The Iditarod restart in Willow is set to take place Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m., and it tends to draw quite a crowd.
Officials have said that since the state has received so much snow this winter, reportedly over 10 feet in Willow, there will be less parking available than normal. They are urging spectators to take advantage of the shuttle service they are providing from Anchorage, Wasilla, Houston and Talkeetna.
Here is a list of the pick-up places, times and prices:
Anchorage Millennium Hotel: Volunteer tickets $10 roundtrip, Spectator tickets $20 roundtrip, both can be purchased at Volunteer Registration Desk in the Millennium Hotel
Buses Depart Millennium Hotel: 8:00 AM – volunteer bus, 9:30 AM – volunteers and spectators, 11:00 AM – spectators
Buses Depart Willow for Millennium Hotel: 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Wasilla: Adults $2.00 roundtrip and children under 12 free.
Buses Depart Wasilla High School: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:15 PM, 12:30 PM, 12:45 PM, and 1:00 PM
Buses Depart Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 12:00 PM
Volunteers can catch a bus leaving the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center at 9:00 AM
Houston: Adults $2.00 roundtrip and children under 12 free.
Buses Depart Houston High School: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM
Buses Depart from Willow to Houston – Curtis D. Menard Sports Center – Wasilla High School:
4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 6:00 PM
ALL return shuttles will make stops at Houston – Curtis D. Menard Sports Center – Wasilla High School
Talkeetna: Adults $2.00 roundtrip and children under 12 free.
Buses Depart Talkeetna Sunshine Restaurant: 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Buses Depart from Willow for Talkeetna Sunshine Restaurant: 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM