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Husky Talk Podcast

Welcome to Husky Talk Podcast. A Weekly Behind the Scenes Look at the Iditarod and mushing for classrooms around the world Erin Montgomery, 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ from Iowa and her students host this podcast, designed and created to introduce you to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and give you an essential behind …

Wrapping up the 2019 Iditarod and Planning for 2020. Please take our Survey.

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.  Share how …

Interested in Writing to Mushers? READ THIS Please

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below- EVEN if you have done this project before, please read the information again- to gain optimum success on your project. Read the information below, follow the directions …

One For the Books

It is bittersweet to say that it is time to go home and I’ll soon be “Shipping Up to Boston” (a Dropkick Murphys reference). My time and experience in Alaska has been unreal! I have already been asked the question many times: What was your favorite part of the trip? I believe I’ve given a …

The Backbone of the Iditarod

This evening, many of the Iditarod volunteers gathered together and enjoyed a potluck-style dinner to celebrate another successful race year. Volunteers- comms, logistics, IAF pilots, veterinarians, trail guards, dog handlers, teachers, and more- sat and shared trail-tales that made you laugh, smile, and wish to be back on the trail.  Pete Kaiser, 2019 Iditarod Champion, …

The Countdown Begins

With the 2019 Iditarod being officially over, the countdown to the 2020 Iditarod has already begun. You’ll notice the countdown timer on the Iditarod homepage is currently leading us to the start of next year’s race. If you’re looking for a fun and artistic activity, have your students design their own personalized 2020 Iditarod-themed calendar. …

The Red Lantern Award

At 1:51 this afternoon, Victoria Hardwick crossed the finish line in Nome, AK, and earned herself the honorable Red Lantern Award. The Red Lantern is given to the last musher who crosses the finish line and completes the Iditarod. Victoria, an Iditarod rookie, was the 39th musher to successfully travel the approximate 1,000 mile southern …

Stories From the Trail

This evening was the Iditarod XLVII Awards Banquet at the Nome Recreation center. The intent of this event is to recognize the current finishers of the 2019 Iditarod and also to award several of them for various accomplishments while being on the trail. You must remember that the race is not over until the last …

Show Me the Goods

It’s been a blast being able to see mushers arrive under the Burled Arch in Nome. If you’ve been accessing Iditarod Insider to watch the mushers reach the finish line, after seeing them spend some time celebrating, you may have noticed that a race official has requested them to “come on over” to the sled …

Iditarod Air Force

Every year, hundreds of volunteers take on various roles and effectively make the Iditarod work. Some estimate that more than 1,500 people volunteer per a race. Volunteer positions include dog handlers, security, veterinarians, trailbreakers, communications (“comms”), cooks, logistics, and more. Arguably speaking, one of the most important group of volunteers is the Iditarod Air Force, …