Portland, Oregon

Portland Urban Iditarod 2008

The 7th Annual Portland Urban Iditarod will be run Saturday, March 1st, 2008. Show up at 11 a.m.. We mush at 11:30 a.m. Sharp. Team registration will be open soon.

The event is held on the same date the “real” race each year - the first Saturday of March. 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 some of Portland’s most scenic areas. These teams of barking humans must negotiate through the unrelenting and unforgiving dangers of Portland’s urban frontier.

As an incentive to run, dogs and mushers alike will have several ‘rest stops’ to replenish lost fluids and discuss tales of mayhem. The course is over four miles, so dogs and mushers alike need to be ready and able to run their tails off.

The 7th Annual Urban Iditarod will start at the Fire Station on S.E. Madison right next to the Willamette River The course map will be posted on the website as well as passed out at the race start once the ‘rest stops’ are confirmed.

Official Website: http://www.keepportlandweird.org/urbaniditarod/

Added by multimodal on January 1, 2008