We greatly missed our Iditarod family and friends last year when the Last Great Race didn’t end in Nome due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year we are more excited than ever to welcome you to Nome, once again, for this special 50th running of the Iditarod! We hope you’ll join us and fans around the world as we welcome dogs and mushers to the iconic burled arch on Front Street in March. The week leading up to the finish will hold some great events happening in Nome and we hope you’ll join us for some of that fun too. Check in closer to winter for a full list of Iditarod events happing in Nome. Also, be sure to check out the great information on this page for more on Iditarod and Nome mushing history, how to request accommodations for the finish, and more. Get your cold weather clothes out of the closet and start planning your trip to Nome for March 2022...There’s no place like Nome, and there’s no race like the Iditarod!
Every year in March, Nome hosts the finish of one of the toughest sled dog races in the world. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a 1,049 mile trek through some of the most extreme wilderness in the nation. The first Iditarod race was held in 1973 and has been extremely popular ever since. During the finish of the race Nome’s population grows by approximately 1,000 people and turns Nome into what people everywhere warmly refer to as the “Mardi Gras of the North”. With hundreds of events to participate in and the ability to rub elbows with some of the most notorious names in the dog mushing industry, the finish of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome is an event not to be missed.