Iditarod National Historic Trail

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Iditarod National Historic Trail

(Trail Administrator - Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage District)
Address:6881 Abbott Loop Rd
Anchorage, AK 99507

Phone:907-267-1207 - Phone
Fax:907-267-1267 - Fax

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Iditarod National Historic Trail

(Iditarod National Historic Trail Inc)
Address:PO Box 2323
Seward, AK 99664

Established: November 10, 1978. Description:The Iditarod is a system of historic trails made famous by Alaska gold prospectors and their dog teams during the late 19th and early 20th century Gold Rush. Most of the trail is only usable during Alaska's six-month winter when rivers and tundra are frozen. Each year the renowned 1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race is run along the trail from Anchorage to Nome. Other events include the 210-mile Iditasport race for skiers, mountain bikers, and snowshoers, and the Alaska Gold Rush Classic Snowmachine Race. A network of shelters is being installed for public use.
Legth: 2,450 miles; main route is 900 miles.

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American settlers adopted the practice when they arrived in Alaska and the Iditarod Trail became the main route traveled by mushers to deliver mail and supplies to towns and outposts across the territory.
Learn about famous sled-dog races like the Iditarod Trail, Yukon Quest and Hudson Bay Quest.
The Iditarod trail offers stunning views of the Alaskan landscape while the sleds run in some of the most dangerous conditions on Earth.
Years ago as a sports writer for the Anchorage Times I regularly was sent to cover the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from start to finish: just me, a photographer and a pilot in a little four-seat plane, stopping at every village checkpoint on the trail from Anchorage to Nome.
Once again, Providence Laboratory Services in Anchorage, AK, is supporting the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race by performing blood-testing services for the estimated 2,400 dogs that make up this year's 99 teams.
This pictorial of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race shows participants and dogs and landscapes along the way, in order of the race route from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.
Running With Champions: A Midlife Journey On The Open Trail is the memoir of an ordinary Alaskan fisherwoman whose journey to see the finish of the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race transformed her life forever.
Thomas Knolmayer, chief of surgery and the only active-duty member to compete in the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race this year, crossed the finish line in Nome with a time of 13 days, 22 hours and 13 minutes March 20.
Although formatted differently than the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held in Alaska each year, the Challenge captures much of its excitement and flavor.
Every March, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates the heroic journey of 20 men and 160 dogs who, in 1925, braved Alaska's extreme cold, dangerous trails, winter conditions, darkness, and, finally, exhaustion to save 1,400 strangers from deadly diphtheria.
More than 5,000 schools worldwide follow the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on the Web each year, But NEA member Kim Kavanagh, a second-grade teacher in Ellisville, Missouri, experienced the 2002 race in person.