Sunday February 24th, 2019
Knik Lake, Alaska
Distance: 150 miles, 350 miles, 1000 miles
One of the most challenging experiences on the planet, participants brave extreme physical, environmental and mental challenges as they work their way along the historic Iditarod Trail on bicycle, foot or skis.Requiring self-sufficiency and the considerable resilience to make it through up to 30 frozen days and nights, the Iditarod Trail Invitational has built its reputation on notoriously inhospitable conditions and minimal outside support. For its participants, the Iditarod Trail Invitational is a measure of human willpower like no other.Every year on the Iditarod Trail is different and conditions change in the blink of an eye during the journey. ITI 1000 competitors may face temperatures from -50f to 35f, gale force winds, rain, blizzards, waist-deep snow, mud, glare ice and bright sunny skies, all in the same day.
|Male||27:01:47||Beat Jegerlehner||48||Boulder, Colorado USA|
|2nd Male||25:21:28||Klaus Schweinberger||55||Austria|
|3rd Male||26:13:44||Peter Ripmaster||41||Asheville, North Carolina|
|M 40-49||27:01:47||Beat Jegerlehner||48||Boulder, Colorado USA|
|M 50-59||25:21:28||Klaus Schweinberger||55||Austria|
The pinnacle of all winter ultra-marathons, the ITI 1000 takes competitors through the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness, following the Iditarod Trail to its conclusion under the famed burled arch in Nome, Alaska. Only the most intrepid and prepared adventurers need apply.
Only the most experienced, rugged and intrepid competitors dare to attempt the ITI 1000, the world's longest and toughest winter race.
The ITI follows the historic Iditarod Trail from its trailhead at Knik Lake near Anchorage to the remote interior village of McGrath, continuing to the Bering Sea before reaching the trail's conclusion in Nome.
After the village of Ophir, the trail diverges into northern and southern routes before rejoining in Kaltag.Generally, in even-numbered years, the northern route is followed, and in odd-numbered years, the southern route is used.
As a result of route changes over the past few years, the ITI will follow the southern route in 2018 and 2019, if conditions allow.