Author: Zuma (48 posts)


Iditarod Air Force

                                                                                   Hello friends, I have a question from my new human friend Charlie. He asked, …

14 Dogs!

Hello Friends, Each year the humans on the Iditarod Board of Directors review the rules to see where changes can be made to help make the race safe for humans and canines alike. Brayden and Vivienne noticed that Rule 17 states that “the maximum number of dogs a musher may start the race with is fourteen …

Ask Zuma!

Hello Friends, As my paws touch the computer there are 30 days until the 2019 Iditarod begins.  Aaah-ooooooh! My canine friends can’t wait to get their paws on the trail. There are currently 52 mushers starting with Cindy Abbot through Aliy Zirkle getting ready to run the race. Their drop bags have been filled and …

Things Are Shaking!

Hello friends, LOTS of things happening here in Alaska! On Friday (November 30) morning the Anchorage area was hit with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. Even my friends as far away as Fairbanks could feel the tremors. Here at Iditarod Headquarters we closed for the day since roads were dangerous and we wanted to keep everyone …

Meet Brian

Hello Friends, Putting on a race like the Iditarod takes a LOT of effort. Many people are in our offices year round – working and planning for the Last Great Race. One person who has been working since June is our new Teacher on the Trail, Brian Hickox. Brian is an 8th grade English teacher …

Awards!

Hello friends, Here it is . . . the end of another Iditarod. Lots of my K9 friends crossed under the Burled Arch in Nome with happy faces and tail wags. 52 teams finished the race with Joar Leifseth Ulsom claiming first and Magnus Kaltenborn claiming the Red Lantern. The Finisher’s Banquet was held Sunday …

Gratulerer Joar!

Hello friends, “Joar Leifseth Ulsom, welcome to Nome!” This was the announcement overheard in the streets of Nome at 3:00 AM Alaska Time. Woowoowoooo! It was a nice looking dog team of 8 dogs that crossed the finish line. They had smiles on their faces and tails in the air. Joar won over $50,000 and …

A Wrong Turn!

Hello Friends, Woowoowooo! The leader, Nicolas Petit left Shaktoolik on his way to Koyuk with my K9 friends fast and ready to race. Somehow, he lost the trail on the ice on Norton Sound. Once he reached shore he realized his mistake and went back. As you can see in the picture – the dark …

And the Winner Is . . . Not Yet!

                                                                               Hello friends, What a race! We don’t know who the 2018 Iditarod Champion is yet, but …

Race Time 2018!

Hello Friends, What a race! It’s been hard for me to keep my paws off the Iditarod Website to catch all the updates. It all started with a snowy day for the Ceremonial Start, and turned into a clear, cold, blue sky day for the Restart. Through the K9 Trail I’ve been hearing that the …