Author: Diane Johnson (331 posts)


Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2018 race by clicking here. Dogs!  Dogs!  Dogs!  Most of the sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  Dogs in the race must first meet standards of good health.  Learn more by …


Joseph Redington Jr. Named 2018 Honorary Musher

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors unanimously selected Joseph (Joee) Redington Jr. as the 2018 Honorary Musher. Joee passed away in Fairbanks on Aug. 14, 2017, at the age of 74. He was the oldest son of Joe Redington Sr., the “Father of the Iditarod.” Board President Andy Baker contacted …


2017 – 2018 Teacher Conferences in Lower 48: Virginia, Iowa, and More!

Join us and discover ways to incorporate Iditarod into your classroom. Workshops feature: Information about Iditarod, dog mushing, dog care before, during, and after the race STEM connections for your students Lessons and activities for real time authentic learning Presenters/Speakers include:  Musher, veterinarian, Iditarod EDU faculty.  Iditarod Teacher Workshop Schedule for the 2017 – 2087 …


2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators – Anchorage – Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2

Register to attend the 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators by clicking here! The 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators  “*Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them” February 27 – 28, and March 1, 2  Anchorage, Alaska Iditarod Educational Learning Projects connect a real event, in real time- to content learning by providing experiential, project …


Tanis Anderson, Glennallen, AK, Summer Raffle Truck Winner

Tanis Anderson, from Glennallen AK, bought two Summer Raffle tickets on August 10, 2017. Tanis had a chance to take a look at her new truck options at the Anchorage, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram … because one of those two tickets was a winner!  Tanis Anderson and Kristine Horst, Customer Relations Manager at ACDJR.


Martin Buser Inducted into the into the Knik Museum Musher Hall of Fame

On Sunday, July 16th, 4 time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser was inducted into the into the Knik Museum Musher’s Hall of Fame.  Marthin’s induction was held at the Knik Museum. This date also marked the 50th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame.  Martin’s ‘never give up attitude’ along with his longstanding race record, made his …


Participate in Our Survey

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.    Please …


Iditarod Teacher Summer Camp Set to Begin

TODAY:  JUNE 17 — marks the start of summer camp for teachers.  That’s right, summer camp isn’t just for kids, it’s for Iditarod teachers, too!  Iditarod’s summer camp is the perfect experiential event to help teachers gain knowledge about Iditarod, dog mushing, the amazing athletes — We’re talking about dogs!   AND of course, the mushers.  …


Sharing My Iditarod Story by Andrew DeGraw, Race Volunteer

By Andrew DeGraw Our snowmobile group back in the early 70s struck up a conversation with Joe Redington.  He mentioned the run to Nome and asked if we would be willing to go out and break trail and set signs along the trail for the Iditarod.   The preparations were carefully made.  Making sure each …


Martin Buser and Jeff King Inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Martin Buser and Jeff King for being selected to be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. The Reception and Ceremony was held Thursday, April 27, at the Anchorage Museum Atrium, from 7 – 9 p.m. We extend our congratulations to Martin and Jeff and other inductees on this honor.  Each year …