ITI Drawing

Each year, the winners of the 160 mile events are offered the opportunity to be included in the drawing for a guaranteed and free entry into the Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska.

How about that for a collection of tired people…

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2019 Live Tracking

Click HERE for Live Tracking.

Updates from Ojibwa may be slow due to bad cell coverage.

5 mins later… it should now be visible for all! 🙂

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Bivy Locations

See updates to the Course & Checkpoints page! Designated ‘bivy’ locations where we encourage racers to bivy rather than at random spots along the trail.

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Trackleaders 2019

If you wish to rent a tracker from Trackleaders, sign up here: https://form.jotform.

The trackers are optional and not in any way required for the race. If you rent one, it will be handed out at the pre-race check in. Return at the end of the race – if you forget to do this, you will need to mail directly back to Trackleaders.

Please note that we do not offer technical support for the trackers during the race – know how to use them and be able to troubleshoot.

Important: please caution any spectators following you that they are NOT TO CALL us when your dot stops for 3 hours in the middle of nowhere.

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Race is FULL

If you wish to be added to the waitlist, email us at

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Registration Update 9/27/2019

The run and bike events are full for both distances! A few ski spots are still available. If they don’t fill we may open them to other modes.

You can join the waitlist by emailing

If you are registered, but cannot participate, please let us know.

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NEW for 2019

Listen up!   There are a few changes this year:

  • NO drop bags at Ojibwa – that’s right, NO drop bags for the 80-mile, and no drop bags at Ojibwa for the 160 mile. Pack smart – don’t underestimate the weather – be prepared for extreme cold, strong wind, high humidity and everything in between. Conditions will change throughout the time you are on the trail. Bring extra layers.
  • 160 mile participants will have 1 drop bag at Park Falls.
  • The Ojibwa and Park Falls checkpoints will have water, pop and some food stuffs.  But as always, don’t plan on a full meal at Ojibwa.  At Park Falls, 160-milers will have the option to purchase food at the Bistro (the checkpoint is hosted by the Bistro).  It is best for you to plan on being as self-sufficient as possible, which aligns with the spirit of the event.
  • No stove, fuel, pot or calorie requirements.
  • Specific light requirements – read the Gear Requirements page for full details; show up with good quality lights and backup batteries for your headlamp/bike light and red blinky lights, or you will be required to purchase them at gear check

Read all of the information under the Race Info tab to get familiar with the course, checkpoints, rules etc.

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2019 Event

December 27-29, 2019

Race format, course, checkpoints, start times etc. same as 2018 event.

Registration will open August 1st on Ultrasignup at midnight central time. Here is the link.

Email us with any questions:

We rarely use Facebook so don’t expect updates on the event page. However, participants are welcome to use the page for group discussion, sharing experiences etc.

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2018 Stories & Media

We will add links to blog reports and other media here as we come across them.

  • Click here for a recap posted on which we collaborated on, along with photographer Greg.
  • Click here for veteran biker Christopher Tassava’s race recap.
  • Click here for first time foot participant Chris Moroch’s race recap.
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2018 Race Photos!

We were lucky enough to have two talented photographers covering this year’s event!

Gregory T Photography

Please download your FREE Web Sized photo(s) and share on social media.  The gallery is located here:

The gallery store is open for ordering photo prints. Prints are available in Luster, Metallic Paper (recommended), a Mounted Print, and a Metal print on Aluminum. Also located in the “Basket” is a donate option. Want to donate more? Just add more quantities of donations.

Like your photo? You can support the photographer by ordering prints, making a donation, or a review on FaceBook (@gregorytphotography) or Google (Gregory T Photography of Neenah, WI)

Thank you,
Greg Prellwitz

Markman Outdoor Photography

David Markman, based in Avon, MN, also took photos at different points along the course. His images are available for purchase here:

Finish Line Photos by Helen

All finish line photos taken by Helen have been be posted to the FaceBook page. If anyone wants the original photo just text 612-229-9950.

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