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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is held on March 7. First Saturday in March. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us Help us 
7 March - Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
The first Iditarod race to Nome started March 3, 1973. The teams average 16 dogs, which means over 1,000 dogs leave Anchorage for Nome.
James Kari, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Native Language Center in 1979 stated: The name Iditarod came from an Ingalik and Holikachuk word hidedhod for the Iditarod River. This name means distant or distant place. This word is still known by elders in the villages of Shageluk, Anvik, Grayling and Holy Cross.
All too often, public and media think of the race as being over when the winner crosses the finish line, yet there are still teams on the trail. Let it be remembered, Iditarod is not over until the last musher has reached Nome and is off the trail.
The first Iditarod race to Nome started March 3, 1973. The teams average 16 dogs, which means over 1,000 dogs leave Anchorage for Nome.
James Kari, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Native Language Center in 1979 stated: The name Iditarod came from an Ingalik and Holikachuk word hidedhod for the Iditarod River. This name means distant or distant place. This word is still known by elders in the villages of Shageluk, Anvik, Grayling and Holy Cross.
All too often, public and media think of the race as being over when the winner crosses the finish line, yet there are still teams on the trail. Let it be remembered, Iditarod is not over until the last musher has reached Nome and is off the trail. Welcome to the race!

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