May 29, 2015

Jr. Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Teens Fourteen to Seventeen Accepting Challenges

Due to extremely icy conditions in Willow, the Jr. Iditarod Start and Finish has been moved to the Denali Highway. The start will take place at noon on Sunday, March 1, near the parking lot, which is three miles in on the Denali Highway. (You can drive your car that far.) The teams will mush in to Alpine Creek Lodge, 65 miles, where they will take their 10 hour mandatory layover. Then they will mush back to the parking area.

Eleven mushers will be competing in the Jr. Iditarod this year.

Following the finish on Monday, March 2, there will be a pizza banquet at the school in Cantwell, starting at 6 p.m. on Monday night. At that time, prizes and trophies will be awarded to the mushers.

Special thanks to Alpine Creek Lodge and to Dr. Jayne Hemptead for lining up the details for housing and the use of the school.