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Jr. Iditarod Race
Hey, do you know how they keep the racers and their dogs protected? Well if you keep reading on you will find out some cool facts and how the racers and their dogs are protected in the Jr. Iditarod dog sledding race
Do you know what the Jr. Iditarod is? Well I’ll tell you. We are honoring those who brought the medicine through really bad weather in Nome, Alaska. People were dying in this town and the only way they can survive is with the medicine, but they were so far away. The fastest transportation is dog sledding. So they would keep on going as far as they could and give it to another person who would dog sled it to the town to save the people.
Now we are going to talk about how they keep the dogs safe. When they are sledding they have to carry 2lbs of food for each dog. There are ten dogs so they have to race with 20lbs of food. Also they have to keep them in shape and healthy. They feed them eagle brand. They say it’s the best food, but it could be something else. When they are racing they have checkpoints and at the second checkpoint they let the dogs rest for ten hours. When the people get to each checkpoint they have to check the dog’s feet to see if they are okay. That’s pretty much how they protect them.
Finally we are going to talk about the mushers. Here are some reasons. The dogs protect you. They fight off dangerous animals and I heard that they sometimes will sacrifice themselves for humans. Also the dogs can keep the musher warm. At the Checkpoints they see if the dogs are okay and they check the racers of sickness or injury. Also they said you don’t have to finish the race and you might be too young. There are people that ride around in snowmobiles that check if you are alright. That’s pretty much it.
I hope you learned a lot about the Jr. Iditarod race, and about how they protect the mushers and dogs. Thanks for reading my essay.
Article posted March 23, 2012 at 02:34 PM •
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