2012 Junior Iditarod To Begin This Saturday, February 25th

Wasilla, Alaska – Thursday, February 23, 2012 – the thirty-fifth running of the Jr. Iditarod is set to get underway this Saturday, February 25th at 10 AM AK Time from Knik Lake, Mile 13, Knik Goose Bay Road, Wasilla. Lynden is the major sponsor of this event.The twelve Jr. Iditarod competitors will race to Yentna Station where they will overnight. Then, on Sunday, February 26th, teams will leave in the order they arrived and race to the finish line on Willow Lake. The race course is approximately 150-miles.The winner of this race will have the honor of leaving 4th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska on March 3rd wearing the 2012 Iditarod Honorary Musher Bib #1. The winner will also be honored at Iditarod Awards Banquet in Nome, Alaska at the conclusion of the 2012 Iditarod.

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