The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race first ran to Nome in 1973, after two short races on part of the Iditarod Trail in 1967 and 1969.
The first year the iditarod ran was in 1973. :)
There are 18 checkponts in the 2013 Iditarod race
There are exactly sixteen women in the Iditarod for 2012
once every year
The Iditarod takes place in Alaska, every year.
1985, Bad Weather
The Iditarod dog sled race is known as "The Last Great Race" and it is run each year in Alaska. The dogs pull the sleds from Anchorage to Nome.
Libby Riddles - 1985 - First woman to win the Iditarod.
63 mushers began the race, however 9 have scratched.
The Iditarod sled dog race starts on the first Saturday in march and it officially starts in Willow Alaska. Anchorage is just for the Parade! This year in 2012 it starts on March 3rd 2012 @ 10:00am
Lance Mackey won the 2009 race.