The competitive start of the Iditarod starts in about two-and-a-half hours in Willow, Alaska!
It is more than the “last great race” — as mushers and dogs work as a team braving nature they are also paying tribute to important role sled dogs have played in Alaska’s history (for a great example, read about the Great Race of Mercy). We salute the people who keep, breed, train, and compete with these amazing dogs and the traditions they uphold!
Check out the infographic below for some quick facts about the Iditarod (man, that’s a lot of calories!):