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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is one of the most iconic dog races in the world held on the first Saturday of March every year.

The 2018 Iditarod race gets underway at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 3 in Anchorage, Alaska and follows a nearly 1,000 mile trail to Nome.

Here is a complete schedule of events leading up to the 46th running of the Iditarod from the race’s official website (all times local).

 Event Date Location
  Jr. Iditarod Start Saturday, February 24, 10  a.m. Knik Lake, Wasilla
  Iditarod Teacher Conference Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Friday, March 2 Anchorage
  Iditarod Media Briefing Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
  Mandatory Musher Meeting Thursday, March 1, 9 a.m. Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
  Meeting for Out of State Volunteers Thursday, March 1, 1:30 p,m, Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
  Iditarod Musher Meet and Greet Thursday, March 1, 4:00 p.m. Dena’ina Center, 600 W 7th, Anchorage
  Iditarod Musher Drawing  Banquet Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m. Dena’ina Center, 600 W 7th, Anchorage
  Dog Handler Class Friday,  March 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
  Mandatory Idita-Rider Meeting Friday, March 2, 2018, 3 p..m.-4 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
  2018 Iditarod Start Saturday, March 3, 2018 Anchorage, corner of 4th and D streets
  2018 Iditarod Restart Sunday, March 4, 2018 Willow Lake, Willow
  Awards Banquet Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m. Nome Recreation Center, Nome

Last year, Mitch Seavey became the oldest musher to win the race at the age of 57. Mitch hails from the iconic Seavey mushing family, which has seen one of their kin win the last six Iditarods.

Mitch Seavey set a new record by finishing the race in eight days, three hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds. The previous record was held by Mitch’s son Dallas Seavey.

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