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Fur Rondy, Anchorage: 2 reviews and 3 photos

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by onebadcat

Fur Rondy is an Anchorage tradition dating back 70 years. It started as a fur traders community carnival and has evolved into a full blown urban festival including two weeks of events and the famous Miners & Trappers Costume Ball.

One of the top events for spectators is the World Championship Sled Dog Race. This event attracts mushers from around the world competing in womens, juniors and open class races. The race route utilizes the trail system in Anchorage allowing for many uncrowded viewing areas. But if you love crowds and excitement go to the downtown finish line and cheer for the leaders.

Most people who visit will be surprised by the number of enthusiasts that follow this sport. Some of the mushers have gained regional star status. It is always strange to me to hear a middle aged mother next to me in a crowd rattling off statistics about an athlete whos name I have never heard.

So if you are in Anchorage at the end of February/beginning of March take the opportunity to see some beautiful dogs in action!

Website: http://www.furrondy.net/

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2005
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