See the Iditarod Finish

Nome is perhaps best known as the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The nearly 1,000-mile race begins the first Saturday in March in Anchorage and Nome's Iditarod festivities begin a week after the start and continues as the mushers trickle in.

During the finish of the race, Nome’s population grows by approximately 1,000 people and there is plenty for visitors to do as they wait for finishers to come into Nome. Meet some of the biggest names in the dog mushing industry while keeping an eye out for dog teams and their mushers roll into town.

Visitors in Nome will want to purchase tickets to the Finishers Banquet, sold after the first musher crosses the finish line at the Iditarod. At the banquet, mushers are awarded for their achievements on the trail. Awards are given for everything from being the most inspirational musher to being the red lantern (or final) finisher of the race.


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