THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Most people have heard of the Iditarod in Alaska, but kids in South Georgia this week participated in the I Kid A Rod.
Thomas County's Cross Creek Elementary hosted the 5th annual event.
The actual Iditarod in Alaska is a 1,100-mile race that takes about 11 days to finish.
Third graders have spent the last nine weeks learning about the big event.
"Well it's like really fun and challenging and a lot of people like challenges, so yeah," said third-grader Luke Roberson.
Organizers set up several five-minute stations for the kids.
They solved math problems and even had a napping station.