Phoenixville cancels annual mock-Iditarod after no one signs up

    There won’t an annual Iditarod parody in Phoenixville this year, since not a single person sign up for the event.

    Despite decent turnout in years past, “zero people” signed up to form teams and race around the borough in the Philadelphia Area Idiotarod — a mockup of Alaska’s 1,100-mile sled dog race.


    The West Chester Daily Local reports the time change may have played a role in the lack of interest. Typically held alongside the borough’s July Fourth events, the race was moved to August this year, and then pushed to September before being canceled.

    Few details are known about next year’s race, which the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce intends to begin planning for earlier.

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