This postmark for the 2021 Iditarod is canceled from the modified race start and finish location of Willow, Alaska. - Anchorage, AK
Shorter race, new challenges: a cancel for 2021 Iditarod
The 2021 Iditarod — the 49th iteration of the famous Alaskan sled dog race — is in the books, and a postmark is available to commemorate it.
Of course, the 2021 race looked a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Race officials restricted spectators, so when the competition kicked off on March 7, roughly 300 people were at the start, compared to 6,000 in years past.
Participants underwent COVID testing, masks were worn, and the route was adjusted to an approximately 848-mile course called the Gold Trail Loop ending in Willow, Alaska.
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