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Bruce Lee Breaks it Down in TakotnaMarch 5, 2013 11:46 pm

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September 2014 Iditarod Workshop for Educators

Educators, start your race training now, just like the Iditarod teams are doing to prepare for the 2015 race. Come to the North Carolina Iditarod Workshop for Educators. Register before September 2 to get special pricing. Click here to get the details.

North Carolina Iditarod Workshop for Educators

Educators, come to the North Carolina Iditarod Workshop, Sept. 27-28, 2014. This is a convenient location for teachers in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee also! Come learn about the race, the mushers, the dogs, and how to incorporate the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race as a teaching tool in your classroom. Register before Sept. …

Eye on the Trail: Junior Iditarod has First Entrants

Registration for the 2015 Junior Iditarod opened on the last Saturday of June at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla. While adult mushers signed up for the 1,000 mile trip to Nome on one end of the table, teens between the ages of 14 and 17 signed up for the 150 mile round trip race on the …

Eye on the Trail: Volunteer Picnic & Musher Sign-up

It’s the last Saturday of June. Time to say thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who came together and gave generously of their time and talents to make the 42nd Last Great Race possible. There are two hundred fifty one days until the start of Iditarod 2015. Musher signup began at 09:30 at Iditarod …

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 …