Iditarod

Top 10 Iditarod Insider Videos of 2021

  It is Iditarod in July week, and we are counting down the Top 10 Iditarod Insider Videos of 2021. Each day we will release a new video starting July 21 with the last one being released on July 30. So, keep checking every day. Guess what, these Iditarod Insider videos are 100% free to …

10 days of Iditarod in July, Don’t miss out on our daily virtual activities

  We are pleased to announce our version of “Christmas in July” – Iditarod in July.  Each day for the next 10 days we will be spreading a little bit of Iditarod magic with a daily release of a top 10 race video, a trivia question, curated content, shopping discounts and more! – Below is the schedule, …

Iditarod in July Trivia

The Iditarod Trivia Contest runs July 21 through July 30 on our social media channels Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Enter by liking the post, following our page, and answering the question correctly in the comments by 5 p.m. AK time. One winner will be randomly selected each day. Each winner will get some awesome Iditarod …

Where did the Official Iditarod Finisher’s License Plate Originate?

  Although it applies to thousands of Iditarod mushers, only the designer of this Official Iditarod Finisher’s license plate can lay claim to it.  Fred Agree, of Homer, Alaska made his way to the volunteer picnic this year, and I was fortunate enough to make a connection with him to get this story that some …

49 mushers enter 50th anniversary Iditarod on opening day

  Saturday, the Iditarod announced that 49 mushers have submitted their entries for the 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to start in Anchorage on March 5, 2022. The Iditarod is kicking off its Golden Anniversary with one of the strongest fields in race history, including current (and five-time) Iditarod champion Dallas …

The Nomad Restoration: historic Joe Redington Sr. boat standing the tests of time

  The Nomad was built in the early 1950’s by Bob Matheson and his brother. It was built specially for the Turnagain Arm because of the rough waters. Bob and his brother used it for several years before selling it to Joe and Violet Redington Sr. Joe needed a fishing boat and the Nomad originally …

Summer 2021 Iditarod Picnic set for June 26

Join us for volunteer appreciation and first day for musher sign ups. All are welcome from past and present volunteers and mushers to Iditarod fans and followers. This is an outside event, rain or shine. We will be grilling salmon and burgers and have plenty of other picnic fare for you and your family. If …

2021 Winter Raffle Drawing Winners Announced

  The 2021 Iditarod Winter Raffle drawing was conducted at 5 p.m. Monday, May 31 at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla and broadcast on The Iditarod Facebook Live. Fifty-three lucky raffle ticket holders now share approximately $179,000 in prizes, which includes one (1) $100,000 grand prize, three (3) $10,000 prizes, and forty-nine (49) $1,000 prizes. …

If You “Mush” Know…What is on the Menu?

  by: Lynne Witte What is on the menu for sled dogs? What a sled dog eats is very important to their performance year round. The dogs’ diet affects their overall health, muscle development, and ability to run their best. The menu and amount of food for sled dogs changes with the seasons. During the …

Eye on the Trail: Special Awards 49th Iditarod

When it comes to Iditarod history, the 49th race was indeed unique.  It was a combination of perseverance, innovation, teamwork and determination.  There was COVID-19, a new route that went up the down staircase, minimal interaction with villagers and camping in frigid temperatures and like always there were stories and events that made the race …