The ceremonial start was yesterday (Saturday, March 4, 2006) and the official race begins today (Sunday, March 5, 2006) in Willow, Alaska at 2pm AKST. After that the mushers and dogs will set off on a sometimes dangerous, but always thrilling, race through the untamed Alaskan wilderness.
For more information and up to date coverage the official website is: http://www.iditarod.com
and I will be posting my pictures from the ceremonial start in Anchorage, AK for the next couple of days...
here's a preview:
btw, Teachers: there are some really neat lessons and activities that you can do with your class on the website. Just an FYI!