In a time when it feels like most major events are on hold, there is one that is overlooked by many, but beloved by a few: the Iditarod. Celebrating its 49th anniversary this year, the internationally renowned sled dog race is going forward despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.
With the official start on March 6, preparations are underway to make sure that the mushers, dogs, staff, and volunteers are safe and ready to go.
With new technology and the recent widespread adoption of live video conferencing, following the race is easier than ever.
Embrace the cold this late winter season, and learn more about the dogs (and the humans) who do what they love:
Remember, the race isn’t over when the finish line is crossed for the first time. The race is only over when every musher and dog are back safe and accounted for.
Raised in the Colorado foothills, Sierra is a librarian dedicated to providing equity, access, and opportunity for everyone. When they aren't busy at the library or in the community, Sierra can be found gallivanting through the woods with their dog, travel mug of tea in tow.
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