Registration for the 2013 Iron Dog ended on Halloween and 80 Pro Class riders and 34 Trail Class riders signed up. Of the field, more than 50-percent are first time competitors.
Those signed up to compete in 2013 include the 2012 championship team Dusty VanMeter and Marc McKenna, along with previous winning teams Todd Minnick and Nick Olstad, and Todd Palin and Scott Davis.
The Iron Dog course is over 2000 miles long, starting in Big Lake with a halfway stop in Nome and finishing in Fairbanks.
The race is set to begin Sunday, February 17th.