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Do you know how the racers and the dogs were protected, when they did the Jr. Iditarod? Well keep reading on to find out more!
Racers must have 2 lbs. of food per dog in case of an emergency, so the dogs can eat and not be starving. They need food because they're going to be out there for weeks. The day before the race the dogs eat 4 lbs. to get ready for the race.
The checkpoint is when they check the racers and the dogs. Then if the racers haven’t come through the checkpoints then the people look for the racers, then there’s the half way point where racers have to stay for 10 hours. So they can feed the dogs and make the fire with the wood. Then in the morning they start going again.
After the whole Jr. Iditarod race they check the dogs feet to make sure they're safe. When they check the dogs they see if the dogs have cracks on their feet. If the dogs have cracks on their feet then they put booties on them.
Now you will remember what I told you about the Jr. Iditarod. So thank you for reading!
Article posted March 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM •
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