The "Last Great Race on Earth" is aptly named. See 1,000 dogs, mushers and handlers in downtown Anchorage on the first Saturday in March, or bid on an Iditarider seat and see the race from a whole new perspective.
Outhouse races, fireworks, Native crafts sales, snowshoe softball and the new crowd favorite, the Running of the Reindeer. All packed into 10 days.
High-speed sprint mushing through the streets and trails of Anchorage over three days.
Ring in the New Year with fireworks, live entertainment and fire performers at Town Square in downtown Anchorage.
Watch Elvis, the Easter Bunny and others suffer spectacular wipeouts while trying to gain style points crossing the icy 90-foot pond at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood.
The top college teams in America have called on this tournament in its 34-year history including Duke, UCLA, North Carolina along with players such as Dwayne Wade and Ray Allen. Hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage, it’s as much a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey.
7. Chilly Dip
You’ll wish you had the down of a goose when you take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alaska at Anchorage’s Goose Lake in mid-December. Prove your winter cred along with hundreds of Alaskans while raising money for a cause.
Penguins, jailbirds, sunflowers and more grace Kincaid Park as women hit the ski trails in costume on Super Bowl Sunday as part of a charity fundraiser.
Some of the nation’s top skaters come to Sullivan Arena in October for this four-team tournament hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Thousands of skiers celebrate the end of winter in races up to 50K, from the east side of town to the finish at Kincaid Park.