Category Archives: Iditarod

My Two Red Lantern Awards Meet

My two Red Lantern Awards meet. Yesterday I gave “My Journey” presentation at the Iditarod’s Summer Teachers Camp. My 2017 award has been at my house while my 2015 award is kept at Dream A Dream Sled Dog Farm. So I thought it was time they met. I am still waiting for the official name plate for the 2017 award. I love this photo because Larry, the World’s Best Husband, is in it. Photo by Terri Hanke.

The 2017 Finish Line

One of my favorite photos from the 2017 Race: My team is in the Iditarod finish chute heading for the finish line and I am holding the Red Lantern. Photo by Jeff Schultz

Approaching the finish line holding the Red Lantern, 2017 Iditarod. Photo by Jeff Schultz on Saturday March 18, 2017.
Photo by Jeff Schultz/SchultzPhoto.com (C) 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

2017 Iditarod Finish

On March 18th I crossed the Iditarod finish line in Nome after 12 days, 2 hours, 57 minutes, and 31 seconds on the trail winning my second Red Lantern Award. I beat the fastest Red Lantern time by 1 day, 1 hour, and 45 minutes. The dogs did amazing!!!

This is Panther and Banana in lead. Banana (yellow dog) lead every step of the way – he is an amazing dog and big love bug!

Iditarod Re-start Moving to Fairbanks

It is official – the Iditarod Re-start is starting out of Fairbanks due to the poor trail conditions in the Dalzell Gorge. This is the same route I ran in 2015. It was a very cold race with temps dropping to negative 50-60 degrees F. Hoping for a little warmer temps this time.

Back on the Runners

Great to be back on the runners again. On March 22, 2015 I crossed the finishline in Nome and stepped off my sled. Today was my first day back on a sled (thanks to the 10 inches of snow which fell yesterday). It was wonderful! And appropriately, Flood (the then 2-year-old-leader) who lead me under the Burled Arch, lead the team today.

After 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 51 seconds my team of amazing canine athletes bring us across the finish line!
After 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes, and 51 seconds my team of amazing canine athletes bring us across the finish line!
Flood resting in Nome after finishing the Iditarod.
Flood resting in Nome after finishing the Iditarod.