Thousands of miles, endless days of training, and many sleeps of dreams culminated this evening with Talia reaching into the traditional coffee can and drawing her starting position for the 2018 Jr. Iditarod. Team Talia will leave the chute wearing bib number 6.
Thanks to the help of so many people, businesses, and family, Talia is ready to finally head down the trail with her Team for the 150 mile race into the wilderness of Alaska!
Twelve Teams will start tomorrow in the 2018 Jr. Iditarod at 10:00am sharp.
Tonight the mushers, families, and supporters met at the Iditarod Trail Headquarters for the drawing and a closed door session to go over the rules of the trail. 10 gals and two young men sat and listened to the rules of the trail, trail conditions and several other important bits of information. After the drawing was completed, families were kindly escorted to the door as organizers met with the mushers on their own to give them the rundown of the race ahead.
As much as Mom’s and Dad’s would like, they are not allowed to help out a bit during the race. After the Teams hit the trail they are completely on their own and will prove themselves as they contend with the challenge of the race.
Stay tuned as we put more content out for you from the starting line tomorrow morning. Here are photos from the Musher Drawing: