Saint John, NB — NTI Boilers Inc is sponsoring the Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing team for the 2023 Iditarod sled dog race. The race begins on Mar. 4, 2023, in Anchorage, Alaska, with participants racing 1,000 miles to Nome, Alaska.
Known as “The Last Great Race on Earth,” the event celebrates the role sled dogs play in the delivery of vital medicine to Alaskan children.
This will be NTI’s second year sponsoring the race, and for this year, the company will be a corporate sponsor of musher twins Kristy and Anna Berington of Seeing Double Sled Dog Racing.
Kristy and Anna, along with their 40 sled dog teammates, are frequent participants in the annual race and have appeared on the cover of Runner’s World magazine, in a Vogue feature and on an episode of ‘The Try Guys’ Youtube channel.
“This is a tough competition, and participants need to focus on training and preparing, ensuring that no corners are cut when it comes to health and safety – for human and canine members. We’re happy to be able to support Kristy and Anna with some of the associated costs and be part of a beautiful tradition and celebration of the Alaskan lifestyle,” said Dave Walsh, vice president of sales at NTI.
The first Iditarod race was held on Mar. 3, 1973, and the race can last anywhere between eight to 15 days. The current record holder for the fastest finishing time is Mitch Seavey, who finished in 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds in 2017.