From 06/08/19 11:00 am until 06/08/19 12:30 pm
At Rapid City Public Library Downtown
MUSH with Noggin, the Sled Dog!
Hear stories from the Iditarod Trail! See the sled used to make the trek from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska! Fun, entertaining & open to all - children & adults!
Karen Land is a writer, public speaker, wilderness advocate & three-time participant in the thousand-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across Alaska. Land & her Alaskan husky sled dog, Noggin, tell stories from the trail about mushing & introduce a behind-the-scenes look at the Iditarod race across the Alaskan wilderness.
The Iditarod race was first held in 1973 as a tribute to the sled dogs that delivered medicine to Nome during a diphtheria outbreak in the 1920s. Teams typically finish the course in two weeks with the fastest musher tackling the route shy of nine days. Teams race through sub-zero temperatures & gale-force winds with sled gear weighing 200 pounds, not including several pounds of meat for the dogs. During the race, dogs can run up to 100 miles a day burning 10,000 calories.
Visit stringofdogs.com for more information.