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How to get to Willow for Sunday’s Iditarod restart

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 2
  • Published March 2

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser of Big Lake leaves the starting line during the restart in Willow on Sunday, March 2, 2008. (Bill Roth / ADN archive 2008)

The restart begins at 2 p.m. Sunday in Willow. The Iditarod Trail Committee recommends using the shuttle bus services from Anchorage, Wasilla, Houston or Talkeetna.

In Willow, there will be limited parking with a $10 charge per vehicle. Electronic signs on the Parks Highway in Wasilla and Houston High will indicate when the parking area is full and spectators must use the shuttle. The Willow Community Center will be open.

FULL SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Anchorage Lakefront Hotel
Round trip: $20 for spectators, $10 for volunteers
Tickets: Volunteer registration desk at the hotel
Departures: 8 a.m. (volunteers), 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
Returns: 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.

Wasilla High School
Round trip: $2, children under 12 free
Tickets: Available on site (cash only)
Departures: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:15 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1 p.m.
Returns: 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.

Menard Sports Center
Round trip: $2, children under 12 free
Tickets: Available on site (cash only)
Departures: 8:45 a.m. (volunteers), 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon
Returns: 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.

Houston High School
Round trip: $2, children under 12 free
Tickets: Available on site (cash only)
Departures: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m.
Returns: 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.

Talkeetna Sunshine Restaurant
Round trip: $2, children under 12 free
Tickets: Available on site (cash only)
Departures: 11 a.m., noon
Returns: 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

(Source: Iditarod Trail Committee, research and graphic by Kevin Powell / ADN)

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