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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

  Northern Route  (Even Years)     Checkpoints Distance between Checkpoints* Distance from Anchorage Distance to Nome Total Distance 975 Anchorage to Campbell Airstrip  11  11 964 Willow to Yentna Station 42 53 922 Yentna Station to Skwentna 30 83 892 Skwentna to Finger Lake 40 123 852 Finger Lake to Rainy Pass 30 153 …


Site Map

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


Idita-Warm-up Activity – Fitness

Lesson Summary:  Cover the distance to Nome by counting laps jogged for warm-up as miles.  Students decide how many days it will take the class to finish the race.  They create a strategy to reach their goal much that same as the mushers do for the race.   The class keeps track of their progress on …


Musher Music Playlist

Music is enjoyed by so many people across the world.  From rock to pop, and country to classical, music is all around us.  Music can tell a story, convey a feeling, or simply help us relax. The music in the Insider videos help us catch the feel of the race, while listening to Hobo Jim …


Finding the Way to Nome

Map reading skills are an essential skill for anyone to have, but in the Iditarod, it is extremely important that the mushers are able to guide the dogs to the next checkpoint and, ultimately, to Nome.  While there are thousands of trail markers along the way, it is imperative for mushers to understand the route map and …


Eye on the Trail: North Carolina Teacher’s Conference

Teachers and Iditarod enthusiast from three southern states (North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia) gathered in Asheville, North Carolina to feed their passion for Iditarod. Former Iditarod Teachers on the Trail™, Martha Dobson (2011), Cathy Walters (2009) and Terrie Hanke (2006) presented sessions that provided the attendees with a sled full of material to enrich classroom …


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: 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. …