Author: IditarodTeam (113 posts)


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 …

Iditarod HQ summer hours restored

Iditarod Headquarters is now open 7-days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by and check out the beautiful cabins, gift shop, Iditarod memorabilia, and watch the Iditarod video. Store hours were temporarily suspended this spring, due to COVID-19. Iditarod HQ reopened its doors on May 29, with limited hours, and has taken …

2021 Iditarod Teacher on The Trail ™ Begins His Journey

The Iditarod is proud to announce that Jim Deprez will serve as the twenty-third Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.  Jim is in his 15th year of teaching at elementary education. After growing up in central Massachusetts, he went to college in Ohio and pursued a career in teaching. Since then, Jim has taught grades 2, …

57 mushers enter Iditarod XLIX on opening day

  Today, the Iditarod announced that 57 mushers have submitted their entries for the 49th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be held in March of 2021. This number represents 17 more or a 42.5% higher number than was submitted at this time last year. In the spirit of social consciousness, the …

2020 Iditarod Summer Raffle underway

  Update: RAFFLE SOLD OUT! Join us on The Iditarod Facebook Live for the Summer Raffle drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. Alaska Time (6 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. ET, and 8 p.m. CT). Visit The Iditarod Facebook page and scroll down to our live video. If you miss the …

2021 Iditarod musher sign ups is now open!

Due to COVID-19 the Iditarod was unable to hold the annual sign up picnic at Iditarod Headquarters. Mushers have the option to submit forms via online submission, email, postal mail, or fax. These options have been available in the past but this year we are missing the in person festivities and fun.    Mushers interested …

Iditarod modifies race registration process and economics due to COVID-19.

Wasilla, Alaska – The Iditarod has made a concerted effort to anticipate the impact of COVID-19 for its collective community. They have engaged in numerous discussions with multiple stakeholders in an effort to understand economic repercussions.  Given the projected reduction in tourism in Alaska this summer and fall, they are implementing the following modifications for …

Over two months after the Iditarod ends, Champion Thomas Waerner is welcomed home

Thomas Waerner has had a long journey to the Iditarod 2020 and an even longer journey home. It has been two and a half months since the champion finished the Iditarod, now he and his team are finally home. It really all comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Due …

K2 and Bark co-lead team to Iditarod victory, earn City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award

K2 and Bark, Iditarod XLVIII champion Thomas Waerner’s lead dogs, have been recognized by this year’s Iditarod finishers for their complementary style of leadership and have been jointly awarded the City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award. Lolly Medley was a harness maker from Wasilla and began presenting a golden-colored harness to an outstanding …

Iditarod Headquarters reopens after COVID-19 restrictions lift

The Iditarod Headquarters to reopen Friday, May 29. The store will operate under limited hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests/groups are asked to remain six feet apart, and the possibility exists that we might limit entry to the store if it gets especially crowded inside. The Iditarod wants to …