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The Jr. Iditarod’s Safety!
Have you ever heard of the Jr. Iditarod? Well if you have, then you will understand what this blog is all about. This blog will be about what the Jr. Iditarod does for the competitors and how they keep them safe.
First of all, the racers have checkpoints. You wonder how this protects the racers, don’t you? Well if a racer is not there after a certain amount of time something is wrong and they will go looking for him. For example, if somebody is gone for 1 hour and it takes 5 minutes to get to there, there is definitely something wrong.
There is also a half way checkpoint. This halfway checkpoint is very important. It helps people locate the racers. Racers are required to stay at this halfway checkpoint for at least 10 hours. Racers stay at this place to prepare. They get their food, equipment, and check their dogs. If the dog’s feet hurt they get special little booties for their feet. Racers help one another at this place.
Each dog gets 2 pounds of food. The racers have to bring their own dog food, though. I would say that they are well fed. They have to be full to race, right? Well, I would say that is pretty cool.
Well, that is it. I hope you have learned from this. I also hope that you have enjoyed this blog. Thank you for reading.
Article posted March 26, 2012 at 09:22 AM •
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