both races.  Please make sure you read and understand the rules prior to participating in a race.  Race rules will be posted on 

    List of racing dogs and proof of vaccinations (Rabies and Parvo) must be submitted to Neil Strandberg, Race Marshall, by 5 pm on Friday, February 18th.

Cape Horn Challenge Race


  March 5th and 6th.  This race will be 35 – 40 miles with a 6-hour rest and then 35 – 40 miles to the finish.  The purse will be $1200.  More details will follow.


Kigluiak 120

March 23th and 24th.  This race will be approximately 120 miles spread over 3 runs with two 6-hour mandatory rest periods.  The purse will be $3000 for the minimum of 3 racers with an additional $1000 added for each additional entry up to $10,000 (10 entrants).  More details will follow.


Other Events


Learn about Dog Sled Races and Volunteering at 7 pm on Thursday, February 24th.  Join the Nome Kennel Club and Barb Moore, former Nome resident, Iditarod Finisher, and Race Official for the Yukon Quest 300 and many other races in Alaska for a training on what it means to a volunteer at a sled dog race. The training will be held by Zoom.   Join the Zoom training:, Meeting ID: 898 5713 1917.  Passcode: 102337.


“Around the Campfire” with Nome Kennel Club  Join us at the Nome Museum during the Iditarod to share dog related and / or adventure stories.  Each person will be given up to 5 minutes to tell a story.  If you would like to participate, please email Kirsten Bey at to let her know.  The event will be held at the Museum on Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th from 11 am – 12 noon.  Join us to tell a story or to listen to stories from others.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade  We will participate in the Nome St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 12 noon on March 17th.  Bring a well-behaved vaccinated dog, wear something green and walk with us in the parade.  Your dog must be leashed at all times.  Kirsten Bey is providing green and gold kerchiefs for the dogs.  If interested, let Kirsten ( know you would like a kerchief and one will be provided for you at the parade start.