The Iditarod Race

The Iditarod Race is an annual dog sled competition through Alaska’s last frontier that begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome on the coast of the Bering Sea. Founded in 1973 by Joe Redington, the first Iditarod race took place in 1973 to commemorate and celebrate the legacy of dog sledding in America’s history. We have all heard the story of Balto, the legendary husky who led a sled team across the dangerous and frozen landscape in 1925 to bring medicine to Nome to fight a diptheria outbreak. This is one of the events in our history honored by the Iditarod Race. [Read more…]