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The Iditarod dogsled race is 975 to 998 miles long, depending on which route is used. The route alternates every year between the southern and northern route. The Iditarod begins in Anchorage, Alaska and ends in Nome, Alaska.


The Iditarod dog sled race takes place in Alaska. The race covers 1,000 miles from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nome, Alaska, and includes trails over mountains, through wilderness and across frozen lakes.


Iditarod standings can be seen online at Iditarod.com by clicking the Checkpoints link under the Race Center heading near the top left of the homepage. Click the Mushers List to view photos and names of future race participants.


After nearly 10 years of planning and trail construction, the first 1,150-mile Iditarod race launched in 1973, and was completed by only three entrants. The Iditarod race, a feat of human and canine endurance, was inspired by a grueling trans-Alaskan trek to save lives ...


The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race traditionally begins on the first Saturday in March in Anchorage, Alaska, and ends when the last team reaches the finish line in Nome, Alaska. The race typically lasts multiple weeks, and the course alternates each year.


The Iditarod race begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome. There are two routes for the Iditarod. The Northern Route is used in even years; the Southern Route is used during odd years.


Although their ancestors were primarily carnivores, dogs today are omnivores. They eat a variety of foods, including meat, vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates and dog food.