Wasilla is home to the Iditarod Headquarters, which features a museum, gift shop and sled dog rides. Anchorage is the starting line for this world famous race. The field of dog teams, which grows in number each year, runs to Eagle River to Check Point 1. Until 2003 the Iditarod restart took place in Wasilla, but now the race restarts in Willow, Alaska at Mile 70 of the Parks Highway.
From Willow the mushers leave the land of highways and bustling activity and head across the Susitna River to Skwentna and then up to Nome. Winter events are still held in Wasilla in conjunction with this race restart.
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