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Title: Iditarod


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Iditarod --- A Sled Dog Race Across Alaska
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www.iditarod.com The Official website for the
race provides you with all the information you
need to learn about and follow the race. Dont
miss a minute of the race!
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The Iditarod is a Sled Dog Race that runs from
Anchorage to Nome.
In even numbered years, the race runs the
northern route. In odd numbered years, the race
runs the southern route. This allows more
villages in Alaska to be a part of the race.
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  • The race begins each year on the first Saturday
    in March.
  • Saturday is the Start of the race.
  • The musher starts with 12 dogs.
  • This is a ceremonial event.
  • The mushers time does not count .
  • Idita-Riders bid to ride with a musher.
  • Sunday is the Restart of the race.
  • This is the REAL start of the race.
  • The clock starts.
  • The mushers leave with no more than 16 dogs.
  • The dogs have passed physical exams and are
    healthy.

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Iditarod Headquarters is in Wasilla, Alaska
Iditarod staff work at headquarters during the
year. There is a museum and gift shop inside
this building.
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You can learn about the race by viewing the
displays and trophies.
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Bootie Display
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Red Lantern Award
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Togo
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Race fans can purchase merchandise at the store
or at online Iditarod Store
Iditarods Store
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This statue of Joe Redington, Sr. is outside the
headquarters building. Joe is remembered as the
Father of the Iditarod.
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The race officially ends when the last musher
gets to Nome.
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Information The prizes and information about the
purse (the money a musher gets for finishing the
race) can usually be found in the media guide
which can be found at the Press and Media menu
tab at www.iditarod.com . The deadline for
signing up to run the race is generally around
the first of December of each year. Mushers
start signing up for the race on the last
Saturday in June at the Volunteer Picnic and
Musher Sign up which is held at Iditarod
Headquarters in Wasilla. You can learn more
about the history of the race and other important
information at the Learn About menu tab at
www.iditarod.com. Important words Idita Rider
A person who bids to ride on a mushers sled at
the start of the race. Bootie or dog booties
The dogs where socks or booties on their feet NOT
to keep their feet warm, but to keep the feet
protected from injury. You can learn more about
dog care at the Veterinary Center at the Learn
About menu tab.
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