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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone calls: We know you have friends and family who want to track your progress during the race. In recent years we have been able to post information online about racers' progress. We are using a new Start/Finish area and we do not know if we will have sufficient internet coverage to continue this in 2014.
We will try.
During the race, our phones are used to contact checkpoints and facilitate racer safety. If a true emergency arises, and someone must contact a racer or race personnel, then this number may be used: ( 907-232-2553 ) In the history of the race, only five or six such situations have arisen. Events such as death in the family or imminent birth of a child come to mind.
Arranging post-race transportation is NOT an emergency.
For accommodations in Anchorage, car rentals, maps, and other scheduled events during your stay:
These Hotels/ Motels are near the pre-race meeting
Springhill Suites by Marriott 3401 A Street, phone:907-562-3247
Embassy Suites 600 E Benson Blvd, phone: 907-332-7000
Best Western Golden Lion 1000 E 36th,
Lodging in the Race Area
For lodging near the start of the race, you have two options (as long as rooms last). It is highly recommended to reserve rooms as far in advance as possible.
Alaskan View Motel
GEAR & SUPPLIES
These local outdoor gear shops support our race. Your patronage is appreciated!
1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK
Free Spirit Alaska Active Wear - Alaska Jerseys
2600 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK 99503
Chain Reaction Cycling
12201 Industry, Anchorage, AK 99515
1320 Huffman Park Drive, Anchorage, AK
Winter Bike Rentals
sleeping bag and bivy sack rentals
Backcountry Bike & Ski
132 W Arctic Ave
Palmer, AK 99645
Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking (AMH)
2633 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK
The Sport Shop
570 E Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK
Barney's Sport Chalet
906 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage AK 99503
Alaska Ultra Sport
THE IDITAROD TRAIL INVITATIONAL
a human powered ultra-marathon
Bill and Kathi Merchant