Race News Center

John BakerJuly 27, 2012 8:25 pm

Charley Bejna in Wasilla
Anna Berington Will Run Again
Joar Leifseth Ulsom On The Fire
Jeff King At The Sign Up
Jan Steeves Rebounding
Dallas Seavey In Wasilla


Eye on the Trail: Jeff Schultz – Thirty-five years of Iditarod Photography

Featured speaker at the Midwest Musher Symposium and Teacher’s Conference in the UP of Michigan was Official Iditarod Photographer, Jeff Schultz. Schultz who resides in Anchorage has been on the Iditarod Trail taking pictures since 1981. Check out the archives of Iditarod and you’ll soon realize that he’s been on the trail more times than …

Dog Training Time Featured - Sebastian Schnuelle

Hello Iditarod fans. Good thing that summer is over, right? October has arrived. That means dog team training time has arrived in earnest for those teams, signed up to compete in Iditarod 44. In some parts of Alaska the end of September has offered some very early snow. Fairbanks has received 2 major snow storms …

Themes for Litters and Classes

Educators, getting your year underway and finding something to capture your students’ interest–and this is something to use throughout your year–find out about themes for litters of pups and for your class.

2015 Summer Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our winners.  Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket! Prize #1 – Prize 10: 2015 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Trucks, or any similarly priced New Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler vehicle. DONATED BY Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram goes to: Roger Delongchamp, Willow  (0271) Congratulations to our cash prizes winners! Prize #2 – …

Joe Redington Sr. Jr./Sr. High School

A new school has opened in the Mat Su Valley.  It is named in honor of the ‘Father of the Iditarod’, Joe Redington, Sr.  This school is located a few miles from the Redington home.  “We’re blazing a trail to greatness here just like Joe Redington Sr. did with the Iditarod and we hope to …

2015 Summer Raffle

The Summer Raffle drawing will be held on Monday, September 7th at 5pm at the Iditarod booth located in the Alaska State Fair.  All 10 tickets will be drawn at this time.  Tickets 1 and 10 will be drawn for the trucks and tickets 2-9 for the $1000 cash prizes. You need not be present …

Do You Hear…

It’s that time of year, but what is there to hear? Click on Do You Hear to find out what’s to be heard in Education and Iditarod.

Eye on the Trail: A Tribute to Peg Stout

The Iditarod community embraces DeeDee Jonrowe and her sister, Linda Schultz, with heartfelt sympathy in the passing of their mother, Peg Stout, on July 21, 2015.  Stout was about as invested in Iditarod as a musher’s mother could possibly be.  As a lifelong educator she also had professional reasons for embracing the Last Great Race®. …

Congratulations to Dr. Nelson on receiving the AVMA Meritorious Service Award.

Press Release: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) awarded Stuart Nelson Jr., DVM, chief veterinarian of the Iditarod International Sled Dog Race, the 2015 AVMA Meritorious Service Award during the AVMA Convention Keynote Luncheon at the Boston Convention and Events Center. Congratulations, Dr. Nelson!

Eye on the Trail: Musher Sign-up and Volunteer Recognition Picnic

Mushers, race fans, Iditarod Staff, teachers attending summer camp, and hordes of volunteers gathered at Iditarod Headquarters on the last Saturday of June to witness the beginning of the 44th Iditarod.  Just a bit before 9:30 when signup officially opened, mushers began rolling in with cash, check or credit card in hand, toting the abundance …