The All Alaska Sweepstakes was an annual race commencing in 1908. It was run annually through 1917; there was a hiatus, then ran again in 1983 as the 75th Commemorative Anniversary Race, and again in the Centennial run, 2008.
Many volunteers, racers and officials participated.
Here are their stories.
Boston Checkpoint and Preparation by Ramon Gandia.
Candle Checkpoint A Candle Pictorial, by Joe May.
Al Crane at Camp Haven in Death Valley, by Alan Crane.
Official Sweepstakes Site