It’s been an unseasonably warm winter in Alaska (unlike in Boston, which I have featured on my Facebook page a number of times since I have family and friends there). And for only the second time in the 43 year history of the Iditarod dog sled race, the race route has had to be shifted due to lack of snow pack and unsafe conditions.
The 1,000 mile race has begun following a new route that has never been used before – starting in Fairbanks instead of Willow.
The race takes about 9 or more days to complete and will finish in Nome.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand