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Become an InsiderMarch 4, 2013 6:15 pm

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


Teachers, Check This Website!

Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant Educators, now is the time to start thinking about Iditarod in your classroom, if you haven’t already started down that trail. The Iditarod Teacher on the Trail website is the starting line for you. Erin Montgomery, the 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, posts lessons, trivia, and race checkpoint information …

IditaRider Auction Opens December 1. Bid! Win! Ride!

  The IditaRider Auction  December 1 – January 16 Get ready to Bid! Win! Ride!  But first…  take a look at images from the ceremonial start of the 2014 Iditarod.   Now, imagine the start of the 2015 race.  YOU can be in the seat of the musher’s sled!  Just – Bid! Win! Ride!     …

Iditarod – The First Ten Years –

 By Joe May   *The book will 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 dogs, their history, and their origins. They didn’t just arrive at the start …

2015 Winter Raffle

    20 Great Prizes!   Grand Prize: FOUR 2015 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Trucks, you pick color and options!  $40,000 value! (If you don’t need a new truck, you can choose any new Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle on Anchorage Chrysler Dodge’s lot that is similarly priced.  Depending on the price of the vehicle …

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 …