As we gear up to cover this year's race, we take a look back at the sights of the 2017 Iditarod Ceremonial Start in Anchorage.

Join us for the ceremonial start of the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 3.

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*Photos above by David Poyzer / KTVA.