This fabulous buff features an Iditarod musher running on the sea ice of the Norton Sound at sunset, an incredible photo captured on camera by Iditarod photographer, Jeff Schultz in 2017.
This is a very versatile accessory that can be used as a face covering, headband, bandanna, wristband, and neck warmer.
Showcases Iditarod logo.
*Note: This is not a medical-grade mask.
*95% polyester, 5% elastane (fabric composition may vary by 1%)
*Fabric weight: 6.19 oz/yd² (210 g/m²)
*Washable and reusable
*Four-way stretch fabric that stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
*Printed on one side, reverse side is left blank
*Please note that contact with rough surfaces and velcro fasteners should be avoided since they can pull out the white fibers in the fabric, damaging the buff's appearance.
About 57 Peaks
57 Peaks is a family owned business based in Sitka, Alaska, featuring custom designed, premium fit athleisure wear for everyone! The images showcased on our leggings and gaiters are based on real photography of Alaska and it's beauty. We’ve done our best to capture the essence of what it means to be Alaskan and what it means to experience Alaska. Our designs and our products celebrate the spirit of Alaska, Alaskans, and the good things we share with humanity and nature around the world.
When you shop at 57 Peaks, we hope you feel like you’re in Alaska, because in a way you are!
About The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, started in 1973, is an annual 1,049-mile sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Mushers and a team of dogs cover the distance in 8–15 days or more, sometimes through blizzards, white-outs, and sub-zero temperatures that can reach -100 Fahrenheit.
The race's namesake is the Iditarod Trail, which was designated as one of the first four US National Historic Trails in 1978. The trail, in turn, is named for the town of Iditarod, which is a historic Athabaskan village and a check-point for the race.
Portions of the Iditarod Trail were used by Alaska Native peoples for hundreds of years and the trail was also used by Russian fur traders in the 1800s and coal and gold miners during the Nome Gold Rush of 1898.
The most famous event in the history of Alaskan mushing is the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the "Great Race of Mercy." It occurred when a large diphtheria epidemic threatened Nome and dog teams were commissioned by the Governor to deliver the antidote via dog sled.
The trail is composed of two routes: a northern route, which is run on even-numbered years, and a southern route, which is run on odd-numbered years.
The official finish line is the burled arch in Nome, Alaska. The tradition is that a Widow's Lamp is lit, a tradition that started based on the kerosene lamp lit and hung outside a roadhouse when a musher carrying goods or mail was en route. The last musher to complete the Iditarod is referred to as the "Red Lantern".
The Iditarod Trail Committee honors the legacy of the Alaskan sled dog and the ingenuity of the Alaska Native people who have used dog sled transportation for millennia.
The race challenges man and dog against Mother Nature's rugged wilderness and is a testament to the bond between musher and our greatest friend and athlete: the sled dog.