Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Last Great Race on Earth

About ten years ago My general manager asked me ..
What would be the ultimate Sponsorships to sell for YOU ?
my reply The Last Great Race on Earth......The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
He laughed at me and said :"Really why on earth that " I went on to say it is everything The thrills the passion local international .. Nature Man .. Man's best friend .. We never really routed for the men or women We route for the dog teams .. Its also the kick off for some of us Spring is not too far off ... He nodded and said .. touche .. He called me Friday to ask .. You still routing for the dog teams ?? I said Indeed ! .. Goosebumps ..



WILLOW, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has begun with 67 teams entered in this year's 1,100-mile race from Anchorage to Nome.
The restart, where the real racing begins, was held Sunday in Willow, about 50 miles from Anchorage, one day after the ceremonial start in Alaska's largest city.
The 2009 field contains 52 veterans and 15 rookies.
Two-time defending champion Lance Mackey is looking for his third consecutive win. He will have to go up against the likes of four-time winners Jeff King and Martin Buser, who are trying to match Rick Swenson's record five titles.
King finished second last year, while Buser was fifth.
Mitch Seavey, who won in 2004, will be looking for his second championship.
First Place this year's pot 610,000.00 cash plus various other prizes
The Last Great Race on Earth
"You can’t compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod. A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska."

http://www.iditarod.com/

1 comment:

Hotspur O'Toole said...

I lived in Alaska as a nipper in RL.. I've seen the Iditarod, but wasn't manly enough to take part. :-D