Registration has now closed. Marie Belanger, the race's executive director, says a few more entries would have been nice but there's a good mix of rookies and veterans with the potential to win.
There are five Canadians entered, including three mushers from Yukon: Normand Casavant of Whitehorse, and Brian Wilmshurst and Jean-Denis Britten of Dawson City. A musher from Sweden has also entered, as well as a New Zealander living in Alaska.
The 1,600 kilometre sled dog race begins Feb. 1 in Fairbanks, Alaska. A winner should cross the finish line in Whitehorse about nine or 10 days later.