Author: Diane Johnson (350 posts)


Wrapping up the 2019 Iditarod and Planning for 2020. Please take our Survey.

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.  Share how …

Interested in Writing to Mushers? READ THIS Please

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below- EVEN if you have done this project before, please read the information again- to gain optimum success on your project. Read the information below, follow the directions …

Winter Raffle Winners

2019 IDITAROD WINTER RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED Anchorage, Alaska – The 2019 Iditarod Winter Raffle drawing was conducted at 4:00 p.m. today at the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Twenty Iditarod raffle ticket holders now share in $176,000 in prizes, which includes four (4) 2018 Ram 4×4 Quad Cab pickup trucks. The …

2019 Summer Camp for Educator June 22 – July 1 – Registration is Open

Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp is now open. Join us for this 9 Day Event – June 22 – July 1. Register for the 2019 Summer Camp by Clicking Here! More information about the 2019 Summer Camp event will be posted soon!  Questions?  Contact djohnson@iditarod.com For general camp information, click here!

A Message to 2019 IditaRiders

Hello IditaRiders! You will soon be headed down the trail for an 11 mile ride at the Start of the 2019 Iditarod on Saturday, March 2.  Get Ready for your ride!     First, a big thank you to all bidders who participated in this year’s auction. ur donation to the race is very important!  …

Trail Breakers Doing What They Do Best!

The Iditarod Trail Breakers have been hard at work in the shop outfitting the new snow machines for this year’s race.   Recently,  the crew made a quick run  up to Puntilla Lake. The main goal was to pickup the 2 trail groomers, lay in a good trail, and break the trail in around Round …

Ceremonial Start? Restart? Huh? What’s that all about?

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! The 2019 Iditarod will start on Saturday, March 2 and Restart on Sunday, March 3. Two kinds of starts?  What’s that all about? Well, boys and girls, the start is really a ceremonial start.  That means it’s a big celebration, almost like a parade.  Don’t you just love parades?  …

Register for 2019 Iditarod Conference for Educators- February 26 – March 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

2019 Iditarod Conference for Educators:  Anchorage, Alaska February 26 – March 1, 2019 Register for the conference by clicking here. 2019 Conference Schedule HERE!   Registration for Conference: $375 for the first 50 attendees, $475 Starting with attendee 51.  After Jan.15, $575 Fee includes Musher Drawing Banquet ticket and all field trips and speakers.  The …

Applicants for 2020 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

It’s that time of year again!  Teacher on the Trail application time!  We’d like you to meet the applicants for 2020 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, read their bios, and view some of their lessons.  This year,   Six educators completed their application process and mailed the document to our department to be considered as …

Registration for 2019 Winter Conference and Summer Camp is Open

Iditarod’s Winter Teacher Conference will be held in Anchorage Feb. 26 – March 1, 2019.  Join us for this educational conference and see the start and restart of the 2019 Iditarod. Learn more about this event and register at this link.   Summer Camp for Educators will be held June 22 – July 1.  Join …