Citing a lack of snow and poor trail conditions through the Alaska Range, the Iditarod Trail Committee unanimously decided to move this year’s official restart to Fairbanks. (Route seen in blue on the map above.)
Per Iditarod rules, mushers traditionally take the southern route (seen in orange above) on odd numbered years. This is only the third time in the race’s history that it has moved the restart to Fairbanks.
This year’s route is the same trail mushers ran in 2015. Click on the communities above to see photos and learn more about the Iditarod checkpoints.
|Checkpoint||Distance to Checkpoint||Cumulative||Distance to Nome|
|Anchorage to Campbell Airstrip||11||11||968|
|Fairbanks to Nenana||60||71||908|
|Nenana to Manley||90||161||818|
|Manley to Tanana||66||227||752|
|Tanana to Ruby||119||346||633|
|Ruby to Galena||50||396||583|
|Galena to Huslia||82||478||501|
|Huslia to Koyukuk||86||564||415|
|Koyukuk to Nulato||22||586||393|
|Nulato to Kaltag||47||633||346|
|Kaltag to Unalakleet||85||718||261|
|Unalakleet to Shaktoolik||40||758||221|
|Shaktoolik to Koyuk||50||808||171|
|Koyuk to Elim||48||856||123|
|Elim to Golovin||28||884||95|
|Golovin to White Mountain||18||902||77|
|White Mountain to Safety||55||957||22|
|Safety to Nome||22||979||0|
Distance between checkpoints provided by Iditarod Trail Committee. Actual mileage may vary depending on placement of the trail markers.