Monday, March 01, 2010
The Iditarod, also known as the "Last Great Race", is one of the biggest sporting events Alaska has to offer. There are about 50-100 teams involved each year, but the number varies from year to year. The race starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Alaska. The official start is from Willow, Alaska, but since Anchorage is the biggest community in Alaska, the mushers start from Anchorage the day before the actual start as part of the ceremonial process. The race is comprised of one human on the sled trying to guide the dogs the right direction. Then there about 16 siberian husky dogs, but teams can have as many as 12 dogs.
Come check out the display that is across from the computers on the first floor. There you will find a listing of the mushers participating in the race, the calendar of events as well as some great books on the race and about Alaska.
For more information go to www.iditarod.com