Junior Iditarod

Kierra Dermatis, Riley Marabello, Tony Athanasiou

What is the Junior Iditarod about?

  • Honors role of dogs
  • 150 miles long
  • Know as "Last Great Race on Earth"
  • Most famous dog sled race

When did the Junior Iditarod start?

  • Began in 1978
  • 80 degress below 0
  • First saturday of march

Why does the Juior iditarod occur?

  • Wining is worth it
  • Purpose gives adventure in alaskas wilderness
  • Friendly but, competitive race
  • Ages 14-17

How do they make it through the race?

  • Atleast one 24 hour breaks
  • Two 8 hour rests
  • Must stop halfway
  • 7-10 dogs
  • Crosses Alaska range & kusokwim mountain range

MLA

  • Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb. 25 2005: 2+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.
  • Shahan, Sherry. "Teens, Their Dogs, and an Amazing Race." Christian Science Monitor. Feb. 19 2008: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 03 Mar. 2015.
  • "Iditarod Facts and Information for Kids | KidsKonnect." KidsKonnect. N.p., 22 Nov. 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.


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