Libby Littles

Saturday – March 2 – Ceremonial Start

Libby Here! Hello Boys and Girls! I’m howling, howling, howling with excitement!  We are half way through February.  Time is going so fast! On Saturday, March 2, the race will start in Anchorage.  That’s called the ceremonial start. When every musher leaves the starting line, there will be a special passenger in the sled.  That …

Logo! Logo! Logo!

Libby Here! Hello Boys and Girls! A logo is a symbol or sign that stand for something.  Does your school or the town you live in have a logo? Does your classroom have a logo? If you were making a logo about you, what would it look like? Every year, Iditarod gets new logos.  Here …

Supplies and more Supplies!

Libby Here! Hello Boys and Girls! Straw isn’t the only supply that gets sent to the trail. Mushers bring their supplies to a location where the supplies which are in bags called ‘drop bags’.  The name of the checkpoint the bag needs to go to on each bag. Each bag is filled with supplies a …

Straw! Dogs Love Straw!

Libby here! Hello Boys and Girls! It’s straw time!  Well, sort of! Every year, volunteers get together in February to pack and sort bales of straw.  Each bag of straw is marked with the name of a checkpoint on it.  The straw is then loaded up and taken to airplanes. Pilots fly the bags of …

Who’s Your Driver?

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! Who’s your driver?  I bet when I ask you that question, the first thing you think about is who drives you from one place to another?  Is it your bus driver?  A parent or babysitter?  An older brother or sister?  Who takes you from place to place? When I …

Let Me Count the Days!

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! I know exactly what you are wondering about today!  Days, how many days until the start of the race? So when does this race get under way?  How long do we all have to wait?  Do I have to count the days on the calendar to know when the …

Ticktock! Ticktock! The Clock Starts…. March 3

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! Ticktock!  Ticktock!  Listen to that!  The clock is ticking, ticking ticking away.  When you hear someone say that time is ticking away, means that time is going by fast.  It won’t be long until the start of the 2019 Iditarod. The ceremonial race starts on March 2, but the …

Ceremonial Start? Restart? Huh? What’s that all about?

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! The 2019 Iditarod will start on Saturday, March 2 and Restart on Sunday, March 3. Two kinds of starts?  What’s that all about? Well, boys and girls, the start is really a ceremonial start.  That means it’s a big celebration, almost like a parade.  Don’t you just love parades?  …

Happy New Year! Happy Race Time

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! Happy New Year!  Happy Race! Can you believe it?  2019 is here and the next Iditarod is only 2 months away!  Wow!  Oh boy!  Oh girl!  Oh wow, wow, wow!  I can’t wait for the race to start. The 2019 race will start on March 2 in Anchorage and …

Rookies Getting Ready!

Libby Here!  Hello Boys and Girls! Oh it’s so exciting!  Last weekend, there was a big 2 day meeting in Alaska for the rookies who will be racing in the 2019 Iditarod.  The meeting was on Saturday and Sunday, (December 1 – 2)  On the first day, they met at the Lakefront Hotel for meetings …