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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.


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 …


Two Great Races

by Martha Dobson Two great races, the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™, are the basis for this compare/contrast article for middle school students.Higher order thinking skills get exercised and flexed in this lesson. It’s also a good article for adult readers to use to see how these races are similar and …


Tracking the 2015 Iditarod!

Teachers – By popular request, here are the forms you will need to for your students to track their hearts out as the mushers head out of Fairbanks and mush to Nome! Stay tune for more ideas, lessons, and activities coming soon! 2015 Distance Chart 2015 Iditaread 2015 Tracking Form  2015-iditarod-route


Updating Teacher Materials for the Fairbanks Re-start Location

by Martha Dobson UPDATE: Click here to find a list of the updated checkpoints, distances, and special trail awards for Iditarod 2015. Updated maps are in process. Due to poor snow conditions on the Iditarod Trail in areas like the Dalzell Gorge and Farewell Burn, the Iditarod Trail Committee announced February 10 that the race …


IditaRiders! Get Ready for Your Ride!

Hello IditaRiders! You will soon be headed down the trail for an 11 mile ride at the Start of the 2015 Iditarod!  Get Ready for your ride!   Download, Print, Sign and Return Two Forms:   Participant Release Form  and Publicity and Promotional Release  Scan and email to us or fax to 1-646-568-7784.  Attention Diane Johnson …