We are the Iditarod



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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. There are many ways to support the race: 



Iditarod Commemorative Gifts with Donation


The Iditarod will be offering unique commemorative gifts with donations. For a contribution of $150 – $499 a donor will receive a set of Iditarod screen printed dog booties, for a contribution of $500 – $999 donors will receive an Iditarod branded cutting board, and contributions of $1,000 or more donors will receive an Iditarod embroidered jacket.

Gift offer is available through December 31.


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Ways to Give – Make a Gift Today

Please make a gift to The Iditarod Race in the way that works best for you. Your support has an immediate impact on The Iditarod and provides the added benefit of an income tax deduction. Gifts may be earmarked for a specific project or purpose, or can be unrestricted, which gives the Iditarod the greatest flexibility to respond to its specific needs. To make an unrestricted gift; simply click the donation button at the top of this page. 

  • By Mail
    Send a check, made payable to:
    Iditarod Trail Committee
    2100 S. Knik-Goose Bay Rd.
    Wasilla, Alaska 99654
    Unless otherwise designated, all gifts will be used towards the three priority areas in most need – Dog Care, K-12 Educational Programs and Alaska Heritage. If you would like to designate your gift to a single specific goal, please write the gift designation on your check (IE for “Dog Care or “Alaska Heritage).
  • Online Giving
    We accept credit cards and electronic fund transfers through our secure giving website. Please consider making a reoccurring, monthly gift. You can provide additional support by partnering with our on-line giving community:

    1. AmazonSmile: by selecting “the Iditarod” on the Charity List when turning on your “Amazon Smile” account, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% with every eligible purchase.
    2. Fred Meyer Community Rewards: by signing up for this loyalty card, you can designate the Iditarod every time you use your card.
    3. Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend to causes they care about statewide.
  • Trusts, Annuities or Bequests
    We can help you design a legacy gift through your will or living trust, a charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, IRA/retirement plan, or personal property.

Gift Receipts

The Iditarod Race Committee deposits all checks and promptly sends a receipt for your tax records. For gifts paid online via credit card, an electronic tax receipt is immediately emailed upon the successful transaction.

To claim a charitable tax deduction, the IRS requires you to obtain a receipt for contributions of $250 or more.

For more information, contact us at (907) 376-5155.

The Iditarod Trail Committee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds raised help support the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.