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Title: IDITAROD


1
IDITAROD
  • Interactive Unit
  • Of
  • FUN!!!

2
How it got started?
  • 1925-Diptheria Epidemic hit Nome
  • Serum needed
  • No roads
  • 18 dog teams and mushers relayed 674 miles
  • 1973- Joe Redington Sr. keep history alive
  • Now WORLDs Premiere Sled Dog Race

3
Where Does the Race Run?
  • Start ANCHORAGE, Alaska
  • End NOME, Alaska
  • Crosses
  • AK mtn range Rainy Pass (3500ft)
  • AK interior to meet Yukon River
  • Take 1 of 2 routes (Northern/Southern)
  • Runs ONTO Yukon river (frozen)
  • Over Bering Sea Coast (frozen)

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How Many Miles?
  • Officially 1,049 (49th state)
  • Usually somewhere around 1,100 miles

7
How Many Starts?
  • Ceremonial Start
  • Anchorage, AK to Campbell Airstrip (20 mi)
  • Publicity/Coverage
  • Idita-rider
  • Restart/OFFICIAL Start Willow, AK
  • Safety
  • Seward was the real start, but cant now

8
Mushers?
  • Must be 18 yrs old (Dallas Seavey)
  • No upper limit oldest 88
  • Must complete Qualifying races
  • Can be Male or Female
  • US or other
  • Veteran ran before
  • Rookie 1st time in IDITAROD
  • Willing to pay 4000 !!!

9
How Many days?
  • shortest 8 days 22 hours (Buser)
  • Longest 32 days!!
  • Average 11-14 days
  • Winner 68,000 plus TRUCK
  • Red Lantern last musher to cross finish
  • Everyone gets at least 1,049

10
AWARDS
  • Winner 68,000 plus TRUCK
  • Top 30 finishers ranked winnings
  • Everyone finishes gets at least 1,049
  • Red Lantern last musher to finish
  • Others ½ way, Ruby, Cripple, Sportsmanship,
    Humanitarian, Rookie of Year, Most Inspirational,

11
Closest race?
  • 1978
  • Dick Mackey and Rick Swenson
  • By 1 second!!!

12
Checkpoints
  • 22 checkpoints
  • Activity center
  • Food for dogs/musher
  • Resting spot
  • Veterinarians
  • Average distance 60 miles

13
MANDATORY stops
  • 24 hour anywhere along trail
  • (Usually 300-600 miles into race)
  • 8 hour stop- along Yukon River
  • 8 hour stop- White Mountain

14
All start at same time?
  • NO
  • 2 minute intervals
  • Common Start Differential Rule
  • Every team except LAST to start must be delayed
    for the exact amount of each teams head start.
    Added to 24 hour rest stop.

15
How get starting place?
  • Draw number from boot 2 days before race
  • Get to pick number based on the time signed up
    for the race.

16
How about the Dogs?
  • Alaskan Husky, Siberian Husky, Malamute
  • They LOVE to run
  • Loyal and friendly
  • Cold weather tolerant (best 10 to -20 F)
  • Longevity 17 years
  • Max team 16 dogs Min 5 dogs
  • Dropped Dogs
  • Dog in basket

17
Now
  • LETs
  • get
  • STARTED!!!
  • Let the COMPETITION
  • Begin!!

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WEBSITEs
  • www.iditarod.com
  • http//www.adn.com/iditarod/
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