Among the reasons to race the 2016 Iron Dog is a fat purse that will deliver $65,000 to the winners, up $15,000, and one of the biggest fields ever for the 2,000-mile race across Alaska. 

Mike Campbell
The Seawolves' junior guard was honored after breaking the Great Alaska Shootout scoring record.Alaska Dispatch News
Gleason Fournier delivered two goals for the second straight game but it wasn't enough for the Aces on Sunday.Alaska Dispatch News
The Hanneman brothers of Fairbanks, skiing for APU, dueled each other for supremacy in the first national cross-country ski race of the season last weekend in Montana.Alaska Dispatch News
Reggie Upshaw scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to help Middle Tennessee State capture the GCI Great Alaska Shootout championship Saturday night with a 77-70 win over Toledo.Beth Bragg
Suki Wiggs scored 98 points in three Shootout games to break the 1993 tournament scoring record by one point.Beth Bragg
Even though the UAA women lost to Western Kentucky in the Shootout championship game, the Seawolves remain undefeated because the game was an exhibition.Stephan Wiebe and Beth Bragg
Rookie goaltender Steven Summerhays stopped 27 shots, defenseman Gleason Fournier furnished two goals and the Alaska Aces burned off a major penalty and a double-minor in a 4-1 ECHL win over Evansville.Doyle Woody
Only two players, both freshmen guards for UNC Asheville, scored in double figures.Stephan Wiebe
Get up. Get outdoors. Have a look around. Here's a list of even more family-friendly winter activities to enjoy.Jill Burke