Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Talkeetna is a perfect “base-camp” to catch a glimpse of the “Last Great Race”! The Official Re-Start is in nearby Willow on Sunday, March 4th 2018 and shuttle service is available from Talkeetna and back. After you’ve seen the mushers take off from Willow Lake, head back to Talkeetna for a hearty meal and brew! There is sure to be lots of chatter around town about the race and our own local Iditarod mushers! Spend the night in Talkeetna at one of the many lodging choices.
Oosik Classic Ski Race
A fun and funky 50K/25K cross country ski race and tour followed by a great party!
The Third Saturday in March Celebrate the end of ski season Talkeetna style. The Oosik Classic puts the “country” back in cross country! This one-of-a kind classical race and tour features a new and different course each year with fun and unexpected technical challenges. Distances are approximate and trail conditions are variable. If the skies are clear, expect fantastic views of the Alaska Range! There is also a race for juniors so the kids can participate as well!