Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fur Rondy & The Iditarod

The Iditarod is quite popular in Alaska. And these races seems to be popular with you, in the Lower 48 as well.

In fact, I read that the National Geographic Traveller magazine declared the Fur Rondy in Anchorage as the "event" to attend this year. Fur Rondy is the week before the start of the Iditarod. They have all sort of events, competitions, and auctions of furs by the State of illegally hunted animals.

And..... on the afternoon after the ceremonial start of the Iditarod in downtown Anchorage, they have the Running of the Reindeer. See, you don't have to go to Pamplona, Spain to run down the street like a crazy man and try to stay alive ahead of charging animals. You can do it right here in Anchorage. Admittedly, a reindeer is not as large as a a Spanish bull, but those Spaniards aren't running on ice and snow covered streets while being chased.

On the other habd, if you are not taking exogenous testosterone, you can just watch the start of the Iditarod.

In what other sporting event can you get so close to the stars and have a short talk with each of your heroes?

Dee Dee Jonrowe

The Berington twins

Lance Mackey

Get to see the equipment and dogs up-close-and-personal

And get a front row view, without an admission fee???

Just think, these people are racing over 1,000 miles of wilderness for a grand prize of $ 50,000. I don't think some baseball players would even swing a bat for that amount of money.

For the "inside" information ....go to:

So, tell your boss you want your next vacation in early March, and get yourself up here to see the Fur Rondy and real "The Last Great Race" in the world!

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