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Insider Features Charley Bejna and Ellen Halverson

Charley Bejna who for the past 25 years has operated Charley’s Landscaping in Addison, Illinois has signed up for his fourth Iditarod.  His first attempt at Nome was in 2013.  He covered 700 miles of the trail before scratching in Unalakleet. Finishing in 41st place in 2014, he earned the coveted finisher’s belt buckle.  In …

Insider Features Robert Redington and Melissa Owens Stewart

Robert Redington will be joining his brothers Ray Jr. and Ryan on the Iditarod trail in 2016. Parents, Barb and Raymie Redington, will have their hands and hearts full as they support their three sons in their quests for Nome. Robert, age 27, is a rookie for the 2016 Iditarod. He started mushing not as …

Bid! Win! Ride!!! The IditaRider Auction is Open for Bidding!

Bid to win an 11 mile ride at the start of the Iditarod on Saturday, March 5.  Winning bidders will have the best seat at the start of the race – in the basket of the musher’s sled! Visit the auction site and place a bid on the musher of your choice. Bid!  Win!  Ride!!! …

Insider Features Cody Strathe and Jodi Bailey

Cody Strathe is in for a distance double of 1,000-mile sled dog races for 2016. He’ll make his first run to Nome in Iditarod XLIV a couple of short weeks after he competes in the 2016 Yukon Quest. Cody won’t be the only Squid Acres musher to make the distance double, Strathe’s wife and kennel …

Insider Features Anna Berington and Alan Eischens

Anna Berington came to Alaska to get into sled dogs. However it was long before moving to the Last Frontier that Anna became familiar with mushing. Anna and twin sister Kristy built their first dog sled using a pair of downhill skies and a milk crate. Their first pulling dogs were a Border Collie and …

Insider features Rookies Bacon and Helwig

Kristen Bacon came to Iditarod volunteering as one of the Skwentna Sweeties. She was introduced to Ryan Redington out at Skwentna during the 2011 race. A few weeks later, she acquired her first sled dog(s), a female named Libby and her eight pups. The friend who introduced her to Redington is of Japanese descent so …

Friction and Sleds

Educators looking for Iditarod science, this article explores friction, dog sleds, sled runners, maximizing a dog team’s energy, and contains two experiments with friction. Get background information on sled building from a Native Alaskan resource.Determine constants and variables and practice scientific writing and summaries.

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Good News for Jr. Iditarod Mushers!

Good news for all junior mushers! The Jr. Iditarod Board of Directors has voted to change the entry fee structure for the race. As of today (October 20), there will be NO entry fee if entry is turned in on or before November 20. (turning in an entry means that all required paperwork is turned …

Eye on the Trail: Jeff Schultz – Thirty-five years of Iditarod Photography

Featured speaker at the Midwest Musher Symposium and Teacher’s Conference in the UP of Michigan was Official Iditarod Photographer, Jeff Schultz. Schultz, who resides in Anchorage, has been on the Iditarod Trail taking pictures since 1981. Check out the archives of Iditarod and you’ll soon realize that he’s been on the trail more times than …