Author: IditarodTeam (113 posts)


Do many Siberian Huskies run the Iditarod? If not, why?

Siberian Huskies are the classic “sled dog” that most people envision when they think of sled dog teams, and that vision is often reinforced by Hollywood in movies and television shows. That image is so pervasive, that many people are taken aback when they first see the diverse collection of sizes, coat colors, and bodily …

Do sled dogs get frostbite?

  By Lori E. Gordon, DVM Veterinary Surgical Care, Inc. MA Task Force 1 US&R Veterinary Officer, NVRT Veterinary Officer   The short answer is yes, sled dogs do get frostbite. The details, however, give a better picture of why, where, when, and how often this occurs, as well as steps mushers take to prevent …

2020 Iditarod summer raffle winners announced!

  The 2020 Iditarod Summer Raffle drawing was conducted at 5 p.m. today at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla. Ten lucky raffle ticket holders now share approximately $88,000 in prizes, which includes two (2) 2020 Ram 4×4 Quad Cab pickup trucks. The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) conducts two raffles annually. The financial success of each …

The Iditarod enlists infectious disease epidemiologist to advise on 2021 race planning

For its 49th running in March 2021, the Iditarod is developing a multi-tier COVID-19 mitigation plan to account for various permutations of the pandemic. The plan outlines specific safety protocols for different scenarios, contingency drills and rapid responsiveness with the goal of zero community transmission. The plan addresses every facet – from the race rookie …

Become the next Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™!

Calling all educators, you are invited to apply for the 2022 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.  Applications are due December 1, 2020, so it’s not too late for you or someone you know to apply. Note:  Some changes to the application have recently been made, but If you have begun the application process with the …

Become the next Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™! 

Calling all educators, you are invited to apply for the 2022 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.  Applications are due December 1, 2020, so it’s not too late for you or someone you know to apply. Note:  Some changes to the application have recently been made, but If you have begun the application process with the …

Iditarod EDU announces virtual fall conference

Technology in an Ecosystem that Demands Greater Access Sign up by September 30 – $100 After September 30 – $125   Can’t attend on these dates? No problem, a digital copy is available for $89. Register for the conference here. Schedule Friday, October 16 Iditarod EDU Fireside Chat 2 – 4 p.m. Alaska Time   …

Iditarod EDU Virtual Fall Conference

Technology in an Ecosystem that Demands Greater Access Registration fee – $100 Can’t attend on these dates? No problem, a digital copy is available for $89. Register for the conference here. Schedule Friday, October 16 Iditarod EDU Fireside Chat 2 – 4 p.m. Alaska Time IditaRead digital mapping update: We are almost there! Husky Talk: …

Iditarod EDU Newsletter

Our monthly Iditarod EDU newsletter Mush On! will bring you new ideas, reintroduce familiar standbys, and will be helpful whether you are a rookie or a veteran Iditarod Educator!  Each issue includes links to new and past articles and class activities from throughout the Iditarod EDU website. Click each issue image for a downloadable PDF.  …

The Iditarod announces interim Associate Director of Education

The Iditarod is proud to announce that we have selected an interim Associate Director of Education, 2008 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail ™, Jane Holmes.  Jane is a 6th grade elementary teacher at Ursa Major Elementary School, in Anchorage. Alaska has been home to Jane since 2015, when she began teaching at Togiak School in …