Iditarod

Who Will be the 25th Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ in 2024?

Congratulations to these 3 educators! The Iditarod Education Department has selected them to be the finalists for the 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️. Each year, teachers from around the world apply for this honor starting with a portfolio submission, due December 1. This portfolio takes months to compile because it includes showcase lessons, experiences …

Registration is Open for the 2023 Iditarod Winter Educators Conference!

Iditarod Winter Educators Conference “Engage! Inspire!  Succeed!” At the Lakefront Hotel February 28 – March 3, 2023 in Anchorage, Alaska Hold on to your sled because this conference is going to be a fascinating ride!  The theme of “Engage! Inspire! Succeed!” tells it all.  Teachers that wrap the Iditarod around and through their required curriculum …

Iditarod Town Hall 2022

Iditarod Town Hall 2022

Lance Mackey named Honorary Musher for Iditarod 2023

  The Iditarod is proud to announce that Lance Mackey has been selected as the 2023 Honorary Musher; Lance competed in the Iditarod 16 times, had 6 Top  10 finishes and finished in 1st place in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.  Lance was one of the Iditarod nation’s most colorful champions, exciting the crowds and …

Four Veteran Mushers Sign Up for 2023 as the Sign Up window comes to a close

Four Veteran Mushers Sign Up for 2023 as the Sign Up window comes to a close   The ITC is happy to announce the return of four veteran Iditarod mushers to the 2023 race.  Welcome Christian Turner, Deke Naaktgeboren, Jessie Royer and Pete Kaiser!   Christian Turner, from Mackay, Australia, began mushing in 2008 as …

Another Veteran Musher, Aaron Peck, enters the 2023 Iditarod

  The ITC is happy to welcome back Veteran Musher, Aaron Peck to the upcoming Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Aaron is from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada and has competed in The Iditarod 9 times between 2000 and 2022, finishing 7 times, with a Top 10 finish in 2022. In 2019 he was the recipient …

Rookie Musher, Gregg Vitello, enters Iditarod 2023

  The Iditarod is excited to welcome Gregg Vitello to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Gregg is from Milan, New Hampshire and has been mushing for about 25 years as he was drawn to the idea of spending time with his dogs in the wilderness, along with his wife and family.  Gregg Vitello …

Veteran Musher, Mike Williams Jr., signs up for Iditarod 2023

  The Iditarod is excited to welcome back Veteran Musher, Michael Williams Jr., to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Mike has competed in the Iditarod 7 times between 2010-2018, crossing the Finish line in Nome each time.  In 2012 he was a Top 10 finisher coming in 8th place and in 2014 he …

Veteran Musher, Kelly Maixner, Enters the 2023 Race

  The Iditarod is excited to welcome back Veteran Musher, Kelly Maixner, to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Kelly has competed in the Iditarod 8 times since 2011, crossing the Finish line in Nome 7 times.   Kelly was born and raised in North Dakota and moved to Alaska in 2007 for a pediatric dental …

The Iditarod Welcomes Blood Bank of Alaska as a New Partner

  The Iditarod announced today that the Blood Bank of Alaska will be a partner for the 2023 world-famous Iditarod. Blood Bank of Alaska is currently celebrating 60 years of helping Alaskans across the state, connecting Alaskan blood types to Alaskan recipients in need. In 1962, Dr. Michael F. Beirne, of Alaska Medical Laboratories, initiated …