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His Next Step In Training

Dallas Seavey and his desire to make Iditarod history isn’t cooling off.  Welcome to the Dallas Seavey Indoor Sled-Dog Training Center.    


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®. …


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. Congratulations, Dr. Nelson!


Welcome to the Education Portal!

We’re heading out on the trail to help you lead your students to academic success!  We want you and your students to join us for the Last Great Teaching Race! This section of Iditarod’s website provides educators and families with the tools needed to develop the best practices of teaching and learning to guide students …


2016 Winter Conference for Educators – March 1,2, 3,and 4 – Anchorage

2016 Winter Registration Materials. Coming Soon!  *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! 2016 Winter Conference for Educators! “Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them” *Registration Materials  Questions?  Need more information?  …


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.  …