03-03-2018 - 03-15-2018
Iditarod – Ceremonial Start
corner of 4th and D streets, Anchorage, AK
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.
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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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