Author: Diane Johnson (361 posts)


Conference for Educators- Feb. 27 – March 2 – Anchorage Schedule

Iditarod Teaching and Learning Conference-  February 27– March 2 Monday:  February 26, 2018:  Pre Conference Social courtesy our Education Sponsor, ExxonMobil, 7:00 PM,  , Anchorage  Plan on arriving in Alaska in time to join us for this event.  We’ll be stepping on the runners of the sled together at this meet and  greet.  We will  …

IAF Finalizes Details for the 2018 Iditarod

The Iditarod Air Force is a team of volunteer pilots who support “the Lasts Great Race on Earth®” from Anchorage to Nome.  The 30 some volunteer pilots collectively bring more than 743 years and 420,000 hours of flying experience to the table. These credentials speak highly of a dedicated group of pilots that are about to …

2019 Videos from Applicants

Click Here to View the Application Video by Mr. Hickox   View the Application Video by Mr. Braymer below.   View the Application Video by Tammy Drudy below.     Click Here to View the Application Video by Teresa  Campbell   Application Video by Katie Kunze – view below.  

Download, Print, and Use These Maps with Students.

Map Resources for Your Classroom Iditarod Trail Map This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Maps for northern and southern routes Maps for the northern and southern trails along with trail descriptions can be found at this link. Map of Alaska or Other States. Choose …

Get Ready for the Iditarod!

We’re always gearing up for the Race. No matter if you’ve been following the race with your students in past years or if this is your first year using the race as a teaching tool, you can start by looking back at previous races by reviewing past documents.   Review the 2017 Iditarod Race Guide …

Joseph Redington Jr. Named 2018 Honorary Musher

On Oct. 6, 2017, the Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors unanimously selected Joseph (Joee) Redington Jr. as the 2018 Honorary Musher. Joee passed away in Fairbanks on Aug. 14, 2017, at the age of 74. He was the oldest son of Joe Redington Sr., the “Father of the Iditarod.” Board President Andy Baker contacted …

2017 – 2018 Teacher Conferences in Lower 48: Virginia, Iowa, and More!

Join us and discover ways to incorporate Iditarod into your classroom. Workshops feature: Information about Iditarod, dog mushing, dog care before, during, and after the race STEM connections for your students Lessons and activities for real time authentic learning Presenters/Speakers include:  Musher, veterinarian, Iditarod EDU faculty.  Iditarod Teacher Workshop Schedule for the 2017 – 2087 …

Tanis Anderson, Glennallen, AK, Summer Raffle Truck Winner

Tanis Anderson, from Glennallen AK, bought two Summer Raffle tickets on August 10, 2017. Tanis had a chance to take a look at her new truck options at the Anchorage, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram … because one of those two tickets was a winner!  Tanis Anderson and Kristine Horst, Customer Relations Manager at ACDJR.

Martin Buser Inducted into the into the Knik Museum Musher Hall of Fame

On Sunday, July 16th, 4 time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser was inducted into the into the Knik Museum Musher’s Hall of Fame.  Marthin’s induction was held at the Knik Museum. This date also marked the 50th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame.  Martin’s ‘never give up attitude’ along with his longstanding race record, made his …

Iditarod Teacher Summer Camp Set to Begin

TODAY:  JUNE 17 — marks the start of summer camp for teachers.  That’s right, summer camp isn’t just for kids, it’s for Iditarod teachers, too!  Iditarod’s summer camp is the perfect experiential event to help teachers gain knowledge about Iditarod, dog mushing, the amazing athletes — We’re talking about dogs!   AND of course, the mushers.  …