We (Dogs Who Jog & Pacific Hound) specifically chose the dates for our Take a Jog & Save a Dog Virtual 5k to align with the Iditarod. While we both were fortunate to learn about the Iditarod while growing up in Michigan, we realize that many individuals live in areas where this famous sled dog race isn't talked about. One of our goals is to spread awareness of this incredible event, which is why I asked my good friend, Katie Kellner, to contribute to this blog post.
Katie Kellner, the business owner of Forward Focus Running, grew up in New Jersey where she also learned about the Iditarod in school. Katie has continued to follow this famous sled dog race yearly and is super passionate about sharing information about this event. You might also remember Katie from her heroic rescue of a man and dog in September 2019.
Here is Katie's writing about the Iditarod: