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Lynden is proud to sponsor mushers in the 2013 Iditarod!

Posted on Sat, Mar 02, 2013

The 2013 Iditarod - the “Last Great Race on Earth” - officially starts today, March 2nd. Lynden is proud to be a sponsor of two of this year's racers, Pete Kaiser and Mike Williams. Pete is an employee of Bering Marine Corporation, part of the Lynden family of companies, and will be racing for the 4th time. He finished in the Top 10 in both 2012 and 2011. Mike is also sponsored by Lynden, mushing in the Iditarod for the 15th time. He was born and raised in Alaska, and has a son (Mike Williams, Jr.) who will also be competing in this year's race.

Pete and his dogs
Pete and his dogs

The Iditarod race, the ultimate test against nature, winds over 1,150 miles of difficult terrain throughout rough weather conditions. Mushers will start in Anchorage and ultimately finish in Nome, Alaska. The race typically takes 9-15 days for mushers to finish.

Lynden employees are familiar faces at Alaska sled dog races, volunteering for things such as race announcing, caring for dog teams, and lending other support. You can learn more about the Iditarod and follow along with this year's race by visiting the official website: www.iditarod.com.

Tags: Bering Marine Corporation, Iditarod, 2013 Iditarod, Lynden, Alaska

2010 Iditarod: Follow Lynden sponsored mushers throughout the race!

Posted on Wed, Mar 10, 2010

The 2010 Iditarod is underway!

"You can't compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer...A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska."
- iditarod.com

The 2010 Iditarod is currently underway, with the official start taking place this past weekend. Seventy one mushers and their sled dog teams are competing this year in the "Last Great Race on Earth". Lynden employees are familiar faces at Alaska sled dog races, volunteering as race announcers, caring for the dog teams and lending other support.

Follow mushers sponsored by Lynden

Lynden companies have sponsored several mushers competing in the race. Use the following links to keep track of the mushers!

Quinn Iten (Kotzebue, AK): Follow Quinn wearing #28
Peter Kaiser (Bethel, AK): Follow Peter wearing #67
Michael Williams, Jr. (Akiak, AK): Follow Michael wearing #59

You can also view the current standings of the race.

Pictures: Musher, sled, and a dog ready to get started!
Ethan, a Lynden employee, has provided great pictures he took at the start of the race. Pete Kaiser is the musher in these photos. You can also view more "Images from the Trail" on the Iditarod website.

2010 Iditarod - Peter Kaiser heads off on the Ceremonial start

2010 Iditarod - Peter Kaiser on sled

2010 Iditarod: Bored and ready to go!


Jr. Iditarod
Lynden is also major sponsor of the Jr. Iditarod, which was held the last weekend of February. See our related blog post on the Jr. Iditarod for results and information.


Tags: Iditarod, Lynden, Jr. Iditarod, 2010 Iditarod, Alaska

2010 Jr. Iditarod Results + Pictures

Posted on Wed, Mar 10, 2010
Jr. Iditarod logo

Another great race!

The exciting 2010 Jr. Iditarod took place over the last weekend in February, starting and finishing in Willow, Alaska. Lynden, a major sponsor of the race, had plenty of employees there volunteering and cheering on the young mushers. Volunteers were lead by Lynden's Sam Amato, a member of the Jr. Iditarod Board of Directors.

The winner of this year's race was Merrisa Osmar, a 15 year old from Ninilchik, AK. The guest speaker this year was NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka, an avid outdoorsman and host of the Alaska TV program "North to Alaska". As you may have seen, this past fall Larry and Sam Amato went on a moose hunting trip in Alaska that was taped for the show

Pictures from the event

Thanks everyone for making the 2010 Jr. Iditarod another great race!

Bob Barndt (Lynden employee and Announcer of the Jr. Iditarod), 2010 Jr. Iditarod winner Merrisa Osmar, Larry Csonka, and Sam Amato.
Jr. Iditarod group picture

2010 Jr. Iditarod winner Merrisa Osmar (Photo credit: IditarodPhotos.net)2010 Jr. Iditarod winner Merrisa Osmar

Guillermo Anton of Spain (read his story)Jr. Iditarod - Guillermo Anton from Spain

Yuta Takagi of Anchorage, AK (read his story)
Jr. Iditarod - Yuta Takagi

2010 Iditarod
Lynden also sponsors several mushers competing in the 2010 Iditarod. View photos and follow Lynden sponsored mushers throughout the race!


Tags: Iditarod, Jr. Iditarod, 2010 Iditarod, 2010 Jr. Iditarod, Alaska

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