52nd Iditarod Starts Saturday, Here’s What To Look For And How To Map It

Here is everything you need to know about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, including how to watch the event and a full history of winners.

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will begin at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday, March 2. The official restart is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 3.

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will start in Anchorage and end in Nome, Ala. Mushers will follow the Northern Route this year, covering a total of 975 miles. The Southern Route is slightly longer at 998 miles.

Recent winners have completed the race in just under nine days. However, mushers toward the back of the pack may need nearly two weeks to reach the finish line.

Mushers must have a minimum of 12 dogs on the line to start the race. They may start the race with a maximum of 16 dogs.

Mitch Seavey set the record for fastest time in Iditarod history in 2017. He completed the race in eight days, three hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds.

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