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2023 Iditarod Sled Dog Race | Restart

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKST

Join us for the Iditarod Restart Sunday, March 5 in Willow on Willow Lake. Teams begin to depart at 2 p.m., so get there early to grab a good viewing spot.
On the day following the Iditarod Start in Downtown Anchorage, mushers will again line up for the Restart in Willow. At 2 p.m., the first teams will depart on their way to Nome, leaving in 2 minute intervals until all of the teams have left. The clock starts for the mushers as they leave the starting line. The difference in starting times is made up on a musher’s 24 hour mandatory layover.
There will be a $10 charge per vehicle for parking. The general public will not be allowed to park in the Willow Community Center parking lot. Handicapped parking will be located as close as possible to the Willow Community Center entrance.
On race day, look for electronic sign boards located on the Parks Highway in Wasilla and at Houston High School advising current information on parking availability in Willow.
Follow along the trail with all of the mushers and support the Race by becoming an Iditarod Insider! Live streaming, videos, GPS tracking, email alerts, documentaries, you name it! Register today at:
For additional details regarding Iditarod 2023, please contact Iditarod HQ at (907) 376-5155 or visit


Willow Area Community Organization
March 5
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKST
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Organization Name
Willow Area Community Organization
Event Location
Willow Community Center, Willow

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