The Amazing Junior Iditarods
Julia Burns and Tyler Coreas Period:1&5 2-3-16
Adventures of Alaska
- Located in Alaska
- Starts in Anchorage, ends in Nome
- Juniors race 150 miles
- Adults race 1,150 miles
When it Was Invented
- Starts every February
- Starts at 10AM
- Junior Iditarod was made in 1978
- Regular Iditarod was made in 1973
- Dogs checked- 14 days before race (Vet)
Why Do They Race?
- State sport
- Follow Historical path (Dog brought medicine using path)
- Can win Scholarships
- Win $69,000 and a truck
How It All Started
- Dog sleds were transportation
- 35 miles to train for running
- Learn commands such as- Gee (Right) and Haw (Left)
- Brought in an antitoxin for Diphtheria which is a very contagious upper respiratory tract illness
- Must have certain items- dog food,ax, snowshoes, ETC.
- Dogs slept on straw beds
- Dogs burn 10,000 calories a day
- Must see if dogs get along in groups
- Vets check dogs for medical problems
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