Iditarod

Announcing the 2023 Iditarod Summer Raffle Winners!

  The 2023 Iditarod Summer Raffle drawing took place at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2023 at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska. Thirty (30) lucky raffle ticket holders now share $147,050 in cash prizes which consist of twenty-seven (27) $1,000 prizes, two (2) $10,000 prizes and one (1) $100,050 grand prize. The …

Introducing the 2024 Iditarod Design!

    We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2024 Iditarod Design Art Contest! The competition consisted of 30 entries from all over the state of Alaska, which were then put out for public voting to narrow it down to the Top 10. The design committee then chose the winning design based on …

Eye on the Trail: 1st Chapter of 2024

The 1st chapter of the 2024 Iditarod and Jr. Iditarod was recorded on Saturday June 24th at the Musher Sign-up and Volunteer Picnic at Headquarters in Wasilla.  The weather cooperated as mushers, race fans and volunteers gathered to enjoy friendship, conversation and the usual delicious fare of grilled burgers and salmon. Mushers could register for …

26 mushers enter the running for the 2024 Iditarod on opening day

  As of 3:00 p.m. today, the Iditarod announced that 26  mushers have submitted their entries for the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, scheduled to start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 2, 2024 with the official Restart taking place the following day in Willow.   The Iditarod is kicking off its 52nd year with an …

The Iditarod Raises 2024 Prize Purse

  The Iditarod announced today that after six years without an increase, the prize purse for the 2024 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® would be raised by $50,000 to a total of $574,000, which includes money earned through Iditarod Special Awards.  This increase was a result of a commitment and subsequent fundraising effort by the …

Volunteers dedicate time, labor and money to Skwentna cabin renovations

  The mushing community is truly one of the most special communities in the world.   After this year’s race, 11 dedicated individuals stayed behind after the race passed through and spent four days tearing out and replacing the entire cabin floor of the Skwentna cabin. The crew rides in each year from Deshka Landing (near …

Tom Johnson, co-founder of the Iditarod, has passed away

    We are sad to share the news that Tom Johnson, school teacher and co-founder of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® passed away last week. While many know Joe Redington Sr. as the ‘Father of the Iditarod,’ he had also been working with two of the race’s co-founders, Tom Johnson and Gleo Huyck. …

2023 Iditarod Winter Raffle Winners Announced!

The 2023 Iditarod Winter Raffle drawing took place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at the Great Alaska Sportsman Show in Anchorage, Alaska. Fifty-five (55) lucky raffle ticket holders now share $200,000 in cash prizes which consist of forty-nine (49) $1,000 prizes, five (5) $10,000 prizes and one (1) $101,000 grand prize. The …

Meet Kate Newmyer – the 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️

The Iditarod Education Department is pleased to announce that Kate Newmyer is our 2024 Iditarod Teacher on the TrailTM.  Kate accepted this job after a through and rigorous application and selection process.  Based on her written application, she was selected as one of 3 finalists that were invited to Alaska prior to this year’s race …

Eye on the Trail: What’s the Story Behind the Award?

Between the Musher Banquet in Anchorage where start order was determined and the Finisher’s Banquet in Nome where stories were shared and mushers were honored, many miles have passed under the sled runners.  While the line on the map is the same for every musher, the trail is entirely unique.  Some of the awards presented …