Gypsy

Daily Update 9

  Hi Boys and Girls, Happy Monday!  The teams are moving down the trail. The top 3 teams have left Shaktoolik and the next 2 are in Shaktoolik.  Nicolas Petit is still in the lead and is about 2 ½ hours ahead of Mitch.  Can he hold this lead?  The teams should start getting into …

Daily Update 8

  Hi Boys and Girls, It’s been 6 days since the Ceremonial Start.  In just a few days we will have a winner.  I wonder who that will be.  The first 31 teams have all left Grayling and are headed to Kaltag.  It’s 132 miles between checkpoints.  The top mushers should get into Kaltag shortly.  …

Daily Update 7

Hi Boys and Girls, It’s Friday!!!!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?  Hopefully, you are able to follow the race at home.  The teams will be busy this weekend making their way to Nome.  Currently, all but 1 team has completed their 24 hour and 8 of the first 11 teams have also …

Daily Update 6

  Hi Boys and Girls, Almost all the 24 hour rests are completed.  Have you noticed any changes in positions?  There have been some.  Are you surprised by any of them?  Many teams have reached the halfway point of Iditarod and are approaching the Yukon.  The back of the pack are completing their 24 hour …

Daily Update 5

Hi Boys and Girls, Some of the mushers have finished their 24 hours rest, while a few others have just started taking theirs. If you look at the update page at Iditarod.com, you will see boxes on the far right.  If a musher has completed their 24 hour rest, you’ll see a check in the …

Daily Update

Hi Boys and Girls, The mushers are starting to take their 24 hour mandatory rests.  If you don’t see your musher move for awhile, don’t worry.  You’ll see a lot of mushers taking their rests in McGrath and Takotna.  Several others will wait and take their rests further down the trail.  The mushers will take …

Question of the Day 4

Hi Boys and Girls, Yesterday’s question was: What is a mandatory rest?  How many are there and how long are they?  Where are they taken? Mushers are required to take 3 mandatory rests during the race. The first is a 24 hour rest which can be taken at any official checkpoint.  The mushers take this …

Question of the Day 3- Who’s on First

  Hi Boys and Girls, Yesterday’s question of the day was: Jesse Holmes is currently in first place.  Is he really in first place?  So who’s in first?  At this point in the race, we are not sure of everyone’s correct position.  This is a little confusing so your teachers or parents can help you …

Daily Update

        Hi Boys and Girls, The teams have been on the trail for just over 2 days now.  Can you believe how far they have gone?  The leaders are still changing constantly.  This will continue for another couple of days. There was a surprise scratch today.  Dee Dee Jonrowe scratched in Rainy …

Daily Update

  Hi Boys and Girls, Are you having fun following the race?  How is your musher doing? The race has been going for about 29 hours now.  The teams are moving nicely down the trail.  Most teams are currently either in Rainy Pass or between Rainy Pass and Rohn.  It’s early in the race and …