Iditapod: Anchorage ceremonial start and the trail-side parties

Sled dogs at the ceremonial start of the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage on March 3, 2018. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media photo)

The 2018 Iditarod kicks off with the ceremonial start in Anchorage and an 11-mile jaunt through downtown and the city’s trails, past race revelers that call themselves “trailgaters.” We introduce KNOM News Director and trail reporter Davis Hovey, and hear from DeeDee Jonrowe, Nicolas Petit and some of the folks along the trail.