The Northern Lights 300/150 Sled Dog Race

The Northern Lights 300 runs from Martin Buser’s Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to Winterlake Lodge at Finger Lake on the Iditarod Trail, and back to Big Lake. This is a 300 mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifier. A shorter version of the course is run at the same time, as The Northern Lights 150, which is also a qualifier.

The 2018 NL300 and 150 have been cancelled due to lack of sign-ups.

Race Rules and Forms

Here are the 2018 NL300 and NL150 race rules and forms. The forms are to be PRINTED, FILLED OUT, AND MAILED.

Northern Lights 300 race dates

Important Dates

Both races have now been cancelled for lack of enough sign-ups.

2017 NL300/150 Tracker

This is last year’s race.

2018 Updates

  • And sadly, the 150 is also cancelled.
    We regret that due to lack of sign ups, we are canceling the NL 150 for 2018. Thank you to those who signed up and our apologies to those who needed the qualifier. The NL 150/300 has always been all about getting mushers and teams a quality, challenging qualifier off the road system so we do not take this cancelation lightly. There are still openings in the Tustamena 200 and sign ups will be happening for the Tug 150 soon.…
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  • Sadly, the 300 is cancelled, but the 150 is still on.
    We regret that due to lack of sign ups, we are canceling the 2018 NL 300. To date there are only 13 teams signed up. We will be fully refunding your entry fee. We are sorry, especially for those needing a qualifier, but we cannot financially pull of a remote race with only 13 entry fees. Please let us know if you intend to run the 150. If so, we will refund $200. We are still running the 150 with some modifications. The race will only run if we have 15 teams signed up by January 8. $200 entry …
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  • Ramey joins the NL 300
    NL 300 is proud to announce Ramey Smyth as musher #14. There is still room left in both races – just sayin’…..…
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  • Sign-ups for 2018 NL300-150
    Sign ups for 2018 NL 300: Sean Underwood (Denali Park, AK) Ellen Halverson (Big Lake, AK) Charley Bejna (Wasilla, AK) Eric Kelly (Wasilla, AK) Jeff Deeter (Fairbanks, AK) Tom Schonberger (Chugiak, AK) KattiJo Deeter (Fairbanks, AK) Pam Aviza (Wasilla, AK) Tara Cicatello, (Big Lake, AK) J. Shelley, (Skagway, AK) Beckie Hacker, (Willow, AK) Ryan Santiago, (Bay Area, CA) Raymey Smyth (Willow, AK) Withdrew: Stephanie Johnson (Nome, AK)…
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  • New website
    The NL 300 has a brand new website – you are looking at it. All new information for the 2018 race will be found here. Please be patient as we bring over all the archived content from previous years.…
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