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It is almost upon us again - the famous Iditarod Dog Sled Race

Real Estate Agent with Jack White Real Estate 15598

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 


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Marianne 907-529-6602

David Dee
RMX REALTY - Alhambra, CA
Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang

From the desk of David Dee,

Marianne, that's alot of snow! Truth be told. I have not personally seen snow yet..only in the movies and from far away. One of these days. Looks like alot of fun for the dogs. :D

Mar 01, 2010 03:04 PM
Lewis Beynon
CENTURY 21 Triangle Group - Raleigh, NC
Lew B Realty

Very interesting Marianne, I would love to visit your great state some day........An old grade school friend of mine moved to Alaska many many years ago.  I always wondered if he stayed???

Best wishes form Clifton Park NY,


Mar 03, 2010 08:13 AM
Marianne Grant, Realtor
Jack White Real Estate - Anchorage, AK
CRS 907-529-6602

Hi David nd Lewis,

Thanks for your kind comments. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 6th, is the ceremonial start of the famous dog-sled race downtown Anchorage. It'll be a madhouse. Lots of In years past, snow had to be brought in, but not so this year. Should be lots of fun again. Cheers.

Mar 05, 2010 05:30 PM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia


I am so glad that the whole country is not bumper to bumper suburbs yet. Great photos...good escape for my mind!

Mar 11, 2010 10:05 AM
Marianne Grant, Realtor
Jack White Real Estate - Anchorage, AK
CRS 907-529-6602

Alaska is famous for ... being the last frontier. I must say that i am most grateful for the wild fish we still get to eat here from unpolluted waters. Who knows, if the big wiggs who want to put in a gold mine right in sensitive country for wild fish homing-streams get their way, well - then we might as well kiss that part of nature good bye for ever. I am agitating against the Pebble Mine!

Take care. Marianne

Mar 11, 2010 10:52 AM