WHO LET THOSE DOGS SLED

Jr.iditarod

Training

The junior Iditarod racers put in thousands of miles of training for the race

Description of Jr Iditarod

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 9am

Alaska

  • Jr. route is 150 miles long
  • Mushers can now enter at the ages of 14 to 17
  • Two day Jr. Iditarod began in 1978 to let young mushers compete
  • Jr. Iditarod test the teens skills at guiding and caring for the dogs on a trail

Training

  • Jr. Iditarod racers put in thousands of mile of training
  • During the training season the racers work against rugged winds of negative forty degrees
  • The Jr. Iditarod racers have to train their skills at caring and guiding the dogs on a trail
  • The racers train all year round even during the race season
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Dogs

  • Siberian Husky most commonly used in Iditarod
  • Dogs work hardest in races
  • requirements during race
  • dog food
  • cooker to make the food,
  • doggie booties,
  • a physical exam,
  • up-to-date shots
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Parts of The Race

  • In middle of race all teams sleep for 12 hours
  • Vet checks the dogs condition
  • race length is 150 miles
  • Iditarod is 1,049 miles
  • Racers use special equipment
  • Mushers can now enter the Jr. Iditarod the ages are 14 to 17

Works Cited

Crane, Cody. "Cool Runnings." Science World (vol. 65, No. 10). 23 Feb. 2009: 8+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

Morrison, tobin. "Dog Race in Alaska." Boy`s Life. Dec. 1993: 43+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

"Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb . 25 2005: 2+ . SIRS Discover . Web. o2 Feb