It is hard to believe, but race season is here! The sun is returning and there is snow abound in Alaska. The Iron Dog Race kicked off February 19th and teams are already into Nome and headed towards Fairbanks, while the Iditarod Trail Invitational will start February 26th. All of these winter races are users of the Iditarod National Historic Trail! Wonder how the routes compare? Check out the maps below.
On March 4th, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race will kick off with their Ceremonial Start in Anchorage! The Ceremonial Start is a great way to participate in the fun of the Iditarod for a day. Teams start downtown, then travel the 11 miles to the BLM Alaska Campbell Tract Facility. Never been to the restart before? This handy brochure from the BLM will tell you everything you need to know!
While we are sad we will not be able to join in on the fun for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race Restart, we know they will have a great time in Fairbanks. The ADN had some great advice on if you plan to travel to Fairbanks with your family for the Restart!
Participating in any race activities along the trail? Tag us in your photos! And it is not too late to order an official Iditarod National Historic Trail patch or pin from our online store! Happy racing!