I’m currently in the Millennium Hotel in downtown Anchorage. The Millennium serves as the Race Headquarters during race time! Things are starting to get busy here as hotel rooms are transformed into offices and work spaces for all race staff members and volunteers who will be working hard for the 2014 Iditarod. There will be offices for communications, dropped dogs, phone rooms, Iditarod Air Force, volunteers, and more. Everything that you can think of will be done right out of this hotel! It’s pretty amazing to watch the transformation happen!
The big news today is that the race is going to stay its regular course! The Ceremonial Start will happen in Anchorage, the Re-Start in Willow, and we’ll follow the Northern Route as normal! I know a lot of teachers are giving a sigh of relief that they don’t need to redo maps and charts! Volunteers and fans are glad they don’t need to change their travel plans! My weather app says we may get snow on Wednesday and Saturday, so cross your fingers that works out!