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Research Activity

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Select one of the mushers for this year's race. Using the Internet or other research sources, complete the following questions.

  • How many miles/Km has your Musher travelled BEFORE the Race even started?

     

  • How many miles/km will the dog truck travel during the Race? If gas is approximately 1.25/L, and your truck gets 6 km per litre, what would be a good estimate for gas costs?

     

  • Find out more about your Mushers “hometown”. Where is it and how does it compare in size to Whitehorse?

     

  • If you could only ask 3 questions of your Musher, what would they be and why?

     

  • Can you find sources of winter gear that your Musher may be wearing? How much does the average Musher spend on cold weather clothes?