Donate to the Iditarod
Fifty years of grit and determination by people like you has made “The Last Great Race on Earth” possible. You can preserve the Iditarod Heritage for future generations and ensure the race continues to benefit the health and happiness of dogs around the world, delivers creative educational programs from Kindergarten through college, and honor the history and culture of Alaska through investments in:
Dog health and care, where The Iditarod provides a platform for international research on dog health, nutrition and safety, leading to discoveries that improve the lives of all dogs.
Creative Educational Programs from Kindergarten to College, where the race is a unique outdoor classroom for thousands of students. The Iditarod.edu program delivers standards-aligned content instruction in math, social studies, language arts, science, health and fitness, technology, arts and character education.
Protecting Alaska’s Heritage by supporting the conservation of Alaskan history, culture and places through education, training and skills development, and heritage planning. The program builds links between our community pride, tourism, and economic development.
We are the Iditarod, a campaign that preserves yesterday, and protects tomorrow, today.
Your support of the Iditarod will ensure the race continues to honor the history and culture of Alaska, impact economic development, and provide new knowledge regarding the health and happiness of sled dogs through investments in:
• Dog Care: Dog health and care are central to the success of The Iditarod, providing a platform for international research on dog health, nutrition and safety. Each year, research studies through our partnerships with universities and veterinarians have led to breakthrough discoveries that improve the lives of all dogs. The Race has adopted the “Best Standards of Trail Dog Care Practices” for sled dog kennels, with a focus on the health and happiness of the dogs, while supporting the goals of the competitive mushers. The official Iditarod Veterinarian team assesses kennel standards year-round and provides ongoing educational opportunities for mushers.
• Creative Educational Programs (childhood education, higher education): Expanding our educational programs will bring the story of Alaska and our proud heritage to a new generation of fans and visitors. The Race is a unique outdoor classroom for over 10,000 students, allowing the Iditarod.edu program to build standards-aligned content instruction in math, social studies, language arts, science, health and fitness, technology, arts and character education. Utilizing the race as an educational tool, there are lessons, web-based videos and materials, curriculum connection, activities and projects for use by preschool, K-12 teachers and homeschool families.
• Protecting Alaska’s Heritage: The Iditarod Heritage program supports the conservation of Alaskan history, culture and places through education, training and skills development, and heritage planning. The program builds links between our community pride, tourism, and economic development. It establishes outreach programs to villages and communities across Alaska to build interest and participation in race activities. The program will also focus on instilling the dream of winning the Race in new generations of mushers through careful outreach and cultivation among all Alaskans and race enthusiasts around the world.
To send cash gifts by mail, please make checks payable to Iditarod or Iditarod Trail Committee and mail to:
Iditarod Trail Committee
2100 S. Knik-Goose Bay Rd.
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
For more information on how to give in other ways such as bequests, real estate, capital gifts, in-kind donations, or sponsorships, email Rob Urbach, Iditarod CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Iditarod Trail Committee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds raised help support the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.