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Jr. Iditarod Race
Do you know how dogs and racers are protected during the Iditarod race? Read my blog and you'll find out. I hope you enjoy it and learn about the Iditarod race.
I’m going to write about how much food the dogs must have during the race. Did you know that they give each dog 2 pounds of food? They carry 32 pounds of food in each sled. At the half way checkpoint the mushers feed their dogs. The mushers have to wait 10 hours after they feed the dogs until the mushers can continue the race.
The Iditarod makes sure the people are safe when they reach the checkpoints. Also, they make sure the dogs are safe. They also make sure they have enough food and supplies. Did you know That racers have to stay with their dogs at all times? There is a guest cabin at the half way point but only visitors can enter the cabin.
I am going to tell you how the racers must check the dog’s paws. At the checkpoints, the racers check the dog’s paws to see if they are injured. If the dogs have scratches on their paws the mushers must put booties on their dog’s paws. These booties help the dog’s paws and make the journey much easier for the dogs to run.
That is all I have to say about the Jr. Iditarod race. I wrote about the racers, dogs, checkpoints, and the dog’s paws. I hope you learned a lot from my essay!!
Article posted March 23, 2012 at 02:36 PM •
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