The 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held its ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Joey Mendolia/Alaska Public Media) - Anchorage, Alaska
Iditarod cancels 2021 ceremonial start in Anchorage
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has canceled this year’s ceremonial start in Anchorage.
The cancellation stems from concerns about holding a large gathering during the pandemic, according to a statement Friday from Iditarod chief executive Rob Urbach.
Normally each year, Iditarod teams start their race in Anchorage, with an 11-mile parade-like event that draws crowds of spectators to the city’s streets and trails. Then, they head to Willow for the official race start.
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