For me that’s what this event is, and always has been about.
Whether it is the relationship between the mushers and the “true athletes” – the dogs (as most of the mushers would say).
Relationships amongst fellow mushers…
The renewed relationships between the mushers and their families upon their return.
And those unexpected ones that you make along the way…
I will never forget all of the people who helped make my adventure more than a “once in a lifetime” experience. Everyone from the volunteers, to the mushers, and the members of the ITC and “Old Iditarod Gang” have left an enduring impression on me. Not everyone has the opportunity to go out on the Iditarod trail and experience these things first hand. But for me it is, and will always be about the bonds that are built and friendships made that will last a lifetime. If you have any desire to have a true Alaskan adventure and work with some of these same people, consider volunteering for the Iditarod. It will leave you wanting to return. https://iditarod.com/volunteers/