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Just a little Husky from the Iditarod Store
Just a little Husky from the Iditarod Store

The ceremonial start of the grandaddy of them all, the Iditarod Sled Dog Trail Race, begins in under 17 hours! This start from Anchorage, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 2 pm Eastern / 10 am Alaska, gives the public a great chance to be part of the excitement and to see the dogs up close and personal, before the actual race starts on Sunday at Willow. The restart is at 6 pm Eastern / 2 pm Alaska.

Can’t make it to Alaska in time to see it? You can watch it live on The cost is $19.95 for a video membership, although you can get limited (non-video) coverage for free.

Wondering about the rules? And here’s where to go if you’re a teacher and want materials for your classroom.

To all the mushers: please be safe, and take good care of those dogs! We’ll see you in Nome!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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