Iditarod Race Starting Line
This famous race kicks off the first Sunday of every March. The Iditarod sled dog race starts in Anchorage and ends at Nome. Each team consists of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher. The teams cover 1150 miles in 8 to 20 days. The first race was started March 3, 1973. The race was a commemoration of the dogs that were involved in the run to save Nome from Diptheria.
Backstory and Context