is a retired sled dog who ran in 5 Iditarod
races. While she watches this year's race, she remembers the historic Great Serum Run
when 10 mushers and 150 dogs rushed Diphtheria serum 674 miles (1,085 km) to save the children of Nome, AK. Once again, people are using sleds
to deliver COVID-19 vaccine to remote parts of Alaska.
re-live her glory days by virtually running* alongside her, if you can keep up, as she recreates the historic Great Serum Run route
and honors the sleds transporting COVID-19 vaccine today.Here is an excellent article
about the Great Serum Run and how huskies are physiologically adapted to running these long cold races.
The virtual event runs 11 days, from Sun Mar 7 through Wed Mar 17, 2021
- about when the last Iditarod finisher might finish. Run* when, where, how far and how often you choose. You can apply any of your runs to a team that you choose. You can run for more than one team, but an individual run can only apply to one team. For scoring, a team must have entries from at least three different people. Distances are on the honor system, since sled dogs always tell the truth and only rarely exaggerate about the small mammal that got away!
NEW THIS EVENT: You will choose your type of activity.
* - You can interpret 'run' to mean: run, walk, bike, paddle, dog sled, canicross, bikejoring, skiing, etc.
If you registered for one of blackbearsleddog.com
's running events earlier this year, can participate in this event too (if you'd like a shirt, email Black Bear
). If you weren't registered, then registration is $30 and includes a custom shirt designed to honor Beaver and Bangor. All proceeds go toward rehoming these wonderful, talented and loveable dogs when they retire. Donations for the sled dogs are always appreciated, but not required for these events. Or checkout one of Black Bear's books