We love following the Iditarod - this time of year is like Christmas to us! If you are not familiar with the history of the Iditarod, you can read a bit more here. Essentially, the race is a dog sled race that takes place every March in Alaska. The ceremonial start is to be held the first Saturday in March. The race is over 1,000 miles and the trail goes from Anchorage to Nome. However, this year, the race will begin in Fairbanks due to snow and trail conditions. According to Iditarod.com, "The pits man and animal against nature, against wild Alaska at her best and as each mile is covered, it is a tribute to Alaska’s history and the role the sled dog’ played. The Iditarod is a tie to that colorful past."
One of our favorite mushers is Aliy Zirkle of SP Kennel. Check out the SP Kennel Dog Log for trail updates. We will be keeping an eye on one of her lead dogs, Waylon, this year as he is one of our favorites.