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Dallas Seavey Support The Iditarod – February 27, 2013 8:29 am
Dallas Seavey, last year’s Iditarod Champion, took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to video chat. He shared his thoughts with us about supporting the Iditarod by becoming and Iditarod Insider.
Good Luck Dallas! Race time is almost here!
Bruce Lee and Greg Heister shed some insight on what looks like an historic finish.
Hear what mushers listen to on their treks across the Iditarod.
The First to the Yukon Award goes to Martin Buser and that includes a 5-course meal and $3500 in cold hard cash. The prize and the meal are provided by the Millenium Alaskan Hotel, Official Race Headquarters.
Because he is first to Iditarod Lance Mackey picked up $3,000.00 in gold and this great trophy from GCI.
Musher Alerts are back and better than ever for 2013. Near real time email notifications to registered users. Sign Up Now!
View the 2013 Fall e-Runner as a PDF document by clicking this link. Or click on the magazine cover below to read the e-Runner as an online magazine. The Fall e-Runner recaps the 2013 Iditarod and provides a brief glance at the 2014 Iditarod. Reflect on last year’s race and catch up on the news! …
by Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant A new book review is on the Education Portal. Find out about this realistic fiction book by author and illustrator Robert J. Blake. It’s another book to add to your school or classroom library to increase students’ knowledge of the race.
by Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant Read this to find out about making blankets for the Iditarod race checkpoints to use for dogs staying there who have been dropped from their teams. Students can apply a host of educational skills while working on this project.
Burled Arch Gets a Facelift July 2013: The famous Burled Arch that marks the end of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race got a facelift this summer and is now resting comfortably in Nome, ready for the 2014 Iditarod. At least 30 hours of work went into the arch’s facelift. The result? The Burled Arch …
An elementary level, true story of an Alaskan sled dog who overcomes size, injury, and more to win the Junior World Championship Sled Dog Race. The author is available for Skype presentations, too. Read more here.
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. To purchase a ticket, call 1.800.545.mush or stop by our store at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla or at the 5th Avenue Mall in Anchorage. …
It was back to the ‘classroom’ for teachers who attended Iditarod educational conferences on September 28 in Michigan and North Carolina. Michigan: Summary of Events at the Midwest Mushing Symposium and Teacher’s Conference As regular as the leaves change color and days shorten in fall, mushers and teachers gather in Curtis, Michigan for the …
There’s nothing better than hands-on real-life experiences for learning. Thanks to musher and educator Tim Vandermeuelen, Symposium participants went to work making necklines and constructing a doghouse. Tim handed out pre-cut and marked lengths of braided nylon and the indispensible fid to everyone interested then the fun began – push the fid through the rope …
It’s that time of year again… and just like around your house this time of year, Iditarod Headquarters gets ready for the winter season. Iditarod Headquarters, located in Wasilla, is open for visitors all year long, but in mid September, we begin our winter hours. We are open from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. …