It is almost upon us again - a weekend of great excitement and color in Anchorage, Alaska, at the tail end of winter:
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start , which begins
Saturday, Mar 6 10:00a at Iditarod Starting Point, Anchorage, Alaska. It is THE big winter event, and visitors from all over the world come to participate in it - as mushers, or as spectators.
The Iditarod is called the "Last Great Race on Earth." Mushers and 1,000 dogs dash towards the Bering Sea coast through rugged remote mountain ranges and snow-capped forests. It's 1,100 miles of pure adrenaline, and it all begins in downtown Anchorage the first Saturday in March.
The offical web Iditarod web site is here
- Musher Listing
- Route & Checkpoints
- Rules for 2010
- StormReady® Weather Center
- Broadcast Schedule
- Iditarod Newsletter
- Images from the Trail