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Kidarod West

event February 17 – 18, 2023
Friday-Saturday
schedule 10:00am-4:00pm
See Race Options below for details
place Fish Lake Regional Park
Maple Grove, MN

Inspired by History

The Kidarod is inspired by Alaska's famous dog sled race – The Iditarod – which commemorates the original "Race of Mercy" when Diptheria gripped the village of Nome during the brutal winter of 1925.

The one hope to save the townspeople was to have teams of huskies and their mushers relay the life-saving serum hundreds of miles from Anchorage to Nome. The nation clamored for news of the slow and nearly impossible trek across the dark and dangerous tundra.

Thanks to Togo, a lead dog who pulled the serum 260 miles over three days, and Balto, the dog who led his team on the final pull into Nome, the town was saved!

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Making adventure more accessible

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