Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

"The Last Great Race," the Iditarod, officially begins on Willow Lake on Sunday, March 4. From Willow Lake, mushers head out for more than 1,000 miles of the most grueling conditions on Earth, with their teams of 16 huskies leading the way. The restart on Willow Lake is very fan friendly, and gives visitors an opportunity to see the musher and their dogs up close and personal. There will be transportation shuttles from both Wasilla and Talkeetna to alleviate traffic congestion. For more information, visit