Sled-Dog Racing in Nome
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race—the Olympics of sled-dog racing—reaches its culmination in Nome in mid-March. Racers start in Anchorage for a trip of nine days to two weeks (the record, set in 2011, is an astounding eight days, 18 hours, 46 minutes, 39 seconds). The arrival of the mushers heralds a winter carnival. Nome, AK. Iditarod Trail Committee. For dates, starting times, and other information, contact the Iditarod Trail Committee. 907/376–5155. www.iditarod.com.