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The 2012 Jr. Iditarod is coming soon!

Posted on Tue, Feb 21, 2012

Jr. Iditarod LogoLynden is a proud sponser of the 2012 Jr. Iditarod race in Alaska, this year beginning February 25th in Wasilla on Knik Lake. The 12 young mushers (ages fourteen to seventeen) will travel from the starting point to Eagle Song lodge for a checkpoint and then to the Yetna Station turnaround point, where they lay over for 10 hours before heading back towards the finish line in Willow. The journey will total approximately 150 miles, regardless of weather and/or trail conditions.

Lynden awards scholarships to the top five finishers and to the winners of the Rookie of the Year and Sportsmanship Awards. Lynden employees are familiar faces at Alaska sled dog races, volunteering as race announcers, caring for the dog teams and lending other support.

Jeremiah with dogs Jeremiah Klejka was the winner of the 2011 Jr. Iditarod race (pictured above).

View photos of past events, find more information on this year's race, and help us support these young mushers by becoming a "fan" of the Jr. Iditarod Facebook Page! More information is also available on the Jr. Iditarod website.

Tags: Lynden employees, Jr. Iditarod, 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

Mush! Lynden is a proud sponsor of 2010 Jr. Iditarod

Posted on Tue, Feb 02, 2010

Lynden is a proud sponsor of the Jr. Idiatrod Race in Alaska, this year beginning Feb. 27 in Wasilla. The young mushers travel from the starting point to the turnaround point at the Yentna Station Roadhouse where they lay over for 10 hours before leaving for the finish line back in Wasilla.

Jr. Iditarod check presentationLynden awards scholarships to the top five finishers and to the winners of the Humanitarian and Sportsmanship Awards. Here is Lynden's Sam Amato, board member and volunteer coordinator, presenting the sponsorship check to  President Michelle Pearson for the 2009-2010 season.

Lynden is also the primary sponsor for Ed Iten and his team in the Alaska Iditarod and it sponsors the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Lynden employees are familiar faces at Alaska sled dog races, volunteering as race announcers, caring for the dog teams and lending other support.

Photo credit: Jeff Schultz / IditarodPhotos.NET

 

 

 

 

 

 



(Photo credit:  Jeff Schultz / IditarodPhotos.NET)

Tags: Jr. Iditarod, Alaska Iditarod, Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, Ed Iten, Alaska, Sam Amato

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