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The Jr Iditarod
The Iditarod cares a lot about the racers and dogs safety! In this essay I am going to tell you how they keep them safe. I hope you learn a lot from this essay!
One way they keep the racers safe is the checkpoints! The racers run for a long time, so in order for the dogs to be refreshed and hydrated they have these. Another reason they have these checkpoints is so if the racers don’t get there in a long time they know to go looking for them! That is one way they are safe!
The dogs have to run a lot during the race! They need a brake sometimes and that is why they need to stop at the check points for ten hours so the dogs can rest for a while. The people have to check the dog’s feet for cracks, which is why they put little booties on so there feet won’t hurt. This also gives them time to feed the dog’s food and water! That was another example!
It takes a long time to finish the Iditarod. So to keep the dogs fed each racer is required to carry 2 lbs per dogs of meat for the dogs. Before the race they are supposed to eat 4 lbs so they are ready to race!
There are a lot of ways the Iditarod keeps the racers safe! I hope you liked my essay. I think its good that they keep the racers safe!
Article posted March 29, 2012 at 10:47 PM •
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Mrs. Freitas taught at Brichta for 8 years. She lived in Benson near her mother and father but has just recently moved to Fargo, North Dakota. She has two children, Melony and Justin.