Join us for our 2024 Two Rivers 200/100! This race consists of two different classes:

  • 100 Miler- Dog Team Race, 6-12 dogs
    • 100 mile race route: Chatanika-Pleasant Valley Community Center (PVCC)~50 miles, PVCC-PV Store Finish ~50 miles. 
  • 200 Miler- Dog Team Race, 8-12 dogs
    • 200 mile race route: Chatanika-PVCC ~50 miles, PVCC-PVCC ~50 miles, PVCC-Angel Creek Lodge ~35 miles, Angel Creek Lodge-PV Store Finish ~65 miles. 

Bib Draw & Musher Meeting: Thursday, February 15, 6pm at Larae’s (696 Dahl Ln, Fairbanks, AK)-Bring all vaccine records
Vet Check: Chatanika Lodge, 9 am Friday, February 16th, 2024.
Races Start: Chatanika Lodge 12:00 pm, Friday on February 16, 2024.
Finish Banquet: 2pm Sunday, February 18 at Pleasant Valley Community Center (7260 Anders Ave)

Straw will not be provided, however it is available for sale at $5/bale in limited quantity. This will be on a first come first serve basis, paid for at bib draw and distributed at PVCC. Campsite and Straw is to be reused at PVCC checkpoint. 

Sign-ups close February 12th at 11:59PM.

Mandatory Gear: Mandatory gear checks will occur at the race start and on arrival at each checkpoint. All mandatory gear  must be in possession at sign-in at the checkpoint.  Lost mandatory gear must be replaced prior to signing in to a checkpoint, official time will not be recorded until all mandatory gear is in possession.. If gear is not replaced within 1 hour of arriving at a checkpoint the team may be disqualified. This will be at the discretion of the race official at the checkpoint. Race officials may assign other penalties. Mushers must have all mandatory gear when leaving a checkpoint. 

  • Sled equipped with a standard brake up to Iditarod Trail Committee standards
  • Cooker with 3-gallon capacity
  • Cooking gear, including fuel sufficient for at least one feeding
  • Food sufficient for at least one feeding of musher and team
  • Cold weather sleeping bag
  • Booties, 8 per dog, on the dogs or in the sled
  • Hand ax with an overall length of at least 22 inches
  • A pair of snowshoes with bindings and at least 252 square inches surface area
  • Headlamp
  • Cable mainline, cable inside poly rope mainline, or an iron rope mainline
  • Snow hook (2 suggested)
  • Assigned starting bib, which must be visible at all times
  • Vet book, provided by race officials (200 Milers)

Proof of Vaccinations: All dogs must be current on Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, +/- Parainfluenza, and Bordetella as per the vaccine protocols recommended by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian and the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) which can be found HERE. All dogs must be vaccinated against Rabies as per CDC guidelines unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian. Proof of current vaccines above must be presented at bib draw check in on Thursday February 15th. Copies of Rabies certificates and purchase receipts for Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, +/- Parainfluenza, and Bordetella are acceptable as proof. If your veterinarian has directed against certain vaccines, a letter from your veterinarian must be presented at the time of check-in.

Veterinary Checks:  Dogs will be checked for health and fitness by the Race Veterinarian prior to the start on race day.  Dogs or teams considered unfit by the race vet and/or race official will not be permitted to start the race. A Race Veterinarian will be available at each checkpoint, at any point if a Race Veterinarian considers a dog or team unfit to continue the dog or team will be given the option to withdraw or be disqualified from the race. Mushers in the 200 Mile race will be provided a small Vet Check booklet in order to maintain a record of dog care as the race proceeds.

Mandatory Rest Layovers and Start Time Differentials: Teams in the 100 Mile race will have a 4-hour mandatory layover at the 1st Checkpoint, the approximate half-way point of that race. Start time differentials will be added to rest times for the 100 Mile racers at the 1st Checkpoint at the time of check-in.

Teams in the 200 Mile race are required to take at least a total of 10 hours of mandatory rest. Mushers may take 6 hours of their mandatory rest at any of the checkpoints, four (4) hours are required to be served in the final checkpoint in addition to the start time differential. Rest time will be accrued in 30-minute increments until it adds up to a total of at least 10 hours before leaving the last checkpoint.  Less than 30-minute increments of rest time will be rounded down (ex: one hour and 40 minutes rest will be counted as one hour and 30 minutes rest). All 200 Mile racers will be provided with a time card on which their total rest times at checkpoints should be tabulated.  

Handlers are responsible for assisting their musher in this rest time tabulation and handlers should keep the time card in their possession and make it available to race officials. The start time differential for the 200 Mile racers will be added to rest times at the final checkpoint. Mushers and handlers are responsible for completing all mandatory rest including  the time-differential. All rest must be completed before departing the final checkpoint. 

Sign-ups close February 12th at 11:59PM.