|Mitch Seavey on the trail near Elim, far in the Iditarod lead in the 48th [2020 - Ed.] race. (Tracy Sabo / KTUU)|
This year's Iditarod kicked off on Saturday from Deshka Landing, outside of Willow. The race, modified for the Covid-19 scare, will follow the southern trail to the village of Iditarod, then follow a newly-broken route in the shape of a button hook. The racers will finish where they began.