This year, it begins March 9. Do you have any favorite mushers or dogs in the race?
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I like the fact it honors the 1925 dog sled run that took diphtheria medication to suffering Native & non-Native people in wilderness towns. it saved a lot of lives. I guess people/dogs train as if for the Olympics!
The major event is a long race over ice and snow in honor of a 1925 run to deliver vaccines to the wilderness, but a Jr. Iditarod involves teens and there's the raising of dogs and a lot of human interest stories. Iditarod.com has interviews & cl
I'll only watch a few video clips. I like the running written commentary by the teachers on the website, who also are the writers behind the reporter-dogs' blogs. That part is fun.