Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Idatarod
The Idatarod
The Idatarod Picture this: You are going to travel over one thousand miles across Alaska---by car? by train? by plane? NO!! You are travelling by dogsled - your only companions on this journey will be eleven to fourteen of the most honest, loyal and strong dogs that you can find. For over six grueling months, you and your carefully selected dogs have been training, and now it is up to you and your canine companions. For sledders (or mushers) this is a dream come true because they are about to
Alaska Iron Dog
Alaska Iron Dog
The event began in 1984 as a 1,000-mile (1,600 km) race from Big Lake near Wasilla, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. It was extended by approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) at the 10th annual race in 1994. The race route now follows parts of the Iditarod Trail, the route of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It starts at Big Lake and follows the main trail and its connecting trails until it hits to the Yukon River at Ruby. It follows the river to Kaltag before it heads to the Norton Sound on the Bering S