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Eye on the Trail: A Tribute to Peg Stout

The Iditarod community embraces DeeDee Jonrowe and her sister, Linda Schultz, with heartfelt sympathy in the passing of their mother, Peg Stout, on July 21, 2015.  Stout was about as invested in Iditarod as a musher’s mother could possibly be.  As a lifelong educator she also had professional reasons for embracing the Last Great Race®. …

Eye on the Trail: Musher Sign-up and Volunteer Recognition Picnic

Mushers, race fans, Iditarod Staff, teachers attending summer camp, and hordes of volunteers gathered at Iditarod Headquarters on the last Saturday of June to witness the beginning of the 44th Iditarod.  Just a bit before 9:30 when signup officially opened, mushers began rolling in with cash, check or credit card in hand, toting the abundance …

Congratulations to Dr. Nelson on receiving the AVMA Meritorious Service Award.

Press Release: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) awarded Stuart Nelson Jr., DVM, chief veterinarian of the Iditarod International Sled Dog Race, the 2015 AVMA Meritorious Service Award during the AVMA Convention Keynote Luncheon at the Boston Convention and Events Center. The AVMA Meritorious Service Award is given annually to recognize an individual veterinarian who …

Eye on the Trail: Camp Wraps up for Teachers

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.  Well, maybe not an end, but at least relocated for new opportunities.  Midweek of summer camp, teachers and camp staff said good-bye to Vern Halter and his tremendous Dream A Dream athletes and relocated in Wasilla near Iditarod Headquarters.   Wednesday was designated …

Eye on the Trail: Teachers on Field Trip to Talkeetna

A few days into Summer Teachers Camp, campers left Dream a Dream Dog Farm located at mile 64.5 and headed north on the Parks Highway to Talkeetna.  The Talkeetna Spur Road takes a right off the Parks at mile 98.7; fourteen miles later the caravan of vehicles passed the well-known Welcome to Talkeetna road sign.    …

Eye on the Trail: Teachers Attend Summer Camp 2015

Teachers have gathered in Alaska the week prior to the annual Volunteer Picnic and musher signup ever since 2003.  They come together from around the United States and even foreign countries to share ideas of how they use Iditarod as a theme for education.  Iditarod is a great motivator for kids as well as teachers.  …

2016 Opening Day Press Release

Press Release Opening Day for Entries June 27, 2015

Thanks Volunteers! We Appreciate All You Do!

Today we thank our volunteers for all they do to support the Iditarod.      

Help Dog Mushers Affected by the Fire

You have helped raise $29,657.  Thank you so much! “The Iditarod Trail Committee is deeply saddened with the loss and tragedy which has befallen those affected by the Sockeye Fire. The Sockeye Fire area is primarily in the town of Willow, the epicenter of dog mushing here in the State of Alaska. A fund has …

2015 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey Threw the Ceremonial Pitch at the Mariners Game

2015 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey threw the ceremonial pitch at Safeco Field in Seattle for the June 4 game between  the Mariners and the Tampa Bay Ray.    Photos courtesy Kevin Bodhi, Iditarod Insider Video Team