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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 …


The IditaRider Experience

5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1  GO! Go!  It’s the word that this year’s mushers are waiting to hear!  72 IditaRiders will hear those words up  close and personal from the seat of a musher’s sled as they GO on an 11 mile ride! Will YOU be along for the ride this …


Watching the Musher List Grow

Hello Boys and Girls, School is under way for students like you and in a way, school has started for the sled dogs, too.   What you say?  Dogs in school?   Just like you headed back to the classroom this fall to start the 2013 – 2014 school year, mushers have put their dogs …


11PM Seavey into Shaktoolik—Fans in Koyuk look for lights on Norton Bay

11 PM Mitch Seavey leads pack to Shaktoolik Mitch Seavey led the pack into Shaktoolik at 9;17 PM, a fact anybody can easily access using the Iditarod tools.  Our insider crew moved to Koyuk late this evening today , anticipating an early morning traverse from Shaktoolik, across the ice of Norton Bay to Koyuk.  We …


10 AM—Snow falling in Takotna—Mushers Ponder

  10 am in the Takotna checkpoint A desultory day in Takotna, snow falling in 30F temperatures, mushers on a 24 hour break stumbling into the kitchen area for a cup of coffee, then retreating back to a designated sleeping area for another nap, while pilots discuss weather maps on the widescreen tv.  Meanwhile, middle …


An Overview for the serious fan

  Finally, the race start—An Overview for the serious fan After a winter’s training and preparation, a week spent satisfying veterinary and race rule requirements, and the preliminary formalities of the musher meeting and banquet, we are now a day from the actual start of competition.  So, here’s a brief summary of what to expect: …


A Tribute to lead dog Nugget—an Iditarod Legend

Lead dogs and their exploits are the subject of countless coffee table discussions. I once told a few friends about the trail finding ability of my leader Rambo. In 1989 he led my Iditarod team for over a thousand miles and secured a win with his steady, undeviating pace.


Fuel for the Fire – Iditarod Nutrition Plan

Essential Question:  What role does nutrition play in an athletes performance? (Energy/Nutrition/Metabolism/Cellular Respiration)  By Sid Lucas Students use problem-based learning strategies to calculate dog food quantities necessary to supply the calories required for each food drop along the Iditarod Trail according to a race plan and run/rest schedule determined by an Iditarod musher. This lesson …


Math Lessons

Choose unique and engaging math lessons that help build basic math skills and encourage students to think mathematically.  The lessons are aligned to the standards.  We’ve got something for every grade level!   (This section of the site is under construction.  We are in the process of adding lessons and activities.  Check back soon!) The …


Ivedi – our Local Heroine

Ivedi isn’t as well known as Balto, Togo or Granite but none-the-less, she’s our hero. Locally known heroes like Ivedi are very real and very important. You and your classmates undoubtedly have included famous people on your list of heroes and heroines but don’t forget about folks in your family, community or school who have …