Name: Brix Hahn
Residence: Split between Nome, Anchorage, and Juneau
Occupation: Marketing and business development contractor
Years involved with Iditarod: 27 (mom was pregnant that March and I was born in June!)
Iditarod Role: Spectator! Nome host family member
Current Location: Finger Lake Checkpoint at Winterlake Lodge
Date of Photo: March 19, 2020
What, who or how and when did you first get involved with the Iditarod?
I was really kind of born into Iditarod. My parents have been hosting mushers for maybe 30 years now, and they’ve been hosting Kathy Chapoton and her husband Martin Buser since I think 1992 and they met in 1991.
What is your Why? Why are you here TODAY and involved with the Iditarod?
Being from Nome, Iditarod is really kind of ingrained into your culture and for me it’s really ingrained into my identity and I was one of the lucky ones who just fell in love with it. I love the social aspect. Who doesn’t love the dogs? And I’ve always just been surrounded by really, really great people. So Iditarod for me has really just been kind of better than Christmas.
Tell me about just one of your most memorable Iditarod experiences.
My most memorable Iditarod experience. I think I have a few, but if I had to pick just one, I would say snow machining the trail with my dad, Kent Harrington and even Jeff Schultz for part of it in 2009.
What do you know for sure?:
In life the one thing that I know is for sure is nothing. Nothing is certain.