The first Saturday of March marks the official, ceremonial start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome, over 1,100 miles away. The first musher will cross the finish line, under the burled arch in Nome, about nine days later. Mushers from around the world recognize the Iditarod as the single, most gruelling race remaining on the planet. It bears the title of ‘the last great race’.

KICY provides team-by-team coverage complete with musher interviews and reports from KICY staff on the trail. It’s an exciting time as the entire community of Nome joins with international media to welcome each musher.

Each year we erect a scaffolding in front of the Nome Covenant Church for a bird’s eye view of the teams as they make their way down Front Street. Our banner leaves little doubt as to who is covering the event!

For more information on the Iditarod, (click here)