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Iron Dog 2016 Purse and Prizes

Iron Dog overall purse remains steady with great new sponsor support and contingency prizes.


Anchorage, Alaska (AK). Iron Dog has again raised more than a quarter of a million dollars in total purse and prizes. Now reaching more than $260,000 in overall available prizes, we are very grateful for the many sponsors who make it possible. 

“It is our continued goal to develop a race, events and community involvement that benefits everyone involved.” said Kevin Kastner, Iron Dog Executive Director. “To balance the investments in all our programs, it's important to keep the racers in mind when we look at opportunities to strengthen participation in the Iron Dog.”

For 2016, the Iron Dog Board of Directors approved an increase in the overall first place prize to $65,000. This raised the top prize and overall cash payout by $15,000 compared to 2015.

2015 Iron Dog Cash Payouts

  • 1st Place: $65,000
  • 2nd Place: $35,000
  • 3rd Place: $20,000
  • 4th Place: $15,000
  • 5th Place: $10,000
  • Total: $145,000

In addition to the cash payouts, Iron Dog continues to attract new support, both in kind and cash sponsors who often help with contingency prizes for rookies, veterans and riders of all makes. Some notable new partners include Lynden Transport, Casio G-SHOCK, Alaska Spine Institute and Vision X who also provided some great prizes for racers and race fans alike.

The first major prize, the “Gold Rush Prize”, a $10,000 cash prize provided by Donlin Gold will be presented to the fastest Pro Class team to make it to Nome during a halfway ceremony held at the Nome Recreation Center on February 24, 2015 in Nome, AK.

Visit http://www.irondog.org/event-info for the latest news and schedule of events and http://www.irondog.org/2016-prizes-and-purse for details on the prizes for 2016.

Iron Dog 2016 will begin with a series of pre-race events starting on February 17, 2016 with an expo at Cabela’s Anchorage, the return of the Flying Iron Freestyle snowmobile shows, a ceremonial start scheduled for February 20, 2016 in downtown Anchorage, high-speed departure from Big Lake on February 21, 2016 and closing out the 10 days of events on February 27, 2016 with the Finish in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.  Visit www.irondog.org for details.


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