Maybe you didn't know this, but the trail that Balto runs is called the Iditarod trail. The factual story that the movie is loosely based on spawned a tradition that lives on even today.
The trail taken by Balto's team is now home to a race that takes place every year, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. This race is about to begin! Only 27 days left!
I have created a community for discussion of all things Iditarod, as well as a place to keep updated on all the latest news from the trail.
I hope you'll join and partake in this awesome tradition.