Author: Diane Johnson (351 posts)


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 …

Anchorage Distillery becomes an Iditarod Sponsor

We are happy to announce the addition of Anchorage Distillery as a sponsor for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Anchorage Distillery CEO Bob Klein says that the company is proud to be part of an “incredibly Alaskan” event. We welcome Anchorage Distillery as an Iditarod sponsor. Click here to view a video message from …

2018 Summer Raffle Winners Announced

  Prize Winners Announced! Iditarod Trail Committee Raffle – 2018 Summer Raffle (Drawn September 3, 2018, State Fair, Palmer, AK)   Prize # Ticket # Winner Prize Donated By     1     0097   D. Steward, Mat-Su, AK     2018 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Truck, you pick color & options, or a …

Joar Leifseth Ulsom Has a Great Idea for You on How to Support Iditarod

2019 Iditarod Champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom, has a suggestion on how you can help support the Iditarod.  View Joar’s message video by clicking here.  Please consider getting a raffle ticket. Call: 1800.545.6874 right now.  Operators are standing by and ready to take your call. 

Joar Leifseth Ulsom will be at the Alaska State Fair on August 25

Joar Leifseth Ulsom will be at the Alaska State Fair on Saturday, August 25, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stop by the Iditarod booth, near the State Trooper booth, to meet Olive, one of Joar’s sled dogs.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with Joar and get an autograph. Click here to visit our event …

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: 101 What you need to know!

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2019 race by clicking here. Dogs!  Dogs!  Dogs!  Most of the sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  Dogs in the race must first meet standards of good health.  Learn more …

Summer Camp June 23 – July 2

Summer Camp Teacher Conference Event runs from June 23 – July 2 This is a basic guideline and is subject to change at a moment’s notice to bring the best camp experience possible to our attendees.  This guideline outlines a schedule for the summer camp event.  Please note, additional information about speakers and other details …

Summer Raffle Tickets Available! Call Now: 800.545.6874

  The countdown to our drawing has begun and time is running out to purchase a Summer Raffle Ticket.  It’s important you call right away and make your purchase.  We often sell out of tickets around the start of the State Fair.  If you are waiting to get your ticket until fair week or when …

Listen to Iditarod’s Hobo Jim Sing the ‘Iditarod Trail Song’

Each year, ‘The Iditarod Trail Song’ is sung in classrooms around the world. Watch this performance and listen to students in Maryland sing this song at their school program.  2018 – Spring  (with Hobo Jim granting permission)  Here’s the words to the chant that the students recite prior to singing. In the land of the midnight sun, …

Messages to Finney

The Teacher on Trail program is 20 Years old! The program was created by “Finney” in 1998.  She was the first Teacher on the Trail.   Members of the Teacher on the Trail Alumni are sharing out some messages to Finney…  List to the messages and get to know the alumni. Herb Brambley, 2010 Iditarod Teacher …