Junior Iditarod

By: Robert Bonafillia, Logan Beaty period: 1/5 date: 3/11/15

Who

  • last year 17 year old Jessica Klejka won
  • Liz Baliey started at 7 and raced when she was in her teenage years
  • Liz gave up presents at Christmas time for gear for racing three times
  • mushers are 14-17

Crane, Cody. "Cool Runnings." Science World (Vol. 65, No. 10). 23 Feb. 2009: 8+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 11 Mar. 2015

Race facts

  • 160 mile race
  • At half way point intot he race teams stop for 10 hour rest
  • Required one 24 hour break plus two 8 hour break
  • Race goes from Anchorage to Nome

"A Sled Dog Life." Iditarod. Scholastic Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

Location

  • Alaska from Anchorage to Nome
  • On the Denali highway
  • start at noon on Sunday March 1st
  • mush to Alpine Creek lodge and take break
  • morning teams will be ready in parking area

Morrison, Tobin. "Dog Race in Alaska." Boys' Life. Dec. 1993: 43+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Why We Race

  • canines buurn 12,000 calories from racing
  • supposed to teach young leaders how to travel far distances with dogs
  • winning takes time, perservearence, and perfect weekend where the dogs and stars line up beautifully

"Race Across Alaska." Weekly Reader-3 (Vol. 74, No. 19). Feb. 25 2005: 2+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Big image

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Iditarod_Ceremonial_start_in_Anchorage,_Alaska.jpg

Link to picture above

Intresting facts

  • dogs eat bowls of high fat kibble, pieces of beef, salmon, and chicken fat supplements.
  • Food is main thing that limits how far the dogs can pull the sled
  • mushers dont get much sleep

When

  • only the racing time is two days long
  • on weekends
  • longer than two days with the breaks and rests