RUBY – As the first musher to arrive at the Yukon checkpoint of Ruby, four-time champion Jeff King claimed the race’s most savory award.


The Millennium Alaska Hotel First Musher to the Yukon Award is a five-course meal and $3,500 cash prize. The menu — detailed in a written statement from Iditarod race officials — includes everything from local seafood to steak.



  • Alaskan sablefish & blue mussel stew

  • Red king crab cajun bruschetta

  • Baby arugula & smoked spotted shrimp salad

  • Peppercorn-crusted filet mignon & fried oysters in cabernet sauce

  • Roasted pear creme brûlée tart with roasted pears


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