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Download, Print, and Use These Maps with Students.

Map Resources for Your Classroom Iditarod Trail Map This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Maps for northern and southern routes Maps for the northern and southern trails along with trail descriptions can be found at this link. Map of Alaska or Other States. Choose …


Huslia Resident Explains Iditarod Imapct

Long-time Huslia resident, James Henry, spoke with the Insider crews about the wide ranging positive impact Iditarod 43 will have on his home town.


Race Map

Fairbanks Route (2017)   Checkpoints Distance between Checkpoints* Cumulative Distance to Nome Anchorage to Campbell Airstrip 11 11 968 Fairbanks to Nenana 60 71 908 Nenana to Manley 90 161 818 Manley to Tanana 66 227 752 Tanana to Ruby 119 346 633 Ruby to Galena 50 396 583 Galena to Huslia 82 478 501 …


Site Map

Below is a list of all pages found on the Iditarod website.


The Iditarod, a Solid Teaching Tool

It’s teacher work week or close to it, and we teachers are scrambling to ready ourselves for a new school year.  It’s sometimes overwhelming just to teach our required standards. More and more is piled onto our proverbial plates each year.  However, here are the benefits I see when incorporating the Iditarod into the curriculum: Student engagement …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Picture Worth 1,000 Words

You’ve heard it more than once, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Such is the case with this photo from outside Nome in 2017. The photo reveals so much that it may be worth a few thousand words. Alan Eischens wearing bib #35 is closing in on his third Iditarod finish. He’s about the …


Eye on the Trail – Final Four of 2017

The final four mushers of Iditarod XLV have arrived at the Burled Arch, the Widow’s Lamp has been extinguished or at least they tried and the Red Lantern has been awarded.   The last official event of the 2017 Iditarod is the Sunday afternoon Finisher’s Banquet. Paul Hansen of Kotzebue made his way off the sea …


A Beautiful Day in Nome

Counting the Iditarod 2017 ONE Musher Wins the Iditarod Mitch Seavey was the first musher to Nome this year.  Mitch finished the race in 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds.  He is the oldest musher to win the Iditarod at the age of 57.  Mitch also won the Iditarod in 2004 and …


Eye on the Trail: Final Trio for Thursday in Nome

Iditarod spectators really weren’t hearing things or seeing double this afternoon. The siren sounded twice announcing the arrival of Anna Berington and Kristy Berington. There were two squad cars waiting down near Subway and the movie theater to escort the twins to the Burled Arch. Then there were two teams heading down the left side …


Eye on the Trail: Finishers 26 to 33 in Nome

The 26th musher to cross the finish line in Nome was adventurer Lars Monson. Looking at his bio, adventure should be his middle name. His trademark is long expeditions. Iditarod, a native word meaning far distant place, certainly qualifies. Monson has spent 4,500 nights in a sleeping bag with more than half of that being …