In the Alaskan Iditarod, more than sixty dog sled teams race across the frozen tundra from Anchorage to Nome. In our urban version, teams of ‘dogs’ lead by a musher will pull their sleds (shopping carts) through an urban environment. These teams of barking humans must negotiate through the unrelenting and unforgiving dangers of America’s urban frontier.
As an incentive to run, dogs and mushers alike will have several ‘check points’ to replenish lost fluids and discuss tales of mayhem. The course is long and arduous, so dogs and mushers alike need to be ready and able to run their tails off.
The First Urban Iditarod was held in San Francisco in 1994. Traditionally the race is run the first Saturday in March, however, it does vary by city.