The historical film by the American director Ericson Core, which is dedicated to the events of the Great Mercy Race of 1925. The events of the film unfold around the drover Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo, who went together the longest leg in the relay.
Did You Know?
Seppala trained dogs for polar explorer Roald Amundsen and they were both Norwegians. Amundsen was preparing for an expedition to the North Pole, which was later cancelled, leaving Seppala with some of the remaining dogs. After the Serum Run, Togo received a gold medal from Amundsen in Central Park, New York. See more
This story is set in 1925. Sappala tells his wife that his father didn't believe him when he said he was moving to Alaska. Then when the father realized he was, he asked,"Why do you want to move to the United States?" Alaska wasn't made a state until 1959. See more
Well done, Togo! Well done, all! There will be full bellies and warm beds tonight!