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The Honorary Musher

Dear Teachers, How many times have you given special recognition or awards to your students in the classroom? For what types of things do you choose to recognize them or reward them? How do you determine what the qualifications for each will be and ultimately who will get the award? A special recognition in the …


MUSHER CIRCUIT TRAINING – Getting Yourself in Top Notch Physical Condition

  Lesson Summary:  Not only are the dogs in top notch physical condition for Iditarod, the mushers are too.  Mushers need to have upper body strength, lower body strength, core strength, cardio-vascular endurance, flexibility and mental stamina.  Students will create stations for a circuit-training course aimed at helping mushers improve strength, endurance and flexibility. Procedural …


Writing to Mushers? READ THIS

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below- EVEN if you have done this project before please read the information again- to gain optimum success on your project. Read the information below, follow the directions …


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 …


Contest for Classrooms: Make Decorations for Musher Banquet

The Iditarod takes place because thousands of volunteers play major roles in every aspect of the race and the events that surround it.  Your students can join the team as “Official Classroom” Volunteers!   Enter the annual Table Centerpiece Contest!  Selected classrooms will create and send the decorations that will be featured on the tables …


Eye on the Trail: Telephoto Story – Legendary Musher

Who is this legendary musher?  He’s run Iditarod thirteen times.  In those thirteen races, he’s finished in the top ten eight times and has scratched only twice.  His first race was in 1992.  In his rookie run he claimed 43rd place with a time of 14 days, 4 hours and 12 minutes.  He sat out …


Musher Update: DeeDee Jonrowe to Run in the 2016 Boston Marathon April 18

Running in the Boston Marathon has been something on DeeDee Jonrowe’s bucket list.  On Monday, April 18, DeeDee will be off and running! Over the past 15 plus years, DeeDee has run many half marathons and marathons, usually running about 2 a year. In 2014, DeeDee qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of …


Musher Banquet – City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award – Dallas and “Reef”


Musher Banquet – Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award – Aliy Zirkle


Musher Banquet – Golden Clipboard Award – Nulato