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Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Special Delivery

Mushers had been arriving at McGrath through out the day on Wednesday, the fifth of March. Most of the teams arriving on this day were choosing to take their 24-hour rest in McGrath. Those leading the race (Aliy Zirkle, Nic Petit, Aaron Burmeister, Jeff King, Sonny Lindner and Robert Sorlie) had gone through the day …


Eye on the Trail: Symposium Open House at Nature’s Kennel

It’s a pleasure to visit Nature’s Kennel to see the tour dogs, the race team dogs and the PUPPIES. The Sunday morning open house is the final activity of the Midwest Musher Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference. Ed and Tasha Stielstra along with their staff run a first class sled dog kennel. Ask any of …


Eye on the Trail: Michigan Symposium Keynote by Kristi and Anna Berington

“Our first sled was made of a pair of skis and a milk crate that clipped neatly into the bindings. Then we borrowed a handle from one of my Dad’s carts. We had two dogs, a Border Collie and a Great Pyrenees that we harnessed up for our team.”  That’s the story Kristi and Anna …


Eye on the Trail: Symposium/Conference in the UP of Michigan

Mushers and teachers gathered at the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this final weekend of September. Mother Nature has been stingy with the brilliant colors that typically mark fall but the air is crisp and morning temperatures are dipping lower and closer to the first frost. …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – McGrath Sunset

McGrath is an important communications, transportation and supply center for interior Alaska. The same is true for the Iditarod. McGrath is one of the major hubs for the race. The village hosts a checkpoint in the community center. A race logistics center is located in the Café near the airstrip. Once the race moves over …


Summer Camp for Teachers June 17- 26 – Wasilla, Alaska

  Summer Camp for Educators! Download Registration Materials at this Link! SAVE THE DATE:        June 17th through 26th 2017   for the ULTIMATE professional development experience!     Summer camp isn’t just for kids anymore!  Come experience Alaska in a totally unique adventure while immersing yourself in the Iditarod for nine days! Campers spend four days …


2017 Winter Conference for Educators – February 28 – March 3 – Anchorage

Download the 2017 Winter Conference Registration Materials by clicking here!    *Please note: Scroll down this page and view information you need to know about attending the conference.  We’ve lots of tips for you to help you plan your trip! If you have additional questions, please contact djohnson@iditarod.com 2017 Winter Conference for Educators “*Make Sense …


Congratulations to our Grand Prize Raffle Winners!

It’s ‘thumbs up’ from Mr. Rod Udd, Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and congratulations to Darwin Fischer, Wasilla, and Kenneth Simpson, Soldotna, 2016 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Truck winners in our 2016 Summer Raffle. Thank you Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for your support of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race®.   Tickets for the …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – The Past, Present and Future of Iditarod

Neither of these fellows have run a dog team to Nome but they represent the past, the present and the future of Iditarod. Who are these two fellows? What Iditarod volunteer job do these men have in common? Where was this photo taken?  Read on to find the answers to these questions. It’s Monday morning. …


North Carolina Teacher Workshop October 1 & 2, More Events Scheduled

October 1 -2 in North Carolina, come learn more about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race© and using it as a teaching and learning tool with your students. Iditarod Workshop Agenda 2016 2016 North Carolina Registration Form Find other event sites and dates here Join presenters like educators who have held the position of the …