Posted by Lucas Winzenburg
Safety to Nome is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the 2017 Iditarod Trail Invitational, a 1,000-mile race across Alaska that follows the historic Iditarod Trail from Knik Lake (near Anchorage) to the remote interior village of McGrath before continuing on toward the Bering Sea and the finish line in Nome. It’s the world’s longest winter ultra-marathon, and one that presents almost unimaginably trying conditions to participants, requiring them to overcome extreme physical and mental challenges as they make their way across the frozen landscape.
After a year of touring the festival circuit, Safety to Nome is now available for purchase on all major digital platforms. It has a runtime of 1 hr and 26 min and can be rented for $4.99 or purchased for $9.99 via iTunes.
The 2020 Iditarod Trail Invitational kicked off on Sunday with 24 participants attempting to bike, run, or ski the entire 1,000-mile route. Track the race live here, and check out RJ Sauer’s feature story, When the Trail Goes Cold, to get a sense of what it’s like out there. Best of luck to all the brave souls competing in this year’s events!