Mushers lined up to begin the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 7. In competition are three teams from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, including last year’s champion. KYUK’s Johanna Eurich has more from Saturday’s ceremonial start in Anchorage.
For Pete Kaiser, beginning this year's race is a family affair. Relatives surround him as he lines up to run his team through the city. For the ceremonial start, an extra sled, driven by father Ron Kaiser, is attached. In the main sled is his mother, Janet Kaiser, bundled up for the ride.