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Jeff King Speaks From the Heart
Iditarod Live Breaking News Update
Don't Miss This Finish!
Look How Close This Race Is!
Danny Seavey Called in From the Bullpen
Takotna Vets Vaccinate Local Dogs as Iditarod Leaves
Watch a Clip of Janssen's Incredible Story
Iditarod Live March 6 Replay with Iditarod Web Support Team


Iditarod – The First Ten Years –

 By Joe May *View the Kickstarter Program for Iditarod, The First Ten Years at this link. *The book will also soon be available through Iditarod and at events during the 2015 Iditarod.  More information will be available soon! As well as stories and anecdotes from long past races, this book is a celebration of the …

Eye on the Trail: King of Innovation Featured Speaker at Midwest Symposium

Some things are just meant to be associated with another. For example peanut butter goes with jelly, cake goes with ice cream and sleds go with dogs. When I think of four time Iditarod Champion, Jeff King, the word that immediately pops into my mind is innovator. King was the featured closing speaker for the …

Eye on the Trail: Abundant Lessons and Color at Michigan Teacher’s Conference

Teachers had the opportunity to gather a sled full of lesson and activity ideas for their classrooms at the Midwest Sled Dog Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference in the colorful upper peninsula of Michigan. Nature’s Kennel owners Ed and Tasha Stielstra organized the sixth annual conference and symposium. Opening the teacher’s conference was Nancy Wendt, …

Eye on the Trail: Schroeder Tells of Preparation and Experiences in Iditarod 42

“Money, support and logistics was the hardest part of Iditarod, the dogs were the easiest. Don’t worry about your dogs, worry about your pocketbook.” Those were the first words from Nathan Schroeder of Minnesota to a large crowd at the first morning session of the Midwest Musher Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference in Michigan the …

Eye on the Trail: Hank DeBruin Opens Symposium in Michigan

Patience, problem solving and enjoying solitude, those are qualities Hank Debruin considers to be essential for a long distance musher. DeBruin and his wife, Tanya McCready-DeBruin, opened the Midwest Musher Symposium and Iditarod Teacher’s Conference in Curtis, Michigan the last weekend of September with stories of Hank’s thousand mile races. Hank and Tanya own and …

Baltimore Iditarod Workshop for Educators

Be More in B’More this Fall!  Join us for Baltimore’s FIRST Iditarod Workshop for Educators on November 15 & 16!  Three former Iditarod Teachers on the Trail™ will host educators for an amazing weekend of learning, sharing, and networking centered around The Last Great Race®!  Get all the details here…. B’More Iditarod Conference

Winners of the 2014 Summer Raffle

     It is tradition.  It is the time of the year when the Alaska State Fair draws to a close and it is almost time for our Iditarod Checkpoint booth to head to storage.  It’s been a great couple of weeks at the fair.  We’ve showcased our merchandise, talked with race fans, and spent …

Greg Bill’s Retirement Message… Reminiscing and Retirement

 “A Wonderful Life” Reminiscing on the Past 42 Years While Looking Forward to Enjoy Retirement By Greg Bill Followed by:  A Few Stories Shared About Greg as We Honor Greg for his Years of Service and a Photo Scrapbook After almost 42 years of Iditarod being “My Life,” it’s time for me to say farewell. I …

September 27 – 28, 2014 Iditarod Workshop for Educators Location: North Carolina

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 5 to get special pricing. Click here to get the details.   Attend  the 2014 North Carolina Iditarod Workshop, Sept. 27-28, 2014, in Asheville, …

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 …