May 26, 2016

Calendar of Events



Date & Time




City Wide Volunteer Meeting   Tuesday, January 12, 7 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage
Foot Ointment Making Project   Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m. ITC HQ, Mile 2.2 Knik Road, Wasilla
Wasilla Area Volunteer Meeting   Saturday, January 16, 2 p.m. ITC HQ, Mile 2.2 Knik Road, Wasilla
Straw Packaging   Thursday, February 11, 910 a.m. Airland Transport, Anchorage
 Board of Directors Meeting   Friday, February 12, 9 a.m. Lakefront Anchorage
Musher Food Drop, Fairbanks   Monday, February 15, 11 a.m. Airland Transport, Fairbanks
Musher Food Drop, Anchorage  

Wednesday, February 17, 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 18, 11:00 a.m.

Airland Transport, Anchorage
People Food Sorting & Packaging   Friday, February 19, 10 a.m. Airland Transport, Anchorage
Dog Handler Training   Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m. ITC HQ, Mile 2.2 Knik Road, Wasilla
Jr. Iditarod Start   Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. Willow Community Center

Media Briefing

  Wednesday, March 2, 1 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage

Start/Re-start Meeting for Out

of Town Volunteers

  Thursday, March 3, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage
Mandatory Musher Meeting   Thursday, March 3, 8 a.m Lakefront Anchorage

Musher/Idita-Rider Meet and

Greet Lunch

  Thursday, March 3, 12 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage
Mushers Banquet   Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m. Dena’ina Center, 600 W 7th, Anchorage

Iditarod Education Speaker



Friday, March 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

9:00  – 10:00 –  Iditarod the First Ten Years: 

Members of the first ten years will share a few stories.   

10:15  – 11:15:  Cindy Abbott, 2015 Red Lantern winner. 

Cindy has climbed Mt. Everest and finished Iditarod. What a

message she has to share!

1:00 – 2:00:  Dr. Stuart Nelson, Jr., Chief Veterinarian

for Iditarod. The Science behind the Sled Dogs.  Why do they run? 

What care are they given before, during, and after the race? 

2:15 – 3:15:  Behind the Scenes of Iditarod: 

Find out what’s happening right now behind the scenes

of the race as we prepare to stage the 2016 Iditarod.  

Lakefront Anchorage, Redington Room
Dog Handler Training   Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage (third floor)
Idita-Rider Mandatory Meeting   Friday, March 4, 3 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage, Lake Spenard Room
2016 Iditarod Start   Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. Anchorage 4th & D Streets
2016 Iditarod Re-Start   Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. Willow Lake, Willow
Awards Banquet   Sunday March 20, 4 p.m. Nome Rec Center
Volunteer Potluck   Wednesday, March 23, 6 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage

Board of Directors Planning


  Thursday, April 28, 1:30 p.m. Lakefront Anchorage
Board of Directors Meeting   Friday, April 29, 9 a.m. Lake Front Anchorage
Sponsor Luncheon   Tuesday, May 24, 12 p.m. Lake Front Anchorage, Lake Spenard Room
Board of Directors Meeting   Friday, May 27, 9 a.m. Lake Front Anchorage
Annual Membership Meeting   Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. ITC Headquarters, Wasilla
Board of Directors Meeting   Saturday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. ITC Headquarters, Wasilla

First day to officially sign

up for 2017 Iditarod

  Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m. ITC Headquarters, Wasilla
Volunteer Picnic   Saturday, June 25, noon ITC Headquarters, Wasilla

Musher drawing for 2 free

entry fees

  Saturday, June 25, 3 p.m. ITC Headquarters, Wasilla