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The Iditarod requires a rookie to have 750 miles of previous race experience before signing up for the Iditarod. The Yukon Quest requires 500 miles. Where are these required races?

John Schandelmeier
Mushers will say goodbye to their 36-hour layover in Dawson, with the race instead adding more layover time at other checkpoints along the trail.Suzanna Caldwell
The Denali Doubles Sled Dog races gives racers one last chance at a race win before the Iditarod starts on March 1, and the unusual event encourages mushers to think outside the box.Suzanna Caldwell
The home of the Iditarod has become the first place in Alaska to give dog mushing its own rule book, addressing everything from poop-scooping to people who try to harass dog teams on the trail.  Zaz Hollander
After months of speculation about a move to the big city, the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday night approved a resolution in support of establishing a ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage beginning with this winter's race. Matt Tunseth
The Norton Sound 450, a regional sled dog race along the western coast of Alaska, will run in 2015, race officials say, committing to a race that was canceled last year and severely shortened the year before.Matthew F. Smith | KNOM
Ian Moore and Ellyn Brown were the top competitors at Sunday's Alaska Orienteering Club meet. Alaska Dispatch News

Women gather despite the rain to attend a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) shotgun class held Thursday evening, September 18, 2014, at Rabbit Creek Shooting Park. 

Four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King, who also won 1989 Yukon Quest, will return to the 1,000 mile race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks for the first time since 1990.Matt Tunseth
Closed since 2012, the Susitna Valley lodge is expected to reopen next month with new owners, a new well and a year-round business model focused on attracting snowmachiners.Sean Doogan