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Rookie of the Year

Hello friends, With my friends Piper and Phoenix in the lead, the team of Mille Porslid captured Rookie of the Year. What’s a rookie? That is a musher who has never run the Iditarod. While Mille has never been in The Last Great Race, she has plenty of dogsledding experience. When interviewed after crossing under …

We Have A Winner!

                                                                                      Hello friends, And the winner is Thomas Waerner of Norway! In only …

Our Volunteers

Hello friends, Schools around Alaska and the Lower 48 are closed due to the Coronavirus. This is a health safety issue that can’t be helped. Here at Iditarod we worried about our volunteers on the trail as well as the people in the villages. Checkpoints were adjusted to reroute teams around the villages and the …

The Race Goes On

Hello friends, During these risky times, the Iditarod has had to make some difficult decisions. The race will go on, but checkpoints have been moved to protect the villages. Teams will still get straw, Heet, and their drop bags as these are essential supplies for canines and humans alike. This is certainly a disappointment for …

HAW&L

                                                                                          Hello friends, Today, while watching the live feed from Cripple, …

24 Hour Stop

Hello friends, Many of you have noticed that mushers have been staying in Takotna for a long time. No worries, they are taking their mandatory 24 hour stop. Rule #13 explains that teams must take one 24 hour stop and two 8 hour stops during the race. Not everyone is taking their 24 in Takotna …

It’s All About The Dogs

Hello friends, Day 3 has brought a few new frontrunners. I have seen Brent Sass, Jessie Royer, Pete Kiser, and Richie Diehl switching places in the lead throughout the day. Awwwwooooo! What a race! Teams will soon be in Ophir where the trail splits. This year, being an even number year, teams will be following …

Settling In

                                                                                         Hello friends, Day 2 of the race and teams are settling …

Paws on the Trail!

Hello friends, Dogs are on the very snowy trail for the 2020 Iditarod! Festivities began Thursday night with mushers drawing their Bib Numbers. The number 1 position is always reserved for Joe Redington who is the Father of the Iditarod. The first position in the race – drawing Bib Number 2 – was Martin Massicotte, …

Who’s Your Musher?

Hello friends, Just a few more days before the start of the 2020 Iditarod. Mushers and teams are flooding into town to make last minute preparations. There is a lot of snow this year and my canine friends are ready to hit the trail. Dog teams have been arriving in trucks with dog beds attached. …