On this date in 1925, Twenty brave, warmly-dressed mushers began a journey transporting medicine to Nome, Alaska. Their trek was the inspiration for the Iditarod, the world’s longest and most challenging dog sled race.

Today, Iditarod mushers compete and try to complete that journey as a matter of honor and personal determination. But make no mistake about it, that first long, hard, cold journey was certainly a matter of life and death. Some journeys are. If you’re on a journey, let’s play to win and remember what’s a stake.

And remember – If you aren’t the lead dog,…

…(wait for it)…

…the scenery never changes!

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