Author: Diane Johnson (340 posts)


Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: 101 What you need to know!

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2019 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 …


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.  Share how …


Register for 2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference February 26 – March 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference:  Anchorage, Alaska February 26 – March 1 Register for the conference by clicking here. Registration for Conference: $375 for the first 50 attendees, $475 Starting with attendee 51.  After Jan.15, $575 Fee includes Musher Drawing Banquet ticket and all field trips and speakers Tickets for spouse or guest, Banquet Ticket:  $100, …


Summer Camp June 23 – July 2

Summer Camp Teacher Conference Event runs from June 23 – July 2 This is a basic guideline and is subject to change at a moment’s notice to bring the best camp experience possible to our attendees.  This guideline outlines a schedule for the summer camp event.  Please note, additional information about speakers and other details …


Summer Raffle Tickets Available! Call Now: 800.545.6874

  *The Iditarod holds two raffles each year, one before the race (Winter Raffle) and one afterwards. (Summer Raffle) *The funds raised from the raffle are used to help stage the Iditarod. Need not be present to win. *To purchase a ticket call 1.800.545.mush(6874) or stop by our store at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.  Due …


Listen to Iditarod’s Hobo Jim Sing the ‘Iditarod Trail Song’

Each year, ‘The Iditarod Trail Song’ is sung in classrooms around the world. Watch this performance and listen to students in Maryland sing this song at their school program.  2018 – Spring  (with Hobo Jim granting permission)  Here’s the words to the chant that the students recite prior to singing. In the land of the midnight sun, …


Messages to Finney

The Teacher on Trail program is 20 Years old! The program was created by “Finney” in 1998.  She was the first Teacher on the Trail.   Members of the Teacher on the Trail Alumni are sharing out some messages to Finney…  List to the messages and get to know the alumni. Herb Brambley, 2010 Iditarod Teacher …


The Alaska Aviation Museum Hosts a Four-Author Book Signing on on February 28

Alaska pioneers, Iditarod dog mushing, photography, starting and running an airline are the topics of special book signing featuring Alaska books from four different sources Feb. 28th. “This is an exceptional chance to meet and talk to real Alaskan authors and book publishers,” said Lael Morgan with Epicenter Press. On hand to sign and sell …


Conference for Educators- Feb. 27 – March 2 – Anchorage Schedule

Iditarod Teaching and Learning Conference-  February 27– March 2 Monday:  February 26, 2018:  Pre Conference Social courtesy our Education Sponsor, ExxonMobil, 7:00 PM,  , Anchorage  Plan on arriving in Alaska in time to join us for this event.  We’ll be stepping on the runners of the sled together at this meet and  greet.  We will  …


IAF Finalizes Details for the 2018 Iditarod

The Iditarod Air Force is a team of volunteer pilots who support “the Lasts Great Race on Earth®” from Anchorage to Nome.  The 30 some volunteer pilots collectively bring more than 743 years and 420,000 hours of flying experience to the table. These credentials speak highly of a dedicated group of pilots that are about to …