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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 (2015)   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 …


Creating a Map

To the Education Department: I used the map from the website after getting your permission to do so.  I printed it and had it enlarged.  The cost of enlarging the map was about $10.  If I’d had it done in color, it would have been considerably more. An idea for the website would be to …


Maps

When looking for maps of Alaska or of the Iditarod Trail, we have resources for you to use with your students! Iditarod Trail Map:  From Iditarod’s website This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Map of Alaska: (Or a map of your own state) Choose …


Site Map

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


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: Safety Road House

There are many unique places on the Iditarod race trail.  A spot that comes up daily in conversation as the mushers leave White Mountain and head to Nome is the Safety Road House.  Back in the days when the dog team was the essential mode of transportation for supplies and people, road houses sprung up …


Iditarod Insider in the Classroom Teaching Suggestions by Jane Blaile

Teachers:  We’ve ideas for you on using the Insider Video on Demand and GPS Tracker.  GPS Tracker Geography: When you click on each checkpoint listed under “Race Center”/”Checkpoints” on Iditarod.com, you will find its latitude and longitude coordinates. Classroom Applications: Have students plot each checkpoint on a blank map.  Check it by poking holes on …


Zoom Lens – Aurora

Well, if you’re into checking Map Quest the distance from Anchorage to Cantwell is listed as 210 miles taking about 3 and a half hours. As visibility decreased coming out of Anchorage and snow flurries blew across the road, we knew the miles would seem longer and the time would be more than predicted. After …


Eye on the Trail: Junior Rookies hear from Experts

Junior Iditarod Rookies gathered at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla for their Rookie Meeting on Thursday evening prior to the race. A variety of presenters talked about every thing from dog care to ski poles. As has been a tradition for many Junior Iditarod Rookie meetings, Dr. Jayne Hempstead discussed dog care. She emphasized that winning …