The ?Last Greatest Race? is off and running!
2005 Iditarod Race dogs on the run. Willow, AK. -- In 19 degree Fahrenheit temps and overcast skies, the official start of ?The Last Great Race on Earth? occurred at 02:00 PM local time from Willow, Alaska approximately 50-miles due north of Anchorage. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began with 67 teams mushing their way across some of Alaska?s worse terrain and conditions in this year's 1,100-mile race from Anchorage to Nome.