MARCH 7, 2020 - Iditarod XLVIII Ceremonial Start in Anchorage...official "re-start" Sunday in Willow...finishing in Nome under the arch 1000 miles later!  48 entrants this year.

NEWS:
 
IDITARIDER AUCTION - ...Instant purchase price of $7500 were made for 4 sleds - Jessie Royer, Aliy Zirkle, Martin Buser, and Jeff King.

  

In 2006 the Westport NEWS front page had a photo of a little girl from Westport petting her uncles' lead dog.  (R) Refresh finger 2020.

Since then we have followed this race every year - it begins on "Susan Butcher Day" in Alaska;  Susan Butcher, a doctor and New England native was a 4-time winner.  (First woman to win Libby Riddles.)
That first year we watched on our computer we were amazed to see that at least two women were near the top.  And actually one was leading for the first half of this 1000 mile race!  That would be SP KENNEL RED TEAM MUSHER...
so we cheer on SP KENNEL RED TEAM, hoping that some day this five-time (tied for first place in this Iditarod award contest) "Humanitarian Award Winner" might actually be the third woman to win Iditarod.







THE SP KENNEL RED TEAM

4-LEGGED MEMBERS:  T.B.A.




DAY - BY - DAY commentary from this website...as we watch the tracker and check the Iditarod website for data and news...