Race a dog team on a thousand-mile course through Alaska.
A contestant in the Iditarod usually has 12-16 dogs on their sled team at the beginning of the race. If less than 6 dogs are pulling the sled when they cross the finish line, the team will be disqualified.
you can run with a minimum of 4 dogs in the iditarod race
Up to 46 dogs are allowed in the race on one team.
Yes, unless you are injured or some how die. Though it is very unlikely to die.
they have to have had one 24 hour break and one 12 hours break through out the whole race
There are currently 67 teams running in the 2009 Iditarod. Check the Anchorage Daily News website (www.adn.com) for the full listing of team names and standings.
it is the person who controls his sled dog team in the iditarod