Junior Iditarod set to start, end near Cantwell

Junior Iditarod set to start, end near Cantwell

ANCHORAGE – Following its larger sister race, the Junior Iditarod Sled Dog Race has also shifted north, with the round-trip race starting and ending near Cantwell after a Tuesday decision to move it for the second time.The race for mushers 14 to 17 years of age,...
Warm temps continue to plague Iditarod plans

Warm temps continue to plague Iditarod plans

FAIRBANKS – Warm temperatures continue to cause concern for organizers of the world’s most famous sled dog race.Warm weather has already forced the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to move north to Fairbanks from Willow. Now, temperatures...

Yukon Route offers its own risks for Iditarod mushers

ANCHORAGE – Starting in the interior: For only the second time in history the Iditarod will officially begin in Fairbanks. The decision came out of safety concerns for both mushers and their teams who otherwise could have faced even less snow on the trail than...