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Eye on the Trail: Summer Camp – Lessons from the Trail

Leaving Dream A Dream Kennel marks a new focus for the teachers attending the Summer Camp for Teachers. While Iditarod is all about the dogs, teachers at camp delve into other aspects of Iditarod beyond the hands on aspect experienced at the kennel. The first stop for teachers after moving into Wasilla from Halter’s training …

Press Release – Opening Day Entries for the 2015 Iditarod

  60 Mushers have signed up to run the 2015 Iditarod! View the Press Release for information.

Eye on the Trail: Summer Camp – Teachers Live Dream

Teachers who use Iditarod as a theme for education in their classrooms gathered to participate in hands on learning this week at the 2014 Iditarod Summer Camp for Teachers. Participants are from Wisconsin, New York, Iowa, South Dakota, Maryland and Indiana. These teachers will return home with a sled filled of ideas about using Iditarod …

2014 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Jen Reiter Reflects on the Year

On behalf of the Iditarod Education Department, I would like to personally say  “Thank You!” to  Jen Reiter for her outstanding leadership and determination to bring the Iditarod into classrooms around the world. Jen’s lessons, journal, and innovative approach to using technology as a technology tool and her personal ‘Skype in the Classroom” outreach are …

2014 Summer Raffle Information

  10 Great Prizes!   Call 800.545mush(6874)   Drawing:  September 1, Labor Day The drawing will be held at the Iditarod Booth at the Alaska State Fair.   Prizes include TWO 2014 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Trucks or any similarly priced new Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler vehicle valued at $39,200 or other great prizes!   …

Dr. Stuart Nelson, Jr., DVM – Thanks Students for Volunteering

Iditarod’s Education Department ran a service learning project for interested schools. The project, “Blankets for Dogs”, invited schools to supplement the supplies at checkpoints by making and sending blankets to be used in checkpoints. More than 1300 blankets were sent to Iditarod during January and February. The fleece  blankets were shipped out to checkpoints with the …

Read the 2014 Spring e-Runner Publication

View the 2014 Spring e-Runner (PDF) Publication  *Reminder:  There will be a Celebration of Life for Joe Delia Sunday, May 15 – at Iditarod Headquarters.  Pot Luck – Picnic Bring along a blanket or lawn chairs, but most importantly, your memories and stories to share.  If you are unable to attend, please check our Facebook …

Celebration of Life for Joe Delia – Sunday, May 18, Iditarod Headquarters, 1:30 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday,  May 18, at Iditarod Headquarters.  (2100 Knik-Goose Bay Road, Wasilla) Please bring a dish to pass at this pot luck event.   Joe Delia, longtime Iditarod ‘family” member passed away on May 1.  Joe’s home served as Skwentna Checkpoint since the beginning of …

2014 Recipients of the Herbie Nayokpuk “Spirit of Iditarod Award”

From time to time, Iditarod recognizes individuals who have demonstrated dedication and service to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  At the end of the 2014 Idtiarod, two individuals, Colleen Easley and Greg Bill, were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the race.  Colleen and Greg received The Herbie Nayokpuk “Spirit of …

Eye on the Trail – Remembering Joe Delia, an Iditarod Legend

by Terrie Hanke Iditarod has many legendary figures. Most have stood on sled runners and coached dog teams from Fourth Avenue in Anchorage to Front Street in Nome. Joe Delia has never run a dog team in the Last Great Race but his contributions to the race were instrumental in the establishment and success of …