Iditarod Race

By Rebecca Saladino and Tina Luong Pd. 1+7 3/9/15

Before the Iditarod

  • The trail was used in 1910
  • Started from a Diptheria outbreak
  • Gunner Kaasen delivered the medicine

The First Iditarod Race

  • Tradition started in 1973
  • Originated in Alaska

The Trail

  • Was a mail route
  • 1150 miles
  • Anchorage to Nome
  • Dangerous trail

Interesting Facts

  • Prepared (practiced) in classes
  • Begins in March
  • One day break
  • prize: $69,000 and a truck
  • 10-17 days
  • Celebrated in memory of the relay (Diptheria Outbreak)

Sources

"Diphtheria and the Alaskan Iditarod." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 May 2013. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

Nightingale, Dave. "Iditarod." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web 3 Mar. 2015

"Iditarod Facts and Information for Kids | KidsKonnect." KidsKonnect. N.p., 22 Nov. 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

Forsberg Will. "Dogsledding." Encyclopedia Americana. Groiler Online, 2015. Web. 3 Mar. 2015.