Author: Diane Johnson (355 posts)


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?  …

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 …

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 2020 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 …