For John, BLUF: It is the last great race. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
For mushers in the Iditarod dog-sled race, stopping in Takotna is a treat.
I picked this up at Atlas Obscura, an article written by Writer Bailey Berg, 26 February 2020.
Yes, the Iditarod, the Last Great Race: Here is the Calendar of Events.
The Mushers are out on the trail, and in Willow, Alaska for the re-Start,♠ today at 2:00 PM. The race is from outside Anchorage to Nome. This is not to be confused with the Iditarod Trail Invitational, which is currently ongoing, and a totally different race.
Here is the Wikipedia article on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
A great event and a great American tradition.
You can follow it by reading the Fairbanks News-Miner.
Regards — Cliff
♠ As opposed to the "Official" start, in Anchorage. No, not the home of former VP Candidate Sarah Palin. That is Wasilla. I landed at the Willow airport once. Launched from Eileson AFB, enrobe to Elmendorf AFB, with bad weather in Anchorage area, took a look and landed at Willow. Had a late Breakfast, the weather cleared and I went on to Elmendorf AFB. Light prop airplanes provide a lot of flexibility.