The Junior Iditarod is a 150-mile race that runs along a portion of the original Iditarod trail, leaving from Knik Lake and finishing at the Willow Community Center.
Nicole ran the race last year as a rookie and was the red lantern winner. This year she will be racing for the last time as a junior and the last big race before she heads off to college at the University of Alaska-Southeast to study marine biology.
Nicole has a large pool of up-and-coming pups to choose from for this year's race. She hopes to have last year's leaders on her team, Aussie and Sidney.
Training starts for the dogs in late August.
If you would like to become part of the team, you can be our entry fee sponsor, you can sponsor a dog on the team, and if you are up in Alaska and would like to learn more about mushing and drive you own team, you can do that too!