Iditarod 2018

Watch The Last Great Race On Earth

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03-03-2018 - 03-15-2018

Iditarod – Ceremonial Start
      corner of 4th and D streets, Anchorage, AK

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Iditarod 2018

Special Interest: Sports - Spectator

Everyone knows about the Iditarod. It’s one of the hardest races involving dog and man covering 1,000 miles of harsh and majestic Alaskan terrain. The first official Iditarod was in 1973. Each year, it has amassed a following and is now held annually on the first Saturday of March.

The Iditarod race is every bit about survival as it is about getting to the finish line first. No sport compares in such complexity and teamwork as this race. March 3rd is the ceremonial start of the race (10:00am – 6:00pm at corner of 4th and D streets, GPS Coordinates 61.2185565, -149.8894143 Map). The race ends when the last team reaches Nome!

Racers race anywhere from 9-12 days with 26-27 checkpoints between Anchorage and Nome. The race actually alternates in direction (north vs south) every other year along the Iditarod National Historical Trail. This year, the race will follow the southern route. Follow the Iditarod Facebook page for latest news and updates.

Watch the Iditarod on TV or Live online. The TV broadcast schedule is available here. The March 3 ceremonial start will be aired on GCI Channel 907 at 10:30 a.m. AK.

If you are one of the lucky 40,000+ visitors that make it out to Anchorage to see the race, viewing locations are listed here. Try out some other fun activities in Anchorage on your visit!

Do you have a dog friendly Iditarod watching party to post at your restaurant or bar? Consider posting it on as an event!

Help a fellow dog owner! Do you have an adventure story? Contact us and we will link it to this pawtivity or event! Where did you go? What did you do? Please include any useful tips and advice that would help others!

Location: Anchorage, AK | Cook Inlet | Alaska
GPS Coordinates: 61.2185565, -149.8894143 Map
Activities: Sports – Spectator, Dog Sled Racing, Sports – Winter, Mushing, Running

Admission: Please follow rules and posted regulations provided by the city of Anchorage and race officials.

More Information: The end date reported is estimated. The race ends when the last racer reaches Nome, usually within 9-12 days of the start of the race.

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