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Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start, Iditarod 2014
Nome musher Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, mushing down 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, Alaska; March 1, 2014. photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

Late winter is the apex of Alaska’s “race season.”

The Iditarod, leading dozens of mushers and hundreds of dogs across 1,000 miles of wilderness, is an annual source of fascination and excitement for listeners. The region also tunes in for details on snowmachine races, including the 2,000-mile Iron Dog and a 200-mile round-trip sprint to the village of Golovin that features many local competitors. KNOM brings comprehensive coverage of events like these to the region.

Image at top: Nome musher Aaron Burmeister at the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, mushing down 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, Alaska; March 1, 2014. photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

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