To recognize registered skier participants who have completed all or part of the Mail Run trail.
Perpetual hand painted serving tray plaque
To recognize registered skijorer participants who have completed all or part of the Mail Run trail.
To recognize registered snowshoer participants who have completed all or part of the Mail Run trail.
To recognize registered musher participants who have completed all or part of the Mail Run trail.
This award goes to the snowmobile volunteer who shows extra support on the trail helping out mushers, skiers, skijorers, snowshoers and/or volunteers to help ensure a successful trip.
The Holger Bauer Award
In memory of Holger Bauer. This award goes to all registered participants aged 16 and under.
Perpetual wooden plaque plus individual awards
Volunteer Recognition Award
All volunteers are acknowledged as important, as without those special people the event simply wouldn’t happen. This award is for the official volunteer who has gone “above and beyond” for the Mail Run.
Spirit of the Mail Run Award
The Frank Cushman Award. For the participant or volunteer who embodies the unique and special qualities of joy, energy, spontaneity and helpfulness that surface when they are out on the trail.
The Most Unique Dog Team Award
This award goes to the most unique registered dog team (most beautiful, funny or goofiest, best trained, best dressed, noisy or quietest, or for whatever reason there is a team that is most unique)
Hard Luck Award:
Awarded to a registered participant who experiences genuine tough luck on the trail but who rises above it in true Gold Rush Trail spirit.
Kim Verge Memorial Award:
Awarded to the musher that shows perseverance and determination regardless of adversity. Qualities that exemplify Kim and her memory.
This award used to be the “Red Lantern Award”. In the tradition of all dog sled events, the lantern is lit at the beginning of the journey and it is not extinguished until the last registered participant is safely home, guided by the light burning in the lantern.
The Musher’s Sports Award:
This award focuses on preserving the very special traditional skills and resourcefulness that ensure survival in the winter wilderness. Awarded to the winning team.