Sign up for the 2009 Iditarod took place on Saturday, June 29th, in Anchorage. (I was unable to attend)
65 mushers signed up, despite the fee increase to $4,000.
My favorite mushers, Martin Buser and Lance Mackey, were there.
Also 4-time champion Jeff King, 2002 champion and this years' All-Alaska Sweepstakes winner Mitch Seavey.
The races' only 5-time champion Rick Swenson.
Last year's rookie phenom Melissa Owens.
The 2008 rookie of the year Sigrid Ekran.
Blind musher Rachael Scdoris and her visual-guide Tim Osmar.
Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore
Dee Dee Jonroe
Paul Gebhardt, John Baker and brothers Ray & Ryan Reddington and Cim & Ramey Smith.
The complete list of entrants is on the Iditarod Commitee website: http://www.iditarod.com/race/musherlisting.html