Another great race: The Urban Iditarod

The Iditarod started this weekend in Willow, Alaska; the famous race will last for 17 days and eventually end in Nome, Alaska. But just because you don’t live up north doesn’t mean you can’t have your own Iditarod fun. In Portland, OR, we celebrate this great race with our own version: the Urban Iditarod. Held annually since 2000, Portland’s Urban Iditarod also features dogs and sleds, except here “dogs” are in fact humans and the “sleds” they pull are shopping carts. One of the most important parts of the Urban Iditarod? Keeping the “dogs” hydrated, but in a city full of micro-breweries, that isn’t difficult.

Anybody else live in a city with a good Urban Iditarod?