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ExxonMobil Mushers’ Choice Award
Dallas Seavey Iditarod 43 Champ
Golden Clipboard Award
Donlin Gold Sportsmanship Award
Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award


2016 Opening Day Press Release

Press Release Opening Day for Entries June 27, 2015

Ellen Halverson and DeeDee Jonrowe won their entry fee back!

Ellen and  DeeDee won their entry fee back today at the drawing at Headquarters! Congratulations Ellen and DeeDee!

Happening Now! The 2016 Iditarod Sign Up Has Begun!

Sign ups began at 9:30 on June 27. Follow the action on our Facebook page!  

Thanks Volunteers! We Appreciate All You Do!

Today we thank our volunteers for all they do to support the Iditarod.      

The 2016 Iditarod Season Kicks Off Today, June 27!

Musher sign ups began at 9:30!  Noah Buremeister was the first to sign up.  Our picnic begins at noon.  Thanks volunteers!  We appreciate all you do!

Help Dog Mushers Affected by the Fire

You have helped raise $29,657.  Thank you so much! “The Iditarod Trail Committee is deeply saddened with the loss and tragedy which has befallen those affected by the Sockeye Fire. The Sockeye Fire area is primarily in the town of Willow, the epicenter of dog mushing here in the State of Alaska. A fund has …

2015 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey Throws the Ceremonial Pitch at the Mariners Game, June 4, 2015

2015 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey Throws the Ceremonial Pitch at the Mariners Game, June 4, 2015

2015 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey Threw the Ceremonial Pitch at the Mariners Game

2015 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey threw the ceremonial pitch at Safeco Field in Seattle for the June 4 game between  the Mariners and the Tampa Bay Ray.    Photos courtesy Kevin Bodhi, Iditarod Insider Video Team    

Inupiaq Days (April 15 – 17) in Shishmaref

Inupiaq Days (April 15 – 17) were held in Shishmaref during the April 13 – 18 Sled Dog Mushers’ Association Spring Carnival (Herbie Nayokpuk “Shismaref Cannonball” Spring Carnival).    The SDMA sponsors the dog mushing events and the basketball tournaments.  The Inupiaq Days are held at the school and consist of cultural activities such as …

Steve Watkins Reports from Nepal following Earthquake

Iditarod Veteran musher Steve Watkins is safe. For those of you who have asked, here is the accounting of the tragedy on Mt. Everest as posted by Steve on his Facebook page.  (After completing the 2015 Iditarod, Steve left Alaska and traveled to join an exhibition to climb Mt. Everest.  He was on the climb …