Race News Center

Kristy BeringtonJuly 27, 2012 8:24 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


Insider Features Cody Strathe and Jodi Bailey

Cody Strathe is in for a distance double of 1,000-mile sled dog races for 2016. He’ll make his first run to Nome in Iditarod XLIV a couple of short weeks after he competes in the 2016 Yukon Quest. Cody won’t be the only Squid Acres musher to make the distance double, Strathe’s wife and kennel …

Insider Features Anna Berington and Alan Eischens

Anna Berington came to Alaska to get into sled dogs. However it was long before moving to the Last Frontier that Anna became familiar with mushing. Anna and twin sister Kristy built their first dog sled using a pair of downhill skies and a milk crate. Their first pulling dogs were a Border Collie and …

Insider features Rookies Bacon and Helwig

Kristen Bacon came to Iditarod volunteering as one of the Skwentna Sweeties. She was introduced to Ryan Redington out at Skwentna during the 2011 race. A few weeks later, she acquired her first sled dog(s), a female named Libby and her eight pups. The friend who introduced her to Redington is of Japanese descent so …

Friction and Sleds

Educators looking for Iditarod science, this article explores friction, dog sleds, sled runners, maximizing a dog team’s energy, and contains two experiments with friction. Get background information on sled building from a Native Alaskan resource.Determine constants and variables and practice scientific writing and summaries.

Good News for Jr. Iditarod Mushers!

Good news for all junior mushers! The Jr. Iditarod Board of Directors has voted to change the entry fee structure for the race. As of today (October 20), there will be NO entry fee if entry is turned in on or before November 20. (turning in an entry means that all required paperwork is turned …

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 …