Author: Diane Johnson (327 posts)


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 …


2017 IDITAROD WINTER RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2017 IDITAROD WINTER RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED Anchorage, Alaska – The 2017 Iditarod Winter Raffle drawing was conducted at 3:10 p.m. today at the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Twenty raffle ticket holders now share in $176,000 in prizes, which includes four (4)2017 Ram 4×4 Quad Cab pickup trucks. The Iditarod Trail …


Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Educators Kim Busch, Tamara Drudy, and Heidi Sloan participated in the selection process for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  This process began in December when Kim, Tammy, and Heidi were named finalists for the 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  At that time, Kim, Tammy, and Heidi began preparing for a week’s stay in …


Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Share the Journey

Visit the website created and maintained by Kim, Tammy, and Heidi.    


2017 Conference Schedule

Iditarod Teaching and Learning Conference-  February 28 – March 3 Monday:  February 27 2017:  Pre Conference Social courtesy our Education Sponsor, ExxonMobil, 7:00 PM, Hotel Captain Cook, 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, greet, …


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 Larry Daugherty Signs Up for the 2017 Iditarod

That’s right, another musher has signed up for the 2017 Iditarod! Rule 2 allows mushers to sign up after December 1.  There are 75 mushers signed up to run the 2017 Iditarod.  The race begins the first Saturday in March and ends when the last musher crosses the finish line into Nome. Share the news …


IditaRiders! Get Ready for Your Ride!

Hello IditaRiders! You will soon be headed down the trail for an 11 mile ride at the Start of the 2017 Iditarod!  Get Ready for your ride! Congratulations to the bidders and welcome to the 2017 IditaRider Adventure!   IditaRider Coordinator, Kerry Quade, will be coordinating your ride and week’s events.  Please watch for email and …