For the 11th year in a row, Donlin Gold is pleased to support Bethel musher and former Iditarod Champion, Pete Kaiser, as he competes in the Iditarod this weekend. Donlin Gold is also a premier sponsor of the Iditarod, a dogsled race that is held during the first weekend in March.
“Donlin Gold supports the Iditarod because it brings out the best in Alaska. The bond between the communities that host this event, the mushers and dogs that compete, and the fans that cheer across our state is worthy of celebration and preservation,” said Kristina Woolston, Donlin Gold External Affairs Manager.
“My success has been just one piece of a huge puzzle, and that whole puzzle revolves around all the support I have. My accomplishments would never have been possible with just myself and the dogs,” said Pete Kaiser. “The community support I’ve had, my family standing behind me and everybody else that continues to motivate me has been a huge part of how this has all come together to help me win the Iditarod in 2019 and multiple Kuskokwim 300 titles in my home region. A key to a lot of that has been the support from Donlin Gold.”
The race will have a different look and feel this year, and we appreciate the countless individuals who are working hard to ensure COVID-19 protections are in place for the mushers, volunteers and checkpoint communities.
“Those who are familiar with the history of the Nome serum run of 1925 know the Iditarod embodies resiliency, trust and the true grit that it takes to run the race,” said Woolston. “We wish all of this year’s 47 mushers a safe and swift journey on Sunday.”
The 2021 Iditarod is scheduled to start on Sunday, March 7th and races 852 miles through harsh Alaskan terrain.
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Donlin Gold LLC is an Alaska company that is owned by NOVAGOLD Resources Alaska Inc., a subsidiary of NOVAGOLD RESOURCES Inc., and Barrick Gold U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation. Donlin Gold is working with NOVAGOLD Resources, Barrick Gold Corporation and Alaska Native land owners, The Kuskokwim Corporation and Calista Corporation, to build a gold mining project near Donlin Creek in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of western Alaska. For more information visit donlingold.com.