Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Last Great Race on Earth

On Saturday the Iditarod had it's Ceremonial start here in Anchorage.
Meaning they had a short 11 mile run through town ending at the airstrip where we went to see them. Then had an official restart up in Fairbanks on Monday.

Normally they restart in Willow Alaska but parts of the trail between Willow and Nome didn't have sufficient snow so they decided to move the restart to Fairbanks. This is only the 3rd time in the history of the Iditarod that they've had to restart in Fairbanks.

We had plenty of snow for them here in Anchorage anyway. And it was a lot of fun to see the teams.

"Cover me up mom!" -Ethan

As one team raced by they said "Thanks for coming out!" And then waved to Geoff and said "Especially with that!" Geoff hurt his leg/foot a couple weeks ago but he' not letting it slow him down much.

Our friends Adam, Amy, and Cannon joined us along the trail after a while.

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