The thirty second running of the Jr. Iditarod begins on Saturday, February 28th at 10 am Alaska Time. Twenty one Jr. Iditarod competitors will be carrying some very high tech equipment with them in this year’s race; the 2009 Insider GPS Tracker. The Tracker is being tested during the Jr. Iditarod and The Iditarod Trail Committee is offering a free preview of this state of the art technology on www.iditarod.com. Just click the 2009 Jr. Iditarod Mapping window on the home page and check out a whole new dimension of race coverage. The Insider Tracker displays distance traveled, time traveled, coordinates and ambient temperature.From yesterday's special e-bulletin from Iditarod.com
Find out more about the 154-mile race here. There are twenty-one mushers (all between the ages of 14 and 17) competing this year. The race begins at 10 a.m., Alaska time (2 p.m., EST).