All About That Race

JR. Iditarod

Getting out there

  • The JR. Iditarod's race is between 150-160 miles long
  • For the Iditarod the race is 1,150
  • Mushers- ages 14-17
  • Starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome
  • Temperatures can be -40 degrees while racing
  • 30 Year old trail
  • Tracking device is placed in dog bootie

Command's

  • Mush-lets go
  • Haw- Turn Left
  • Whoa- Stop
  • Gee- Turn right

The Cafeteria

  • "Honey Balls"
  • Raw Meat
  • Large meal at beginning and at the end of every rest stop
  • Must stay hydrated

The Closet

  • Booties for the dogs feet
  • Wool ski-mask
  • Parkas-a heavy coat
  • Snow boots

The grannys

  • Started in 1978
  • 30th race this year
  • This years race is held on March 5th

Facts that are intresting

  • Minimum of 7 dogs and maximum of 10
  • Iditarod is 1,150 miles
  • JR. Idtarod is between 150-160 miles
  • Most mushers run 6 hours and rest for 6 hours
  • 1,000 dogs will compete
  • Over heating can damage the dogs brain, Kidneys, muscles and could possibly kill the dog

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Morrison,Tobin. "Dog Race in Alaska." Boys' Life Dec. 19 discoverer. Web. Feb. 2016

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By Shelby Cavanaugh and Alex Stewart